|Model Number||PLATINUM CSIQ-150 11|
|Design Style||Fountain Pen Style|
|Diameter - Grip||10.8 mm|
|Diameter - Max||11.8 mm|
|Length - Capped||13.6 cm|
|Length - Posted||15.0 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||12.1 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Red|
|Tip Length||4.9 mm|
May 22, 2009
I did really like the...
I did really like the design and performance of Preppy sign pens. In fact, they appear to work very well with converters and Noodler's ink.
However, there's a serious problem that plagues them: the plastic enclosure is quite flimsy. One of the pens I have have already cracked, even though I was especially careful not to apply any excessive pressure.
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October 25, 2012
This pen writes very...
This pen writes very nice.. however, that's about it..
The plastic is brittle, and since the cap is stopped by the width of the barrel, this has already cracked as others have pointed out. It looks like the inner lining doubles to catch the end without having it wedged tight, but it doesn't. Also, be careful with the refill feature, I barely screwed the bottom to the top, and I can't get it off with normal force, I'm afraid I'll hear a crack if I pry harder...
And yes, the ink is pink.. well.. not really. The ink is red, a nice red, but the pen is too wet. Writing gives you a diluted red, or a 'pink'. If you trace over it about a minute per trace, you will have a nice red line in 3 minutes. Try and rush it, and the drenched paper rolls onto the pen. Does the same thing from cheap .50 per 500 school notebook paper to maruman. Same if you try and draw a filled in circle and aren't perfect. Not worth the hassle. Still looks nice, but I have no use for a pink writing pen.
I tried drying it out, but no use. Still wet and pink. I've been using it for useless things like sign in sheets for students...
Writing - uneven color
Drawing, not so great if you plan on going over the same place twice.
Feels really nice on the paper, until you go over a spot and can feel it dragging.
Could be very good with another brand ink, but I'm not sure..
April 10, 2011
i like the pen.. but...
i like the pen..
but i think i got the color pink :(
January 25, 2010
These are an amazing...
These are an amazing pen and I love the color of the red. They write nice & smooth. By far my favorite pen!
November 12, 2009
Just got my first Preppy...
Just got my first Preppy Sign Marker in Red. I'm excited about the design since my kids end up using up the red markers in sets first and then I have to buy a whole new set just for the red. However, the color isn't nearly as vibrant as I had hoped for. Any ideas why? Does it just take a while for the ink to intensify?