Average Customer Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bought the pen, then...
, February 1, 2013
Bought the pen, then read the review. Did have the initial inkflow problem, but
have experienced this before with steel nibs, so decided to 'run it in'. This
meant a couple of minutes trying to write on rough paper. No problems with
inkflow thereafter, and writes well.
However, decided that a converter was required because of the cost of Zebra
cartridges and no substitute cartridges that fitted. Found that a Parker (deluxe
version) converter did the job. The cost of these is well above the pen, but a
better option than cartridges.
Reasonable value for the price. The pen cost v cartridge cost equation doesn't
cut it though.
i wrote a review yesterday...
, July 18, 2013
i wrote a review yesterday and asked a question-which i have answered for
myself! if you are a fountain pen user you may have tried to run a piece of
thin paper between the nib and the part that's under it (?) to clear it. you
also probably know that the paper fibers can get jammed up in there and cause
while ordering field notes memo books (expedition), which are made with
waterproof paper, i realized that i have on hand the same thing that i use for
outside work. by gently slipping a corner or clean edge under the nib and
sliding it across i can get ink flow in about a second! no more scratching on
scraps or bad words because my pen won't work. i keep it under my keyboard so i
can just prime up my pen anytime-very handy and easy.
if you don't happen to have waterproof paper hanging around you might try a slip
of tyvec-like fedex and other mail pouches are made of.
i hope this helps anyone who has experienced the frustration of their favorite
pen behaving badly. blessings!
i really like this pen-when...
, July 17, 2013
i really like this pen-when the ink gets moving, i can write forever with it.
because of it's light weight, smooth barrel and crazy good value (so i don't
have to get too upset if it gets lost or stolen) i keep at it-but would REALLY
appreciate anyone's tips on getting that sweet spot primed up a little bit
easier. my desk is covered with scraps of paper with scrathes and
swirls-attempts to prime my little pen. ;)
I have used fountain...
, February 27, 2013
I have used fountain pens in the past and I am glad to find some not so
expensive, Love them.
I am writing a review...
, October 19, 2012
I am writing a review for a $3.50 pen!
My experience so far? Fine! The pen took the cartridge easily, ink found it's
way to the nib in short time, and I never saw any skips. I do not like the hard
push and pull required by the snap-on cap, and the finish on the clip and
plastic parts is third-rate.
It writes with a medium line, wet ink, and the lines are water-resistant.
I plan on having this pen around as a give-away, or as a FP for the car. Should
be easily re-fillable.
I just wrote a review for a $3.50 pen!
This pens have a serious...
, July 1, 2011
This pens have a serious ink flow problem
My friend gave me one...
, May 24, 2011
My friend gave me one of these pens. He'd bought three and had trouble trying to
get the ink to flow adequately. I took it home and flushed with dilute soap
solution, like I normally do with new pens to flush out any manufacturing
residue. After a thorough rinse and drying, I installed the ink cartridge.
Likewise, I couldn't get the ink to flow. Nothing but a faint line of ink would
show. I even left it standing nib end down for a couple of hours, and the ink
still wouldn't flow.
It looks like a nice pen for the price, but I can't recommend it. The Platinum
Preppy delivers more reliable and better service than this. The other Zebra pens
work well, but this one doesn't. Sorry.
0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
bought one of these on...
, October 28, 2012
bought one of these on impulse at the drugstore checkout, don't repeat my