Product Reviews Written by rithomas33

Product Reviews Written by rithomas33

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Writes with a typical...
January 20, 2015
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Writes with a typical ball-point blue, I'd call it true blue. It is very fine, I would guess .15 mm when writing with a light touch. While nail-ish, it does write quickly and smoothly, and does not leave blobs behind. It is sometimes sluggish to start, so test it before important writing. Once it gets going, it is reliable.

It is ideal for tiny writing in a pocket planner or calendar. Unfortunately, it is too fat to fit in the leather pen loop on my planner. The pen is 9 mm in diameter.

I mainly write with fountain pens, but they are no so hot for my planner. I will carry this as my "stunt pen" for borrowers.
Very nice writer with...
January 4, 2015
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Very nice writer with the included black ink cartridge. The Violet color is very dark, more of an eggplant. My only knock is that it does not post well -- many times the cap has fallen off and now the finish is chipped on the cap. If you jam it on hard it will stay.

I use this pen daily with other pens in rotation with various colors. It starts up every time and writes with a light touch.
Works great on coupons,...
November 17, 2014
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Works great on coupons, and standard typing or printer paper. Heavy art paper would be too much for it, the blade is quite tiny.
I bought this to replace...
November 17, 2014
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I bought this to replace one chewed up by a dog. The plastic was sort of rubbery, so the pen did not splinter and injure the dog. It's a pretty, yet tough pen. I use it as an eyedropper pen, filled with Platinum Sepia.

The EF is more of an F. The previous pen, also an EF wrote medium.
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It is a lovely emerald...
September 18, 2014
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It is a lovely emerald green. I loaded it with Noodler's Green Marine as an eyedropper, so even the clear body is deep green. I added a nickle clip to match the silver nub and cap jewel. It writes smoothly and reliably. As an eyedropper, it writes a long time. However, when the ink fill gets below one-third, it can get drippy, so watch out.

I also have a Kaweco Sport Classic demonstrator (all clear) as an eyedropper with Platinum Pigmented Sepia. It has been great through three refills.
this is an additional...
November 26, 2013
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this is an additional review to note that South Sea Blue is now Inspired Blue. I have run two full eyedropper loads of this ink through my Platinum Preppy with 03 nib ("fine"). It is the fastest, smoothest pen/ink combo that I have. it is great for high-speed note taking.

But beware, this is is not in the least water-resistant. Spill water on your writing and it will be gone!
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Freaky on black On a...
October 19, 2012
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Freaky on black
On a black background, it starts out looking weak and watery, but as it dries, it becomes lighter and more opaque, and quite readable. On a white background it looks pale green and stays pale green. The pictured cap color is pretty close to it in action.

It writes about 1.2 mm wide, so more like a medium Sharpie than a chisel point white board marked. It erases easily with a dry tissue.

I would recommend it for black, but not white background.
Quite a handy case. Right...
October 19, 2012
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Quite a handy case. Right now I am hauling 11 pens, markers, skinny dry erase marker and pencils (all fat). Two more pens could fit in. The flip-over divider sort of snaps into the back so my pads of Post-Its can't escape. The color is a vivid orange, tending towards the red-orange and darker than appears on the screen. The fabric is a little shiny, and so handsome. A handle or loop would have been good, but with my big hands I can carry it easily.
Fantastic as an eyedropper I...
September 14, 2012
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Fantastic as an eyedropper
I did not try the included cartridge. Instead I converted it to an eyedropper and loaded it up with Dr. Ph. Martin;s Black Star HiCard.

I like this combo a lot better than the Sharpies provide at our office for Agile Story Card planning. It makes a bold but crisp line. No wear yet on the tip.
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Instead of the included...
September 14, 2012
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Instead of the included cartridge I use used a Platinum Carbon Pen Ink Cartridge. So far both are working great, even though the Carbon Ink is not recommended for the Preppy. Of all my Preppies (6) just one has cracked -- a Preppy Sign pen. Elsewhere a Preppy entusiast has recommended reinforcing the cap with Scotch Tape before it cracks. She said after it cracks, don't bother -- it won't work.
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