So glad to have a converter for my Preppy pens. I love the idea of an eyedropper
pen, but I'm afraid of it breaking or otherwise leaking and ruining my clothing,
bag, etc. A converter is a great alternative where you can economically refill
from an ink bottle without taking along a potential ink-bomb in your pocket.
This was a sort of expensive converter (which is the reason for the 4 stars
instead of 5), but it is solidly made and attractive looking inside the clear
barrel of my pen. This converter gives my cheap Preppy a nice weight to it. Like
the reviewer below, I agree that a converter is absolutely necessary to properly
clean a pen.
Cartridges are convenient and can be cute, but in my area, I cannot locally buy
Platinum cartridges and must order them from the internet. This is an expensive
hassle for me when a converter has a higher up-front cost but is endlessly
refillable and doubles as a pen-cleaning tool. Totally worth getting.
So happy about this ink. I wanted something reddish that is relatively permanent
- and this is some permanent ink. I did some test swatches soaked in both normal
water and alcohol for a few hours and I had to rub hard enough to destroy the
fibers of the paper to impact the ink at all. No smearing or smudging at all. I
watercolor and use solvent-based marker, so permanence is important to me.
I know some people have been complaining about Noodler's - they say on the
website that your nib needs to be adjusted a little differently than most nibs.
For me this experience has been really positive (wish JetPens sold more
Noolder's!), but for people who don't know, I can see how they could be
frustrated. This worked really, really well with two dip pens, one metal and one
Inconsistent! I didn't buy this from JetPens, but I did want to write a review
I've had two of these pens - a blue one and a purple one - both with the same
music nib. The blue one was smooth and wonderful, but I lost it. Even though I
am left-handed, it was buttery and put down a solid wet line. Very nice to use.
Also cheap! But alas! I eagerly bought the purple one to replace it and was
immediately disappointed in what a poor writer it was compared to the other one
I own(ed). Dry, scratchy, skips a lot, hard to get started, inconsistent ink
I am also disappointed that the converter costs more than the pen does and it
doesn't take a standard cartridge. If I had known that the converter was more
than the pen and I have to order carts on the internet (can't find them
locally), I would have probably not bought this pen (again). I am afraid of
converting it to an eyedropper because it might break it my bag/make a
That said, it is a nice size and shape. The cap screws on securely and it feels
nice to hold. This pen has a lot of good reviews, so it's entirely possible that
the replacement I got is just bad quality. I am, however, disappointed that
there is so much variation between the same model of pen. I may try to adjust
the nib on it to save it considering that it's not very useful as-is right now.
I am lefthanded and this pen works great! With the cap screwed on, it is the
perfect size to fit in a purse or pocket, and the long cap protects the body of
the pen from getting crushed accidentally. Posted, it is a normal size. This pen
is a performer that puts down a nice wet line. It writes like a more expensive
model, although the tip is a little scratchy (it might also be the cheap office
paper I use it on). The plastic does feel a little cheap and light for what it
cost, considering that the clear model is $6 less for what looks like the same
thing. Basically you are paying more to make a fashion statement.
Like some other people mentioned, the 'orange' is more of a pinkish fluorescent
orange, the kind of orange that glows under a black light or in the sun. I like
that, but other people may not.
I bought it because I am getting quite a stash of international short carts and
wanted something a little less expensive to put them in. There is no converter
available for this pen, so it's good for someone who doesn't want to bother with
bottle filling or has a lot of carts laying around.
Overall I am extremely happy with this pen and recommended it to others,
especially people who are intimidated by higher end 'serious' looking pens. This
would be a good starter pen for someone who is new to fountain pens.