I've had Platinum Preppy...
, April 27, 2011
I've had Platinum Preppy pens for over a year and found them to be reliable
cheap writers. Most of the time, they write well out of the "box", but sometimes
I have one that doesn't flow well. I found that flushing it well with water with
a drop of detergent seems to help, although the feed isn't the easiest thing to
flush out. I had to use a baby nasal bulb to force clean water through the feed
to flush it well.
I prefer the medium (0.5) nib and have even converted one of them into a
eyedropper with some silicone grease and the o-ring JetPens sells. The cap has a
spring loaded sealing cone that keeps the nib from drying out and I find that I
can uncap the pen after a long absence and it writes fine.
The nib is reasonably smooth for such an inexpensive pen and I keep them around
in my office where I wouldn't keep my much more expensive fountain pens.
I also refill the excellent Platinum cartridges with my favorite inks.
You can't beat this pen for the price!