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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - Green

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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - Green

Japanese pen company Platinum's Preppy Fountain Pens are the perfect introductory fountain pen, with a clear body to see your ink and a touch of colour (or black, if you like). The clear grip section lets you see the ink coming down the feed. These pens come with one cartridge, and while you can get a converter to use bottled ink, the preppy is one pen made for an eyedropper conversion. With a smooth Platinum nib, it is great as a starter fountain pen.

Includes one cartridge.
Compatible with a Platinum converter (sold separately) or Platinum proprietary ink cartridges.
Available in a variety of colours.
Dimensions: 5.5 inch (6 inch Posted)
Weight: 10g

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Nice, practical, sturdy July 25, 2017
Reviewer: Justine R. from Quebec, Canada  
The Platinum Preppy is a nice little fella with a lightweight, sturdy plastic body and a beautiful colour for accents to boot. It works with cartridges and converters, but you can also fill the body itself with ink using silicone grease and o-rings to seal it for extreme ink capacity and an appearance that draws the eye. One can easily sand off the design from the body to get a sleek minimalist look.

The nib is basic, it's nice and smooth, though a bit dry, with some feedback on paper. Some units' feeds can't quite keep up with the ink flow.

It's my favourite pen for work, one that I'm not worried getting stolen or damaged by my coworkers or a customer.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Pen works great; ink cartridge not so much. August 25, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Great pen, I got it for converting to an eyedropper so I can have a cheap FP for school. It might be small if you have big hands but you can post it easily. Writes fine, nothing amazing but its a great entry level pen. There is some starting issues but its minor. Better than a ballpoint so it does its job.

Additionally Ive heard of these pens cracking or the lid falling off after extended use but I haven't encountered it yet.

That being said the ink isnt really a very nice colour. First of all its green, which was an upside for me. However it is a yellow-green and very light edging towards a lemon-lime. Additionally it comes out a bit dry. That being said it works well on cheap paper (because of being dry). There is some small amount of shading that would probably look much better if it wrote wetter but alas it isn't much to save the ink.

Basically if you get this pen, get it for the pen and either get a converter or find a #5 o-ring laying around and convert it to eyedropper.

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