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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - Black
$3.95
Product Code Plat-PPQ-200-01
The Platinum Preppy fountain pen is one of the best values for the money! This is a fantastic starter fountain pen, or great for lending to a friend. This pen features a clear plastic body with black accents, and a black stainless steel nib. As a Japanese-made pen, the nib runs on the narrow side, available in sizes fine (0.3mm) or medium (0.5mm). The Preppy accepts Platinum cartridges or a Platinum converter to fill with bottled ink. It comes with one black ink cartridge. The converter is sold separately.
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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - Black

The Platinum Preppy fountain pen is one of the best values for the money! This is a fantastic starter fountain pen, or great for lending to a friend. This pen features a clear plastic body with black accents, and a black stainless steel nib. As a Japanese-made pen, the nib runs on the narrow side, available in sizes fine (0.3mm) or medium (0.5mm). The Preppy accepts Platinum cartridges or a Platinum converter to fill with bottled ink. It comes with one black ink cartridge. The converter is sold separately.

We can convert your pen to an eyedropper fill for you by adding an o-ring and applying silicone grease to the threads for an extra $2 upcharge, or you can purchase the materials separately to do it yourself. By converting this pen to an eyedropper, you can fill the entire barrel with ink for maximum ink capacity!

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Platinum
Rating
4.4978
Type
Fountain Pens
Body Color
Black, Clear
Body Material
Resin
Cap Type
Snap-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter, Eyedropper
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Color
Black
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Black
Diameter - Body
12mm
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
13mm
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17mm
Diameter - Grip
9.96mm
Length - Body
122mm
Length - Cap
59.69mm
Length - Nib
14.5mm
Length - Overall (Closed)
138mm
Length - Overall (Posted)
154mm
Weight - Body
9g
Weight - Cap
4g
Weight - Overall
13g
Weight
0.080 lbs
Length
1.000 in
Width
1.000 in
Height
1.000 in
Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - Black is rated 4.4978 out of 5 by 225.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Little Pen! I use my fountain pens mainly for sketching. I wanted to put together a sketching kit that was ready to use at any time. The Platinum Pen is an ideal addition to my sketching supplies. A cousin to the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen. The Platinum ink cartridges and convertor I use with the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen fit the Preppy Pen. However, if you are a sketcher be warned the cartridge that comes with the pen is not filled with carbon ink. Carbon ink is permanent and the ink in the cartridge that comes with the pen is water soluble. Great buy. I have two and hope to come back and get the EF nib.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My eyedropper conversion This is a great pen for all those inks you do not want to put into your expensive pens. This is how I convert a Platinum Preppy to a eye dropper I have my own method to convert a Platinum Preppy to an eye dropper pen. It is cheap and very effective. See attached picture. I recommend lying down newspaper when loading a pen First buy a roll of Teflon (PTFE) thread seal tape from the plumbing section of any hardware store. I bought this roll for $1.50 from Home Depot. This is a non-sticky white tape that is designed to create a water tight seal on plumbing threads. Second take the pen apart. Wrap the Teflon tape around the threads of the nib section of the pen. I wrap about 3-4 times in a clockwise direction, the same direction as you screw in the barrel section. This clockwise as you look at the rear of the of the nib assembly. Run your fingers over the tape in a clockwise direction to tighten the tape to the threads. You’re now ready to go and fill the base section with ink. If you do not have an eye dropper, use a soda straw cut down to 4”-5”, about the length of the pen. Do not use a full length straw because the air chamber will be too big and won’t hold a proper vacuum. Hold the straw at one end with your thumb and middle finger. Dip the other end into the ink bottle as far as you can. Place your index finger over the end of the straw and pull the straw out. The ink will stay in the straw. Put the straw into the barrel section. Repeat until full. Wipe off any ink on the threads of the barrel section with a rolled up paper towel or cotton swab (Q-Tip). Screw the barrel and bib sections together. If any tape extrudes, remove it with your fingernail. I prime a new pen by wadding up a paper towl over the nib and swipe it back and forth like a wand. The pen in the picture I loaded with Noodler’s Baystate Blue using these methods
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these little guys! These are great inexpensive little fountain pens! I find they write really smoothly. I had ordered a couple of them last year and ordered a medium nib, as it was commented that they tend to run a little toward the fine side and that was definitely true last fall. The medium nibbed one that I received recently feels and looks like it writes a bit wider than it used to. Or maybe it is just the black ink. I had gotten other colors in medium previously. On the whole, I feel these can't be beat for every day use or for fun gifts.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite! This is an affordable pen with a grate value. Previously got one pen from an other reseller here in europe to test it. And it became instantly my every day carry pen at work. Meanwhile I own 5 of them and I can just repeat that you can't get a better fountain pen in this price range. I also own some Lamy Safaris with the fine nib. But they are more scratchy then this one with the fine (03) nib.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Value for Money I bought this pen twice, both times with the eyedropper conversion. If you are not familiar, check out Brian's great video. The first pen was in a medium nib. I was impressed with how well it wrote and how much ink it could carry. I lost that one, so I ordered another in fine. I love the fine nib. It's a bit scratchy, but pleasantly so. I very much like that the nibs are colored to match the body. However, the refill it comes with is proprietary and annoying. It has a ball bearing or something in it that rattles while you write. Also, I'm pretty sure I lost the first one due to the clip, which isn't the best. But hey, at this price point, losing it isn't a deal breaker. If you do get one, either get it converted or do the eyedropper conversion yourself. You won't have that annoying rattling and will save a ton of money. Heck, some Noodler's inks here even come with one for free. A definite must-have for anyone into pens.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Platinum Preppy. Is it as good as a 500 dollar pen? Of course not, it doesn't hold a candle stick to a 500 dollar pen. But for 3.99 you can't beat the Platinum Preppy. The nib feels perfectly fine. Because it's so cheap, it's fun to use, because you're not afraid of scratching it. Just throw caution to the wind and fill it up with your favorite Noodlers color.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality for the price This pen, converted to an eye dropper, is my go to pen for notetaking at school. I keep them in plastic bags just in case the bodies crack, but that only happened once and only because the pen got smoothed by a physics book. Otherwise these are quite durable for school and field work
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like it... I don't know of I'm lucky or something, but this sucker just keeps going going going. The nib is very pleasant, I would relate it to a hard felt tipped marker and it is pretty smooth. I have the eyedropper filled up with Baystate Blue and the nib is a nice and wet medium...
Date published: 2015-02-23
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