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 translucent red plastic body, a clear cap, red trim, and a stainless steel nib. As a Japanese-made pen, the nib runs on the narrow side. The Preppy accepts proprietary Platinum ink cartridges (one red cartridge is included) or a Platinum converter (sold separately) to fill with bottled ink.
By converting this pen to an eyedropper, you can fill the entire barrel with ink for maximum ink capacity! All you need to do is add an o-ring and a small amount of silicone grease to the threads (available separately).
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- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter, Eyedropper
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 12mm (0.5in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 13mm (0.5in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 17mm (0.7in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 10mm (0.4in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 122mm (4.8in)
- Length - Cap
- 59.7mm (2.3in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 14.5mm (0.6in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 138mm (5.4in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 154mm (6.1in)
- Weight - Body
- 9g (0.3oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 4g (0.1oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 13g (0.5oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.
- Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when filling the entire barrel of the pen via eyedropper.