Since its launch in 2007, the Platinum Preppy fountain pen series has grown in popularity among a wide range of age groups around the world. The all new Platinum Prefounte is a model designed more for adults that boasts a sense of high quality while retaining the basic functions of Preppy fountain pen. Subdued colors are employed for the transparent body made of resin. The graphics are also kept simple, while the metal clip adds an accent to produce a chic, translucent appearance ideal for adults. The stainless steel nib features a welded tip made of an abrasion-resistant special alloy, which provides an excellent writing feel.
The Prefounte fountain pen is equipped with Platinum's “Slip & Seal Mechanism” that prevents ink from drying out in the pen with the cap on for one year. It accepts proprietary Platinum ink cartridges (one blue-black cartridge is included) or a Platinum converter (sold separately) to fill with bottled ink.
For those who seek a smart and casual fountain pen, the Prefounte is ideal for both business and daily use, as well as for fountain pen beginners.
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
- 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
- 12.2mm (0.48in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 13.0mm (0.51in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 15.7mm (0.62in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 10.0mm (0.39in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 121.0mm (4.76in)
- Length - Cap
- 59.7mm (2.35in)
- 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)
- 138.0mm (5.43in)
- 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.
- 153.0mm (6.02in)
- Weight - Body
- 6.0g (0.21oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 4.0g (0.14oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 10.0g (0.35oz)
- 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.