Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PEN REVIEW: Platinum Preppy @goldspotpens

This is another pen that I won in a giveaway from Goldspot pens recently. The Platinum Preppy. This one comes in a 05 nib size (which I would  classify as a medium nib based on the line that it lays down.

Name/Brand:  Platinum
Model:  Preppy
Nib Size:  05 (M) Medium (comes in other sizes)
Color:  Red
Price:  $3.95
Other: Takes Cartridges, but apparently it can take a converter too.
Great pen for Novice fountain pen users (or those just getting into fountain pens).

I have been writing with this pen for a few weeks. I am not usually a fan of ink cartridges that come with the pens, so I usually fill them with my own inks or ink samples. This was one of those rare times where I just popped in the cartridge and started writing. It wrote beautifully! Fairly smooth, yet had just enough feedback to let you know that it was touching the paper. I have not figured out if you can take it apart for cleaning yet (but it appears not).

It does appear that the ink is pink in the picture (left). However due to lighting, the color is a tad bit different. It is more of a bright red. Almost on the verge of going pink! I was using Ivory paper in a Piccadilly journal.

I love the demonstrator style and considering the price of the pen, it is a great deal for what you get! I highly suggest this pen for those starting out in the fountain pens and are trying to decide if fountain pens are for them. Smooth writing, easy to use, and cheap enough to throw away or even re-use! What more could you ask for!

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1 comment:

  1. You can even make these into an ink dropper pen with a rubber ring and some silicone grease. Excellent pens for the money. I've had the color peel off the nibs, but my fines work great. :)