I recently bought myself yet another Platinum Preppy (in 03 = fine) in red. Naturally it came with one red cartridge.
I can't say that I was all that convinced by that ink; it was pinkish, did not flow so well (didn't even saturate the fins of the feed properly), and it would dry up at times)
So now I'm looking for a better ink for that pen; still red and just for grading papers.
So, I'd like an ink that's
- a more true red,
- not pale,
- behaving well on all kinds of sub-par paper,
- not easy to dry up (since the preppy is what it ts),
- price and size of bottle should not be too great.
- Can't be Noodler's; not available here.
I've considered Sheaffer Skrip Red, and Diamine Wild Strawberry so far. If you have other suggestions, please share your ideas.
Thanks a bunch.
Edit: I live in a very humid environment, so I was worried about the Sheaffer's distinct lack of water resistance. The humidity here definitely affects paper over time, and when left out in the open.
Edited by mike.jane, 20 September 2016 - 04:15.