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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Review

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#1 sunilscallipgraphie

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:15

Hello FPN Group,

 

Recently I have ordered a Platinum Preppy EF 02 Fountain Pen, Made in Japan, it is a very low cost and is affordable by anyone who wants to test it at-least once. The price in INR is about 350.

 

The nib is made up of steel and the body is plastic. The grip section, screws off and by default it comes with one cartridge. The only thing troubles is that the cartridge is more expensive, but you once the cartridge is empty you can remove it and can convert it to eye dropper by applying silicon grease.

 

But one thing I need to say is it writes like a charm.

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#2 Tas

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:21

I think these are brilliant pens with incredible nibs. I have a good handfull of them and find the 0.2mm like yours astonishingly good value.
Looking forward to seeing many more reviews from you here.  :)



#3 sunilscallipgraphie

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:38

I think these are brilliant pens with incredible nibs. I have a good handfull of them and find the 0.2mm like yours astonishingly good value.
Looking forward to seeing many more reviews from you here.  :)

Yes sure, thanks for encouragement it will boost me to provide more reviews. I will sure share some of the more detailed description on this.



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:38

I really like the look of these pens, if you want a very low priced usable pen then the Preppy is ideal.

 

I understand your point on the cost of the cartridges, I appreciate that the Preppy converter increases the cost but that will fix the issue, as will refilling the cartridge with a syringe. If you decide to convert the pen to an eye dropper ( please let us know the results) then you will also need a rubber O ring to secure the joint.


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#5 sunilscallipgraphie

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:42

I really like the look of these pens, if you want a very low priced useable pen then the Preppy is ideal.

 

I understand your point on the cost of the cartridges, I appreciate that the Preppy converter increases the cost but that will fix the issue, as will refilling the cartridge with a syringe. If you decide to convert the pen to an eye dropper ( please let us know the results) then you will also need a rubber O ring to secure the joint.

Yes I will try to make it eye-dropper and share my experience with the group to do this. O ring may be optional but it is recommended by professionals.



#6 Mr5x5

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 11:53

Nice penmanship.  I really like the Preppy and heard that the nib is the same as on the Plasir.  I just wish the converter didn't cost more than the pen!



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:49

Although the price of Preppy is very low, its nib is good to write. When you convert it to an eye dropper, it becomes fantastic!

 

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I have been using the pens for more than half a year in eye dropper mode. No leakage! Of course, I added an O ring and used Vaseline on the screw. 



#8 AAAndrew

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 15:17

I also encourage you to write more reviews, but they more properly belong in the Fountain Pen Review forum rather than Pen History. Thanks.



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