|Item Weight||3.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.1 x 1.8 x 1.6 inches|
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|Item model number||PLAT-PPQ-200-SET-M|
|Manufacturer Part Number||PLAT-PPQ-200-SET-M|
Platinum Preppy Rainbow Fountain Pen Set, Fine Point - Pack of 7
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- They are great for quick sketches, for writers, poets, or journalists.
- Very smooth writing with no feathering, this pen can also write with the nib upside down!
- Refills are also available.
- Includes one of each color: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow
- 0.3mm nibs
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They are great for quick sketches, for writers, poets, or journalists. Very smooth writing with no feathering, this pen can also write with the nib upside down! Refills are also available.
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Top Customer Reviews
I also have some Preppy Extra Fine Points--not a lot of difference between the EFP and the FP. For some reason these Preppy FP and the Pilot Varsity Fine Points write a finer line than 'regular' FP and EFP fountain pens. Less ink is delivered so they last longer. I haven't turned these into 'eye-dropper' pens because my experience with filling a whole barrel is that when the ink gets half way it starts to have 'burping' problems. In the end you put in 3-4 times the ink, get to use half of it (still more than the cartridge) but then it starts 'burping.'
I gave up on ball points a long long time ago, they don't write as crisp or as fine a line as these and you're never sure when they're out, and then you have to throw the whole thing out, but even then you're never quite sure.
I've used different color inks for note taking for decades.....I've never been able to settle on a 'system' with one exception, This doesn't seem to matter. Switching colors seems to energize my focus a little, sometimes on a physics problem I'll arbitrarily assigned a color to one element, like Normal Force..., but I'm not consistent--doesn't matter it helps. The one area I have practiced a color code--using fountain pens is Days of the week, Monday is Green, Tues Red, etc...So a whole week of notes on a seating chart for one class can be sorted by day of the week, This happened Monday, these are the grades for the Wednesday class assignment, etc.... This has worked well for about 8 years.
I've only written briefly with these and they are a bit scratchy but the flow has been alright.
As you can see in the picture the nibs are silver rather than colored. The listing should update this ASAP.
Overall the value is great.
Update- been using these for a couple of months. I changed the review to a 5 star. The ink colors are pretty gross looking but these pens can easily be converted to an eye dropper pen (google it). I promise it's worth the time and effort to convert these pens. They can hold so much more ink this way
For the following, you might want a good pen and ink cleaner, and some Q-tips for cleaning.
Pens will arrive with a cartridge that requires you to a) remove it from the barrel, and b) jam into the pen head. Ugly, but works. No instructions came with the pens. Upon arrival, 2 of the cartridges had leaked into the barrel/head of their pens. Solution: a q-tip dipped in some cleaner to swap out the head and barrel. Dip the nib (head end) in some cleaner for a bit, flush with (distilled) water.
Most of the pens wrote well after getting their cartridges flowing, or after replacing the cartridges with an ink filled by a dropper (Noodler's, my fave). If your ink does not flow at first, dip it into some cleaner, swirl the nib on some paper and be patient. But don't wait forever.
The blue pen never did get the cartridge ink to flow, so I used an ink bottle with dropper to load up the pen's barrel, threaded the head back on and after coaxing the pen to write, gave up. Discarded.
Yellow? You can barely see it, so plan on replacing the ink, I used Noodler's Apache Sunset, looks good, but the pen scratches. Discarded.
The ink flow is not consistent between the pens, but workable. Most seem to be a fine point, the rest release more ink and thus are more of a medium point.
I recommend Noodler's inks when your cartridges run dry, and a good pen cleaner and q-tips to keep it all flowing (I use an airbrush cleaner by Creative, available here on Amazon; effective and economical). I also use a supply of eye-droppers for dispensing ink into pen barrels. Caution: not all barrels seal tightly, so be careful of leaking!
Bottom line, this 7-pen set is a bargain, most pens will write well, but you will need to earn it.
The red is more red than pink but only barely, but the pink is so vibrant, I find it ok. Green and blue and black are like water colours when I'd prefer oils, but I'm enjoying them all the same.