Monday, December 27, 2010

Platinum Preppy Blue-Black 0.3mm (Fine) Review

Black 0.5 (Medium) and Blue-Black 0.3 (Fine)

One of my Christmas gifts that I received was a Platinum Preppy with Blue-Black ink and a fine 0.3mm nib. I already had a 0.5mm Medium Platinum Preppy with Black ink, which I never really enjoyed because I felt it wrote too broad. It was my first real fountain pen, and it somewhat turned me off from fountain pens until I found some that I truly enjoyed in our garage. But I digress, I am very impressed with this 0.3mm Preppy and I wish I would've opted for this before I bought the 0.5mm. For only around $3, it's hard to beat this pen. Plus, it can double as an eye-dropper with an o-ring and some silicone grease on the threads. One thing I noticed that was different between this pen and my medium is that the medium Preppy says "0.5" on top of the cap, and this fine version of the pen has no size indication on the cap. I kind of liked that little added touch. This review was done on standard 20lb. copy paper.

Without further ado... here is my review of the Blue-Black Platinum Preppy with a 0.3mm Fine Nib.

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-Derek (ThirdeYe)


  1. Hey Derek!
    I picked up two Preppies as part of my "Woo-tax return" haul, and I chose 05's as I am a fan of broader nibs. Pretty darn decent for $3-4! My only whine is that they are a bit dry for me, but I expected as much. I dumped the original carts they came with (green and black), and filled one with Herbin Cacao du Bresil, and the other with PR Ebony Blue. The Herbin-filled pen is very reliable and flows great. I had to end up washing out the Ebony Blue, I believe it was too saturated to flow as it should. Trial and error is the name of the game when you're a n00b, but these pens are a great find.
    Nice review!

  2. Hi Shay,

    Thanks for the comment and compliments. :) I used both of those as part of the return letter that you should be receiving shortly. I am surprised that your 05 is dry, mine is surprisingly wet and I wasn't a big fan of the broad/wetness. I prefer the 03s.