Add new comment

Review: Platinum Preppy fountain pen

The Platinum fountain pen is one of the more affordable fountain pens in the market. I bought mine on eBay for less than US $10 including shipping. This is one pen where you won't feel your heart ache when you lose it. I've a friend who bought many of these because she keeps losing them.

The pen is made of mostly plastic so there's this rather cheap feeling you normal get with disposable pens. But the build quality is solid enough.

The pen is available is many different colours.

It's reasonably comfortable to hold in hand.

The cap has a little cap inside which I suppose is to seal the nib.

There's no design on the nib except the logo and nib size, which is a 0.2 here. The transparent see through grip section is nice.

This pen can almost be dismantled completely.

The feed is a two-part feed. I was able to pull out the stick but not the feed which seems stuck inside the grip. By the way, if you know how to get the feed out of the grip section, let me know in the comments section below.

The metal nib can be removed too but I don't think you can do it with fingernails. You need something, a pin, to push nib out.

Note the two holes on the sides.

There's no ink convertor included so you have to buy one yourself. This is the typical Platinum ink convertor that's compatible with Platinum fountain pens. You can find these easily on eBay.

That's how the grip section looks when loaded with ink.

If you dip the fountain pen into an ink bottle to refill, you will want to clean off the front part to make sure there isn't any excess ink just behind the nib because the ink may splatter onto the paper.

The nib is quite smooth on the paper but not as smooth compared to wider nibs of course.

This pen is great for hatching.

You can also turn the nib upside down to get thinner lines. But the nib will be scratchy on paper.


The main selling point of the Platinum Preppy fountain pen is the affordable price and the rather thin line it can produce. For the price, you really can't complain much about the plasticky feel and build quality. This is designed to be functional and it performs well. It's a good pen with EF nib that I can recommend easily to beginners.

Where to buy

You can search for the pen on eBay, or get them through the Amazon affiliate links below: | | | | | | |