The Plaisir is a Platinum Preppy fountain pen with a metal body as opposed to a plastic one. Then pens are otherwise identical, but the Plaisir has a slightly nicer feel because of the aluminum body and cap. The cap is a bit ornate for the otherwise modern styling of the pen, but it’s nice nonetheless.
The Plaisir is featured in our Platinum buying guide but isn’t one of our favorites thanks to it being substantially the same pen as the Preppy.
The Plaisir is sold in a 0.3 mm fine nib and a 0.5 mm medium nib. The nib is known for being wet for a Japanese medium nib, just like that of the Platinum Preppy.
The Plaisir shares the same nib, feed, and even grip section as the Preppy. The Plaisir is simply a Preppy with a different cap and body. All parts are interchangeable so you can make your own Plaisir Preppy hybrid if you’d like.
On the whole, we have found that the Plaisir is not worth the extra expense. Yes, the metal body is nice, but at about 5x the cost of the Preppy it’s not worth the money.
While the Plaisir has almost all the same qualities as the Preppy is cannot be used as an eyedropper pen. This is because the inks may corrode the metal in the body and degrade the metal over time.
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||Silver, Orange, Light Green, Pink, Yellow, Dark Green, Orange, Dark Blue, Purple, Red, Black, Light Blue|
|Body Diameter (mm)||12.3 mm|
|Grip Color||Clear, Gray|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||10.7 mm|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Snap On|
|Clip?||Metal (Spring Steel)|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||14.3|
|Length Posted (cm)||14.8 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||12.1 cm|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black|
|Nib Sizes||0.3 mm, 0.5 mm|