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Platinum Prefounte Fountain Pen

Platinum Prefounte

The Platinum Prefounte Fountain Pen is a new pen for November 2019. It’s a sort of cross between the Platinum Preppy and the Procyon, both of which are some of Unsharpen.com’s best pens. With a retail price of $10 it looks to be a replacement for the Platinum Plaisir, which is not a highly regarded pen (at least not by Unsharpen).

Platinum Prefounte
Platinum Prefounte

Details on the Prefounte pen are still very limited, but from the looks of it, this is another take on an upscale Preppy, but with the styling of the Procyon (metal clip, flat ends, etc.). The section and nib look like they are taken straight from the Preppy.

One big upgrade is that the pen will have Platinum’s “Slip & Seal” cap, which means dry out times will be very long. This feature has been a big hit with the #3776 Century, Platinum’s flagship pen.

The pen will have the same nib as the Preppy and Plaisir, not the upgraded steel nib found on the Procyon.

The pen was first announced but Goulet Pens, and quickly followed by Lemur Ink.

Platinum Prefounte Fountain Pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Platinum
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color Red, Orange, Dark Green, Blue Black
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter (mm)13.0
Grip Color Red, Orange, Dark Green, Blue Black
Grip Material Plastic
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $10
Still Sold Yes
Release Year2019
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Capped - Snap On
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.8
Weight (g)11
Ink Color ShippedBlue Black
Nib MaterialSteel
Nib ColorSilver
Nib SizesExtra Fine, Fine, Medium
Writing SizesExtra Fine, Fine, Medium