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).
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|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||Red, Orange, Dark Green, Blue Black|
|Body Diameter (mm)||13.0|
|Grip Color||Red, Orange, Dark Green, Blue Black|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Snap On|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.8|
|Ink Color Shipped||Blue Black|
|Nib Sizes||Extra Fine, Fine, Medium|
|Writing Sizes||Extra Fine, Fine, Medium|