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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen

The Preppy is a disposable, refillable fountain pen from Platinum. It is probably the best fountain pen under $5 and possibly under $10, thanks to its excellent writing, dependability, and ability to easily convert it into a eye dropper pen. The Preppy has a steel nib that can slide off the pen for cleaning or swapping with some of Platinum’s other pens, like the Plaisir.

To learn more about it, don’t miss our Platinum pen buying guide, which highly recommends the Preppy.

The Preppy is sold in Violet, Pink, Red, Yellow, Blue Black, Black, Crystal, Green, and Red colors. The Preppy Crystal is the most recent release, and it brings an almost entirely clear, demonstrator-style body to the Preppy. The Preppy is sold in Extra Fine, Fine, and Medium nib sizes, with the Medium being a 0.5 mm tip that writes more like a Japanese broad or European medium.

Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Platinum
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter, Eyedropper
Barrel Color Clear, Blue, Red
Barrel Material Plastic
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Country of Origin Japan
Still Sold Yes
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Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.8
Length Posted (cm)15.1 cm
Length Uncapped (cm)12.1 cm
Weight (g)11 grams
Ink Color ShippedPurple, Pink, Blue Black, Red, Yellow, Black, Green, Red
Nib MaterialSteel
Nib ColorSilver
Nib SizesExtra Fine, Fine, Medium