It’s been raining quite a lot lately, and the skies are often gray and gloomy.
When that happens, I reach for something colorful to brighten my spirits.
Today, it’s this Platinum Preppy fountain pen in perfect peekaboo pink.
Full shot of the pink Platinum Preppy. Instagram filter: Valencia
As with most things of Japanese design, it is cute. Coming from the prestigious and respected Platinum Pen Company (est. 1919), it is reliable from the moment you snap the cartridge in.
The Preppy is an entry-level for children, students, and anyone who wants an inexpensive but well-made fountain pen. (They’re only US$ 3.30 at Jetpens!) It comes in several different colors – black, blue, green, purple, red, yellow, and pink among them – with matching colored nibs and ink cartridges. The nibs come in 03 Fine and 05 Medium. This one’s an 05 Medium.
Parts of a Platinum Preppy: nib and section, cartridge, barrel, cap and clip. Instagram filter: Hefe.
There being none sold in the Philippines, I got mine at Quill and Nib in West Des Moines, Iowa, during a trip there.
Here’s a writing sample in Platinum’s cheery almost-sakura pink ink. The words and drawing are from an Internet meme.
Writing sample and closeup of a Platinum Preppy nib.
Someday it will stop raining. Someday it will stop being gray and gloomy. Till then, here’s my pink Platinum Preppy.
All photos taken with an iPhone 4S.