Since its launch in 2007, Platinum's Preppy fountain pen has become one of the most popular entry level fountain pens available today with 10 million pens sold worldwide! It's easy to see why this is a popular choice as a first fountain pen for so many. With its approachable, friendly and colorful design, and Platinum's own "Slip and Seal Mechanism" that employs a spring in the cap to force an air tight closure around the nib, thus preventing ink from drying out in this fountain pen for up to a year, this pen is a logical choice for students and for anyone who might be curious about fountain pens but worried about having to deal with fountain pen maintenance. Preppy is easy to write with, comfortable to hold and low pressure for a first time fountain pen user.
The 和Wa edition features traditional Japanese patterns and each pattern carries its own auspicious symbol.
An auspicious fan pattern that means expansion from a shape with a wide end. In the old days, it was said that a god dwells in a fan, and carrying a fan wards off evil.
Reishi is a rare perennial mushroom regarded as a symbol of immortality, and Reishi cloud resembles the mushroom as a cloud. It is said to be a fortunate sign when seen, and it has been used for a long time as an auspicious pattern.
Karakusa has a strong vitality and grows in all directions without interruption. it's a sign longitivtiy, wealth and prosperity of descendants.
Hemp leaves in grow in shapes of hegagons, and triangles and hexagons are thought to have amulet power. Hemp leaves grow fast and are resistant to diseases, which is a symbol of wishing a healthy and long lasting family and offspring.
In Buddhism, "卍" means the universe or infinity, and it is a pattern in which the characters are broken diagonally and connected continuously. The Saaya shape, which is a series of kanji with infinite meaning is a pattern that wishes for the prosperity and longevity of the family.
"Sa" means the god of rice fields, "Kura" means the place to sit, and the word "Sakura" means a wish for a good harvest. Sakura, also name for spring flowers, is said to mean the new beginning, prosperity and good luck.
- Length: 5.4 in (13.8 cm)
- Nib size: 0.3mm
- Stainless steel nib
- Spring loaded snap cap prevents ink from drying out
- Black ink cartridge included
- More colors available
- Replacement ink cartridges available
- Compatible with Platinum converter