Oct. 20, 2014
LauA Long-awaited “Ultra-fine 02” Nib to be Launched from
the World’s Top Seller“PREPPY” Low-price Fountain Pen Series.

Body Designs for the Existing “Fine 03F” and
“Medium 05M” Models to Be Renewed Additionally.

Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President: Toshiya Nakata) will launch the “Ultra-fine 02EF” nib from its “PREPPY” fountain pen series on October 25, 2014. Since its launch in 2007, the PREPPY series has grown in popularity among a wide variety of people owing to the remarkably low price. The cumulative shipments have reached approximately 5,300,000 units on a worldwide basis.

We have added the “Ultra-fine” nib to our lineup in response to customers’ requests for pen nibs suitable for fine writing on personalized items, such as diaries or portable schedules. Among various other writing instruments, this new nib provides an exceptional performance in writing fine letters, which allows clear writing in a limited space such as in a notebook or diary while enabling one to enjoy the smooth writing unique feeling of a fountain pen.

A sensitive process is required in producing the Ultra-fine nibs. The final process has been manually completed in a similar procedure to the many luxury fountain pens so as to realize a smoother writing that can be expected for the very reasonable price. Alike existing PREPPY models “Fine 03F” and “Medium 05M,” the new product also applies “Slip & Seal Mechanism” that prevents ink from drying out in the pen, even after a year without usage. It provides smooth writing anytime. The nib, made of a mixed metal, provides a point excellent in abrasion resistance. By replacing the ink cartridge, users can enjoy the pen for a long time.

Renewed Body Graphic Designs with
an Eye to Further Global Sales Expansion

Taking this opportunity, the designs for the existing “Fine “Fine 03F” and “Medium 05M” pens have been renewed for the first time since their release. This time, the natural beauty of stainless steel is brought to the forefront by brightening the nib while obtaining a higher quality and performance. Also, by changing the ink color recognition from the nib color to the core color, it prevents error when using a variety of pens, and offers convenience to the user.

In addition, the graphic designs of the body have been renewed with an eye to further sales expansion on a global basis: “Fine” is now printed larger as “03 F” and “Medium” as “05 M” so as to facilitate the width recognition. The PREPPY series aspires to bring the joy of writing with a fountain pen to those who already appreciate is as well as to the beginner. All can enjoy its unique feel or come to know the pleasure of its everyday use.


PREPPY Fountain Pen <Ultra-fine 02EF>
●Product No.: PPQ-300 #1 black #3 blue black #11 red (totaling in three colors)
●Product specifications:
 Barrel/cap/clip (PC) / cover (PMMA) / inner cap (PP) / core (ABS resin) / nib (stainless)
●Size: 138mm full length, 13mm (max. diameter) / average weight: 13g




PREPPY Fountain Pen <Fine 03F><Medium 05M>
●Product No.: PPQ-200 <Fine 03F>
 #1 black #3 blue black #11 red #21 pink #28 violet #30 yellow #41 green (totaling in seven colors)
●Product No.: PPQ-200<Medium 05M>
  #1 black #3 blue black #11 red (totaling in three colors)
●Product specifications:
 Barrel/cap/clip (PC) / cover (PMMA) / inner cap (PP) / core (ABS resin) / nib (stainless)
●Size: 138mm full length, 13mm (max. diameter) / average weight: 13g

 

Specifications
*It applies “Slip & Seal Mechanism” that prevents dye or pigment ink from drying out in the pen, therefore even after two years of not using the pen with the cap on, it provides smooth reliable writing. This mechanism allows those who only use the pen once or twice a year writing with fresh new ink.
◆SLIP & SEAL MECHANISM

 It has normally been thought difficult to make an airtight pen with a screw-type cap. If not sealed tightly, the following problems can result:

1. Ink drying out due to moisture evaporation.  
2. Problems with dried ink if the pen is not used for three to six months.  
3. It can be necessary to clean the pen using our Ink Cleaner Kit or even to repair or replace the nib itself if the damage due to dried ink is too severe.  

At the request of customers, we at Platinum Pen Company have gone back to the basics to deal with this problem. This is the first fountain pen which has our unique “Slip & Seal” structure in a pen with a screw-type cap. Thanks to this innovation, currently being patented, it is possible to have a screw-type cap with complete airtightness.

   
  Changes of the amount of ink by time with a cap.