There are 6 limited designs in de Platinum Preppy Wa range:
Asa-no-ha (hemp leaf, Red): traditionally, a triangle has been regarded as a symbol that denotes protection against evil spirits; therefore, the pattern with aggregated triangles that form a hexagonal shape is believed to have a stronger power to ward off evil. Also, hemp leaf that is durable and grows quickly symbolizes the hope for children to grow healthy and strong.
Karakusa (ivy, Green): The pattern depicts ivy vines growing every which way without being broken, which symbolizes vitality, longevity and flourishing prosperity.
Ogi Chirashi (scattered folding fans, Black): known as an auspicious pattern as the shape of the folding fan that widens at the bottom represents prosperity and growth. It traditionally served to ward off evil and bad fortune as it was believed that gods dwell in fans.
Reishigumo (Reishi clouds, Blue): The cloud pattern is inspired by the form of Reishi mushrooms, a type of bracket fungus known as the symbol of immortality. Believed to be the cloud that appears as an omen of good fortune, Reishigumo has been widely used in Japan as an auspicious pattern since ancient times.
Sakura Chirashi (scattered cherry blossoms, Pink): Sakura, the Japanese word for cherry blossoms, is said to be comprised of "sa" that refers to the god of rice field and "kura" that means a seat for the god, and hence, people believed that cherry blossoms signaled a year of good harvest. The symbolic flower of the spring also represents new beginnings, prosperity and good luck.
Sayagata (Purple): The Chinese character "manji" is know to represent the universe in harmony and infinity in Buddhism. The Sayagata pattern features interlocking manji characters of a slightly modified form that symbolizes unbroken continuity and hence conveys the hope of prosperity and longevity of a family.
Since its launch in 2007, the Platinum Preppy fountain pen has enjoyed its reputation as a wonderful fountain pen with real fountain pen writing despite its low price point. It's easy to use, has a cool look, and comes in a variety of colors and nib size fine (F). The beauty of the sturdy stainless steel nib is brought out by polishing.
The pen won't dry out even if the cartridge is installed for one year, due to Platinum's "Slip Seal" cap mechanism. You can experience smooth writing from the start. Its sturdy stainless steel nib and ability to keep refilling will allow you to keep the pen for a long time. The pen uses the Platinum ink cartridges, but with the special Ink Cartridge Adapter it is also possible to use the Standard International ink cartridges.
In 1919, Shunichi Nakata, started his fountain pen business that would later be known as “Platinum Fountain Pen Co.”. The Japanese brand is closely related to the legendary Nakaya fountain pen brand, where some of the finest fountain pens in the world are created. This expertise also goes into Platinum's own line of fine writing instruments.