Thursday, August 29, 2013

Swapping Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Nib and Rollerball Tip

Some of the Noodler's 4.5 ounce inks come with eyedropper converter Platinum Preppies that have both fountain pen nibs and rollerball tips. I've been asked more than a few times how you swap between the two, so I thought this video would be helpful! Spoiler alert, you just pull the nib out and stick the rollerball tip in it's place ;) But the video shows it much more fancy-like!

Write On,
Brian Goulet


  1. Brian, it would really be a good idea to stop calling these pens "Platinum Preppies." While the pen body is the same as the Preppy, the head is decidely NOT a Platinum Preppy. If it were, you could use Platinum cartridges with the pen. You cannot.

    Cheers --- Larry

  2. ACTUALLY, de-wording your preppy only takes a couple of minutes, a paper towel & a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Plus a little work to rub out the spot.
    I happen to like my preppies naked, so I can see all the ink, not words on my pen.
    I re-verified that it works between the time I watched the video & when I typed this note too.

  3. I find replacing the rollerball with a new rollerball nib very frustrating. I seem to damage them easily. Any tips?

  4. The comment about both a fountain pen and rollerball tip coming with some of the preppies is confusing. Are both tips included with all of the 4.5 ounce bottles that contain a preppie, or only some of them. How would I know for sure?


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