Second pen in the series is notoriously well known eye-dropper: Platinum Preppy.
It’s cheap, easy to do and it works. Preppys come as fountain pens or highlighters. I had some spare ink cartridges at home, so I have decided to turn the highlighter. There are couple of good highlighting inks out there: Lamy Neonlime (T52 bottles only available in US), Pelikan Duo, Noodler’s, Private Reserve….but I have opted out for one ink that I had no use for.J Herbin Diabolo Menthe. Light minty colour is not legible for writing, but works quite nicely for this purpose. If you would like a sample of this ink, just let me know 😉 Ink is made for sharing, and there is no way I will finish this bottle in 2 lifetimes.
Material needed: syringe, silicon grease, rubber O ring (7.5mm inside diameter and 9.2mm outside diameter).
Instructions – again, very easy to do:
- unscrew the barrel
- remove the cartridge (if present)
- secure the barrel in upright position
- fill the barrel with ink using syringe
- apply silicon grease on section threads
- place the O ring on the section where threads end
- screw the section onto the barrel
Here is what Platinum Preppy Highlighter looks like 🙂 Nice and clean conversion, plenty of ink capacity…