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Platinum Pens

About Platinum

Country: Japan

Platinum has been making fine writing instruments of over 90 years. Founded in since 1919 by Shunichi Nakata, this Japanese pen company is well respected for their fine nibs and maki-e art pens. The company was originally named Nakaya seisakusho which means manufacturer but renamed to Platinum Fountain Pen Co along with its logo which became a motif of earth.

After WWII the company changed its name from Platinum Fountain Pen Company to Platinum Industry Company only to change the name back to Platinum Fountain Pen Company in 1962.

Platinum fountain pens are designed not to do not dry out when they are left capped over long periods of time. Platinum pens also create the cartridge style fountain pen.

Most Platinum pens come with a 1 year warranty. Warranty information is included with each Platinum pen. For details on a specific Platinum pen fee free to ask.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Platinum pens and writing instruments.
Platinum If you are looking for a Platinum item not listed on our website contact customer service. We are often able to get Platinum pens and inks not listed.

Platinum Reviews

Preppy
Very good product.
Virgilio
Miami, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Mixable Mix-Free Bottled(60ml)
Because I am a Platinum fan I try and use their ink in my Platinum pens and have never been disappointed. This Mix Free colour of Aurora Blue is like a Blue Black and flows beautifully. I do not mix these inks as I like the colours as they are but others might really enjoy the process. Again using Platinum products together seems like a good idea. Platinum has been in business a long time and know what they are doing. But if you want a good ink for other brands of pens this ink will be fine as it is good quality. Enjoy using Pen Chalet as they have excellent response to questions and fast service.
Barbara Hunt
Geraldine, South Canterbury
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Plaisir
I am building a collection of Platinum pens and this Plaisir is one of the lower priced pens but the quality is really quite good for the price point. I ordered the silver metal pink and it is beautiful. Is a fine nib which is a bit finer than I like because of Japanese nibs being really fine but really Ok. I am using a Platinum pink cartridge ink in the pen as it seems to fit better than the convertor. Still a bit of conflicting information in the pen world about the Preppy and Plaisir using a convertor. My solution is that I use cartridges in the Preppy and Plaisir and convertors in the Balance and the Cool. All Platinum products. I like this pen enough to have two of them. Just added another colour. It is good to choose one company sometimes and learn all about that company and its products. Trying to be a user and not as much a collector. That doesn't always work though as Pen Chalet has such good specials on other items.:) Very happy with Pen Chalet and their responsive service.
Barbara Hunt
Geraldine, South Canterbury
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Balance
First I love Platinum products and have many. This is my second Platinum Balance and it looks like a more expensive pen and writes like one too. Beautiful body colour and gold trim and if one puts in a gold convertor, which I did, it looks amazing. Because the Japanese nibs are finer than European I ordered a medium nib and it is smooth and writes perfectly. Am using Platinum Mix Free Ink 'Aurora Blue' and it is a nice match to the pen. Overall I love this pen. Shipping to New Zealand was fast and efficient.
Barbara Hunt
Geraldine, South Canterbury
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Modern Maki-e
Great gift--recipient is enjoying the pen!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Plaisir
Great. Cheap. Pen. I had one of these in my collection already. They are very light weight. Have a nice size to them. Have a great smooth nib. And best of all, after months of non-use, pull off the cap and it writes beautifully! I have a lot of much more expensive pens in my collection and very, very few of them will write without a little "priming" to get them started writing. (I keep a small glass of water on my desk just for this task.) I actually got this one for my son to add to his collection. Nice pen and you can't go wrong getting one here, from the great folks at Pen Chalet! Better yet, get several and get free shipping! Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Pen Chalet other than being a very satisfied customer.
Robin
Lees Summit, MO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Plaisir
I truly love this pen. The fine line that is applied without wasting ink is perfect for those of use who aren't master penmen. I have to sign my name at work and the line never wavers. The pen keeps up with me. Lesser pens will split at the nib or have bleeding ink or just be blobby. I have found a new pen friend. Definitely worth the money.
Stephanie
MCKEESPORT, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Carbon
So very happy with this pen and ink. I can draw until my heart is content and then add watercolors, etc. without worry that the ink will smear. Have also used it to draw over fixed pan pastels. Love it!
jan
avon, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Preppy
Love this pen in fabulous purple. I will be ordering more colors soon!
jan
avon, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Plaisir
I have enjoyed my Plaisir fountain pen. It is a wonderful pen to write any type of note, list, essay, or letter. It fits comfortably in my hand and is very light weight. I actually bought one in green and in blue, and am glad I did. This is just another of the great pens I have purchased through Pen Chalet.
Richard
Bartlett, TN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Kawaguchi
Gorgeous Dark Blue pen, the unique pattern in the barrel and cap catch the light and add a new level of interest.Writes fine for a medium, but writes beautifully. Love it.
Fantastic service from Ron too. Delighted with his communication.
Neville
Welshpool, WA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy
These are fun pens.
Joe
Orlando, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Cartridge(2pk) Dye
Simple to store, and simple to load. No mess. Love it!
Carol
Lansdale, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Preppy
I love my new fountain pen! Easy to write with, feels good in your hand. The cartridge is easy to load as well. Love it!
Carol
Lansdale, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Bottled Carbon Ink(60ml)
Plein air urban sketcher uses ink and watercolor when sketching most of the time. Need a permanent ink for drawing that stays put when covered with watercolor washes. This ink will bleed through on Strathmore 400 60 lb. sketch pad. Works superbly on journals designed for watercolor washes. No bleed through and no running when covered with washes. Been looking for this for several months now. I use this in a Sailor fountain pen with a fude nib. I am a happy sketcher now!
Daniel
Albuquerque, NM
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Plaisir
The only complaint I have of this pen is I received was the light blue mod instead of the darker lie love the pen great value
Kathleen
Salt Lake City, UT
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
500 Ink
Fits the Preppy Platinum just fine; draws ink well, doesn't leak, holds enough for about two hours of constant writing. This converter costs more than the pen, but the two together are less than $10 and the combo beats out plenty of pens costing hundreds of dollars more (example: The Pelikan M800). If you buy the Preppy, get this converter and load your favorite bottle ink. You won't be sorry.
Douglas
Culver City, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Carbon
This was my first fountain pen, and I can tell you I was not disappointed! I opened the packaging and I was just in awe. I couldn't have asked for a better pen! Love the way it looks, feels, and writes! 10/10 Would recommend!
Abbey
Corona , CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Plaisir
Accurate description of Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen. Excellent packaging. Prompt delivery. Very happy with everything.
John M
Tuscumbia, AL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
President
I received the Platinum President as promised on time and well packaged. I've had the pen for about one year and can say that I would purchase it again in a heart beat, yes it's a great pen in my opinion. At the first inking it did run slightly dry but a flush resolved the issue and since the second inking the ink flow has been good. I have a medium nib that writes slightly narrower than the Sailor 1911 and the pilot custom 74. I have large hands and the pen feels comfortable and well balanced. As far as looks, it has a subtle beauty and timeless design, it resembles a MontBlanc. I can recommend this pen highly to anyone who likes finer writing nibs that have very
slight good feedback.

Miguel
Flushing, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Carbon
The minute I opened the package I fell in love. It's everything I could have ever imagined writes fantastic would recommend it to anyone who appreciates good fountain pens
George
Buffalo, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Jupiter Ebonite
I was so fortunate to get in on this special price and most beautiful pen. I love this Platinum 3776 Jupiter Ebonite fountain pen. It writes beautifully and is gorgeous to look at. Thank you Pen Chalet for such excellent customer service!
Debrah
Wentworth, SD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Cartridge Adapter
Why don't other manufacturers do this, it is brilliant and i am so happy to be able to use some of my preferred ink cartridges when i travel !
David
Quebec, QC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Cartridge(2pk) Dye
Perfect
Jeremiah
Marion, IN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Plaisir
I absolutely love my fountain pen. I ordered the pink one and it is stunning. I love pens and have collected a few over the years, to my husbands dismay. My favorite pens are fountain pens. My Plaisir pen writes as well as my Cross fountain pen, but a lot less expensive. Thank you Pen Chalet for the quick shipping and have great prices on pens!!! I will definitely be ordering from you again!!!
Angela
Manhattan, KS
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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