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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
I was excited when I 1st received the pen in the mail. I haven't had one since the 70's. They used to be called Shaffer pens. The difference pen the Preppy pen and the one I use in the 70's the hole that the ink flows into to get to the tip gets stiff (the Ink) however there is a tiny silver ball in the cartridge that if you gently shake it the ink becomes easy flowing and the Shaffer did not have a ball in the cartridge. I think back in the 70's I was still in high school OMG the not taking I went though about 10 to 15 cartridges in a week. I LOVE THIS PEN.
Candelyn
Woodbridge, VA
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Cartridge(10pk) Dye
Pleasurable to use in the fountain pen I purchased from you!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Carbon
Super nice, kind of stylish and inexpensive but seems to contain Latex in the ''body''...which I am allergic to :(
Also note that cap does not post on the pen if this is something you are looking for.
Annie
Laval, QC
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President
Wanted to purchase a fountain pen that had a gold nib but didn't want to spend too much. After watching a review from pen chalet i learned about this Japanese made pen and loved the look so i gave it a try after receiving a coupon code. This pen is well constructed and writes great. I just ordered another Japanese made pen by pilot with a bigger ink capacity hopefully i will get the same level of quality. Pen chalet is great they have great prices, great customer service and reward you with gifts and discounts why go anywhere else ??
luis
New York City, NY
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3776 Shungyo
Platinum 3776 Century Shungyo Fountain Pen...a delight! Thank You, Pen Chalet, for all you do to ensure that the fountain pen experience is highly pleasurable due to your concern for, and attention to, your customers, along with best products, and best pricing! Many of the friends whom I have referred to Pen Chalet report that they are switching from their prior Retailer to your Company! Now that speaks for itself!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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3776 Nice Lilas
Beautiful product, beautifully presented and promptly delivered.

Impossible to fault Ron and his team; they seem to have written the book on client service.
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
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3776 Shungyo
Beautiful product, beautifully presented and promptly delivered.

Impossible to fault Ron and his team; they seem to have written the book on client service.
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
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3776 Demonstrator
Beautiful product, beautifully presented and promptly delivered.

Impossible to fault Ron and his team; they seem to have written the book on client service.
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
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3776 Shungyo
I already had a Bourgogne 3776 in medium, and when the Shungyo came out I knew I really wanted it for the color and the textured barrel. I love the cherry red color matched with the silver trim. The pen writes well, though it has a little more feedback than my other 3776. Definitely not scratchy, just more feedback. Build quality, functionality, and the writing experience with it are on par with my other one. I really like the way they write! My only issue with this purchase was with the converter. Somehow ink got behind the piston seal. It didn't leak into the pen, but when I went to refill and twisted the turning nob to flush the ink out, some ink come out on my hands. The metal part of the converter that screws down and holds the piston rod in place seemed loose. I cleaned it thoroughly, and tightened it well, and so far no issues. Overall a solid pen!
Matthew
Charlotte, NC
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Classic (60ml)
Lovely fun shading ink
Tina
Philadelphia, PA
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3776 Shungyo
I recently purchased the Platinum 3776 Shungyo from Pen Chalet. I own six Platinum 3776 Fountain Pens. They are very Reliable ; well constructed and do not dry out as often as my other pens and they write beautifully! The Shungyo as stated by other reviewers is red but with a touch of fuchsia for lack of a better word. The lines in the body remind me of my Kawagudhi and Yamanaka. Pen Chalets service is as always Excellent
R. W. Karbach
Russell
Houston, TX
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3776 Shungyo
Very happy with this pen! The color is great. It's a true red that I like more than the red used in the bourgogne 3776.
Performance is flawless: smooth nib always ready to write thanks to the sealing mechanism in the cap.
The only thing I'd like more would be a bigger size of the pen, both in length and diameter.
Edoardo
Bologna, Italy
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3776 Shungyo
Love this pen. I'm a Platinum nut, to be honest. This red is definitely different than the Bourgonne color, so if you're on the fence, this is a little brighter and lighter than the Bourgonne. They're both lovely and I am thrilled to have this LE. Platinums are my favorite writers.
Suzana
Castle Rock, CO
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3776 Century
I bought the Black Diamond - lovely black color that's slightly transparent and gives the pen some added character. The nib, as usual for Platinum, is exceptional. Wonderful pen all around.
Suzana
Castle Rock, CO
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Carbon
I love this pen! I can't say enough good about it. It is inexpensive and writes beautifully and smoothly right off the bat...no struggling to get it going! It is so lightweight and I can take copious notes with it as well as write beautifully on greeting cards. I'm thinking of buying another one!
Laura
Redford, MI
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Carbon
Beautiful pen that's easy to use and looks great!!
Jacqueline
Jacksons Gap, AL
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3776 Nice Lilas
Beautiful pen. I chose a medium nib, which glides right across the pages. Glad I per-ordered this one as soon as I saw it come up on Pen Chalet's page. As always Platinum has made another wonderful pen.
Angel
Palmyra, PA
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3776 Nice Lilas
This is one beautiful, well-made pen that performs flawlessly. It is a joy to write with. - Glides across the page with no drag, no skips, no complaints!
Vickianne
High View, WV
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Classic (60ml)
I bought both the Citrus-Black and Cassis-Black Platinum classic inks. These are both iron gall content inks that are highly water resistant (only the dye washes off, the black iron content stays on the paper, remaining perfectly legible). As a lefty, I tend to run my hand over what I write and smear it (unless I'm using a blotting paper)so I prefer water resistant inks. However, this is just one, albeit great feature of this ink.

What is really the best about this ink is how well it handles any type of paper, cheap or high quality, it doesn't bleed or feather. Also the shading of these inks is just spectacular, as well as the slow darkening of the writing in the next few minutes after the ink dries. The resulting colors are just awesome! There are total of 6 colors in this new series, so I'm looking forward to getting the rest at some point. This is a slightly drier ink, so that's why it behaves so well on cheap papers.

In addition, this was my first purchase at Pen Chalet, and I was very happy with how it turned out. The shipping was prompt and the product was adequately protected. Thank you!
Robert
Layton, UT
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Cartridge(4pk) Carbon Pigment
Very dark black ink exactly what I was looking for
James s
Ruffin, NC
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Classic (60ml)
Goes down bright candy red and deepens in minutes to a dark cherry. In a fine flex nib the shading is phenomenal, and I love the iron gall permanence.
Michelle
Converse, TX
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Cartridge Adapter
I found it at Pen Chalet. Very usedul. Adds more flexibility to use all those cartridges we accumulate. Always fast shipping and they promptly answer all questions. 6 stars.
Ron
Lynn, MA
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500 Ink
I am very fond of Platinum products and find their quality always acceptable and fit well. I have chosen to use converters predominately as I like to use bottled ink. One has a broader choice of colors that way. I do try and use quality inks though if not matching up with the same company.
Barbara Hunt
Geraldine, South Canterbury
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3776 Nice Lilas
This is a very beautiful pen. Mine was a wonderful writer, right out of the box. It's filled with Rohrer & Klingner Solferino ink, which is great with the pen. I chose the medium nib, which is fine enough for small handwriting, yet still shows off your ink color. I highly recommend the 3776 Nice Lilas, and of course, Pen Chalet.
Corinne
Mesa, AZ
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3776 Nice Lilas
This is my first Platinum pen. The adorable lilac barrel reminds me of the color of spring. The nib writes like dreams and the broad width suites me well. The unique design of the cap sealing to prevent dryness of the ink inside the nib certainly functions. This pen is highly recommendable.
Crystal
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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