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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

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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Cartridge(2pk) Dye
Very vibrant pink and good quality. I enjoy using the same company for pen and ink. Also the Platinum mix free ink is a good bottled ink choice as well. Always amazed at the fast international service from Pen Chalet. Thanks.
Barbara Hunt
Geraldine, South Canterbury
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3776 Century
This fountain pen writes like a century of performance. Smooth clean writing.
Kenneth D.
Rocky Hill, CT
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Preppy
Very good product.
Virgilio
Miami, FL
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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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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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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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Modern Maki-e
Great gift--recipient is enjoying the pen!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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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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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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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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Preppy
Love this pen in fabulous purple. I will be ordering more colors soon!
jan
avon, NC
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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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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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Preppy
These are fun pens.
Joe
Orlando, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Cartridge(2pk) Dye
Simple to store, and simple to load. No mess. Love it!
Carol
Lansdale, PA
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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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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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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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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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