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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

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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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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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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overall 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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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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overall 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cartridge(2pk) Dye
Perfect
Jeremiah
Marion, IN
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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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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Plaisir
I am new to fountain pens and really liked the look of this pen and the color. The only disappointment I had when I received the pen was that the nib was silver instead of blue as depicted in the photographs on the website, so that was kind of a bummer, but by no means a deal breaker: I guess the just ran out of blue nibs that day at the factory (lol). I ordered a medium nib and it's super smooth and hasn't skipped. To be honest, it writes better than my MontBlanc Starwalker fountain pen, which I received last year after finishing an educational endeavor. The pen feels like a much more expensive pen, but it is not flamboyant or gaudy or over the top. It's a simple beauty. It's constructed nicely, It does what it is designed to do, which is write with liquid ink, and it does it darn good for the price. I plan to order several more actually, I just need to get clear on what colors of the Plaisir actually come with a nib that matches the color of the pen. Lastly, the staff at Pen Chalet has been very nice and the shipping was quite fast. I plan to order several more pens and ink from them after the Holidays.
Alan
Oakland, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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3776 Calico Celluloid
beautiful. Writes like a dream.
deborah
kansas city, MO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Preppy
Good. The colors are a bit brighter than I was expecting, but overall good experience
Christopher
Bedford, NH
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Plaisir
Nice handling pen with a little heft to it. Fine nib was just right. Ink flow skipped unpredictably and intermittently at the beginning, but flushed pen well and no more problems. Firm click and fit to the cap. Came with a cartridge, but used a separate piston converter instead. Cartridge could be re-used with ink of choice in lieu of converter. Nib was smooth and needed no tuning as far I was concerned. Sadly, I lost it after three weeks (not sure how) but planning on getting a replacement in the same blue model. Good price and service at Pen Chalet. Thanks
Richard
Red Oak, IA
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