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Platinum Carbon Black Fountain Pen Ink

Platinum Carbon Black is a water-resistant fountain pen ink that is pigment-based. It’s a top black ink that is both popular and well-reviewed.

Platinum Carbon Black Water Test

Carbon Black is water-resistant thanks to its use of pigments as opposed to dye to create the color. In addition to being water-resistant the ink is also heat-resistant and fade-resistant.

Carbon Black is a pure black ink with a slightly glossy finish when dried and a small amount of sheen (it’s hard to separate the gloss from the sheen in fact). The ink is highly water-resistant so it’s great for use in art as well as around markers and water color painting.

The ink is a nice writer that is relatively easy to clean and the micro-pigmentation won’t clog or damage fountain pens. It’s often compared to Sailor’s Kiwa Guro, which is another black pigmented ink. The blue equivalent is Platinum’s Blue Pigmented ink.

Platinum Carbon Black Fountain Pen Ink Information

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Manufacturer Platinum
Ink Color Black
Secondary ColorBlack
Bottle Size 60 ml
Waterproof Yes
Archival Yes
Quick-drying No
Tamper-proof No
Fluorescent No
Lubricated No
Cartridge Yes
Cartridge TypePlatinum
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