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Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pen

The Platinum Carbon is a desktop fountain pens that use’s Platinum’s waterproof Carbon ink pens.

The pens house a gold-colored steel nib that offers a clean and crisp writing experience. With two nib options to choose from — extra fine and medium — you will find a writing style that works for you.

The pens have an elongated body, that look and feel quite elegant. The nibs are made of gold-plated steel, giving you a fine writing experience without having to exert too much pressure on the pen.

Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pen Review

The pens run on Platinum’s Carbon ink, which is a pigmented ink like Sailor’s Kiwa Guro. This results in a smooth and luxurious dark grey pigment that is waterproof and dries reasonably fast. The ink runs smoothly and consistently, and can work on all kinds of paper without blotting or sprouting up any kind of issues. However, Carbon ink contains pigment particles that can clog your pen if it is left unused for too long. It is recommended that you clean the pen thoroughly every four weeks, especially if it is not in use.

The Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pens are pleasant to use. They are fine, polished, inexpensive pens. The nib performance of the Platinum pens are excellent given the price range. While made for signing checks and doing similar office work, many artists like the water-resistant pigmented ink.

If you prefer functionality over all else, you should consider the for the Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pens. These are fine pens that have carved out their own niche in the writing world. These pens are not for those who prefer decorated instruments, but rather for those who prefer functionality and great ink over all else.

Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pen Information

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Manufacturer Platinum
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color Black, Red
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter (mm)14.0 mm
Grip Color Black, Red
Grip Material Plastic
Grip Diameter (mm)10.1 mm
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $13.00
Still Sold Yes
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Capped? Retractable?Capped - Snap On
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)17.5
Length Uncapped (cm)17.0 cm
Weight (g)
Ink Color ShippedBlack
Nib MaterialSteel
Nib ColorGold
Nib SizesExtra Fine, Medium