Platinum Ink Cartridges - Carbon Black

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Carbon black ink cartridges for Platinum fountain pens.

  • Contents per box: 4 cartridges
  • Water resistant ink: Yes
  • Ink composition : Metallo-gallic
  • Since these inks are composed of metallic salts, they offer good water resistance and can be used for archival purposes. On the other hand, they are more acidic than so-called ''normal'' inks. We therefore recommend cleaning your pen regularly (about once a month) to avoid corrosion of its tip, especially if it is made of steel.
Platinum Pen Co.,Ltd was founded in 1919 by Shunichi Nakata. This Japanese company quickly became a pioneer in the writing instrument industry. One of his most important creations was the Platinum Honest 60. It was one of the first fountain pens in the world to use ink cartridges. In 1958, mountaineers even traveled to the Himalayan mountains to test the Honest 60 and proved that the ink in the cartridge did not leak, despite the low atmospheric pressure (if you often travel by plane with your nibs and cartridges, you know that this is not an easy task!).

Nowadays, Platinum Pen Co., Ltd is recognized as one of the best pen companies on the market. Its great reputation is explained, in part, by the fact that it has remained a family business; even with 100 years of existence, it is still run by the Nakata family. She therefore knew how to maintain her original vision and her passion for pen manufacturing.