Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Plaisir Aura (Special Edition 2022)

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Plaisir Aura (Special Edition 2022)

I can’t believe, in over 12 years of blogging about fountain pens, I’ve never reviewed a Platinum Plaisir. Thanks to Gentleman Stationer for sending over this extra special Platinum Plaisir Aura 2022 Special Edition ($41 available in 3 colors). This model of the Plaisir is a little bit fancier than the standard model (approx. $18)…

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Procyon Maki-e, Brush Warbler on Plum Tree

As Ana noted yesterday, there are many reasons we collect pens. Sometimes I’m attracted to a pen because I love how it feels in my hand, or the way the nib writes. Sometimes I’m attracted because it’s just gosh darn pretty. Several weeks ago I spied the Platinum Procyon Maki-e, Brush Warbler on Plum Tree…

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Procyon (Citron Yellow, M Nib)

I’m going to cut to the chase and give my opinion before I even start on this review of the Platinum Procyon ($52.80): I don’t like it. After reading Jaclyn’s review, I thought for sure I would enjoy the pen but at every turn, I was annoyed. Let’s start with the price point compared to…

What’s Up with the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen?

What’s Up with the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen?

I often recommend the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen to artists, designers, illustrators — anyone who wants to draw with a fountain pen. First, it’s a relatively inexpensive fountain pen — usually under $20. Next, it ships with Platinum Carbon Black ink which is permanent and perfect for mixed media uses. Finally, the tip is very…