Pen Review: The Procyon’s Place in the Platinum Line

Pen Review: The Procyon’s Place in the Platinum Line

I’ve been carrying the Platinum Procyon around for almost an entire week trying to figure out what to make of it. Let’s start from the beginning, which is well before the Procyon showed up in my mailbox. Pre-Procyon, my experience with Platinum was limited to my Platinum Preppies ($4 pen) and my Platinum 3776s (nearly…

Pen Review: Platinum Prefounte Fountain Pen

Pen Review: Platinum Prefounte Fountain Pen

The Prefounte ($10) is a new entry-level fountain pen from Platinum. It features a similar design to the Preppy but with an upgraded metal clip and more sophisticated body colors. The Prefounte pen comes in retail display packaging with one cartridge. The pen is large enough for a converter and it’s probably possible to eyedropper…

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum PTL 5000A Balance

Review by Jessica Coles The Platinum 5000-A Balance caught my eye a couple weeks ago when I noticed it had a gold nib.  That’s not actually a remarkable thing in itself; Platinum makes many excellent gold nibbed pens. However, I was looking at pens sorted by price.  There was no way I had scrolled down far enough…

Platinum 3776 Kumpoo UEF Fountain Pen (AKA The Kung Fu Panda)

Platinum 3776 Kumpoo UEF Fountain Pen (AKA The Kung Fu Panda)

Oh, Platinum! Why did you name such a beautiful pen with a name that sounds so awful to English speakers? I trie to resist the Platinum 3776 Kumpoo UEF Fountain Pen on the name alone but when everyone kept telling me how stunning the color was, I couldn’t hold out any longer. Then Lisa Vanness…

Ink Review: Waterproof, Permanent Inks

Ink Review: Waterproof, Permanent Inks

During an episode of Art Supply Posse, Heather mentioned that she didn’t realize that most fountain pen inks were water soluble. I held my tongue because I already had a pile of waterproof fountain pen inks in my arsenal and I was ready to test and share them with folks but I didn’t want to…