Ink Review #484: Platinum Classic Citrus Black

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We are almost finished with the Platinum Classic inks, and today’s is Platinum Citrus Black. The ink is available in 60ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review!

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The color:

Citrus Black is a dark yellow with a heavy green undertone.

 Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink turns very dark when concentrated, it looks like a velvety black.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low, since this ink is an iron gall I expected a lot more water resistance than I got.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, but no bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Colorverse 35 Adobe, Platinum Classic Citrus Black, and Noodler’s Army. Click here to see the Platinum inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, the ink has a dry flow and not much water resistance. When wet, the ink is a bright yellow and quickly changes to a dark yellow, almost a green. It’s a great color match for the Pelikan White Tortoise.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.

Ink Review #483: Platinum Classic Cassis Black

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We are continuing with the Platinum Classic inks this week, and Cassis Black is up next. The ink is available in 60ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review!

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The color:

Cassis Black is a dark, unsaturated red.

 Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink turns very dark when concentrated, it looks like a velvety black.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low, since this ink is an iron gall I expected a lot more water resistance than I got.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, but no bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Lipstick Red, Platinum Classic Cassis Black, and Papier Plume Red Beans and Rice. Click here to see the Platinum inks together. Cassis Black is darker than Lipstick Red, but not as dark as Red Beans and Rice.

 I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, the ink has a dry flow and not much water resistance. The ink does have a definite color change. When wet, the ink is a bright reddish pink, when dry it’s a dark, unsaturated red. The unsaturated red inks have never really appealed to me, so it’s not an ink I need a full bottle of.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.

Ink Review #482: Platinum Classic Khaki Black

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We are moving our way through the Platinum Classic inks this week, and Khaki Black is up next. The ink is available in 60ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review!

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The color:

Khaki Black is a medium, warm tone brown.

 Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink shows a lot of shading.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low, since this ink is an iron gall I expected a lot more water resistance than I got.

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and a tiny bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Platinum Sepia Black, Platinum Khaki Black, and Diamine Espresso. Click here to see the Platinum inks together.

Montblanc Swan Illusion, Noodler’s Walnut, and Robert Oster Bronze. Click here to see the brown inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, it behaved very similar to Platinum Sepia Black. Since this ink has a dry flow, it performs best in pens with a wetter flow. I didn’t notice much color change with this ink as I did with some of the other Platinum Classic inks. I was expecting a lot more water resistance than I got, this one had very low water resistance.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.

Ink Review #481: Platinum Classic Sepia Black

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I’ve had some requests lately to review the Platinum Classic inks, so this week we will take a look at the full collection. We are going to start with Platinum Classic Sepia Black. The ink is available in 60ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review!

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The color:

Sepia Black is an interesting cool-toned brown. It does remind me of old sepia black and white photos.

 Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Here’s all of the Platinum Classic inks together.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink shows a lot of shading.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 50 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): KWZ Confederation Brown, Platinum Classic Sepia Black, and Robert Oster Melon Tea. Click here to see the Platinum inks together.

Montblanc Swan Illusion, Noodler’s Walnut, and Robert Oster Bronze. Click here to see the brown inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, since this ink has a dry flow, it performs best in pens with a wetter flow. I didn’t have any issues with clogging or skipping, so even though it’s dry it doesn’t have any other flow issues. I didn’t notice much color change with this ink as I did with some of the other Platinum Classic inks. I was expecting a lot more water resistance than I got, this one had very low water resistance.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.

Ink Review #480: Robert Oster Orange Rumble

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One more orange ink for today, Robert Oster Orange Rumble. This one has been advertised as a 70’s orange, which I think is the perfect description of the color. You can find this ink at Pen Chalet.

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The color:

Orange Rumble is a dark 70’s orange.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink almost looks black when super concentrated.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 50 seconds

Water resistance: Low

(You can see on the corner of the page where my son decided to “help” me with dinner and spilled olive oil on my notebook).

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Noodler’s Golden Aspen, Robert Oster Orange Rumble, and Nemosine Solar Storm 1859. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.

Montblanc Lucky Orange, Robert Oster Orange, and Diamine Pumpkin. Click here to see the orange inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a slightly wet flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a slightly wet flow.

Overall, it’s a great color for fall. The dry time is just a bit long, but other than that it behaves well and has a nice flow.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.

Ink Review #479: Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin

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We are powering through some orange inks today-our next ink is Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin. This ink is part of Pelikan’s standard lineup, and is available in 50ml bottles.

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The color:

Mandarin is a bright, medium orange.

Swabs:

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The ink is a great orange for summer time.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-yake, Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin, and Sailor Jentle Apricot. Click here to see the Pelikan inks together.

Montblanc Lucky Orange, Robert Oster Orange, and Diamine Pumpkin. Click here to see the orange inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point Twillight on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point Twillight on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, this ink is a really great color, but it’s a bit too dry for me.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.