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.