Ink Review #485: Platinum Classic Forest Black

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It’s time for the final Platinum Classic ink, Forest 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:

Forest Black is an unsaturated medium green.

 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, almost 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: Medium

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. The feathering wasn’t really noticeable until the broad nib, so I would be ok with using this ink on junk paper as long as it’s in a medium nib or smaller.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Sailor Jentle Epinard, Platinum Classic Forest Black, and Robert Oster Eucalyptus Leaf. Click here to see the Platinum inks together.

L’artisan Pastellier Olive, Robert Oster Jade, and Noodler’s Army. Click here to see the green inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on a Midori MD notebook. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, the ink has a dry flow and high shading. It performed pretty well on copy paper, and even had a little bit of 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.