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!
Sepia Black is an interesting cool-toned brown. It does remind me of old sepia black and white photos.
In large swabs the ink shows a lot of shading.
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
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding the flex nib.
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.