founded in 1919 in ueno, tokyo, platinum pen co. is renowned as a manufacturer of fine fountain pens. throughout the company’s history it has been a constant innovator in the field of writing instruments

in 2001 platinum released their carbon ink – an indelible signature ink aimed at the business sector, alongside the modestly titled “thousand-year pen” – a desk-style pen featuring a dedicated feed designed to channel the high pigment content.

carbon ink was met with high acclaim by the manga illustration community
and remains one of the most intense black inks in use today

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