Pens that won’t dry out for a longer period of time

May 15, 2022 § Leave a comment

Platinum carbon ink pen – writing just fine after more than one year of not being used even once

So I don’t know, but if you’re just like me and you are using a lot of different pens at the same time, it will inevitably happen to you that some of them will dry out now and then.

Of course, we all know that we are supposed to take good care of them, to write often with each and to clean them of the ink if we plan to not use them anymore for a couple of weeks. Yet let’s be real, that kind of care is being reserved for the very rare and expensive fountain pens only. With my other pens I just expect them to write, but unfortunately most pens will simply dry up in about 4 to 8 weeks time, depending on the pen and the ink used in it.

However, there are some exceptions, like the pen above. It’s a Platinum carbon ink pen, which I bought probably four years ago. I have been keeping it in my urban sketching travel kit, which hasn’t been used often in the last 2 years. As a matter of fact I haven’t used it one single time, yet when I opened the cap it wrote just fine. First I thought that I was just very lucky with this one, until I stumbled upon another fountain pen of this type in my local art supply store. Apparently it had become so popular in our urban sketching circle here, that they decided to carry it. There it came with a small instruction leaflet and 4 cartridges of their waterproof black carbon ink. And in the leaflet they actually mention that this pen has a special cap construction which ensures a very tight fit, so it will not dry out in a long time.

And yes, I did buy a second version of this useful pen, so I can keep one in my sketch kit and the other one on my desk šŸ˜‡

Yes, the design of the cap has changed.
What also changed is the nib and the way it is attached to the pen. However the line width is still the same with both pens. Both pens have a size F nib by the way, it creates a lovely fine line.

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