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    Default First Platinum Pen, What Cartridge Does This Cutie Need?

    So I ruined the best laid no spending, just enjoying current hoard plans when I took the offer on this adorable turquoise Platinum pen. I just bought it, so excuse the screenshots- the bay isnít letting me copy the photos. Iím hoping that whatever it uses is still available.
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    Default Re: First Platinum Pen, What Cartridge Does This Cutie Need?

    I'm pretty certain all of these variations on their "long-short" pens, like the Elite line, use the standard Platinum cartridge. The problem comes with some of the shorter-barreled pens, into which converters won't fit. I have one that belonged to Susan Wirth, which she purchased from the Parker archives, when they had bought a number of Japanese pens (in the 60s or 70s, I think?) to check out the competition. Someone had done a bit of a hack job on the piston knob to shorten it to fit in the pen. But standard Plat carts should work.
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    Awesome, thank you for this information! I had this one on my watch list for a long time because I donít have any experience with the brand, but itís one of my favorite colors. I suppose I should stop by Kinokuniya soon then (my poor wallet). What I would give to have a pen that belonged to SW, or had been in the archives! Thatís super rad!

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    For Prettypenguin...

    Last edited by Jon Szanto; January 7th, 2023 at 02:15 PM. Reason: Typo
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    Shamelessly borrowed from JetPens. They do get a lot of my money, so I don't feel too bad...


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    Pretttyyyy!

    I have two Platinum pocket pens. One takes the Plat carts, but the other... either someone messed with it beforehand, or a part was wrong/missing, but nothing fit the eeny little barrel length.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    Oh no, Sailor Kenshin-san, I hope that mine is the former and not the latter! dneal, thatís super handy- thanks (they get my $$ too)! Jon, that is lovely and gave a sense of nostalgia for a place I have never seen IRL, although I do frequent the PDX Japanese Garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettypenguin View Post
    Jon, that is lovely and gave a sense of nostalgia for a place I have never seen IRL, although I do frequent the PDX Japanese Garden.
    Just an image I found to pair with the setup. I'm actually hoping to visit Japan this year for the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettypenguin View Post
    Oh no, Sailor Kenshin-san, I hope that mine is the former and not the latter! dneal, thatís super handy- thanks (they get my $$ too)! Jon, that is lovely and gave a sense of nostalgia for a place I have never seen IRL, although I do frequent the PDX Japanese Garden.
    No, I'm sure yours would be okay. It looks just like the coral one I got. My messed-up pocket pen was black, different from the coral, and showed signs of being 'worked on.'

    Platinum cartridges are also very sturdy and refillable.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
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    Oh no, Sailor Kenshin-san, I hope that mine is the former and not the latter! dneal, thatís super handy- thanks (they get my $$ too)! Jon, that is lovely and gave a sense of nostalgia for a place I have never seen IRL, although I do frequent the PDX Japanese Garden.
    No, I'm sure yours would be okay. It looks just like the coral one I got. My messed-up pocket pen was black, different from the coral, and showed signs of being 'worked on.'

    Platinum cartridges are also very sturdy and refillable.
    Oh, rad- I have come to like refilling cartridges- itís one of the few rebellious things left for me to do! Is it ok to use the pigment inks in, or should I stick to any particular Platinum ink for safetyís sake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    Shamelessly borrowed from JetPens. They do get a lot of my money, so I don't feel too bad...


    platink.jpeg
    I've used all those colors. The only one that was hard to handle was the light blue; vewy, vewy dwy.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Nice- I was just looking at what was available over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
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    Jon, that is lovely and gave a sense of nostalgia for a place I have never seen IRL, although I do frequent the PDX Japanese Garden.
    Just an image I found to pair with the setup. I'm actually hoping to visit Japan this year for the first time.
    That sounds like a good time! That would be the place where not only is there a pen for every person, but every pocket as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I've used all those colors. The only one that was hard to handle was the light blue; vewy, vewy dwy.
    Go with the pink or violet to contrast with the body and get that 80ís neon Miami thing going onÖ

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    Default Re: First Platinum Pen, What Cartridge Does This Cutie Need?

    Platinum also make an adapter that allows standard international cartridges to be use. IIRC it cost about $1.

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    Forgot about those. I have one from way back.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    I have one like yours in black. I used a Platinum Carbon Black cartridge. I had forgotten about it for a month. Pulled it out and it was writing like a dream. Very well sealed! Great little pens, like the Pilot Elite!

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    Default Re: First Platinum Pen, What Cartridge Does This Cutie Need?

    I have one of those plug in adapters. It works great.

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    Default Re: First Platinum Pen, What Cartridge Does This Cutie Need?

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Platinum also make an adapter that allows standard international cartridges to be use. IIRC it cost about $1.
    Excellent! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I've used all those colors. The only one that was hard to handle was the light blue; vewy, vewy dwy.
    Go with the pink or violet to contrast with the body and get that 80ís neon Miami thing going onÖ
    I grew up in Ď80s Miami! It might be why teal is one of my favorite colors.

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