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Review: Platinum Citrus Black

My thanks to Glenn for the ink sample.

Platinum Citrus Black is an iron gall ink and that means it’s waterproof. I found Citrus Black to be an incredibly dry ink. In my Platinum 3776 SM, it was so dry it squeaked as I write. Did a mouse died in my pen? Obviously not. Turns out my Platinum 3776 SM couldn’t handle it. Switching it to my Karas Kustoms Fountain K makes it way more readable. It goes down a dull yellow almost gold but after a while it darkens like all iron gall inks do. As it darkens it goes to a dark greenish-yellow. It’s an interesting colour for sure, it just needs the right pen to be paired with it.

Review: Platinum Blue Black

Yes that’s right this is blue black ink. It’s definitely more blue than black. It has some subtle shading that goes from dark blue to a muted grey-blue. Platinum Blue Black is a rather run of a mill ink for me. It’s not my favourite blue black or blue ink. Giveaway of ink cartridges is closed. I wasn't able to contact everyone who has left me a comment so I've decided to give it all to the only one I've managed to get in contact with.

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Review: Platinum Mix Free Earth Brown

This is the part of Platinum series of inks that encourages you to try your hand at mixing inks. Of course you can just use the ink as it is. Brown isn't uually my colour unless they are dark or have some kind of special properties. However, Platinum Mix Free Earth Brown isn't my cup of tea. It has more red/orange tones to it. It is a shade too light for my tarste. The ink is well behaved and has shading more obvious with wider nib sizes but it doesn't do it for me.