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Platignum Studio 5

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#1 Stephen2020


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 00:39

I like the old art deco pens in their bright colours so I definately wanted to buy this yellow pen. It came in a plastic transparent topped case, a nice change from buying pens on hang cards. It comes with two cartridges.
Posted and capped it is virtually the same as a Parker IM either way and has a capped length of 138mm and posted is 153mm. The weight is 28g, being mainly made of aluminium.
The yellow barrel tapers out in thickness gradually from the bottom upwards to meet the black section which has a soft rubberized surface. When posting the cap it is pushed on until it clicks.
The nib is medium and comes in stainless steel with no markings.
Writing is pleasant and lettering turns out like a Parker IM but very slightly thicker and more defined.
It takes Platignum cartridges or a Monteverde Mini ink converter. I tried it with WHSmith universal cartridges and they seem to work correctly. It does seem to take more effort to pierce the cartridge ends of either brand when inserting though.
Summing up, this pen makes me feel like slimming my collection down so I can use it more often.

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Platignum website with better photos


Edited by Stephen2020, 28 February 2013 - 02:26.


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#2 Desert Rider

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:23

Stephen, thanks for your review. I'm looking for a second FP and am considering the Studio, along with the TWSBI 580, the Monteverde Artiste and a couple of others.
I have a Lamy Safari in fine nib, and it works great. I just want a few more options, and while Lamy certainly has their own Studio and of course the 2000, with the amount of writing I do on paper, mostly notes and editing---I don't want to drop too much down for my numero dos.
If you have any follow up after this first month, let us know.
Thanks, it's very helpful.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 13:07

Nice review! Thanks for the sharing this.

From Japan,
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 16:33

Thank you both :)

I don't have a job that involves writing or other reason to do massive amounts of writing but it is still a nice enjoyable pen to use nearly a month later.

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