The Platinum Pen Co. was established in Japan in 1919 by Syunchi Nakata. They are famous for their range of high quality fountain pens, ballpoint pens and pencils. The Platinum Preppy is one of their best known pens. It is a very affordable plastic fountain pen with a spring-loaded cap that creates an extremely air-tight seal preventing its ink from drying out. Platinum Preppy fountain pens are available with extra fine, fine and medium nibs. The extra fine and medium nibs have a choice of black, red or blue-black ink, and the medium nib, which is the most popular size, has seven colours to choose from. The Platinum Plaisir fountain pen has an aluminium barrel and provides exceptional value for money. It has the same air-tight seal and a choice of fine and medium nibs in several different barrel colours. Platinum also make the Platinum Carbon Pen and Platinum Carbon Ink which is a deep black pigmented ink, although care needs to be taken when using carbon ink as it can block your pen if you do not clean it after using. Tiger Pens has a superb selection of Platinum pens and pencils, as well as Platinum ink cartridges and ink bottles.