on salePlatinum Classic Citrus Black - 60ml Bottled Ink

Product Code Plat-InkK-2000-47

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on salePlatinum Classic Citrus Black - 60ml Bottled Ink

Product Code Plat-InkK-2000-47

In Stock

out of stock

60ml Bottle
60ml bottle of Platinum Classic Citrus Black iron gall fountain pen ink, with a built-in reservoir for easy filling. The color will darken on the page within the first 24 hours after writing, even as soon as one hour later you may see a difference.

From Platinum:

Fountain pen inks that are produced using traditional methods have many times been replaced with an ink that is made by mixing dye inks due to their time-consuming production techniques. Meanwhile, Platinum Pen is currently the only company in Japan that manufactures blue black ink in a classic way.

The ink color that is bright when you start writing becomes gradually black. It is also highly water resistant and suitable for permanent preservation. This time, we have paid close attention to the process of changes in color of the classic ink, and have released six new colors with the aim to enhance the joy of using fountain pens. Emphasis on the shading has been placed, offering a rich deep writing. Please try our CLASSIC INK that will further expand the ability to enjoy writing with the fountain pens.
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.8mm (0.94in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Thomas M.
Wonderful color

Refreshing to find some inks that for some reason have not existed for too long.

Beautiful color and color shift, but not remotely water resistant.

I purchased this ink to sketch and go over with watercolor, so was very disappointed to learn that it is not "highly water resistant" as described! The darkening effect of the iron gall is mesmerizing, but the lack of water resistance makes this a rather frivolous purchase for my needs.

Excellent service, thank you!

I ordered ink for my spouse's birthday. Ordering online was simple, shipping quick, ink was packed well. Thank you for a great experience!

Dr. B.
Awesome Color-Changing Ink!

I love this ink! It has one of the greatest color changes I've seen coming out bright yellow and changing into a dark bronze-yellow. There is a dark grey center that is waterproof with a halo of yellow that spreads if it is becomes wet. It gives incredible shading and looks terrific even on cheap copy paper. The flow seems quite good for an Fe gall ink, and it well behaved. It is something completely different from the usual blues and blacks, and I smile every time I write something using this ink.

Emily B.
Weird But Awesome

I love this ink. There's nothing like it. Goes on really light like a lemon color but quickly dries to a sort of burnt, toasty color. I have had no issues with it in any pen I've used it in, but it usually lives in my vintage Parker 51.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.