October 4, 2023

Century Chartres Blue


The Chartre cathedral is the world heritage in France.
It is said that stained glass in this cathedral are the most beautiful in the world and these glass still remain so that very rare.
A technology of glass proceed rapidly and getting brighter and brighter, on the other hand, a deep colors in the Chartre Cathedral is not many and many perople says it is impossible to produce this kind of color now. Especially, a beauty of it’s blue is uncomparable, hunce a proper noun ”the Chartres Blue” has been named.
We pay respect to this Chartres Blue and challenge to reproduce today.
“Serial number – card”PLATINUM Co., a blotter card with serial numbers for the first 2000 pens to celebrate the NEW ”Chartres Blue” version.

Reverse side serves as blotter paper.

English description is from now.

ONE SCENE of pigment ink is used. 
We combine a picture and message to one small card ,and put it into the box with the Century fountain pen.
A comparison of light fastness and water resistance
between Pigment and Dye ink.
As in the above case, our pigment ink does not fade and keeps it’s distinction even 10 years later as students go out into the world. Even 20 years later, they will be able to make a difficult decision as a responsible person. Then, he or she may open this package and find the courage from a clear message with clarity of pigment ink by Platinum. This is just like a time capsule for former students and alumni associations for their own enduring information.


We continue testing , however dye ink has faded significantly in two months.


◎Testing machine
UV  Long-Life Fade Meter
Light source:Enclosed Carbon Arc Lamp
Black panel temperature:63±3℃
  ◎Irradiation time
8 hours shall be one set and it is repetition irradiation.
1-hour irradiation is equivalent to the part(indoor) on 2.

A stamp for use when the writer finishs a letter. 
PLATINUM Co., attach one small stamp which says “Written Using Platinum PigmentInk” for the first 5,000 pieces of the PLATINUM #3776 CENTURY ”Chartres” color.

A lineup of Pigment ink
Cartridge type (1.2cc)1.Black 4 pieces of cartridge ink of one box (alkaline)

2. Blue 10 pieces of cartridge ink of one box (alkaline)

Bottle type (60cc) (alkaline)
Carbon black Rose red Blue Brun Sepia
A lineup of Dye inkCartridge type (1.2cc)

10 pieces of cartridge ink of one box (alkaline)

Black Red Blue black
Bottle type (30cc) (alkaline)

Mix Free ink 
You can maqke your orpiginal ink. (60cc alkaline)

INK CLEANING KITWhen you pen needs cleaning the Platinum Ink Cleaning kit is very effective.
Available in kits for Platinum and international pens.

The innovative cap contains a unique “Slip & Seal” mechanism that prevents ink from drying out in the pen. Meanwhile, a newly redesigned nib and feed regulate the ink flow. Founded in 1919, Platinum Pens is now nearing a full century of achievement. The #3776 “Century” celebrates this approaching anniversary and continues Platinum Pens’ tradition of technological innovation. With Platinum Pens, the pleasure of writing and the use of fine writing instruments will always be evolving.
The #3776“ Century” Fountain Pen. What qualities make for the ideal contemporary fountain pen? Sleek design, comfortable writing balance, smooth flow, and fast-drying ink… At the request of customers, we at Platinum Pen have gone back to the basics to address these issues. Every part and mechanism has been carefully studied and re-engineered. The result is the #3776 “Century,” designed on the base model of the popular #3776 series pens.


 It has normally been thought difficult to make an airtight pen with a screw-type cap. If not sealed tightly, the following problems can result: 

1. Ink drying out due to moisture evaporation.
2. Problems with dried ink if the pen is not used for three to six months.
3. It can be necessary to clean the pen using our Ink Cleaner Kit or even to repair or replace the nib itself if the damage due to dried ink is too severe.

At the request of customers, we at Platinum Pen Company have gone back to the basics to deal with this problem. This is the first fountain pen which has our unique “Slip & Seal” structure in a pen with a screw-type cap. Thanks to this innovation, currently being patented, it is possible to have a screw-type cap with complete airtightness.


Changes of the amount of ink by time with a cap.


Brand #3776 CENTURY
Product Chartres Blue
Function Slip & Seal mechanism (patent applied)
Nib 14K gold
Nib size EF(Extra Fine), F(Fine), M(Medium),B(Broad)
Body AS Resin with gold plated trims.
Filling system cartridge or converter
Weigh 20.5g
Length 139.5mm × 15.4mm maximum diameter
Ink Platinum ink or Converter-500(sold separately)
Naming engraving or print 
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