Platinum Pen Plating Solution

Platinum Pen Plating Solution

Platinum Pen Plating Solution contains 25 grams of platinum per litre and has been designed specifically for pen plating. It plates a hard-wearing, bright layer of platinum. Ideal for both decorative and functional purposes. When plating on to copper or brass, pre-plate with a thick layer of gold, silver or nickel.
You will need to use our fibre nibs with this solution. Standard nibs are not suitable for plating platinum.

Our Palladium Pen Plating Solution is a good alternative to platinum and can be shipped outside the UK and EU.

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Tech Specs

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data

Voltage Range 8.0 – 10.0 volts
Temperature 25 – 35 °C – (see notes)
Platinum concentration 25 g/l
Electrode Platinum, Carbon
Platinum content in plate Above 99.9%
Plating Rate at (3.5 volts, Platinum electrode) Approx. 0.2 – 0.4 micron per minute (spot) – see notes
Hardness 405 Hv
Density of deposit 21.4 g/cm3
Electrical resistivity of deposit 9.8 micro ohms/cm
Stress High (tensile)
Maximum deposit thickness 4 – 5 microns
Special storage requirements None
Shelf life Over 2 years
Health and Safety classification Irritant
Special considerations None
Transport (UN number) 2796



  • The plating rate increases considerably between 25 and 35 °C. Try to position your work on a
    warm surface. You could also use an infrared lamp as a form of heating.
  • Higher voltages give greater plating rates, however more spray is produced and a mist mask is recommended.
  • Plating rates are calculated over a sample area which is permanently covered by swab.
  • Will plate directly onto freshly prepared nickel or stainless steel.

Delivery Details

Postage Options;
      Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
        • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
        • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
        • International orders usually 3-5 working days.
For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs in the 'Current shipping' box before checking out.
    For Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.

Tel: 01225 329 463


Available for the UK and Europe only

About our Special Orders

Some items are regulated for transport and have to be sent separately using our separate Special Orders shopping cart. They can only be delivered to destinations in the UK and countries within the EU. Before placing your order, please read our Special Orders instructions HERE


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