Platinum Pen Electrode

£24.19 + VAT

This platinised titanium electrode is plated to a specifiaction of 100g/m2 – (around 5 microns) ensuring long-life.

Please read under the Tech Specs tab ‘caring for your electrode’.

Our system of exchangeable pen electrodes means you can remove the electrode (using the mini allen key) for easy and thorough cleaning. You can then swap between the other pen electrodes in our range, for example silver, copper and nickel, making your choice according to the corresponding pen plating process.
Please note that this picture shows the Platinum Pen Electrode inserted into the pen handle with the nib attached.

The complete range of pen electrodes includes, from left to right, platinum, silver, copper, nickel and carbon.

Features Benefits
Made from platinum plated (platinised) titanium Ensures top quality results for all precious metals including gold, rhodium, platinum and ruthenium
Can be used with other plating solutions
Will not darken the nib (as is the case with a carbon electrode).


Notes: It is very important to use the correct electrode. If a stainless steel electrode is used for gold plating, iron from the stainless steel will react with the gold chemical and dissolve into the gold plating solution. This will poison it, making the gold insoluble and not able to plate. This will greatly reduce the efficiency of the solution.

Base material: type 2 titanium

Platinum content: 50 g/m2

Titanium base: 99.6% minimum

Operating current density: not more than 80 amps/dm2

pH range: 0.5 – 11

Conditions to avoid: Low pH electrolytes containing fluoride and chloride

Caring for your electrode: Please do not abrade this electrode as this will
damage the platinum layer and considerably shorten its life.

General guide;

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 £200
  • International orders usually 3-5 working days.

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