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Visconti Torpedo Blue Emotion Rose Gold Fountain Pen (L.E.)
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Inks and Refills
Ink and refills

Which refill or ink is suitable for my pen? A commonly asked and understandable question, because not every refill or cartridge is suitable for your pen. On this page you will find a clear explanation on refills and inks. Of course, you can always contact us, we are happy to help you find the correct refill for your writing instrument.

Please click below on the writing instrument to go to the detailed information.

Fountain Pen
Ballpoint Pen
Rollerball Pen

Ink and refills for fountain pens

The most important factor is that you always use fountain pen ink for your fountain pen; other inks may damage your pen. You also should determine whether you would like to use cartridges or a converter. Cartridges are plastic containers, which contain ink and can be thrown away once they are empty. A converter replaces the cartridge and can be used over and over again: you can fill a converter with ink from an ink bottle. Most pens use cartridges or a converter, however, some pens have internal reservoirs. When a pen has an internal reservoir you use a turning mechanism or a lever filling mechanism to fill a fountain pen through the nib.
 


Ink cartridges

We often are asked if it is necessary to use the ink cartridges of the same brand as the fountain pen. Our answer: often it is not necessary, but sometimes it is. Most fountain pens use the standard international ink cartridges: this way you can use Herbin ink in your Graf von Faber-Castell fountain pen. Because of this international standard you can choose from a large range of inks, colors and brands. A standard international cartridge looks as follows and has the following measurements:

The standard international ink cartridges are used by a.o. ACME, Bexley, Conway Stewart, Delta, Diplomat, Ducati, Faber-Castell, Ferrari da Varese, Graf von Faber-Castell, Jean Pierre L閜ine, Marlen, Montblanc, Omas, Signum, Stipula, Visconti and Waldmann.

Like we said, not every cartridges is suitable for every pen and vice versa. A few brands use their own format instead of the standard cartridges. You are bound to use these specific cartridges, because other types will not fit. The following brands use their own cartridges:

Aurora
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Cross
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Lamy
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Parker
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Pilot
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Sheaffer
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Waterman
Waterman pens normally use the long Waterman cartridges. The fountains pens of the Audace collection also accept the standard, international cartridges. The Waterman Ici et La and Lady collections can only use the standard international cartridges.

Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.



Ballpoint refills

Do I need a rollerball or ballpoint refill? An important question, because not only the ink is different, but most of the times a rollerball refill won't fit a ballpoint pen and vice versa.
To start with the ink: rollerball ink is liquid, where ballpoint ink is somewhat waxy and you have to push to get the ballpoint ink onto the paper.

Often, the easiest way to determine whether you need a ballpoint refill of rollerball refill is by answering the following question:
- Does the pen have a twist/turn mechanism or a click mechanism? If the answer is yes, you probably are holding a ballpoint pen.
Please note there are exceptions to this rule: some rollers also have a twist action mechanism.

How to choose the correct refill for your ballpoint? Most ballpoint pens use the standard "Parker" refill. This does not mean that you have to use a refill made by Parker, but this is only a commonly accepted term for this standard size. Some examples of this international standard can be found below:

Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.





As you can see, these refills have the same size and appearance: these refills can be used in all ballpoint pens, which use this international standard. In short, you can use a Graf von Faber-Castell refill in your Parker pen, et cetera.

The following ballpoint refill type is used by a.o. Delta, Lamy, Jean Pierre L閜ine, Signum and is often used in multi pens or mini pens. Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


The following ballpoint refill type is used by a.o. Fisher, Mazzuoli and Sensa. Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Schmidt produces standard refills for many brands around the world. When your refill looks exactly the same as above with the same measurements, but only the brand name is different, then you are probably using a Schmidt refill.
Of course, we also sell standard refills from other brands like Parker and Graf von Faber-Castell.

The standard sized "Parker" format is used by a.o. Aurora, Cartier, Conway Stewart, Delta, Diplomat, Ducati, Faber-Castell, Graf von Faber-Castell, Jean Pierre L閜ine, Marlen, Omas, Parker, Retro 51, Signum, Smart, Stipula, USUS, Visconti and Waldmann.
Please note: some collections by these brands may use other refills. Please contact us if you have any questions about the refill you should use. 

Ballpoint refills with "different" sizes
Some brands use their own refill types. Below you'll find an overview of some brands that use their own refill types. This is not a complete list, but it shows the commonly used other refills.

Cross
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Lamy
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Sheaffer
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Waterman
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.



Rollerball refills

Do I need a rollerball or ballpoint refill? An important question, because not only the ink is different, but most of the times a rollerball refill won't fit a ballpoint pen and vice versa.
To start with the ink: rollerball ink is liquid, where ballpoint ink is somewhat waxy and you have to push to get the ballpoint ink onto the paper.

Often, the easiest way to determine whether you need a ballpoint refill of rollerball refill is by answering the following question:
- Does the pen have a separate cap? If the answer is yes, you probably are holding a rollerball pen.
Please note there are exceptions to this rule: some ballpoint also have a cap.

How to choose the correct rollerball refill? Two things are important: the size and appearance of the refill. Below you'll find some examples of roller refills. Please contact us if you have any questions about the refill you should use. 

The following refill type is used by a.o. ACME, Aurora, Bexley, Delta, Diplomat, Faber-Castell, Graf von Faber-Castell, Jean Pierre L閜ine, Krone, Marlen, Montegrappa, Porsche Design, Rotring, Signum, Stipula, Visconti and Waterman. Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.




The following refill type is used by a.o. Cartier, Montegrappa, Omas, Pelikan, Retro 51 (Desk sets), Rotring and Sensa. Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.

 

The following refill type is used by a.o. Delta, Dunhill, Recife, Retro 51 and Stypen. Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.



The following refill type is used by a.o. Aurora, Bexley, Delta, Jorg Hysek, Jean Pierre L閜ine and Montegrappa. Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Rollerball refills with "different" sizes
Some brands use their own refill types. Below you'll find an overview of some brands that use their own refill types. This is not a complete list, but it shows the commonly used other refills.

Cross
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Lamy


Parker
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.


Sheaffer
Please click on the cartridge to go to the specific product in our web store.

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