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The Pen Refill Compatibility Thread

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by edcfstaff, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. edcfstaff

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    Okay, I'm calling on all pen people to share their knowledge of pen ink cartridge compatibility. I love looking at different pen designs, but the biggest barrier to me in buying a new pen is not knowing if that pen will accept alternate refills should I not be able to get a stock refill, for whatever horrible reason.

    Please post your knowledge below of what pens are compatible with what refills, and I'll try to update it in the second post in this thread. If I get enough contributions, I'll mock up a spreadsheet and post it.I know there are a bagazillion pens and refill types out there, so maybe just some of the common ones would work best.
     
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  2. edcfstaff

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    Caran d'Ache
    Goliath refill (Caran d'Ache)
    A. Fisher Space Pen pressurized refills (PR series - the ones that come with adapters)
    Parker style refills (w/adapter)


    Rick Hinderer Kubotan/Pen

    G. Fisher Universal pressurized refills
    Staedtler NON-pressurized "Multi-action Pen Refills", SKU: 031901928315

    Waterman Rollerball
    Pilot G2 refills

    Rotring Rollerball
    Pilot G2 refills

    Rotring 600 Series Ballpoint (aka Newton)
    Goliath refill (Caran d'Ache)
    A. Fisher Space Pen Pressurized refills (PR series - the ones that come with adapters)
    Parker compatible ballpoint or gel refills


    PicoPen
    G. Fisher Pressurized Universal Refill (at first notch)
    Caran d'Ache XS ballpoint refill

    Inka Pen
    G. Fisher Pressurized Universal Refill (with stylus extension added)

    Fisher Space Pen

    A. Fisher Space Pen pressurized refills (PR series - the ones that come with adapters):
    Caran d'Ache Classic (Metal-X, Ecridor) pens (w/adapter)
    Parker style pens (w/adapter)

    B. Fisher Space Ball Pressurized Refills fit these Roller Ball Pens:
    Townsend by Cross, Diplomat, Elyee, Excalibur,
    Lamy, Lodis, Micro, Mont Blanc, Parker, Pelikan,
    Rotring, Sheaffer, and Waterman Roller Ball.


    C. Fisher Pressurized Refills to fit Mont Blanc Ball Pens

    D. Fisher Pressurized Refills to fit Waterman Ball Pens

    E. Fisher Pressurized Refills to fit Paper Mate Ball Pens

    F. Fisher Pressurized Refills to fit Paper Mate Old Style Ball Pens

    G. Fisher Pressurized Universal Refills

    H. Fisher Non-Pressurized Refills (one-for-all)

    I. Fisher Pressurized Refills to fit Cross Type Ball Pens

    J. Zip Pressurized Refills - Fits ZIP Pen

    (info and pics from Fisher Pen site)
     

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    Fisher space pen fefill also fits the parker pens.  The Fisher Refill comes with a cap to go on the end to accomidate the clickie pen.  I beleive that Shaffer also makes refills for a lot of popular pens.

    KJ
     
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    Parker refills seem to fit a lot of stuff too!
     
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    The Rick Hinderer Kubotan/Pen can accept either the generic Fisher pressurized refills (NOT the regular Fisher pressurized refills) or the Staedtler NON-pressurized "Multi-action Pen Refills", SKU: 031901928315

    JM-99
     
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    Pilot G 2 refills in my Waterman rollerball.
     
  7. Jumpmaster
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    Might want to make it really clear that the Hinderer Kubotan pen does NOT take standard Fisher pressurized refills...it takes the "universal" ones...hold on...I'll get the name. I just want folks to know the bullet pen refills will not fit at all.

    The bullet pen refill (which will NOT fit the Hinderer Kubotan Pen) is the "PR Series"
    The ones that will fit, Fisher calls "universal"...

    Sorry for being picky, but I had a horrible time finding this information out before I bought my pen...:)

    JM-99
     
  8. LowWorm

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    Thanks, JM - correction made and thanks all...list updated.
     
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    How come I don't see the Inka Pen in that list?
     
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    The G2 refills fit my Rotring rollerball pen. (and IMHO work better)

    Dave
     
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    It appears to me that the Fisher Universal refill will fit the Inka pen, so long as you remove the stylus tip from the end of the used cartridge and put it on the refill.
     
  12. LowWorm

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    Thanks all, list updated with PicoPen and Inka Pen info.
     
  13. LowWorm

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    List updated with Rotring 600 series info.
     
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    Monica, does the 600 series refill info apply to the triopens as well?
     
  15. LowWorm

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    Dino, it is my understanding that the 600 Trio series takes the Rotring mini ballpoint refill, which is essentially the same as the: G. Fisher Pressurized Universal refill.

    I'll post it once I verify.
     
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    The Rotring Trio and Duo Pens will take Rotring Multipen refills, as well as Schaeffer multipen refills, and Staedtler Multipen refills (easily found at Staples). IMHO, the Rotrings write the best out of all of those.
     
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    I've also used Staedtler refills in my Rotring 600 as well as in the Pico Pen (tight fit).

    Rotring refills also fit the Pico, but tightly.

    loWWorm, FYI - the Fisher Universal may be pressurized, but the Rotring and the Staedtler aren't as far as I know.  They are both open-ended refills.
     
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    That means all of those are a fit for everything the Fisher "universal" pressurized refill (not the same as the bullet pen refill) fits...such as the Hinderer Kubotan pen.  Good to know...

    (As far as being pressurized, Codeman is right -- the Fisher is, but the others are not...I gave the SKU for the Staedtler refills like this above...maybe the list could be modified to know these are all compatable with the Fisher "universal" pressurized refill?)

    JM-99
     
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    um..my Rotring rollerball takes a Fisher Space Ball refill, (and also a G-2 I'll guess -- have yet to try) -- but the pen point in the Rotring RB is spring loaded -- very cushy writing, heavy pen, very smooth, nice!
     
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    loWWorm, I think you need to split the Rotring entry up.  I know the actual Rotring Model 600 uses mini-refills (2.3mmx67mm).  The Newton and other "600 series" pens are called such because they share the same overall shape and design of the original Model 600, but I'm almost positive they use a larger refill.

    Here's a link to the Rotring standard rollerball refill, while this one is for the multi-pen refills.  So, there's at least 2 different size refills for Rotring's pens, depending upon model.

    Hope that helps! :)