Refill Guide

Refill Guide

Refill Guide


Choosing the correct refill for your pen is important, but sometimes it hard to know which is right. Some brands have specific sizes and profiles to fit their pens, some take standard sizes, some brands even do refills designed for other brands. Pen Heaven have come up with this easy to use refill guide to help you navigate your way through the many options available.

Generally if you want a refill for your pen look for a branded refill that matches your pen and type. If you can't find a branded refill this is usually because the manufacturer does not make specialised refills and your pen will take the International Standard for that writing type.

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CARAN D'ACHE

Caran d'Ache Ballpoint Refill

Caran D'ache ballpoint pens take a super-sized refill, with an extra-long writing life, called the Goliath.
  • Medium point
  • Available in black only

CROSS

Cross Ballpoint Refill

Cross ballpoint refills are brand specific and screw into place within the ballpoint. This screw fixing means the ballpoint mechanism can work without the need for a loose internal spring so there will be no worries about losing part of your pen when changing refills.

Available options:

Fine Point
  • Fine writing point
  • Available in blue and black
Medium Point
  • Medium writing point
  • Available in blue, black and red
Broad Point
  • Broad writing point
  • Available in blue and black

Cross Ink Cartridges

Cross use their own brand specific ink cartridges.
  • Come in packs of six
  • Available in black and blue

Cross Selectip Rollerball Refill

All Cross rollerballs take the Cross Selectip Gel Rollerball refill except the Cross Click, which take the Slim line refill.
  • Available in black or blue

Cross Slim Line Rollerball Refill

Brand specific refill for the Cross Click.
  • Available in black or blue

FISHER SPACE

Fisher Space Pen Ballpoint Refill

Fisher Space are known for their ballpoint pens that will write anywhere. Up-side down, on wet paper, in space, underwater. The innovative ballpoint refill is pressurised so that the smooth consistent writing line can function in the most unlikely of environments
  • Brand specific
  • Medium writing point
  • Available in black and blue

LAMY

Lamy M22 Ballpoint Refill

The M22 is a compact ballpoint refill suitable ONLY FOR THE LAMY PICO.
  • Medium point.
  • Waterproof
  • Available in black and blue

Lamy M16 Ballpoint Refill

The Lamy M16 is the standard ballpoint refill for Lamy pens. Their great German technology and Bauhaus design principles of function over form mean all of their products are top notch.
  • Medium point.
  • Waterproof
  • Available in black, blue and red

Lamy Ink Cartridges

Lamy use brand specific ink cartridges and they occasionally release special edition coloured inks to match their special edition pens.

Available options:

Lamy Ink Cartridges
  • Wide range of colours
  • Come in boxes of 5
  • Blue ink can be washed out of most fabrics and textiles easily
Monteverde Lamy Compatible Ink Cartridges
  • Wide range of colours
  • Come in boxes of 5

Lamy M63 Rollerball Refill

Most Lamy rollerballs with a cap take the M63 refill. These ranges include Al-Star, Safari, Studio and 2000. The exception being the Lamy Imporium which uses the M66 refill.
  • Available in black, blue and red
  • Compatible with most Lamy capped rollerball pens

Lamy M66 Rollerball Refill

All Lamy rollerballs without a cap take the M66 refill. These ranges include the Swift and Tipo. Also compatible with the Lamy Imporium range.
  • Available in black, blue and red
  • Compatible with Lamy capless rollerball and Lamy Imporium

OHTO

Ohto Slimline Ballpoint Refill

Specially designed for the Ohto's slim profile these refills are brand specific.
  • Fine 0.7mm writing point
  • Black only

Ohto Tasche Petit Ballpoint Refill

Compatible only with Ohto Tasche Petit Ballpoint Pen.
  • Ultra Fine 0.5mm writing point
  • Black only

Ohto Ceramic Rollerball Refill

Ohto rollerball refills are euro-format.
  • Available in black and blue
  • 0.5mm writing point
  • Ceramic ball tip

PARKER

Parker Ink Cartridges

Standard

 

Short

Parker use two types of ink cartridge. Both are compatible with all Parker fountain pens. The only difference being the size and thereby the amount of ink they hold and how long they will last before needing to be changed.
Parker ink cartridges use 'Quink' ink technology which utilises alcohol in the ink instead of water, creating a very quick drying and smudge resistant ink.
Parker Quink Short Cartridges are the International Standard Short ink cartridge size.

Available options:

Parker Quink Short Ink Cartridges
  • Come in packs of 12
  • Available in a variety of colours
Parker Standard Ink Cartridges
  • Available in blue, black and blue-black
  • Come in packs of 5

Parker Rollerball Refill

Parker rollerball refills are brand specific, fit all Parker rollerball pens and come in two writing widths.

Available options:

Medium Point
  • Available in black and blue
Fine Point
  • Available in black and blue

PLATINUM

Platinum Ink Cartridges

Platinum use a brand specific style of ink cartridge and are available in three options.

Available options:

Pack of 2
  • Available in a variety of colours
Pack of 10
  • Available in black and blue-black
Carbon Ink Cartridges
  • Permanent ink
  • Suitable for Platinum Fude Brush and Platinum Desk Pen
  • Come in packs of 4
  • Available in black only

SHEAFFER

Sheaffer Ballpoint Refill

Sheaffer make their own brand specific refills which fit most Sheaffer ballpoint pens, but the Taranis and the Sagaris ranges take the International Standard ballpoint refill size. Sheaffer brand refills are available in fine and medium writing points. Colour choice is limited to black or blue.

Available options:

Fine Point
  • Available in black or blue
Medium Point
  • Available in black or blue

Sheaffer Ink Cartridges

Sheaffer fountain pens use their own brand specific ink cartridges, except for VFM which uses Standard International Short ink cartridges
  • Available in a variety of colours
  • Come in packs of 5

Sheaffer Rollerball Refill

Sheaffer have two styles of rollerball refill. Classic and Slim. The Slim style is Standard International Euro format.
Sheaffer rollerball refills are range specific.

Classic

  • Available in black and blue
  • Medium writing point
  • Suitable for Legacy and Prelude

WATERMAN

Waterman Ballpoint Refill

Waterman ballpoint refills are brand specific. Waterman has an excellent history of ink based innovation and they have continued this trend in creating some great ballpoint refills, which are long lasting and have a smooth consistent writing style.
  • Medium writing point
  • Available in black and blue

Waterman Rollerball Refill

Waterman rollerball refills are available as a fine point only.
  • Available in black and blue.
  • Fine 0.5mm writing point.

YARD-O-LED

Yard-o-Led Ballpoint Refill

Yard-o-Led Ballpoint Refill
The Yard-o-Led Standard ballpoint refill will fit Diplomat, Deco, Deluxe, Perfecta, Regent and Viceroy ranges.
Pocket size Yard-o-Led ballpoint pens need Standard International multifunction size refills.
  • Medium writing point.
  • Available in black and blue.

STANDARD INTERNATIONAL

Standard International Ballpoint

Compatible with Coles, Conklin, Diplomat, Faber-Castell, Graf von Faber-Castell, Hugo Boss, Kaweco, Laban, Lexon, Montegrappa, Ohto, Online, Otto Hutt, Parker, Pelikan, some Sheaffer ranges, USUS and Visconti. Known as the 'G2' within the pen industry this is the Industry standard size. It is more commonly known as the 'Parker-Style' ballpoint refill.

Medium Point Refills

Medium writing point refills are the standard for this type and most pens will be fitted with this writing point width at purchase. The writing point is usually 1mm wide, but varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Being the most standard size means there are many options of manufacturers to choose from for your refills.
Parker Ballpoint Refill
  • Quink technology utilises innovative ink flow for smooth consistent writing lines
Standard Ballpoint Refill
  • Cheap, yet effective
Monteverde Standard Ballpoint Refill
  • Wide range of colours
  • Come in packs of two
Faber-Castell Ballpoint Refill
  • World renowned precision and innovation
Online Ballpoint Refill
  • German technology
  • Only available in blue
Pelikan Ballpoint Refill
  • Renowned for their ink quality
  • Blue or black
Kaweco Ballpoint Refill
  • Superior ink flow
  • Pack of 3
Montegrappa Ballpoint Refill
  • Premium Italian craftsmanship
  • Black or blue

Fine Point Refills

Fine point refills are great for those with smaller handwriting or for intricate detailing. They are usually 0.8mm in width. If you want to go even finer, choose a needlepoint, at 0.7mm in width.
Parker Ballpoint Refill
  • Quink technology utilises innovative ink flow for smooth consistent writing lines
Kaweco Ballpoint Refill
  • Superior ink flow
  • Pack of 3
OHTO Needlepoint Ballpoint Refill
  • 0.7mm needlepoint extra fine refill.
  • Only available in black.

Broad Point Refills

Broad writing point refills are fantastic if you have larger handwriting and don't like spider webs across your page. Options on this width are limited though. Usually a 1.2mm writing point.
Parker ballpoint refill - Broad
  • Quink technology utilises innovative ink flow for smooth consistent writing lines
Pelikan Ballpoint Refill
  • Renowned for their ink quality
  • Blue or black
Kaweco Ballpoint Refill
  • Superior ink flow
  • Pack of 3
Graf von Faber-Castell Ballpoint Refill
  • World renowned precision and innovation

Gel Ink Refills

Gel ink refills are fantastic for bright vibrant colours, and smooth steady writing lines, but this does come at the cost of the refills life. Gel ink refills won't last as long as standard ballpoint refills.
Parker Gel Ink Ballpoint Refill
  • 1mm medium point
  • Available in black or blue
Monteverde Parker Style Gel Ink Ballpoint Refill
  • 0.8mm fine point
  • Wide range of colours
  • Come in packs of two
Kaweco Gel Ink Ballpoint Refill
  • 0.7mm fine point
  • Available in black or blue
Visconti Gel Ink Ballpoint Refill
  • 0.8mm fine point
  • Premium Italian craftsmanship

Standard International Short Ink Cartridges

Compatible with Caran d'Ache, Coles, Conklin, Diplomat, Faber-Castell, Graf von Faber-Castell, Hugo Boss, Kaweco, Laban, Montegrappa, Ohto, Online, Otto Hutt, Pelikan, Sheaffer (VFM only), USUS, Visconti, Waterman, Worther and Yard-o-Led.

Available options:

Caran d'Ache Ink Cartridges
  • Pack of 5
  • Black only
Graf von Faber-Castell Ink Cartridges
  • Selection of muted, sophisticated colours including stone grey and moss green
  • Come in packs of 6
Monteverde Standard Ink Cartridges
  • Available in a wide range of colours
  • Come in packs of 6
Yard-O-Led Ink Cartridges
  • Available in black and blue
  • Come in packs of 6
Kaweco Ink Cartridges
  • Available in wide range of colours
  • Come in packs of 6
Visconti Ink Cartridges
  • Presented in bakelite container
  • Come in packs of 7
Faber-Castell Ink Cartridges
  • Available in black, blue, pink and turquoise
  • Come in packs of 6
Waterman Ink Cartridges
  • Available in wide range of colours
  • Come in packs of 6
Pelikan 4001 Ink Cartridges
  • Available in wide range of colours
  • Come in packs of 6

Euro-format Rollerball Refills

Compatible with Caran d'Ache, Coles, Diplomat, Faber-Castell, Graf von Faber-Castell, Hugo Boss, Kaweco (certain ranges), Laban, Montegrappa, Ohto, Online, Otto Hutt, Pelikan, Platinum, Sheaffer, Visconti, Waterman, Worther and Yard-o-Led.

The Euro-format rollerball refill is similar to a standard in that a lot of brands use a euro-format. The only issue is that although very similar and most can be used across the different brands they vary slightly. Some have a wider tip. Some have a small 'step' where the tip section meets the barrel.

All this means that if you have a pen which suits Euro-format rollerball refills it is best to use the manufacturer's own refills. That said if you're feeling risky there's plenty of options to choose from which will most likely fit.

Available options:

Monteverde Standard Rollerball Refill
  • Come in packs of two
  • Variety of colours
  • 0.5mm writing point
  • Ceramic ball for extra smooth writing
Standard Rollerball Refill
  • Available in black and blue
  • 0.5mm writing point
Faber-Castell Rollerball Refill
  • Available in black and blue
  • Fine 0.5mm writing point
Faber-Castell Fineliner Refill
  • Available in black and blue
  • Extra fine 0.4mm fine-line writing point
Yard-o-Led Rollerball Refill
  • Available in black and blue

Standard Multifunction Ballpoint Refill

Compatible with Caran d'Ache, Cross, Laban, Lamy, Ohto, Online, Parker, Platinum, Worther, Yard-o-Led.

Known as the 'D1' within the pen industry, this is the industry standard size for multi-function and pocket pens. These refills are usually made of metal and have a hollow end. Generally these are miniaturised ballpoint refills, utilising oil based ink.

As lots of brands manufacture their own there is a wide range to choose from and even some great colours and styles; like the Lamy M55 Marker Refill, which works like a highlighter.

Many multi-function refills have a fine writing point as they have limited ink capacity and this prolongs the refill life, but other sizes are available.

Available options:

Lamy M21 Mini Ballpoint Refill
  • Available in black, blue, red and green
  • Waterproof
Lamy M55 Mini Refill
  • Extra bright orange ink
  • Useful as a highlighter
Online Mini Ballpoint Refill
  • German Technology
Cross Micro Ballpoint Refill
  • Medium (1mm) writing point
  • Comes in packs of two
  • Available in blue, black and red
Caran d'Ache Mini Ballpoint Refill
  • Prestigious brand
  • Great quality refills
  • Only available in black
Yard-o-Led Mini Ballpoint Refill
  • Made in England
  • Available in black and blue
Ohto Mini Ballpoint Refill
  • Extra Fine (0.7mm) writing point
  • Available in black, blue and red
Pelikan Mini Ballpoint Refill
  • Medium 1mm writing point
  • Available in black, blue and red
Kaweco Mini Ballpoint Refill