Pen refills come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some of these are standards, shared across pen brands and decades of pen designs, while other are propriety and limited to just a few brands or even a few models. This means that replacing the ink in a pen, especially an older one, may end up being a more difficult task than you’d expect.
The goal of this article is to make buying a new ink refill for your pen as easy as possible. A secondary goal to this guide will be maximizing the number of refill options available for each pen. This is only possible once you have a good understanding of refill shapes and which are interchangeable.
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Many people see fountain pens as occasional writing instruments, maybe for doing some journaling or writing a letter, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The right fountain pen can be a great everyday tool, even if it never approaches the tool-like functionality of a ballpoint pen.
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New York City is a dream for shoppers of all kinds, but it really isn’t a stationery town. Compared to the cities of Europe or even some smaller college towns New York City’s stationery shops are few and far between, and dedicated pen shops are even rarer. What’s worse is that many of the longstanding places, like Pearl Paint’s iconic Canal Street location, have been closing.
Things aren’t all bad though, NYC still has some of the nation’s top stationery destinations.
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The Al-Star is the aluminum-bodied version of the Lamy Safari, the company’s best-selling fountain pen.
The Lamy Al-Star is the aluminum version of the Lamy Safari. The pens used the same nibs and have the same dimensions.
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The Lamy 2000 family is best know for its fountain pen, but it’s sold in a rollerball version as well. The rollerball has very similar styling to the fountain pen, including a cap. The Lamy 2000 mechanical pencil and ballpoint are capless models.
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The Safari is an entry-level pen from Lamy. It’s most commonly sold as a fountain pen, but also appears as a mechanical pencil, and ballpoint pen.
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The Lamy Aion is one of Lamy’s newer models, having been released in 2017. It’s an aluminum pen that highlights the company’s mastery of materials, combining brushed aluminum, bead blasted aluminum, and polished steel into a handsome pen.
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Gel pens and rollerball pens can seem like the same thing and they are, in fact, often confused. What’s the difference between the two?
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The Lamy Pico is a highly pocketable, expanding ballpoint pen that is known for its fun design.
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If you are in search of a great rollerball you have a lot of work ahead of you. There are many brands of rollerball pens and many styles of rollerball inks, as well as many sizes and colors.
We’ve done the testing and done the research to fine the best rollerball pens and rollerball refills available today.
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Have a mechanical pencil whose lead won’t come out? There is a good chance that your pencil is jammed! This can be annoying, but it’s usually easy to fix.
This guide will help clear that jam and get your pencil back in working order.
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The Lamy Xeno is an upcoming ballpoint pen that was announced by the company in June 2020.
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The Lamy Ideos is an upcoming fountain pen that was announced on June 24, 2020 by Lamy. The pen looks like a combination of the Lamy Studio and CP1, with a rounded corner added to the top.
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Lamy’s Dialog CC is an upcoming capless, retractable fountain pen that is similar to the Dialog 3. The pen will be released in the second half of 2020. The Dialog CC was announced alongside the upcoming Lamy Ideos.
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Lamy Mango is a light orange fountain pen ink that was released in 2020.
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