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Lamy Rollerball and Ballpoint Refill Finder

Lamy Safari Rollerball
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Have a Lamy pen but confused about the refill you need to fit it? It’s very easy to know which refill you need because Lamy makes so few refills!

Even so, Lamy doesn’t exactly do a good job of explaining what you need, and it’s certainly not written anywhere on the pen. In fact, most people don’t even know the name of their pen! This guide is designed to solve all your Lamy refill problems.

Lamy Rollerball Refill Finder

Do you have a Lamy rollerball? A rollerball is a big, smooth-writing pen with a ink that feels like its sinks in the paper. The pen probably has a cap, but not all rollerballs do.

A rollerball’s refill will be long, metal, and shiny. There will be a blue or black plastic tip on one and and the writing tip on the other. On the metal cylinder there should be some writing about the model and size you currently are using.

There are only two options: the Lamy M63 and M66. The M63 is for capped pens while the M66 is for capless pens (that is, retractable pens). That’s all you need to know… then just check if you pen has a cap or not!

Here is a list of Lamy rollerballs, if you’d rather just identify your pen and refill that way…

  • 2000: M63
  • Accent: M63
  • Aion: M63
  • Al-Star: M63
  • CP1: M63
  • Dialog 2: M63
  • Imporium: M63
  • Lx: M63
  • Logo: M63
  • Safari: M63
  • Scala: M63
  • Studio: M63
  • Swift: M66
  • Tipo: M66
  • Vista: M63

Curious about the differences between the Lamy M66 and the M63? This video should help!

The M63 and M66 are most commonly sold in medium size in blue, black, red, and green. The can be found in a broad size, but mainly in Europe.

Lamy Ballpoint Refill Finder

If you have a Lamy ballpoint pen then your job is even easier, because the company only makes one full-sized ballpoint refill: the Lamy M16.

There is also the Lamy M22, but that’s for small pens, like the Lamy Pico and the Scribble. There is also the M21, but that’s just for multi-pens.

The Lamy M16 is a long, shiny metal cylinder with a plastic piece on top and a long shaft leading to the writing area. In the middle of the shaft will be a black plastic piece that will not move or rotate.

Ballpoint pens feel like they are writing on the paper, not bleeding into it. The ink is more prone to smearing than rollerball ink and has the feel of a ink of yesteryear. This is the type of ink that Bic and Paper Mate pens are closely associated with.

Lamy ballpoint pens that use the M16 include…

  • 2000
  • Accent
  • Aion
  • CP1
  • Econ
  • Safari
  • Logo / Logo M / Logo M+
  • Lx
  • Imporium
  • Noto
  • Scala
  • Studio
  • Unic
  • Vista

The tiny Lamy Pico and Lamy Scribble ballpoint both use the tiny M22 refill.

Lamy’s Refill Guide

This guide from Lamy should help as well:

Lamy Refill Guide