Ink Cartridges Usege

International Or Proprietary?

While the bottled fountain pen inks we offer can be used in any fountain pen having a converter, piston-fill, or other reservoir system (that includes every pen we sell new), cartridge inks fall into two broad categories--international and proprietary.

International Cartridges

J. Herbin and Pelikan cartridges are international and can be used in a wide variety of fountain pen brands, including Eboya, Montegrappa, and Waterman. Note that Pelikan large size cartridges have an ink capacity rivaling that of many piston-fillers. Below is a list of some popular pen models which utilize international size cartridges in their cartridge-converter pens:
Acme, Bexley, Caran d'Ache, Cartier, Conklin, Conway Stewart, Danitrio, Delta, David Oscarson, Eboya, Edison, Faber Castell, Kaweco, Krone, Libelle,  Lominchay, Marlen, Montblanc, Montegrappa, Monteverde, Omas, Pelikan, Reform, Retro 51, Rotring, Schmidt, Sensa, S.T. Dupont, Stipula, Taccia, TWSBI, Visconti, Waterman, Yard O Led

Proprietary Brands

The ink cartridges from Aurora, Platinum, Pilot-Namiki, and Sailor are proprietary, usable only in their respective pen brands--note that Platinum makes the ink cartridges used in Nakaya pens. In turn, pens from these manufacturers can only utilize their own proprietary ink cartridges--with the exception of Nakaya/Platinum, which offers an adapter (available from us at a nominal cost) allowing their pens to use international cartridges in addition to the Platinum brand. Parker pens also use the same size nibs and converters as Aurora.