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Fountain Pen Converter Details

Here is a rundown on the various converter that fountain pens take.  The converters are essentially a mechanism to pull ink from the ink reservoir.  It can be inbuilt ( inbuilt to pen  - like piston mechanism etc) or can be something which can be detached.  


 Find the compatible cartridge for your fountain pen following “Fountain Pen Cartridge Information


So Fountain pen converters which can be detached are divided in the  following based on its functions:

  • Piston converters use a twisting motion to push air out and then pull the air/ink back with twisting it counter clockwise. These are more popular.

  • Squeeze converters usually use a squeeze mechanism on the bladder to pull ink from ink bottle .


Different manufacturers had different converters.  But over the years, a bit of adaption is in progress and International converters can be used on many pens.  But some pen companies still use their proprietary ink converters.  That below chart helps you to get an additional converter or a converter based upon the pen model.  The list is not comprehensive but will cover most of the brands we carry.   

 

​Standard International converter - Typically around 3 inches long, they are at this specific standard.  Important to note is the push type and screw type.  Most of the generic pen brands use this.  


Fountain Pen Converter Guide

Note: While a majority of fountain pens can refill with standard international converters, some models may not. This fountain pen converter guide is meant as a recommendation. Please refer to your specific pen’s instructions for acceptable converter sizes.

Pen Manufacturer

​Converter

Acme Studio

Standard International

​Aurora

Baoer

Standard International

Bexley USA

Standard International

​Bossert & Erhard

Standard International

​Caran d’Ache

Caran d'Ache Ink Converter

​Cartier

Standard International

​Conklin

Standard International

Cross

Cross

​David Oscarson

Standard International

Delta

Delta ( discontinued)

​Diplomat

Standard International

​Edison Pens

Standard International

Faber-Castell

Standard International

​Franklin Covey

Standard International

Graf von Faber-Castell

Standard International

Inoxcrom

Standard International

​J Herbin

Standard International

​Jac Zagoory

Standard International

Kaweco Sport

Kaweco ​Squeeze

Kaweco Student

Krone

Standard International

Laban

Standard International

LAMY

LAMY

​Marlen

Sheaffer

Montblanc

​Montegrappa

​Monteverde

Standard International

Namiki

Namiki/Pilot

Nettuno

Standard International

​OMAS

​Online

Standard International

Parker

Parker

Pelikan

Pelikan

Pilot

Pilot

​Pineider

Standard International

Platinum

Platinum

​Porsche

Standard International

​Retro 51

Standard International

​Rotring

Sailor

Sailor

​Schmidt

Standard International

​Schneider

Standard International

​Sensa

Standard International

Sheaffer

Sheaffer

​Sheaffer VFM

Kaweco ​Squeeze

​ST Dupont

Standard International

    ​Stipula

    Standard International

    Taccia

    Taccia

    Tombow

    Standard International

    ​TWSBI

    Standard International

    Visconti

    Waterford

    Standard International

    Waterman

    Waterman

    Yafa

    Standard International

    Yard-O-Led

    Pelikan