Ballpoint refill is introduced The ink is thick, kind of waxy and needs a firm touch. Convenience is unparalleled.
Rollerball technology debuts. The ink is more fluid and it lays down much easier than ‘standard’ ballpoint ink. A ceramic ball improves flow. Downsides are the limited capacity since usage increases over ‘standard’ ink
Paul Fisher introduces the Space Pen gas pressurized refill The ink flows more freely and writes on almost any surface including outer space
Schmidt Technology introduces the ‘Cartridge-Rollerball-System’ commonly referred to as ink ball. Liquid fountain pen ink flows through the precisely machined ball tip. The system allows for the use of any international sized ink cartridge or with a converter reservoir. The cost to write drops dramatically as a result. Ink lays down so easily it seems that the tip floats across the page.
Enjoy the Freedom of Liquid Ink Writers
Since 1945, Americans have favored the ‘ballpoint’ writing mode. Even today, 60% of ‘fine writing instruments’ are the ballpoint variety. Why? It’s cheap and convenient. But is it really the least expensive way to write with a ‘ballpoint’ tip?Ink Ball tips use a simple plug and play liquid ink cartridge. Each box of six cartridges is equal to about two ballpoint refills. A box of ink cartridges costs $3.50. Our average ballpoint sells for $7 - $11. Choose to use your ink converter and a bottle of ink and the expense drops by half again!
Choose from 31 colors of ink in cartridges or bottles.
We offer what we believe through our experience to be the finest quality inks sold anywhere. Through extensive in-house testing conducted on extensively used fountain pens returned for clogging, poor flow, and no startup of ink flow, we’ve found our proprietary formula to allow for years of leaving the cap off and instant startup.