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Itching to try a new bottled ink with your favorite fountain pen? Wondering which fountain pen brand uses what type of converter?

All too often that perfect ink isn’t available in cartridge form. Instead of switching out cartridges, you can use a converter to test out your new favorite ink color in a variety of fountain pen models.

Discover the common converter sizes for each pen brand by referring to our fountain pen converter guide below.

​Looking for a cartridge for your fountain pen? Check out our:
“​Fountain Pen Cartridge Compatibility Chart

​Fountain Pen Converter Types

​There are two (2) fountain pen converter types:  piston and squeeze.

  • Piston converters use a twisting motion to release air. As the knob is twisted back, ink is drawn in to fill the reservoir.
  • ​Squeeze converters require the user to compress or pinch the converter with pressure to load it with ink.

​Converters ​come in two (2) size categories:

  • ​Standard International converter - 7.62cm long piston converter, most fountain pens accept this size
  • ​Proprietary ink converter - Manufactured to fit a specific brand’s pen models

​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.

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Pen Manufacturer

​Converter

Acme Studio

Standard International

​Aurora

  • ​Aurora
  • ​Parker

Baoer

Standard International

Bexley USA

Standard International

​Bossert & Erhard

Standard International

​Caran d’Ache

  • ​Aurora
  • ​Parker

​Cartier

Standard International

​Colibri

Standard International

​Conklin

Standard International

​Conway Stewart

Cross

Cross

​David Oscarson

Standard International

Delta

Delta

​Diplomat

Standard International

Dunhill

Standard International

​Eboya

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

​Edison Pens

Standard International

​Elysee

Standard International

Faber-Castell

Standard International

​Franklin-Christoph

Cross

​Franklin Covey

Standard International

Graf von Faber-Castell

Standard International

​Hero

Inoxcrom

Standard International

​J Herbin

Standard International

​Jac Zagoory

Standard International

​Jean Pierre Lepine

Jean Pierre Lepine

Jinhao

​Jorg Hysek

​Jorg Hysek

​Karas Kustoms

Standard International

Kaweco Sport

Kaweco ​Squeeze

Kaweco Student

  • ​Kaweco ​Squeeze
  • ​Standard International

Krone

Standard International

Laban

Standard International

LAMY

LAMY

Libelle

Standard International

​Loiminchay

Standard International

​Marlen

​Sheaffer

​Michael Perchin

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

Montblanc

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Montblanc

​Montegrappa

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

​Monteverde

Standard International

​Museum of Modern Art

Standard International

Nakaya

Nakaya

Namiki

Namiki

​Nemosine

Standard International

Nettuno

Standard International

​Ohto

  • ​Rosetta
  • ​Kaweco Squeeze

​OMAS

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

​Online

Standard International

Parker

Parker

Pelikan

Pelikan

Pilot

Pilot

​Pineider

Standard International

Platinum

Platinum

​Porsche

Standard International

​Recife

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

​Retro 51

Standard International

​Rosetta

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

​Rotring

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

Sailor

Sailor

​Schmidt

Standard International

​Schneider

Standard International

​Sensa

Standard International

Sheaffer

Sheaffer

​Sheaffer VFM

​Kaweco Squeeze

​ST Dupont

  • ​Standard International
  • ​Pelikan

Staedtler

Standard International

​Stipula

Standard International

Taccia

Taccia

​Tibaldi

Standard International

Tombow

Standard International

​Traveler’s Company

Standard International

​TWSBI

Standard International

Visconti

  • ​Visconti
  • ​Standard International
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    ​Schmidt K6

​Wahl-Eversharp

Standard International

Waterford

Standard International

Waterman

  • ​Waterman
  • ​Rosetta

Yafa

Standard International

Yard-O-Led

​Pelikan

​Fountain Pen Converter Types

​Standard
International Converter

​Proprietary Converters

  • ​Parker
  • ​Pelikan
  • ​Schmidt
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    ​Visconti
  • ​Aurora
  • Cross
  • ​Delta
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    ​Jean Pierre Lepine
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    ​Jorg Hysek
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    ​Kaweco
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    ​LAMY
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    ​Montblanc
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    ​Nakaya
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    ​Namiki
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    ​Parker
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    ​Pelikan
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    ​Pilot
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    ​Platinum
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    ​Rotring
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    ​Sailor
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    ​Scheaffer
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    ​Taccia
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    ​Visconti
  • check
    ​Waterman

​Sources

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