Ink Cartridge Adapter
Want to use an alternate ink cartridge for your Pen Type-A or Pen Type-B?
You'll need a small spacer to fill up the extra space on some cartridges. You can buy these little spacers here, or cut a piece of tubing or a wooden dowel to the appropriate length. Check below for the appropriate length for your ink cartridge.
Our favorite alternative is the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto. They're reliable and have a huge selection of colors. Pilot Frixion is also super interesting because it's an erasable ink that works like magic. Check out the video below ↓
|Ink Cartridge||Spacer Length (6mm diameter)|
Pilot Hi-Tec-C (BLS-HC25, BLS-HC3, BLS-HC4, BLS-HC5) BLS-HC3 ships with our pens.
Here's a comprehensive guide to Hi-Tec-C.
|no spacer needed|
|Pilot G-Tec-C (Identical to Hi-Tec-C, sold outide Japan with fewer color options)||no spacer needed|
|Pilot G2 (Widely available gel ink)||5mm|
|Pilot Juice (color gel ink)||4mm|
|Pilot Frixion (Erasable Gel Ink)||27mm|
|Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto (huge selection)||21.5mm|
|Zebra EQ (Ultra smooth and vibrant emulsion ink)||2mm|
|Zebra JF (Highly durable fine tip)||3mm|
|Uni Signo UMR-82, UMR-83, UMR-85, and UMR-87 (Super smooth edgeless tip)||3mm|
|Uni Signo UMR-109 (Gel ink available in white, black, gold and silver)||16mm|
|Uni Jetstream SXR-80 (Tip sizes up to 1.0mm)||27mm|
|Schmidt 6040 FineLiner Fiber Tip (Spring loaded felt tip)||6mm|
I got this adapter so I could use the Zebra EQ refill in the Pen Type-B. WOW! This refill really sealed the deal for me with this pen. I wrapped a little scotch tape on the refill where the metal insert goes and it was perfect!