I just received some of the new Monteverde Soft Roll refills for pens that accept the Lamy M16 ballpoint refill. They're the first aftermarket alternative for Lamy ballpoints, and they're excellent! I bought the medium point in blue, blue-black, and black. They fit perfectly in my Lamy 2000 and Safari ballpoint pens, and write MUCH smoother and "faster" than the OEM Lamy medium ballpoint refills - even smoother than the broad Lamy ballpoints. The blue is the smoothest, then the blue-black, and then the black (just like most other blue ballpoints are smoother than black ballpoints of the same style). No skipping so far, nice colors, and no smudges or globs. The blues are darker than the Lamy blue, however.
I think they're even smoother than the Soft Flow Parker-style refills. And they feel even smoother than the earlier Monteverde refills that substitute for the Lamy/DIN mini-refills used in multi-color ballpoint pens.
Edited by JML, 16 February 2012 - 00:22.