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Best Capless Rollerball That Fits Parker Ballpoint Pens

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#1 GNL

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 21:26

What is the most fluid-writing, smoothest capless rollerball that fits standard Parker-size pens?

 

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Edited by GNL, 04 March 2020 - 22:03.

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#2 Theroc

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 01:47

My favorite Parker-type refill is the OHTO PG-805NP gel roller. It is a needlepoint, however.

Non-NP I can recommend the Schneider Gelion 39.

Also worth considering are Schneider's ViscoGlide refills. They are ballpoint refills, but smooth like no BP has any right to be.



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 20:01

I can agree with the Schneider Gelion 39 being good, it's my favourite refill for Parker G2 type pens.



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 19:04

Thanks for the recommendations!  I bought a Schneider Gelion 39.  It's terrific, but the 0.4 width is a bit too narrow for me.  I can't seem to find a wider version of the Gelion.  Does Schneider make one?  If not, who makes the most fluid-writing, smoothest capless rollerball in a width of 0.6 or 0.7 to fit a Parker pen?


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Posted 10 March 2020 - 20:24

My favorite Parker-type refill is the OHTO PG-805NP gel roller. It is a needlepoint, however.

Non-NP I can recommend the Schneider Gelion 39.

Also worth considering are Schneider's ViscoGlide refills. They are ballpoint refills, but smooth like no BP has any right to be.

 

 

How do these compare to the Easyflow 9000? Completely different ink technology?



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 21:28

 

 

How do these compare to the Easyflow 9000? Completely different ink technology?

Yes, the Gelion, as the name implies, uses gel-based ink. The Easyflow 9000 is nice, but the gelion is smoother. Also Schneider tips are less likely to fail, in my experience.



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Posted 10 March 2020 - 21:51

Schneider

 

 

That's what speed reading gets me :P ... my brain jumped to the next word after 'Sch'.

 

Thank you for the recommendation, now I'll need to try these out too in my Rotring Rapid Pro



#8 GNL

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 02:01

Is it true that the Schneider Gelion 39 come only in the 0.4 width? 


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Posted 27 March 2020 - 16:17

Not a rollerball (liquid ink) but Itoya gel refill is the smoothest Parker G2 compatible refill I've ever used.



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:23

Nothing wrong with a Parker G2 Gel, either.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 01:48

Is it true that the Schneider Gelion 39 come only in the 0.4 width? 

 

Looks like only 0.4 mm...

https://schneiderpen...-4004675019257/

Gelion 39
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Article No.:103903 | GTIN: 4004675019257
Gelion 39 blue Gel ink refills von Schneider

Product description

Gel refill in ISO format G2 for flowing, vibrantly coloured writing results. Writing colour blue. Line width approx. 0.4 mm. Waterproof and light resistant according to ink standard ISO 27668-2. Fits all Schneider Plug+Play ballpoint pens as well as many other pen types.
 


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 18:09

I use Schmidt P8120 in a Kaweco roller. P8120 is not G2 compatible in the sense that you cannot use it in a Jotter but Kaweco Sport roller uses G2 refill and it fits perfect in the Kaweco. Of course it writes amazing compared to strict G2 compatible refills.


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 05:43

Is it true that the Schneider Gelion 39 come only in the 0.4 width? 

I recently bought some Gelion 39 refills. In my opinion they write wetter/bolder than 0.4. If you gave me one and asked me to give my opinion on width without knowing ahead of time, I would have guessed 0.6. Not quite as bold as a 0.7 but certainly more width than a 0.4 or 0.5.



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Posted 06 May 2020 - 15:42

Both schmidt easyflow and schneider gelion 39 are good. Some may say jetstream 1.0 but it is less saturated color.



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Posted 09 May 2020 - 03:40

Both schmidt easyflow and schneider gelion 39 are good. Some may say jetstream 1.0 but it is less saturated color.

 

I have an Easyflow 9000 in one of my Jotters, and I have to say that I do not care for it. It's a nice black line, and it's a lot smoother than Parker BP refill. But I feel like it glops up ink on the tip. Lots of people love this refill, but it just isn't doing it for me.

 

I ordered some bold-sized Fisher Space Pen ballpoint refills to try. But of course, those aren't rollerballs. (should be pretty smooth, though, if the medium tipped ones are anything to go by)


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#16 Danny Kaffee

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Posted 12 May 2020 - 17:08

 

I have an Easyflow 9000 in one of my Jotters, and I have to say that I do not care for it. It's a nice black line, and it's a lot smoother than Parker BP refill. But I feel like it glops up ink on the tip. Lots of people love this refill, but it just isn't doing it for me.

 

I ordered some bold-sized Fisher Space Pen ballpoint refills to try. But of course, those aren't rollerballs. (should be pretty smooth, though, if the medium tipped ones are anything to go by)

I too found the Easyflow 9000 to be less than ideal. Like you, I think it's much better than a standard Jotter refill, but it doesn't compare to the best gel and liquid ink refills that are Parker ballpoint style.



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 02:06

Not a rollerball (liquid ink) but Itoya gel refill is the smoothest Parker G2 compatible refill I've ever used.

This is my Favorite for non-FPs.

 

It is smooth and reliable.  it is transparent, and 98/100 times if it skips, its empty and done.

 

I like the NP.


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#18 alexwi

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 22:47

 

I have an Easyflow 9000 in one of my Jotters, and I have to say that I do not care for it. It's a nice black line, and it's a lot smoother than Parker BP refill. But I feel like it glops up ink on the tip. Lots of people love this refill, but it just isn't doing it for me.

 

 

I didn't believe there was such a thing as too smooth until I tried this cartridge. It's like writing on glass. Made me realize the role played by friction on one's ability to control the pen.

 

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