Cartridge/Converter Compatibility Guide

This table serves as a general guidelines for which brands of cartridge/converter pens accept proprietary cartridges/converters, and which can use the standard international size (cartridge generally implies short). Please refer to the specific pen model for any exceptions to the below guidelines:

Pen Brand Converter Cartridges
Aurora Proprietary – Aurora Proprietary – Aurora
Caran d’Ache Standard International Standard International
Conklin Standard International Standard International
Cross Proprietary Proprietary
Delta Standard International Standard International
Edison Standard International Standard International
Faber-Castell Proprietary Standard International
Jinhao Standard International Standard International
Kaweco None Standard International
Lamy Proprietary –
Lamy Z24 or Lamy Z26
Proprietary –
Lamy
Montegrappa Standard International Standard International
Monteverde Standard International or Mini Converter Standard International
Omas Standard International Standard International
Parker Proprietary –
Parker
Proprietary
Pelikan Standard International Standard International
Pilot/Namiki Proprietary –
Pilot CON-20 or Pilot CON-50
Proprietary –
Pilot/Namiki
Platinum Proprietary –
Platinum
Proprietary –
Platinum
Sheaffer Proprietary –
Sheaffer (except VFM)
Proprietary –
Sheaffer (except VFM)
Stipula Standard International Standard International
Super5 Standard International Standard International
Visconti Standard International Standard International
Waterman Proprietary –
Waterman
Proprietary – Waterman

Which Cartridges are considered “Standard International”?

2017-10-11T13:45:48+00:00 January 1st, 2014|Fountain Pen 101|5 Comments
  • BCameron007

    Both Pelikan and Monteverde pens accept standard international cartridges, and yet Pelikan Amethyst cartridges are too long for my Monteverde Intima FP. Are “long international” carts different from “standard international” carts?

  • _s_s_miles

    What about GoldSpot pens? I received one gratis recently with a groups of Ink Samples. Do these pens use standard cartridges & converters?

    Also, I don’t see Levenger on the list, put their pens seem to be becoming a bit more ubiquitous on the market.

    Thanks!

  • Sparky Catkid

    Oh no. I could have saved $2 on my converter. Oh well. Maybe next pen.

  • Maccabeus

    Nemosine also takes standard international cartridges.

  • Azhar Khodabuccus

    Lamy cartridges fit in Parker pens But Parker cartridges are a bit loose in Lamy pens.
    Lamy converter are cheaper than Parker ones.