Pen & Pencil Refilling
Instructions
In the past I have been mailing instructions with each pen or pencil I sent out to my
customers. Several of these have commented to the fact that their pens have lasted and
written so well that they had accidentally thrown out or lost these instructions and asked if it
would be possible to put the instructions online so that they could access them at a later
time. Great idea I thought.
There are for the most part two methods of refilling pens. Pencils also have two main
methods of refilling them. It is important to know which type of pen or pencil you are trying
to refill. The type of pen will also somewhat dictate as to which type of refill you will need.
Most of the time the page in which the pen was shown on will state the type of pen you
have. If you are still not sure then just compare it to the photos shown on this page to find
which one matches the closest. You may also email me for I do try to keep a list of who
bought what type. These instructions apply
ONLY for pens and or pencils that are purchased
from me.
Slim Style Pen:  This pen style is shown on three of my web pages: Slim Style Pens page, Economy Pens
Page and there are a few on the Special Pens and Pencils page (mostly in pen/pencil sets). These instructions
apply ONLY to the pens not the pencils. Refilling the pencils by this method will ruin the pencil.


Step 1: Hold the pen sideways (left to right) with the lower half of the pen in your left hand and the
   top half in you right like two fists with you two thumbs touching each other.
Step 2: Carefully pull the top half to the right and the bottom half of the pen to the left until the two
   halves of the pen come apart. It is important not to lose that small decorative metal band. If
   you do lose it don’t panic, I can for a small fee get another for you.
Step 3: Setting the top half of the pen to the side, locate the small black or blue plastic knob
   protruding from the top portion of the lower half of the pen. Twist this black or blue plastic knob
   counter clockwise to unthread the ink cartridge from the pen, pull the cartridge out and dispose of it.
   The black or blue plastic is part of the ink cartridge.   
Step 4: Obtain a new ink cartridge. This style pen uses a “Cross” style ink cartridge which can be purchased
   from me or from any office/stationary supply store.
Step 5: Insert the new ink cartridge into the center of the lower half of the pen and twist the black/blue
   plastic knob clockwise until it is tight. Caution do not over tighten it as it is only plastic and will break if
   over tightened.
Step 6: Check to verify that the center band is still in place. Pick up the top half of the pen and push it back
   onto the lower half of the pen. If the pen has a specific color grain or pattern line the pattern prior to
   pressing the two halves back together.
Step 7: Twist the pen in both directions to confirm that the tip of the ink cartridge is extending and retracting
   correctly. It is common that a bit of scribbling may be necessary to get the new ink flowing again.  
This is a standard Click Style Pen. These pens are shown on my Click style pens page. There are also a few
on my special pen and pencils page.

Step 1: Remove the "Nose Tip" by twisting it off in the counter clockwise direction. Set it aside.
Step 2: Pull out the Ink Cartridge and the Spring together. Be careful not to lose the spring and set the
       Spring aside with the Nose Tip.
Step 3: Dispose of the old Ink Cartridge properly. Obtain a new ink cartridge either from me or from a local
       office/stationary supply store. This style pen uses a Parker style cartridge available in a gel writer
       or ball point style. Gel writers are mostly made of plastic and ball points are most commonly metal
       constructed.
Step 4: Insert ink cartridge into the main pen body with the point end sticking out of the end, non writing
       end goes in first.
Step 5: Place the spring onto the new ink cartridge in the opposite manner that you took it off of the old
       cartridge.
Step 6: Thread (twist) the nose tip piece back onto the main pen body. The opposite fashion in which it
       was removed. Do not over tighten the nose tip as this will damage the pen and it will not be
       repairable.
Step 7: Click the pen several times to seat the new cartridge, if it does not click properly disassemble and
       reassemble the pen again making sure you have the proper style refill cartridge. Try writing with
       the pen it may take some scribbling to get the ink flowing. This is not uncommon with new refills.

                        Enjoy writing with your pen again
This is a standard Large Designer Style Pen. These pens are shown on my Large Designer style pens page.
There are also a few on my special pen and pencils page.

Step 1: Remove the "Nose Tip" by twisting it off in the counter clockwise direction. Set it aside.
Step 2: Pull out the Ink Cartridge and the Spring together. Be careful not to lose the spring and set the
     Spring aside with the Nose Tip.
Step 3: Dispose of the old Ink Cartridge properly. Obtain a new ink cartridge either from me or from a local
     office/stationary supply store. This style pen uses a Parker style cartridge available in a gel writer
     or ball point style. Gel writers are mostly made of plastic and ball points are most commonly metal
     constructed.
Step 4: Insert ink cartridge into the main pen body with the point end sticking out of the end, non writing
     end goes in first.
Step 5: Place the spring onto the new ink cartridge in the opposite manner that you took it off of the old
     cartridge.
Step 6: Thread (twist) the nose tip piece back onto the main pen body. The opposite fashion in which it
     was removed. Do not over tighten the nose tip as this will damage the pen and it will not be
     repairable.
Step 7:  Twist the pen several times to seat the new cartridge, if it does not twist properly disassemble and
     reassemble the pen again making sure you have the proper style refill cartridge. Try writing with
     the pen it may take some scribbling to get the ink flowing. This is not uncommon with new refills.

                      Enjoy writing with your pen again

               Sierra Style
step 1: Pull top portion of the pen  off of the main body
as show in the 2nd picture, do not use tools
to do this.
step 2: unthread the twist mechanism, may have to
use a pair of pliers to do so. See picture 3 pay
attention to not grip the twist mechanism on the
top portion as shown in the picture.
step 3: remove ink well saving the spring as you will need it
to reassemble the pen, insert the new Parker style
ink well with the spring on it, and reassemble
the pen in the opposite order you just took it appart.
May use pliers to tighten the twist mechanism, do not over
tighten it as you can break it easily.
step 4: push the top half of the pen body  back onto the
lower half , test for proper operation.
Enjoy writing again
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Executive style pen
Step 1: remove the "top cap" simply pull it off, do not twist
as you are pulling, doing so can damage the twist mechanism.
Step 2: remove the twist mechanism, it threads in,
remember the old saying right is tight left is loose, when
unthreaded set it to the side.
Step 3: remove the empty refil insert and discard saving
the spring, put the spring on the new "parker style" refil and
insert it into the body of the pen.
Step 4: re install the twist mechanism and tighten it till
snug, do not over tighten it, over tightening it may damage it.
press the top cap back on the twist mechanism, do not twist it
on again doing so could damage the twist mechanism.
Step 5: check for proper pen function them enjoy writing
again.