The Complete Guide to Aurora Pen & Pencil Refills

This complete Aurora refill guide shows you every refill that Aurora makes for their pens and pencils, which pens they fit, and alternatives from other brands where available.

This includes ballpoint pen refills, rollerball pen refills, fountain pen ink cartridges, bottled ink, ink converters, and pencil lead refills.

The Complete Guide To Aurora Pen Refills

1. About Aurora

Established in 1919, Aurora is an Italian Luxury goods manufacturer renowned for its fountain pens, leather goods, and fine quality paper.

2. Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refills

Aurora uses four different types of standard-sized refills in their pens, D1, G1, G2, and A2. If you would like to know more about the different sizes of refills complying with ISO 12757-1:2017, Check out our Ultimate Pen Refill Guide for more information.

Schmidt Technologies manufacture and brand Aurora ballpoint pen refills; they are a specialist refill manufacturer with a reputation for producing high-quality refills.

Schmidt supply refills to many major pen brands. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Schmidt Refills for more information.

2.1. Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill -132

Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill 132

The standard Aurora ballpoint pen refill is a Parker-style G2 refill with a metal barrel and a choice of fine, medium, or broad tip sizes with black or blue ink.

It is the most prevalent Aurora ballpoint pen refill used in many of their ballpoint pens and is a rebranded Schmidt P900 G2 refill.

Aurora Standard Ballpoint Pen Refills Are Available in The Following Colors & Tip Sizes:

  • Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Fine Tip – 132-BF
  • Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Medium Tip -132-BM
  • Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Broad Tip -132-BB
  • Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Fine Tip – 132-NF
  • Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Medium Tip – 132-NM
  • Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Broad Tip – 132-NB

Aurora Standard Ballpoint Pen Refill Pen Compatibility

The Aurora standard size 132 ballpoint pen refills fit the following pens:

  • Aurora 88 Ballpoint Pens
  • Aurora Alpha Ballpoint Pen
  • Aurora Ipsilon Ballpopint Pens
  • Aurora Optima Ballpoint Pens
  • Aurora Style Ballpoint Pens
  • Aurora Talentum Ballpoint Pens
  • Aurora Tu Ballpoint Pens

Alternative Aurora Ballpoint Pen Refills

This Aurora ballpoint pen refill is a standard size G2 refill; therefore, if you want to try an alternative Aurora ballpoint pen refill or ink color, any G2 compatible refill will fit.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parker Style G2 Refills to see over 35 G2 refills by other brands.

2.2. Aurora Thesi Ballpoint Pen Refill – 133

Aurora Thesi Ballpoint Pen Refill 133

The Aurora Thesi ballpoint refill is a standard A2 refill with a metal barrel made for them by the German manufacturer Schmidt.

This type of refill is an older style and fits Aurora Thesi ballpoint pens.

Aurora Thesi Ballpoint Pen Refills Are Available in The Following Colors & Tip Sizes::

  • Aurora Thesi Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Fine Tip – 133-BF
  • Aurora Thesi Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Medium Tip – 133-BM
  • Aurora Thesi Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Fine Tip – 133-NF
  • Aurora Thesi Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Medium Tip – 133-NM

2.3. Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill – 131

Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill 131

The Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen refill is a standard-size G1 refill manufactured for Schmidt. It is probably a rebranded Schmidt 1011 or 1012 G1 refill, although Schmidt no longer lists them in their catalog.

Aurora Magellano ballpoint pens use Aurora Wagon refills, this type of refill is an older style and also fits Vintage Aurora pens, including:

  • Aurora 88K Ballpoint Pens
  • Aurora 88P Ballpoint Pens
  • Aurora Hasti Ballpoint Pens.
  • Reynolds Retractable Pens (the 1950s – 1970s)

In some vintage pens, you may need to shorten the plastic end to make it the correct length.

Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refills Are Available in The Following Colors & Tip Sizes:

  • Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Fine Tip – 131-BF
  • Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Medium Tip -131-BM
  • Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Broad Tip -131-BB
  • Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Fine Tip – 131-NF
  • Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Medium Tip – 131-NM
  • Aurora Wagon Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Broad Tip – 131-NB

2.4. Aurora Mini Ballpoint Pen Refill – 143

Aurora Mini Ballpoint Pen Refill 143

Aurora Mini Ballpoint pen refills are standard-size Schmidt D1 metal refills with a medium tip and black or blue ink.

Aurora Optima Mini Ballpoint Pens use these refills, but if you want to try a D1 refill from another brand, there are many options. Check out our Ultimate Guide to D1 Refills, which has all the top refills from major brands, including ballpoint, hybrid ink & gel ink refills.

Aurora Mini Ballpoint Pen Refills Are Available in The Following Colors & Tip Sizes:

  • Aurora Mini Ballpoint Pen Refill Blue Medium – 143-BM
  • Aurora Mini Ballpoint Pen Refill Black Medium – 143-NM

3. Aurora Rollerball Pen Refills

Aurora sells three different refills for their rollerball pens: a standard size Euro Format rollerball & Fine Liner refill and a compact refill.

Schmidt Technologies manufactures these refills for Aurora.

3.1. Aurora Rollerball Refill – 280

Aurora Rollerball Refill 280

Aurora 280 rollerball pen refills are a Euro Format metal refill with a fine or medium tip and black or blue ink that fits most of their rollerball pens.

This refill is a Schmidt 5888 standard European rollerball pen refill, sometimes referred to as a Euro Format refill.

Many different Euro Format refills by other brands will fit Aurora rollerball pens.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Euro Format Refills for more information.

Aurora Standard Rollerball Pen Refills Are Available in The Following Colors & Tip Sizes:

  • Aurora Rollerball Refill Blue Fine Tip – 280-BF
  • Aurora Rollerball Refill Black Fine Tip – 280-NF
  • Aurora Rollerball Refill Blue Medium Tip – 280-BM
  • Aurora Rollerball Refill Black Medium Tip – 280-NM

Aurora Standard Rollerball Pen Refill Pen Compatibility

The Aurora standard size 280 rollerball pen refills fit the following pens:

  • Aurora 88 Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Alpha Rollerball Pen
  • Aurora Ipsilon Ballpopint Pens
  • Aurora Optima Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Style Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Talentum Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Tu Rollerball Pens

3.2. Aurora Mini Rollerball Refill – 281

Aurora Mini Rollerball Refill 281

Aurora Mini Rollerball refills are rebranded Schmidt Capless System Mini 8126 refills. They have a metal barrel, smooth-flowing liquid ink, and a fine 0.6mm tip.

They measure 76mm in length and 6.9mm in diameter and fit Aurora Optima Mini Ballpoint Pens.

Aurora Mini Rollerball Pen Refills Are Available in The Following Colors & Tip Sizes:

  • Aurora Mini Rollerball Refill Blue Medium Tip – 281-BM
  • Aurora Mini Rollerball Refill Black Medium Tip – 281-NM

3.3. Aurora Fine Liner Rollerball Refill – 285

Aurora Fine Liner Rollerball Refill 285

The Aurora Fine Liner Rollerball Refill is a rebranded Schmidt 6040M refill. The refill is a standard Euro Format refill and can be used in any Aurora rollerball pens that take an Aurora rollerball refill – 280.

Aurora Fine Liner Rollerball Pen Refills Are Available in The Following Colors & Tip Sizes:

  • Aurora Fine Liner Rollerball Refill Blue Medium Tip – 285-BM
  • Aurora Fine Liner Rollerball Refill Black Medium Tip – 285-NM

Aurora Fine Liner Rollerball Pen Refill Pen Compatibility

The Aurora 285 Fine Liner rollerball pen refills fit the following pens:

  • Aurora 88 Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Alpha Rollerball Pen
  • Aurora Ipsilon Ballpopint Pens
  • Aurora Optima Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Style Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Talentum Rollerball Pens
  • Aurora Tu Rollerball Pens

4. Aurora Fountain Pen Refills

Aurora Fountain pens can use either their ink cartridges or bottled ink with an ink converter.

4.1. Aurora Ink Cartridges- 129

Aurora Ink Cartridges

Aurora ink cartridges are available in packs of 5 with black or blue ink.

4.2. Aurora Bottled Ink – 125

Aurora Bottled Ink

Aurora Bottled Ink is available in 45ml bottles with black, blue, or blue-black ink.

4.3. Aurora Fountain Pen Converter – 158-C

Aurora Fountain Pen Converter 158 C

The Aurora fountain pen converter allows you to use bottled ink in your fountain pen. This advantage is that you can use ink from any brand, and there are many different colors to choose from.

The Aurora Fountain Pen Converter fits the following fountain pens:

  • Aurora 88 Fountain Pen
  • Aurora Alpha Fountain Pen
  • Aurora Ipsilon Fountain Pen
  • Aurora Optima Fountain Pen
  • Aurora Style Fountain Pen
  • Aurora Talentum Fountain Pen
  • Aurora Tu Fountain Pen

5. Aurora Pencil Lead Refills

Aurora supplies four pencil lead refills, which are 0.7mm HB lead, 1.18mm HB lead, 5.6mm Colored lead, and 5.6mm 2B lead.

5.1. Aurora 0.7mm HB Pencil Lead – 137-HB

Aurora 07 mm Pencil Lead

Aurora 0.7mm HB lead is supplied in tubes of 6 leads with an eraser. It is designed for Aurora 88 mechanical pencils and Aurora Optima mechanical pencils.

However, it is suitable for use in all 0.7mm mechanical pencils.

If you want to try a different brand of lead refill, then check our Ultimate Guide to the Best Mechanical Pencil Lead.

5.2. Aurora 1.18mm HB Pencil Lead – 137-SNM

Aurora 1 18mm Pencil Lead Refills

Aurora 1.18mm HB pencil lead is supplied in a tube of 12 leads. It is designed for the Aurora Mini Optima Sketch Pen.

1.18mm is an unusual size and is used in vintage pencils such as Yard-O-Led.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Mechanical Pencil Lead Sizes for more information.

5.3. Aurora 5.6mm Colored lead 137-SC

Aurora 5 6mm Colored Lead

Aurora 5.6mm colored lead is supplied in a pack of 3 containing green, red, and yellow leads. It is designed for the Aurora Europa & Optima Sketch Pencils.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Colored Mechanical Pencil Lead for more information on different colored leads.

5.4. Aurora 5.6mm 2B Pencil Lead – 137-SN

Aurora 5 6mm 2B Lead

Aurora 5.6mm, 2 B lead, is supplied in a pack of 3 leads. It is designed for the Aurora Europa & Optima Sketch Pencils.

6. Where Can I Buy Cheap Aurora Refills

Aurora Refills can be hard to find in the U.S, but there are some on Amazon; if you can’t find them, then search for the Schmidt equivalent mentioned in the guide, where they may be slightly cheaper with the benefit of Amazon’s free next-day delivery.

Buy Aurora Refills on Amazon

If you also have a different brand of pen, check out Pen Refill Guides, where there is a complete list of our in-depth refill guides for each manufacturer.

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