The Ultimate Guide to Caran d’Ache Refills

Are you unsure which refill you need for your Caran d’Ache pen or pencil?

This ultimate Caran d’Ache refill guide shows you every refill that Caran d’Ache makes for their pens and pencils, which pens they fit and alternatives from other brands where available.

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

The Ultimate Guide To Caran d Ache Refills

1. About Caran d’Ache

Caran d’Ache is a Swiss manufacturer of luxurious goods, superior color, and writing products. They have been making them in their Geneva workshops since 1915.

2. Caran d’Ache Ballpoint Pen Refills

Most modern Caran d’Ache ballpoint pens use a Goliath refill, but some of their ballpoints use different refills.

In the following sections, we list all the ballpoint pen refills that Caran d’Ache make and which pens they are compatible with.

They all have in common that they are a propriety size, and you cannot use them in other brands of ballpoint pens.

2.1. Caran d’Ache Eco Line Ballpoint Pen Refills

Caran d Ache Eco Line Ballpoint Pen Refill

The Caran d’Ache Eco line ballpoint pen refill measures 105mm in length and 3.1mm in diameter. It has a medium tip and is available in four colors which are black, blue, green, and red.

The Eco Line ballpoint pen refill is used to refill Caran d’Ache Eco 826 retractable ballpoint pens.

If you cannot find this refill, you may be able to use the Caran d’Ache Swissride refill, as it has the same profile and dimensions.

2.2. Caran d’Ache Ecridor XS Ballpoint Pen Refills

Caran d Ache Ecridor XS Ballpoint Pen Refill

The Caran d’Ache Ecridor XS Ballpoint pen refill has a medium tip with black or blue ink. The refill is a propriety size and is only suitable for use with the Caran d’Ache Ecridor XS ballpoint pen.

There are no alternative refills available from other manufacturers.

2.3. Caran d’Ache D1 Ballpoint Pen Refills

Caran dAche D1 Ballpoint Pen Refills

The Caran d’Ache multifunction pen refill is a standard D1 refill and will fit any multifunction or compact ballpoint pen that takes D1 refills.

The refills are in a pack of five containing two black, two blue, and one red with a medium tip.

Caran d’Ache Multifunction D1 Ballpoint Pen Refills fit the following pens:

Caran d’Ache RNX 316 Multifunction Ballpoint Pen

Check out our Ultimate Guide to D1 Pen Refills for more information.

2.4. Caran d’Ache Goliath Ballpoint Pen Refills – 849

Caran d Ache Goliath Ballpoint Pen Refill

The Caran d’Ache Goliath ballpoint pen refill has a metal barrel and a choice of fine, medium, and broad tip sizes.

It gets its name Goliath from its large ink capacity and the number of pages it can write compared to other ballpoint pens. For example, a typical ballpoint pen will write 900m, and the Caran d Ache Goliath refill can write up to 800m.

Check out How Far Will a Ballpoint Pen Write for more information.

Caran d’Ache Goliath Refills Ink Colors and Tip Sizes

The Caran d’Ache Goliath refill is available in the following ink colors and tip sizes:

  • Fine – Black, Blue, Green. Red. Turquoise & Violet
  • Medium – Black, Blue, Green. Red. Turquoise & Violet
  • Broad – Black, Blue, Green. Red. Turquoise & Violet

Caran d’Ache Goliath Ballpoint Pen Refill Alternatives

The Caran d’Ache Goliath refill is a propriety size and only fits certain Caran d’Ache ballpoint pens. Other manufacturers make no alternative refills you can use instead of a Goliath refill.

Caran d’Ache Goliath Refill Pen Compatibility

The Caran d’Ache Goliath refill fits most but not all of their ballpoint pens, so you will need to have a quick look and compare the refill in your pen to the ones on here to be 100% sure.

The Goliath refill does fit the following ballpoint pens.

  • Caran d’Ache 849 Metal Ballpoint Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Dunas Ballpoint Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Ecridor Ballpoint Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Hexagonal Ballpoint Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Leman Ballpoint Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Madison Ballpoint Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Varius Ballpoint Pens

2.5. Caran d’Ache Swissride Ballpoint Pen Refills

Caran d Ache Swissride Ballpoint Pen Refill

Made from metal, the Caran d’Ache Swissride refill has a medium tip and either black or blue ink. It measures 106mm in length and 3.1mm in diameter.

The Swissride ballpoint pen is a hybrid ink refill that writes smoother than a traditional ballpoint pen.

It has a specially formulated ink that is quick-drying like a ballpoint refill but has smoother writing and more vibrant colors similar to gel refills.

Check out our guide Ballpoint Rollerball or Gel Pen for more information about the different ink types.

Caran d’Ache Swissride Ballpoint Pen Refills Fit the Following Pens

  • Caran d’Ache 888 Infinite Ballpoint Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Frosty Ballpoint Pens

3. Caran d’Ache Fountain Pen Refills

Caran d’Ache supplies ink cartridges, bottled ink, and an ink converter for their fountain pens. We go into detail about these in the following sections.

3.1. Caran d’Ache Chromatics Ink Cartridges

Caran D ache Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges

Caran d’Ache fountain pen ink cartridges are the short international standard size, and you can use them in any fountain pen that takes this type of ink cartridge.

Or you can use any other brand of short international cartridges in your Caran d’Ache fountain pen if you want to try something different.

There are 12 vibrant ink shades, and the Caran d’Ache chromatics ink cartridges come in packs of 6.

Caran d’Ache fountain pen ink cartridges are available in the following colors:

  • Cosmic Black
  • Delicate Green
  • Divine Pink
  • Hyptonic Turquoise
  • Idyllic Blue
  • Infinite Grey
  • Infra Red
  • Magnetic Blue
  • Organic Brown
  • Ultra Violet
  • Vibrant Green

3.2. Caran d’Ache Chromatics 50ml Bottled Ink

Caran D ache 50ml Bottled Ink

There are 50 ml of ink in Caran D’Ache bottled ink, available in the same 12 vibrant ink shades as their ink cartridges.

The bottle has some interesting features that are both stylish and practical. It is a hexagonal shape, and its base is angled so that it does not align vertically with the desk.

This eye-catching, clever design allows you to use all the ink in the bottle when placed back in its box as the ink sits in the angled corner.

The neck is wide enough to refill fountain pens with wider barrels.

Caran d’Ache chromatics 50ml bottled ink is available in the following colors:

  • Cosmic Black
  • Delicate Green
  • Divine Pink
  • Hyptonic Turquoise
  • Idyllic Blue
  • Infinite Grey
  • Infra Red
  • Magnetic Blue
  • Organic Brown
  • Ultra Violet
  • Vibrant Green

3.3. Caran d’Ache Ink Converter

Caran d Ache Ink Converter

The Caran d’Ache ink converter is a twist-action converter that allows you to use bottled ink instead of ink cartridges with your fountain pen.

The ink converter is made for Caran d’Ache by Schmidt technologies, a specialist German refill manufacturer.

If you can’t find a genuine Caran d’Ache ink converter, you can use a Schmidt K2 converter, as it is the same but without Caran d’Ache branding.

The Caran d’Ache ink converter fits the following fountain pens:

  • Caran d’Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Ecridor Fountain Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Leman Fountain Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Madison Fountain Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Varius Fountain Pens

4. Caran d’Ache Rollerball Pen Refills

Caran d’Ache makes two different rollerball pen refills. One has a steel tip and the other a fiber Fineliner tip.

They are the same size and interchangeable between Caran d’Ache refillable rollerball pens.

We go into detail about these in the following sections.

4.1. Caran d’Ache Roller Fineliner Fibre Point Refill

Caran d Ache Roller Fineliner Fibre Point Refill

The Caran d’Ache Roller Fineliner Fibre Point Refill is a standard-size Euro Format refill with a spring-loaded plastic nib.

The refill is made from metal and is available with a fine or medium tip and black or blue ink.

Caran d’Ache Roller Fineliner Fibre Point Refills are made for them by Schmidt technologies, a specialist German refill manufacturer.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Schmidt Refills for more information.

Caran d’Ache Roller Fineliner Fibre Point Refill Alternatives

If you would like a greater choice of colors, then you can use a Schmidt Fineliner 6040 refill as it is the same but without the Caran d’Ache branding.

Schmidt Fineliner 6040  refills are available in the following tip sizes and ink colors:

  • Fine Tip 0.8mm – black, blue, red, green, magenta, turquoise, violet, light green, pink, and orange ink.
  • Medium Tip 1.0mm – black, blue, red, green, magenta, turquoise, violet, light green, pink, and orange ink.

Caran d’Ache Roller Fineliner Fibre Point Refill Pen Compatibility

The Caran d’Ache Roller Fineliner Fibre Point Refill will fit all Caran d’Ache rollerball pens. This gives greater flexibility as you can easily swap your liquid ink roller refill with the Fineliner Fibre Point Refill converting your rollerball pen into a Fineliner pen for the price of a refill.

4.2. Caran d’Ache Rollerball Pen Refill

Caran d Ache Rollerball Pen Refill

The Caran d’Ache Rollerball Pen Refill is a standard-size Euro Format smooth writing liquid ink refill with a fine tip and black or blue ink.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Euro Format Refills for more information about this type of refill.

The Caran d’Ache Rollerball Pen Refill is made for Caran d’Ache by Schmidt technologies, a specialist German refill manufacturer.

Caran d’Ache Rollerball Pen Refill Alternatives

If you would like a greater choice of colors, you can use a Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888, as it is the same but without the Caran d’Ache branding.

Schmidt Safety Ceramic 5888 Roller Refills are available in the following tip sizes and ink colors:

  • Fine – black, blue, red, or green ink.
  • Medium – black, blue, red, green, magenta, turquoise, violet, light-green, pink, and orange ink.
  • Broad – black or blue ink.

Caran d’Ache Rollerball Refill Pen Compatibility

The Caran d’Ache Rollerball pen refill will fit the following rollerball pens:

  • Caran d’Ache 849 Rollerball Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Ecridor Rollerball Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Leman Rollerball Pens
  • Caran d’Ache Varius Rollerball Pens

5. Caran d’Ache Pencil Refills

Caran d’Ache pencil lead refills are premium quality polymer leads manufactured from fine graphite.

The four diameters of Caran d’Ache pencil lead are 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 2.0mm, and 3.0mm.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Mechanical Pencil Lead Sizes for more information about the different lead sizes.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to the Best Mechanical Pencil Lead if you are interested in trying a different lead in your Caran d’Ache Mechanical Pencil.

5.1. Caran d’Ache 0.5mm Lead – 6705

Caran d Ache 05mm Lead 6705

Caran d’Ache 0.5mm lead is a high-quality polymer lead. You can use it in Caran d’Ache 0.5mm mechanical pencils or any other 0.5mm mechanical pencils.

Caran d’Ache 0.5mm lead is available in B and HB lead grades.

12 leads per pack.

5.2. Caran d’Ache 0.7mm Lead – 6707

Caran d Ache 07mm Lead 6707

Caran d’Ache 0.7mm lead is a high-quality polymer lead. You can use it in Caran d’Ache 0.7mm mechanical pencils or any other 0.7mm mechanical pencils.

Caran d’Ache 0.7mm lead is available in B and HB lead grades

12 leads per pack.

5.3. Caran d’Ache 2.0mm Lead – 6077

Caran d Ache 2 0mm Lead 6077

Caran d’Ache 2.0mm lead is a high-quality polymer lead. You can use it in Caran d’Ache 2.0mm mechanical pencils or any other 2.0mm mechanical pencils.

Caran d’Ache 2.0mm lead is available in 4H, 3H,2H,H,F,HB,B,2B and 3B lead grades.

6 leads per pack.

5.4. Caran d’Ache 3.0mm Lead – 66377

Caran d Ache 3 0mm Lead 66377

Caran d’Ache 3.0mm lead is a high-quality polymer lead. You can use it in Caran d’Ache 3.0mm mechanical pencils or any other 3.0mm mechanical pencils.

Caran d’Ache 2.0mm lead is available in HB, 3B and 6B lead grades.

6 leads per pack.

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If you want to save money and buy cheap Caran d’Ache refills, then Amazon is probably as good as anywhere. Many other online stores will sell them, but they struggle to compete with Amazon on prices and postal costs.

Don’t forget you can save money on buying Caran d’Ache refills by searching Amazon for one of the alternative refills listed in this guide.

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