The Ultimate Guide to Cartier Pen Refills

Are you unsure which refill you need for your Cartier pen?

This ultimate Cartier pen refill guide shows you every refill that Cartier makes for their pens, 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, and ink converters.

The Ultimate Guide to Cartier Refills

1. About Cartier

Cartier is a Parisian luxury goods manufacturer famed for its Jewellery that can trace its roots back to 1847 when Louis-François Cartier founded the Maison Cartier.

They first started making pens that were not bespoke pieces in the 1970s. Check out Paulos Pen Posts if you want to know more about their first pens.

New style Cartier pen refills are made for them by Schmidt Technologies, a German specialist manufacturer of pen refills.

Schmidt supply refills to many of the major pen brands as they have an unrivaled reputation for the reliability and high quality of their refills.

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

1.1. Cartier Ballpoint Pen Refills

There are two different modern types of refills for Cartier ballpoint pens a standard size G2 refill and a standard size D1 refill.

There is also an older-style slim ballpoint pen refill for vintage Cartier pens.

We go into detail about these in the following sections.

If you would like to know more about the different types of refill for pens, check out our Ultimate Pen Refill Guide.

1.2. Cartier G2 Ballpoint Pen Refills

Cartier G2 Ballpoint Pen Refill

Cartier ballpoint pen refills are standard-size Parker G2 style refills available with a medium or broad tip and black or blue ink.

The Cartier refill is a G2 format refill, and you use it in another manufacturer’s pen that takes this type of refill.

Conversely, it will also work if you want to try a G2 Parker Style refill in your Cartier pen.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parker Style Refills for more information.

Alternative Cartier G2 Ballpoint Pen Refills

If you would like a wider choice of colors, you can use a Schmidt P900 refill, as it is the same without Cartier branding.

Schmidt P900 ballpoint pen refills are available in the following tip sizes and ink colors:

  • Fine Tip – black and blue ink colors.
  • Medium Tip – black, blue, red, green, magenta, turquoise, and violet ink colors.
  • Broad – black and blue ink colors.

Cartier G2 Ballpoint Pen Refill Compatibility

The Cartier G2 ballpoint pen refill fits the following pens:

  • Cartier Diabolo Ballpoint Pen
  • Cartier Louis Cartier Ballpoint Pen
  • Cartier R de Cartier Ballpoint Pen
  • Cartier Santos Ballpoint Pen
  • Cartier Santos de Cartier (Large Model) Ballpoint Pen
  • Cartier Santos-Dumont Ballpoint Pen
  • Cartier Trinity Ballpoint Pen

1.3. Cartier D1 Mini Ballpoint Pen Refills

Cartier D1 Ballpoint Pen Refill

Cartier Mini ballpoint pen refills are a standard size D1 refill with a medium tip and blue ink.

Many manufacturers use the D1 format refill in their multi-function and compact ballpoint pens.

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

Cartier supplies D1 refills in packs of 5.

Alternative Cartier D1 Ballpoint Pen Refills

If you would like a wider choice of colors, you can use a Schmidt 635 M D1 refill, as it is the same but without the Cartier branding.

Schmidt 635 M D1 ballpoint pen refills are available in the following tip sizes and ink colors:

  • Medium – black, blue, green, and red ink colors.

Cartier D1 Ballpoint Pen Refill Compatibility

The Cartier D1 ballpoint pen refill fits the following pens:

  • Cartier Mini-Diablo Ballpoint Pen

1.4. Cartier Slim Ballpoint Refills (Old Type)

Cartier Slim Ballpoint Pen Refill Old Type

The Cartier Slim ballpoint pen refill is a metal refill with a flared end. It measures 95mm in length and 3mm in diameter with a 4mm flare and 1.6mm outer tip diameter.

They were initially available with black or blue ink, although they are becoming increasingly difficult to source.

  • Black Ink Cartier Part no VXRB0211
  • Blue Ink Cartier Part no VXRB0213

This old-style slim Cartier refill will only fit the following pens:

  • Cartier Cougar Ballpoint Pens
  • Cartier Must Ballpoint Pens
  • Cartier Panther Ballpoint Pens
  • Cartier Vendome Ballpoint Pens

2. Cartier Rollerball Pen Refills

Modern Cartier Rollerball pens have a capless rollerball refill fitted.

There is also an older Cartier rollerball refill incompatible with their newer rollerball pens.

We go into detail about these in the following sections.

2.1. Cartier Capless Rollerball Pen Refills (New Style)

Cartier Capless Rollerball Pen Refill

The Cartier Capless rollerball refill is a smooth writing metal refill measuring 108.6mm in length and 6.9mm in diameter. It has a fine 0.6mm ceramic ball tip and black or blue ink.

Cartier rollerball refills are a “capless refill,” meaning you can leave off the pen’s cap for a long time without the ink drying out.

Alternative Cartier Capless Rollerball Pen Refills

If you would like a wider choice of colors, you can use a Schmidt Capless 8126 refill, as it is the same without Cartier branding.

Schmidt Capless rollerball pen refills are available in the following tip sizes and ink colors:

  • Schmidt Capless 8126 – Fine Tip – black, blue, red, and green ink.
  • Schmidt Capless 8127 – Medium Tip – black, blue, red, and green ink.
  • Schmidt Capless 8126 – Fine Tip – black, blue, red, and green ink.

Cartier Capless Rollerball Pen Refill Compatibility

The Cartier Capless Rollerball pen refill fits the following pens:

  • Cartier Art Déco Rollerball Pen
  • Cartier Diabolo Rollerball Pen
  • Cartier Louis Cartier Rollerball Pen
  • Cartier R de Cartier Rollerball Pen
  • Cartier Santos de Cartier (Large Model) Rollerball Pen
  • Cartier Santos-Dumont Rollerball Pen
  • Cartier Trinity Rollerball Pen

2.2. Cartier Rollerball Pen Refill (Old Style)

Cartier Rollerball Pen Refill Old Type

The original Cartier rollerball pen refills are a Standard size Euro Format metal refill measuring 110mm in length and 6.3mm in diameter.

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

They were initially available with black or blue ink, although they are becoming increasingly difficult to source.

  • Black Ink Cartier Part no VXRR0211
  • Blue Ink Cartier Part no VXRR0213

Cartier Rollerball Pen Refill (Old Style) Alternatives

As these are Euro Format refills, you can use the following refills by Schmidt Technologies.

  • Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 F – black, blue, red, or green ink
  • Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 M – black, blue, red, green, magenta, turquoise, violet, light-green, pink, and orange
  • Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 B – black or blue ink

Schmidt also makes a cheaper version with a plastic barrel, the Schmidt 888 F, M, B refill.

Cartier Rollerball Pen Refill (Old Style Compatibility)

This old-style slim Cartier rollerball pen refill will only fit the following pens:

  • Cartier Must Rollerball Pens
  • Cartier Pascha (old type) Rollerball Pens

3. Cartier Fountain Pen Refills

You can refill Cartier fountain pens with their short international standard ink cartridges. Or you can fill them with ink from a bottle with an ink converter.

We go into detail about these in the following sections.

3.1. Cartier Bottled Ink

Cartier 60ml Bottled Ink

Cartier supplies ink for fountain pens in 60ml bottles, and there are three colors to choose from black, blue, and Burgandy.

3.2. Cartier Ink Cartridges

Cartier Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges

Cartier fountain pen ink cartridges are the short international standard size. There are three colors to choose from black, blue, and burgundy,

Cartier ink cartridges are a standard size and will fit fountain pens made by other manufacturers that use cartridges of this size.

If you have a Cartier fountain pen and want to try a different ink color, then Diamine is a good option.

They have a reputation for making high-quality inks, and their short international ink cartridges have over 35 ink colors.

3.3. Cartier Ink Converter

Cartier Ink Converters

Cartier has two ink converters for their fountain pens. One has a yellow finish and the other a white finish.

Apart from the color, they are identical and are piston fill converters.

These work by twisting the end of the converter, which then moves the plunger up the ink chamber and draws the ink in as it does.

4. Where Can I Buy Cheap Cartier Pen Refills?

Buy Schmidt Refills on Amazon

If you want to save money and buy cheap Cartier refills, you will need to buy one of the Schmidt alternatives, as the Genuine Cartier ones are sold at total retail price and can be quite hard to find.

Schmidt refills are the same refill without the Cartier branding.

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.

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

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