HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PEN REFILL HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PEN REFILL

 

Follow these easy steps from our Engineer and Product Expert.

One of the best parts of my work at Cross is being able to channel my background in Mechanical Engineering into practical advice for our customers. I appreciate the importance of a well-crafted pen, and I’m proud of the exacting standards that make each Cross Pen not only a pleasure to use, but easy to maintain. All Cross Writing Instruments are refillable in just a few steps, so they’ll always be there for your daily writing needs and those special moments when you’re signing important documents. A Cross Pen is meant to be enjoyed for a lifetime and can be passed down confidently to the next generation. We’re here to keep writers writing, so just follow these simple steps when you need to replace your Cross Refill.

 

 

CROSS BALLPOINT PENS

  • Be sure the pen tip is retracted by twisting the cap
  • Unscrew or pull the cap to remove it from the pen’s barrel
  • Remove the existing refill by unscrewing the piece at the top
  • Insert a new refill (remove the tip cover first if there is one) and screw it in place
  • Replace the cap with a push or twist
  • Your Cross Ballpoint is now ready to write again
  • Shop our selection of Ballpoint Refills 

CROSS ROLLERBALL PENS

  • Pull the cap to remove it from the pen’s barrel
  • Unscrew the front section above the pen tip to remove it from the barrel
  • Remove the existing gel ink refill
  • Insert a new gel ink refill into the pen’s front section. Remember to uncover the tip first.
  • Attach the barrel and screw it onto the front section
  • Your Cross Rollerball is now ready to write again
  • Shop our selection of Rollerball Refills

BONUS! Cross Rollerballs can also be converted into two other types of pens. Follow the steps above but use a Jumbo Ballpoint Refill or a Porous-Point/Felt-Tip Refill instead. Shop our Jumbo Ballpoint Refills and Porous-Point Refills

CROSS FOUNTAIN PENS

              INK CARTRIDGE

  • Pull the cap to remove it from the pen’s barrel
  • Unscrew the front section above the nib to remove it from the barrel
  • Remove the existing ink cartridge
  • Insert the narrow end of a new ink cartridge into the pen’s front section and push it into place
  • If the ink takes more than two minutes to travel to the nib, you may gently squeeze the top of the cartridge to move the ink through the pen’s feed system
  • Attach the barrel and screw it onto the front section
  • Your Cross Fountain Pen is now ready to write again
  • Shop our selection of Ink Cartridge

              BOTTLED INK & PUSH-IN CONVERTER

  • Pull the cap to remove it from the pen’s barrel
  • Unscrew the front section above the nib to remove it from the barrel
  • Remove any existing ink cartridge
  • Insert the Cross Push-in Converter into the pen’s front section with the small black piece entering first
  • Uncap a bottle of fountain pen ink
  • Place one hand on the pen’s front section (with the converter attached) and dip it into the bottle
  • Use the other hand to twist the large black piece at the top of the converter counter clockwise or left
  • This pushes the piston down and releases air from the converter
  • Now twist in the opposite direction to draw ink from the bottle into the converter
  • Remove pen from bottle and wipe excess ink from the nib and front section with a cloth or napkin
  • Attach the barrel and screw it onto the front section
  • Your Cross Fountain Pen is now ready to write again
  • Shop our selection of Bottled Ink and Converters

NOTE Cross Push-in Converters are compatible with all Cross Fountain Pens. Screw-in Converters are also available for select Cross Fountain Pens, and they can be installed and used as described above.

 

If you haven’t tried our innovative Cross Refill Finder Tool yet, I hope you’ll check it out on the cross.com homepage.

It will help you easily identify which type of refills you can use with your specific Cross Pen.