Fountain Pen 101: Ink Cartridges

Ink cartridges are a very convenient way to use fountain pens, and are something that most new users run into right away since they usually come with a new pen. But if you don't know how to install and use them, it can be a little confusing. So that's why I created this video. Here I cover:

  • What are ink cartridges (:21)
  • How to install them (2:55)
  • Ball Agitators (4:42)
  • Standard International Cartridges (5:54)
  • Storing, Cleaning, and Reusing Cartridges (7:37)

We've also set up a Cartridge/Converter Guide on, to help you to figure out which cartridges fit your specific model of pen.

Pens I used in this video:

I'm sure this video will help a lot of you to figure out how those ink cartridges work!