Today I'm featuring the second of the three pens I acquired at the Miami Pen show.
Ok, now - don't flip out and immediately delete my blog from your reading lists. Yes, this is a rollerball - but a very different rollerball.
The following comes from the Fountain Pen Hospital's Website:
Once again Visconti brings innovation and creative flair to the pen industry. The Rembrandt Eco-Roller combines Italian design with German engineering. Schmidt of Germany, leading innovators in writing technology, has perfected ink flow technology to create a rollerball system that writes and fills like a fountain pen. Visconti has exclusively added this technology to the hugely successful Rembrandt pen collection. Fill the rollerball using regular fountain pen cartridges or alternatively dip the rollerball head into ink and use a converter. You can now use a rollerball with any color ink you choose. The Eco-Roller is a super smooth everyday writing experience. An extra rollerball tip is included.
Interestingly enough, Michael Masuyama of Mike-It-Work, told me that Sailor developed a pen like this more than 30 years ago and no one was interested in it.
I'm not sure why, but my pen did not come with the extra rollerball tip or a converter, so I contacted the retailer from whom I acquired it and Visconti will soon be sending me the converter and tip, I'll let you know how filling with the converter works. I find it just as simple to refill a cartridge for this pen.
There simply are some times when a fountain pen is not convenient, so now I have an option and what a pretty option it is.