Visconti Rembrandt EcoRoller - a fountain ink roller ball

I wanted to take a minute to share my experience with this incredible pen. I used to hang out on DIYPlanner quite a bit about a year and a half ago, but life and work have intervened. But I had to take the time to share this pen with my fellow writing enthusiasts.

I fell in love with the look of Viscontis when thumbing through a recent Levenger catalog. I then discovered the ecoroller - a roller ball pen that takes fountain ink. One word - WOW. I ended up buying it from Swisher pens because they had the best price and Chuck Swisher provided great customer service. No affiliation, just a happy first time customer.

The pen is beautiful. Not too blue, but not dull either. It's weighted perfectly. It snaps closed with a solid thud. I was underwhelmed with the ink that shipped with it and actually considered exchanging it for a regular Rembrandt Rollerball. Then I put in a Levenger ink cartridge and Voila - the perfect pen. It writes beautifully - medium point, flows smoothly. I love that I can change colors at any time. The barrel accommodates a spare cartridge. I have left it uncapped overnight accidentally and had no problem restarting the flow the next morning.

In short, I have always loved fountain pen ink but have never been a consistent user of fountain pens. This pen fulfills my needs.

It should be noted that the manufacturer recommends replacing the tip with every 10th-20th cartridge. I'm only on my second or third cartridge, but I can imagine that may get annoying?

Anyway, thanks for listening.

AN

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Looks like a great pen

But I cannot get past he price. $145 !
I have a few rollerballs that use fountain pen ink. None of them cost over $20 and they work great for me.
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Do tell

ygor, you can't just say 'few rollerballs'..please be specific! :)

shris

Toyota !

(You Asked For It ! You Got It !)

Beifa Liquidly Free Ink Roller RS202000
Middle row - These are about the same size as a Pilot Petit1 fountain pen. I scored these off of ebay-UK once and cannot find them again.

J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen

Kaweco Classic Sport Ink Roller
I have a couple of the clear ones

Pelikan Roller

All were under $20 except maybe the J. Herbin which may have been a few pennies over, but the rest were in the $10 - $15 range. The Beifa's were under $5 each.

I like the Beifa and Kaweco best 'cause of the clear barrel that lets me see the ink supply.

And one I hope to have soon is the Noodler's Rollerball, made by the same folks that make Noodler's Ink !
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Good finds!

Ygor - I'll have to check those out.

I paid $107. A lot, I know, but not the most expensive pen I own and I think it's trending toward one of the best.

Of course, my overall favorite right now is a Retro 1950 Tornado that I scored for $16. But the refills are setting me back too much.

I'm also heavily using an ACME FLW Rollerball.

One more !

Yafa Cartridge Rollerball
No longer available. I think I paid $20 for mine.
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Ummmm.

I sorta kinda don't mean to be rude, but it really kinda is teasing us to list stuff that is "no longer available".....

It's not teasing, he's sharing

He was asked which ones he used, so he told us. If he had said "I use ones that are no longer available" perhaps someone else would ask again which ones he uses.

This way you can set up recurring searches on eBay and scour the marketplace on FPN for used ones.

By the way, I have one of the Pelikans, and it's great.

Don't blame me ! Shris asked.

I am just answering the question.
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I was teasing

I was teasing. Sorry if it came off serious. You can't tell tone through posts.

Me too

>:D
Bwa-ha-ha-haaaa !
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Ygor, thanks for sharing the brand of your inkrollers.

I am interested, I use the ones I have instead of fountain pens on scrap paper.

Fountain Pen Network thread "Looking for a rollerball that use bottle ink"

www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/170313-loo...

And one more !

Pelikan Pelikano Rollerball Pen
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I just ordered...

...two of the Noodler's rollerballs that use fountain pen ink from isellpens.com. Can't wait to get them and play,..

Monteverde One Touch Engage

Just recently got me a Monteverde One Touch Engage - http://shop.monteverdepens.com/one-touch-engage-rose-gold-wi... - Uses either a standard international cartridge or a refillable converter. Writes with a medium point and uses click mechanism.

A largish, solid pen with a bit of a heft to it. Still comfortable to use though. I have only managed one cartridge so far and that all seems good. Presently have the converter loaded with Parker Blue/Black. Seems to have a problem with inconsistent ink flow using the converter and I am yet to look for a cause but possibly paper related.

Bob H.

I'm glad someone dug up this thread

I'll have to go home and find this pen - i haven't inked it in a while. It may save me from buying whatever it is I'm looking for now. But probably not :)