Refill MONT BLANC Refills by Boiling





Introduction: Refill MONT BLANC Refills by Boiling

This Instructable shows how to refill rollerball pens. Or since we know how to save 200$ by hacking MONT BLANC Refills to fit in Pilot G2 we all want to save even more by refilling the refills :)

What we'll need:

Pot with Water ,Cooker
Inkpot (I used Pelikan 4001 black. It is for fountain pens. But any ink will do)

Step 1: Boil It!

We have to put the Refill in a pot, add some water an boil it.

Step 2: Let It Suck !

After all the air leaked from the refill - this will take about 2min boiling - take tweezers and pick the refill at the end and put it into the inkpot (or pot with ink in it). Wait until chilled to room tempertaure. Ready.

Step 3: Generalizations & Extensions

Now we know the principle: Make it hot so that air expands, make it cool so that air contracts and sucks ink into the refill.
What if our rollerball pen has no refill - Yes it's its own refill. Take the whole pen. Remove all removable parts and do the same procedure. I testet this with the uni-ball. It got a bit banana-shaped but its still fine.



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    This is the brilliant idea for saving cost

    i have been really PO"d at the amount of ink that comes in a standard medium price pensuch as the uniballs with the retratable nib.Uniball Signo is one of the pens that i bought at costco in a either 10 or 20 piece set. The pens seem to last for a very short period of time, compared to my youth ,when they were competing , they seem to never run out of ink and i was in school and using them much more. I was sure they were only filling them at less than half, and as the poster said the mount Blanc , premium pens cartridges are only filled at 20% now. I will definitely try a couple of these methods, i have a lot of inkjet ink left over i should put to some use.
    My other peeve s the price of the inkjet inks. Anyone know of an instructables that shows how to make the external ink reservoir that can be used for certain printers? I know it can be bought on ebay and is adaptable to a couple printers, but seems the only way to go, or buy a Lazer which i hear is cheaper over the years. i need to get a new printer after i return this one, i found out that the Dell V310 i have , when printing only in black, still always uses the color ink. Just another way for them to force you to buy ink and cause you problems when your in a hurry and the printer wont print in black because the color ink is too low..
    Off my printer rant, which is better for refilling the zebras F-301 and uniballs s the pelikan 4001 or the inkjet printer ink?.

    MONTBLANC makes a great pen. They used to make a great rollerball blue that customers can sign contracts with in Bold. It was great. You could go to the Montblanc store, buy a box of refills and not go back for a year or more. Nowadays, they fill the cartridge about 20 percent full, the best I can tell. It lasts a couple of weeks. Cost the same or more than it used to. I appreciate the Clark Howard approach here, but I don't want to dry my razor and use it for a year. I also don't want to refill the cartridge. I just want to buy a Quality refill at whatever cost they sell it for and have it last a month or more like Montblanc used to.

    Montblanc has done this to themselves.

    To refill the uniball, try using a syringe to create a stronger vacuum. see here - refill pilot pen. The syringe vacuum principal can be used for montblanc refills if u can get a slim enough syringe and use plumber's white tape. If successful, pls let us know what ink u used. Ink formulations seem to play an important part to determine if the ball can pick up ink properly.


     How did you get the ink outta the uni ball? i haz a uni ball vision and i cant figure out how to take it out

    How many times do you suppose that ink would refill the cartridge? I imagine at least 2 or 3 times. Even with 2, you're saving like what, 20 dollars?

    I have bought one liter of Pelikan 4001 black. so I think i can refill one thousand times that means I'll save up to five thousand dollars. Let's say I have to refill ev'ry month i'd be 110 years old, when I run out of ink and with the saved money I can pay my funeral :)

    Haha, I like that idea! :) Clever! ;)

    I'm going to do this with my pen. It's a Zebra F-301 stainless. Nicest pin I've had.

    this is the coolest thing in the world.