How does a rollerball work


Ink ballpoint pen (rollerball)



Ink ballpoint pens work with ink like that used for fountain pens. For some models, standard ink cartridges can be used or a converter to draw the ink from a storage container. Like a ballpoint pen, a writing ball transports the ink onto the paper.



Ink ballpoint pen as a learning tool

For the learning to write phase, there are specially developed learning to write pens. Shopping check - pay attention to the following features and instructions:

  • The barrel and cap are made of wood. For those made of plastic, of course, recycled plastic or those made from renewable raw materials (bio-plastic) are advantageous. The proportion should be at least 65% based on the plastic parts.
  • high quality material for ball and ball holder e.g. tungsten cabid and stainless steel,
  • the cap is made safe, i.e. it prevents suffocation if swallowed = ventilated standard-compliant cap according to ISO 11 540 or BS 7272-1, or the cap diameter is simply larger than 16 mm,
  • the handle is age-appropriate and ergonomically shaped,
  • there is a name tag and an unwinding brake on the cap and barrel,
  • Standard cartridges or converters are suitable for refilling,
  • Also pay attention to the age information and whether it is a version for L = left-handed or R = right-handed. This should be visually recognizable, e.g. by means of color marking.

The product sheet "Ballpoint pens, ink pens and gel pens" can be ordered or downloaded right away from the email address [email protected]



Ball, ink and gel pens (PDF 352 kB)