Discover Schmidt's Ink Ball technology

When American Pen Company introduced the Independence in a fountain pen and rolling point, they also engineered it to accept Schmidt's ingenious Ink Ball technology. Imagine being able to use pure liquid ink. Even better, you can choose among the 31 vibrant colors we offer. Or, use the converter and dip into your own personal favorite inks. The American Pen Company Ink Ball takes any common international size cartridge.

American Pen Company Independence Ink Ball Gold Trim

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  • Overall Size - 5 .6 in. x .5 in. (142mm x 13mm)
  • Body - 4.75 in. x .5 in. (121mm x 13mm)
  • Cap - 2.5 in. x .5 in. (63mm x 13mm)
  • Weight - 34 g
  • Composition - Resin
  • Appointments - PVD over stainless steel
  • Bottled ink converter included
  • Engraving - The resin of this pen is engraved and then filled with a gold color to match the appointments.

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  • 9/22/2019

    Nice Pen

    This is a very nice pen. I find it quite enjoyable to use the ink ball technology, as it is a bit of a blend between fountain pens and roller balls. If I had a single complaint it is that one cannot effectively post the cap on the pen while writing. To be sure, you can try to post it and it will on first blush stay there, but it is not really secure and as such I tend to simply place it on the desk.

    THANKS David!
    The pen was not designed to have the cap 'posted'. We don't show it posted for that reason. Most pens are not designed to have the cap placed back on top as it kills the balanced intended by the designer. Cross pens have always been designed to accommodate posting. We see pens sent back with groves worn into the resin barrel from trying to jam the cap on the pen. Typically, you find many writers will place their cap on their desktop just like you mentioned. Germans, French, all Europeans learned growing up in school to place their cap on the desk; they we're trained with an 'ink pen'. How lucky!