American Pen Company sought advice from around the globe before engineering and designing these world-class writing instruments. Then they set about manufacturing these fountain pens, rollerballs, inkballs and ballpoints in the great old U.S.A. only after reestablishing entirely new network of craftsmen. We think you will be impressed with not only the quality, but the performance and ultimate value of each Made-in-the-U.S.A. offering from the American Pen Company.
The refill in your pen main is the main source of writing pleasure. To that end, we have engineered our ballpoint pens to take one of three different technologies; GEL and Liquid ink as well as a traditional standard oil based. This allows you to choose exactly the line you want in the precise color and point size you desire. When selecting additional refills, take your time, as you have an amazing amount of choices. All of which will fit perfectly into your APC Independence twist-top ballpoint pen or our indestructible Minimalist ballpoint. Let’s start filling that pencil cup!
Since 1945, Americans have favored the ‘ballpoint’ writing mode. Even today, 60% of ‘fine writing instruments’ are the ballpoint variety. Why? It’s cheap and convenient. But is it really the least expensive way to write with a ‘ballpoint’ tip?
Choose our Ink Ball technology and writing just became significantly less costly. Our Ink Ball tip uses a simple plug and play liquid ink cartridge. Each box of six cartridges is equal to about two ballpoint refills. A box of ink cartridges costs $3.50. Our average ballpoint sells for $7 - $11. Choose to use your ink converter and a bottle of ink and the expense drops by half again!
We offer what we believe through our experience to be the finest quality inks sold anywhere. Through extensive in-house testing conducted on extensively used fountain pens returned for clogging, poor flow, and no startup of ink flow, we’ve found our proprietary formula to allow for years of leaving the cap off and instant startup.
Liquid ink writing is unlike any other. The free flow of ink onto the page is most rewarding to us fountain pen writers. This is the foundation behind the Minimalist Ink Pen and our Independence fountain pen.
These fountain pens feature a German made Schmidt steel nib commonly found on $250 - $450 pens.
American Pen Company wanted to bring this nib to the market in a pen at a dramatically lower price. The Minimalist is an indestructible capped fountain pen that can reside safely in pocket or purse. The body is machined from a solid rod of Stainless Steel. It can take any amount of abuse and still be a high-performance writer. Simply insert a standard international cartridge and you’re set to go. Even better, choose any ink in your stock and fill with a converter. Those simple two ball bearings prevent the Minimalist from rolling away.
The APC Independence is more suited to the executive suite. Crafted from a solid bar of resin and then covered in a proprietary coating it’s guaranteed to be the highlight of every meeting. Handcrafted in America, it can be compared to others at twice the price. An ingenious magnetic capping system eliminates a weak point of many pens; the threads. The clip is made from a solid bar of steel to ensure it never breaks. Independence ships with a custom-made Colorado Beetle Kill Pine Pen Rest. Crafted from recycled wood, by hand, right here in Colorado.
American Pen Company has had many requests for a pen which would utilize a refill capable of laying down a lot of ink. This requires a fiber tip of some size. Introducing the APC Independence Signature Tip. This German made refill allows for fast, precise and creative signatures without bleed-through. Available in black or blue. With a light touch, Signature Tip produces a nice clean line. A heavier hand can produce fast, large letters.
Skillfully handcrafted by artisans in Ohio from leather tanned in Tennessee. Each step of the process is deliberately slow and careful: the final selection of each piece of leather, the careful die-cutting, the hands that feed the leather onto sewing machines. Then, experienced eyes inspect the final product and emboss the American Pen Company brand. This process culminates hundreds of years of skill into an impressive finished piece.
The leather is tanned using the traditional “vegetable tanned” method that dates back hundreds of years. Oils and natural extracts are “hot stuffed” into the leather, resulting in a warm and soft appearance. The leather will develop a rich patina that becomes better with age.
Hah? Well, our 5.6 mm Minimalist sketch pencil happens to be a favorite of some customers for its easily adjusted graphite refill. Its nice thick size allows for gradual contrasting as well as tight lines when going from a pencil sketch to filling in all the shading in your drawing.
The APC 5.6 mm Highlighter allows for readers to choose from three colors and highlight pages without any thought to bleed through. Even the lightest paper like Bible text won’t be affected by the 5.6 mm highlighting refill. Choose your favorite color and load one up.