Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The necessary writing pressure gets a little tiring after writing for a long time. Being left-handed makes it even more strenuous for me because I push rather than pull the pen. What can you recommend?
TIP: We recommend SOFTSTAR or GELSTAR for easy writing. There are also special ballpoint pen barrels for left-handers. Ask us about them.
Writing on recycled paper
I'm looking for a refill which writes on recycled or natural paper without shining through or smearing but still writes "wet" like ink.
TIP: GELSTAR contains a water-based ink which does not shine through or smear.
The ballpoint pen refills in the shops are too expensive. I'm looking for a cheap refill for my ballpoint.
TIP: A top quality refill only appears expensive at first glance. You will find that an apparently cheap refill contains a lot less paste and only has about 10 to 30 percent of the capacity of a good quality refill. Even if the cheap refill might look like a Parker-type refill, this does not necessarily mean it has more ink inside.
See also the Comparison...
I've often wondered how far a ballpoint pen refill can actually write - more than a kilometre?
TIP: The amount of ink in the refill and the paste discharge determine how far it can write. The GERMANSTAR can draw a line up to 10,000 metres for example.