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Ti Arto : The Ultimate Refill Friendly Pen


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Ti Arto : The Ultimate Refill Friendly Pen

5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
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Ti Arto Pen :
The Ultimate Refill Friendly Pen

This is the most refill friendly pen that’s ever been made. It accepts over 200+ different refills without any hacks, modifications, or spacers. It’s truly a unique, timeless,  and no-fuss solid titanium pen that you can pass down for many generations to come.


– Accepts more than 200+ easy-to-change, time-tested pen cartridges *(See the list below)*
– Made from Grade 5 Titanium
– Well balanced design
– Sturdy titanium acme-style flat threads
– Screw-on style cap
– Scratch-resistant, raw-machined finish
– Anti-slip grip design
– Pocket clip (Grade 4 titanium for proper tension + keeps the pen in place & from rolling off your desk)
– Every pen comes with a high-quality felt pen sleeve & pen cap tool

Compatible Pens & Refills — Get comfortable, this will take a while.
The refills listed below have been tested, are easy to find, and are extremely affordable. We are still ordering and finding more and more refills that work perfectly with our pen. We update the list as we find more.

Compatible Pen Refill List (click to open)

Pen Name / Refill Name

Rollerball Style Refills

•Avant Pen Refills (0.5mm)
•Bic Velocity Gel Refill 0.7mm (Medium)
•Bic Velocity Gel Refill 1.6mm (Bold)
•Cross Gel Rolling Ball Refill 0.7mm
•Cross Porous Point Felt Tip Refills (Fine & Medium)
•Dong-A Fine Tech RT Pen Refill (GRC-43)
•Duke Rollerball Refill (Medium)
•Faber-Castell Ceramic Rollerball Refill 0.5mm
•Foray (Office Depot) Replacement Refills
•Foray (Office Depot) Replacement for Schmidt Rollerball Refills
•Foray (Office Depot) Replacement for Waterman Rollerball Refills
•Lamy M63 Refill
•Moleskine Gel Refills (0.5 and 0.7 mm)
•Mont Blanc Fineliner Refills
•Mont Blanc 163 Rollerball Pen Refills (F) & (M)
•Monteverde Rollerball Refill (Mont Blanc Style Replacements)
•Monteverde Mini Rollerball J22 Refill for Mini Jewelria Pens
•MUJI 0.5mm Refill
•Ohto C-304P Ceramic Rollerball Pen Refill – 0.4mm
•Ohto C-305P Ceramic Rollerball Pen Refill – 0.5mm
•Ohto C-307P Ceramic Rollerball Pen Refill – 0.7mm
•Ohto C-310P Ceramic Rollerball Pen Refill – 1.0mm
•Ohto F-300 Fude Pen Brush Refill
•Pentel EnerGel BLN105 Rollerball Pen Refill – 0.5mm
•Pentel EnerGel LR7 Gel Pen Refill – 0.7 mm
•Pentel EnerGel LR10 Gel Pen Refill – 1.0 mm
•Pentel EnerGel LRN5 Needle-Point Gel Pen Refill – 0.5 mm
•Pentel EnerGel LRN7 Needle-Point Gel Pen Refill – 0.7 mm
•Pentel HyperG Retractable KL257 Series (LR7 & KLR7)
•Pentel Sliccies Gel Multi Pen Refill (XBGRN3A) – 0.3 mm
•Pentel Sliccies Gel Multi Pen Refill (XBGRN4A) – 0.4 mm
•Pentel Sliccies Gel Multi Pen Refill (XBGRN5A) – 0.5 mm
•Pentel Slicci Techo Mini Gel Pen Refill (BG503) – 0.3 mm
•Pilot Ageless Future Gel Pen Refill (BLGS-7) – 0.7 mm (2 Colors)
•Pilot B2P Bottle to Pen Gel Ink Pen Refill – 0.7mm
•Pilot Frixion Ball Gel Multi Pen (LFBTRF refill) – 0.38mm
•Pilot Frixion Ball Gel Multi Pen (LFBTRF refill) – 0.5mm
•Pilot Frixion Ball Gel Multi Pen (LFTRF refill) – 0.38mm
•Pilot FriXion Ball 2 Biz Gel Pen Refill – 0.38 mm
•Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pen Refill (LFRF30P4) – 0.4mm
•Pilot Frixion BLS-FR5 (LFBK-23EF-B refill) – 0.5mm
•Pilot G2 Refills (America’s #1 selling ink gel pen, 0.38, 0.5, 0.7, &1.0mm)
•Pilot G2 Pro
•Pilot G6
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier 0.4mm (Has more ink than the standard Hi-Tec-C refill)
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 0.3mm (LHKRF-10C3) 15 different colors
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 0.4mm (LHKRF-10C4) 15 different colors
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 0.5mm (LHKRF-10C5) 15 different colors
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slim Knock Gel Pen Refill (LHSRF-8C3) – 0.3mm – 3 Colors
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slim Knock Gel Pen Refill (LHSRF-8C4) – 0.4mm – 3 Colors
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C “Standard” – 0.25mm (BLS-HC25)
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C “Standard”- 0.3mm (BLS-HC3)
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C “Standard”- 0.4mm (BLS-HC4)
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C “Standard”- 0.5mm (BLS-HC5)
•Pilot Juice Gel Ink Series Refill 0.38, 0.5, 0.7mm (LP2RF) – (3 Colors)
•Pilot Precise V5 RT/V7 RT, named Hi-tecpoint V5 RT/V7 RT in Europe
•Pilot Q7 Needle Point Refill 0.7mm (BLS-GCK-7 / LHKRF-8C7)
•Pilot V ball RT (BLS-VB5RT)
•Pelikan Roller Refill 338 Rollerball
•Platinum Gel Pen Refill (BSP-60S) 0.5mm
•Platinum Gel Ball Pen Refill (GSP-80N) – 0.5 mm
•Roting TIKKY Liner Refill – 0.5mm
•Sakura R-GBH Ballsign Gel Multi Pen Refill – 0.4 mm (4 Colors)
•Sakura R-GBP Ballsign Knock Gel Pen Refill – 0.4 mm (3 Colors)
•Schmidt Safety ceramic roller 888 Fine
•Schneider Topball 850
•Staples Classic Grip Pen 0.7mm Gel (#31581)
•TUL GL1 Gel Pen Retractable Needle Point Fine 0.5mm
•Uniball Signo DX 0.28mm Refill (UMR-1-28)
•Uniball Signo DX 0.38mm Refill (UM-151)
•Uniball Signo DX 0.5mm Refill (UMR-1-05)
•Uniball Fanthom Erasable Gel Pen Refill (UFR-122) – 0.5 mm (3 Colors)
•Uniball Impact RT 1.0mm Bold (Signo UMR-80)
•Uniball Style Fit Gel Multi Pen Refill (UMR-109) – 0.28, 0.38, 0.5mm (16 Colors)
•Uniball Signo RT Gel 0.38mm & 0.5mm (UMN-138)
•Uniball Signo (UMN-152)
•Uniball Signo 0.28mm (UMN-82)
•Uniball Signo 0.38mm (UMN-83)
•Uniball Signo 207 Gel Refill 0.7mm (UMR-87, UMR-85)
•Uniball Jetstream 0.38 (SXR-38)
•Uniball Jetstream 0.5mm (SXR-5)
•Uniball Jetstream 0.7mm (SXR-7)
•Uniball Jetstream 1.0mm (SXR-7)
•Uniball Jetstream 1mm (SXR-10)
•Uniball Mitsubishi Liquid Ink Rollerball Pen Refill  (UBR-300)- 0.5 mm
•Visconti Rolling Ceramic 0.7mm (AA40)
•Waterman Rollerball Refill
•Zebra Sarasa Clip Pen Refill – 0.7mm (JF-Refills for Sarasa, Sarasa SE, Sarasa Clip)
•Zebra JF-0.4 Sarasa Gel Pen Refill – 0.4 mm (4 Colors)
•Zebra JF-0.5 Sarasa Gel Pen Refill – 0.5 mm (4 Colors)
•Zebra JJ2 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra J15 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra JJZ15 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra JJ21 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra Sarasa Dry Gel Ink Rollerball Refill (JLV-0.4) – 0.4 mm (3 Colors)
•Zebra Sarasa Dry Gel Ink Rollerball Refill (JLV-0.5) – 0.5 mm (3 Colors)
•Zebra Gel Ink Rollerball Refills (RBJF5) – 0.5mm (3 Colors)
•Zebra JT-0.4 Sarasa Gel Pen Refill (RJT4-BK)- 0.4 mm
•Zebra RJF3 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra RJF4 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra RJF5 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra RJF10 Gel Ink Refill
•Zebra Sarasa (NJK-0.4) – 0.4mm
•Zebra Sarasa (NJK-0.5) – 0.5mm

Ballpoint Style Refills

•Ballograf Original Ballpoint Pen Refill (4 Colors)
•Ballograf Pocket Ballpoint Pen Refill (2 Colors)
•Bic Pro+ 1.0mm Pen Refill
•Diplomat EasyFLOW Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Caran D’ache Goliath Refill
•Faber-Castell Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
•Faber-Castell Scribero Gel Ink Roller Refill
•Fisher Space Pen “PR” Series Refills – 15 Different Refills
•Fisher Space Pen “U” Series Refills (UF1, UF2, UF4) – 3 Colors
•Foray (Office Depot) Ballpoint Refill for Parker Refills
•Foray (Office Depot) Replacement For Mont Blanc Ballpoint Refills
•Foray (Office Depot) Ballpoint Refill for Waterman Refills
•Kaweco Soul G2 Refill 1.0mm
•Kaweco Sport Roller Ball Pen Refill (This is a smooth Rollerball gel ink)
•Kokuyo FitCurve Ballpoint Pen Refill (PRR-SJ7D) – 0.7 mm (3 Colors)
•Lamy M22F Refill – Fine, Med, Broad
•Metaphys Locus 3Way Multi Pen Refill – 0.5mm
•Midori Brass Bullet Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.5 mm
•Moleskine Ballpoint Refill
•Mont Blanc Ballpoint Refills (F) & (M)
•Monteverde Needle Point Refill (Fine)
•Monteverde Soft Roll P13 – Colored inks
•Monteverde Soft Roll P15- (Superbroad, Medium, Ultrafine)
•Ohto P80-05NP Needlepoint Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.5mm
•Ohto P80-07NP Needlepoint Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.7mm (writing width is 0.35mm)
•OhtoPS-205NP Extra-Fine Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.5mm (writing width is 0.35mm)
•Ohto PS-207NP Extra-Fine Ballpoint Pen Refill 0.7mm
•Ohto 893NP Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.3 mm
•Ohto 895NP Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.5 mm
•Ohto 897NP Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.7 mm
•Parafernalia Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Parker Ballpoint Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
•Parker GEL Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
•Parker Quinkflow Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium, Fine)
•Pelikan Giant Ballpoint Pen Refill 337 (Broad, Fine, Medium)
•Pentel Rolly C4 Ballpoint Multi Pen Refill (BKSS7) – 0.7 mm (4 Colors)
•Pentel (KFLT8) Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Pentel Selfit Ballpoint Pen Refill (BKS7H-AD)- 0.7 mm
•Pentel Vicuna XBXST5-A Refill – 0.5mm
•Pentel Vicuna BXM5H Refill – 0.5mm
•Pentel Vicuna BXM7H Refill – 0.7mm
•Pilot BRFV-8EF Acro Ink Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.5 mm (3 Colors)
•Pilot BRFV-8F Acro Ink Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.7 mm (3 Colors)
•Pilot BRFN-30F Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.7 mm
•Pilot BRFN-30M Ballpoint Pen Refill – 1.0 mm
•Pilot BTRF-6F Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.7 mm (3 Colors)
•Platignum Standard Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Sailor Pica Kirei Anti-Bacterial Ballpoint Multi Pen Refill – 0.7 mm  (3 Colors)
•Sailor Pica Kirei Anti-Bacterial “Mini” Ballpoint Multi Pen Refill – 0.7 mm (3 Colors)
•Sakura R-NOB Ballpoint Pen Refill ( SAKURA R-NOB#49) – 0.7 mm
•Schmidt P900 B Ballpoint Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
•Schmidt P950M MegaLine Pressurized Ballpoint Pen Refill (Medium)
•Schmidt 4889 MegaLine Pressurized Pen Refill
•Schmidt 9000M EasyFlow Pen Refill
•Schmidt P8900 Super Bowl Refill (Fine)
•Schneider Express 735 Pen Refill (Broad, Medium, Fine)
•Schneider Slider 755 Pen Refill (Extra-Broad, Medium)
•Sheaffer Ballpoint Refill II (Medium)
•Sheaffer K Ballpoint Refill
•Sheaffer T Ballpoint Refill
•Stabilo Ballpoint Refill
•Stabilo EASYgel Refill
•Tombow BR-ZLM Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Uni SXR-80-05 Jetstream Ballpoint Multi Pen Refill – 0.5 mm (4 Colors)
•Uni SXR-80-07 Jetstream Ballpoint Multi Pen Refill – 0.7 mm (4 Colors)
•Uni Power Tank High Grade Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.7 mm
•Visconti Ballpoint Pen Refill AA49 1.4 (Broad)
•Visconti Gel Refill AA38 (Broad, Medium, Fine)
•Zebra F-Refill Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.7 mm (2 Colors)
•Zebra G-301 JK-Refill Gel Pen Refills – 0.7 mm (2 Colors)
•Zebra SK-0.4 Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.4 mm (2 Colors)
•Zebra SK-0.7 Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.7 mm (4 Colors)
•Zebra Stylus Pen LV-Refills – 1.0mm
•Zebra Zmulsion Ink Pen Refill – 1.0 mm (EQ-1.0)

D1 Style Refills

•Acme Black 4FP Four-Function Pen Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Acme Highlighter 4FP Four-Function Pen Multi Functional Pen Refill
•Aurora Mini Medium Point Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Caran D’ache Ecridor XS Mini Refill
•Cross Matrix Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Cross Micro Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Kaweco D1 Soul Ballpoint Refill
•Lamy M21 Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Lamy M55 Tripen Marker Refill (Orange Highlighter)
•Monteverde Soft Roll Ballpoint Pen Refill – D1 (628)
•Ohto R-4C5NP Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen Refill – 0.5 mm
•Ohto R-4C7NP Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen Refill -0.7mm
•Parker Mini Ballpoint Refills
•Parker Vector 3-in-1 Ballpoint Refills
•Pelikan 38 Ballpoint Refills
•Pentel XBXS5-A (0.5mm)
•Pentel XBXS7-A (0.7mm)
•Pentel Vicuna XKBXES7 Ballpoint Pen Refill – D1 – 0.7 mm
•Pilot BRF-8M & BRF-8F-B 0.7mm Refills
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slims (LHRF-20C3-B 0.3mm)
•Platinum BSP-60 Series
•Platinum BSP-100
•Platinum SBSP-120S Hybrid Ink Ballpoint Refill
•Retro 1951 D-1 Ballpoint Refill
•Rotring Tikky 3-in-1 Ballpoint Refills – 0.7mm (2-Colors)
•Staedtler Multi Pen Ballpoint Refill (92RE-09)- D1 – 0.7 mm
•S.T. Dupont Mini Olympio Ballpoint Pen Refill
•Tombow Outdoor Pen Refill (BR-VMP)
•Tombow VS Ballpoint Pen Refill (BR-VS) – D1
•Uni SXR-200 Jetstream Ballpoint Multi Pen Refill (0.5 and 0.7mm)
•Zebra Tele-scopic Slide Ballpoint Pen Refill – 4C – 0.7mm
•Zebra ESB-0.7 Emulsion Ink Ballpoint Pen Refill – D1 – 0.7 mm
•Zebra JSB-0.4 (RJSB4-BK)
•Zebra JSB-0.5 (RJSB5-BK)
•Zebra Sharbo X Ballpoint Multi Pen Refill Component – D1
•Zebra Sharbo X Gel Ink Multi Pen Refill Component – D1

Other popular refills that also work inside if you trim off the excess tubing*

*Pentel Hybrid Technica Refill -0.4mm (KFGN4)
*Pilot G3 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen (BLG3-7)
*Uniball Signo UM-100 Pen Refills (UMR-5)
*Uniball Signo Broad Refills (UMR-10)
*Zebra Tapli Clip Pen Refills 1.0mm (RLH-10)
*Zebra Tapli Clip Pen Refills 1.6mm (RLH-16)

(The listed refills above are sometimes re-named or re-numbered in different parts of the world by pen refill companies. We can’t list every possible name change so we suggest you use the info above if your country/region calls the pens/refills something else. Since we don’t have access to every single refill ever made, this is an active list and will continue to be updated when we find new refills that fit inside.)

Available Colors:

– Raw Machined Natural Titanium

Every Ti Arto comes with:

– 1 pen box
– 1 pen cap tool (if you ever happen to need it for quick repairs)
– 1 Uniball Signo 207 0.5mm black gel ink refill installed
– 1 protective microfiber black felt sleeve

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Short Description

Our Ti Arto is a solid titanium pen in a timeless raw finish. It accepts just about any refill you can throw at it without the need for any modifications, hacks, or spacers. No other pen on the planet comes close to accepting so many refills. The screw-on cap posts nicely on the back of the body. This pen is built to last and be passed down to future generations.

Additional Information

Weight 1.29 oz
Dimensions 5.19 x .43 x .43 in



Grade 5 Titanium (Body Grip, Mechanism, Cap, Grade 4 Titanium (Pocket Clip), 6061 Aluminum (Internal Cap Nut)

8 reviews for Ti Arto : The Ultimate Refill Friendly Pen

  1. 5 out of 5


    I have other pens from here and love them too. But this one is absolutely amazing. I must confess that I’m reviewing this without actually having used a significant percentage of the reportedly usable refills. It’s has taken everything I had laying around and I’m just amazed at all of the “little” style points that all add up to making this pen a true work of art. The titanium build is light but has no yield or indication that it is anything but completely solid. The cap posts cleanly and the pen is a joy to use posted or not. The grip just feels right and comfortable. About the only thing I can think of to complain about is the top o-ring managed to grab some lint from somewhere. I’ll have to clean that off :).

  2. 5 out of 5


    This is my second BigIDesign Pen. They’ve really improved their design with the Ti Arto. It looks great. I’ve tried several refills and they work perfectly in this pen. The clamp mechanism for making this pen fit many, many refills is really clever and elegant. Because of the ridges in the grip section, it makes the pen pleasant and not slippery to hold. The length of the pen is great too, because when the cap is posted or not posted, it’s a nice length – even when posted, it’s not too long. Another nice attention to detail is that wen capping the pen tip, or when posting the cap on the end, the O rings help make screwing on the cap a more pleasant experience than without using an O ring. Really nice, and really impressed!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Amazing, my first KickStarter project with C&J, and man, did they deliver! I’ve often found what I think is an awesome refill, to only then find that only a select few pens will accept it. On top of that, I start looking for a custom pen, and find that a lot of them are designed around other refills, like the space pen (no thanks) or the Pilot G2.

    The Ti Arto is amazing. It is nice knowing that pretty much any way a pen refill can be designed, it will fit in the Ti Arto. So if your favorite refill changes with time, or you have several favorites, this pen will stand the test of time. The mechanics of the clutch are pretty simple and innovative. Reminds me of an old lead holder clutch pencil design.

    I find it kind of funny that they include the end cap removal tool, although it is nice, if the end cap ever comes loose, you could fix that, but their primary reason for including it, is that they show you how to bend the clip back, if it ever loses it shape. Seriously, who has bent this clip? It’s made out of like 1/16″ titanium…anyway, the clip is the perfect tension, in my opinion.

    The threads are amazing on this pen. They are smooth, and with the o-ring, the cap does not rattle at all while capped or posted. The fit with the o-ring does seem like it is slightly tight, but I used a bit of NyoGel on both ends of the pen’s threads, with just a light layer on the o-ring, and this has smoothed things up really well.

    Overall, I love them, so much that I got two of them to hold a blue and red refill for work. I used a paint pen to paint the very tip of the clutch red, so that I could tell them apart.

  4. 5 out of 5


    This is one of the most beautifully designed pens I have ever owned. It has a good heft and perfect weight distribution at the same time making it a pleasure to write with. The body is sleek looking. The look and feel of the finish is superb. The machining of the screw connections is flawless. And the ability to use any refill I want at any time is unparalleled in the ballpoint pen market. Just think…you can buy any refill you want to try and have the perfect pen to put it in to try it out – what a concept! I own other bigidesign titanium pens but truthfully, the Ti-Arto is in a class by itself. There is certainly no comparable titanium pen on the market. Buy one for yourself and buy them as gifts for others. You and your friends will not be disappointed. What will these titanium geniuses think of next???

  5. 5 out of 5


    I really like the idea of this pen. I own a Click Classic and am happy with it. I am seriously thinking of buying the Arto as well. But, can anyone comment on how susceptible the polished surface is to scratches? My Click Classic is the raw Ti color and is not shiny at all. I am wondering whether the polished surface of the Arto would show more scratches.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I am extremely impressed with this pen. The build quality and tolerances are quite tight and on par with more expensive pens. The modularity is not a gimmick and works flawlessly. I have yet to come across a refill that hasn’t fit. The only downside I can think of is that all of my other pens feel quaint and a bit obsolete, as this one is a great combo of size, materials, writing comfort, and theability to take just about any refill with no wobble cannot be understated. Well done!

  7. 5 out of 5


    This pen has it all.
    It’s been a joy to use and all the refills I use fit in the pen with seamless precision. Swapping refills for a different line width is incredibly easy.

    I carry in upwards of 10 different refills with me at work. The space savings is great, maybe a little unconventional, but it works for me.

    I’m really grateful to have been able to experience BigIDesign with Kickstarter. They’ve been wonderful to work with. Chad and Joe will help you out with anything you might need. This pen will last you a lifetime.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Really nicely designed pen. Innovative mechanism, and everything is machined to really tight tolerances, it’s just an enjoyable thing to own. Knowing that you can chop and change until you find the right refill is really liberating, now you’ll know that you have a classy, well made pen that feels great to use, no matter which refill feels nicest to write with!

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