The Ultimate Guide to Elysee Pen Refills

Are you unsure which refill you need for your Eylsee pen?

This ultimate Eylsee pen refill guide shows you every refill that David Oscarson makes for their pens, which pens they fit, and alternatives from other brands where available.

1. About

Elysee was a luxury German pen brand launched in 1981 by its parent company R. Dummert at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

They had a reputation for making luxurious pens with elegant designs and a deep lustrous lacquer.

In 1991 following a recession, Staedtler bought Elysee and renamed the company élysée Schreibgeräte GmbH.

However, in June 2000, Staedtler stopped manufacturing Elysee pens, and the brand was consigned to the pages of history.

Elysee fountain pens, ballpoint pens and rollerball pens can still be found for sale at pen fairs and on Ebay.

They all take standard-size refills which are covered in more detail in the following sections.

Elysee Ballpoint Pen Refills

2. Elysee Ballpoint Pen Refills

Eylsee G2 Ballpoint Pen Refill

Elysee ballpoint pens were fitted with a standard Parker Style G2 refill, and many manufacturers make this type of refill.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parker Style refills, where we have over 35 different Parker Style refills.

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3. Elysee Rollerball Pen Refills

Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 M

Elysee rollerball pens were fitted with a standard size Euro Format rollerball pen refill.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Euro Format Refills for more information on this type of refill.

Most European brands use the Schmidt 5888 Safety Ceramic Roller Refill

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Schmidt 5888 Refills are available in the following colors and sizes.

  • Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 F – black, blue, red, or green ink
  • Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 M – black, blue, red, green, magenta, turquoise, violet, light green, pink, and orange
  • Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 B – black or blue ink

Schmidt also makes a cheaper version with a plastic barrel, the Schmidt 888 F, M, B refill.

Elysee Fountain Pen Refills

4. Elysee Fountain Pen Refills

Eylsee Fountain Pen Refills

Elysee fountain pens use international standard-size ink cartridges. These are widely available from many different manufacturers.

Diamine, a specialist UK-based ink manufacturer for fountain pens, has the biggest range of colors, with 40 to choose from.

If your Elsee fountain pen is fitted with an ink converter, then obviously, you can refill the pen with bottled ink.

If you have a pen from a different manufacturer, check out Pen Brands Refill Guides, where there is a complete list of our in-depth refill guides for each manufacturer.

For more information about the different types of pen refills, check out our Ultimate Pen Refill Guide.

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Peter Warrior: Pen & Pencil Expert

With nearly a decade of experience in the pen industry, I successfully ran an online pen business for 9 years. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years. I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will." My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments.

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