Would you like to use an alternative to the Schneider Topball 850 Rollerball refill? Maybe the 850 *05 fine point is not your preferred stroke line and you are searching for a refill of a little bit more of a bold stroke line and would like to use a good Schneider Topball 850 05 pen refill equivalent as an option. What other pen refills are compatible with the Schneider Topball 850?
It is a good thing that the Schneider Topball 850 05 refill is of the standard european format and is compatible with many other rollerball refill choices. There are two alternative ink refills that I would readily recommend. One is the Schmidt 888 refill in the plastic tube, and the second choice is Schmidt's 5888 refill line in the metal tube.
If you liked the flex feel of the Schneider Topball 850 refills in your pen, then the Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller 888 with the plastic tube would be a good substitute. The plastic tube provides a more flexible writing experience, while the metal tube of the Schmidt 5888 refill will make your writing feel a little more rigid.
If the ink seems to run out too quickly in your Schneider Topball 850 05 pen refills, then I would recommend the large capacity metal tubed Schmidt 5888 refill as a better alternative to solve the ink longevity problem.
Other than that, there is no difference in the ink lay-down between the two refill choices, as they share the same premium quality components of all Schmidt refills.