Recently, I acquired several samples of Taccia Ink. Taccia Ink is newly developed in California, but made in Japan by experienced ink makers. There are 13 colors that are vibrant and pleasurable. The inspiration for the colors comes from the "Japanese way of seeing colors in a pure, honest and innocent way". The bottles are similar to Sailor bottles, but I do not know if they have the pen filler insert since I have not purchased a bottle yet. (Photo compliments of Vanness Pens)
This ink can be summed up in one word: WONDERFUL!
I have very rarely used an ink as pleasurable to write with as this one. From the moment I loaded into my Bexley Elegancia with medium nib - a dry nib I might add - this ink has been extraordinary. Even when writing on inexpensive copy paper, this ink is fast drying, did not bleed through, and had little show through. And the sheen on Tomoe River paper is AMAZING!
The ink is well saturated and somewhat water resistant, which should appeal for professional use. And the color is consistently a strong medium blue with a strong crimsom sheen. IMO this ink would do well in any pen with, maybe, the exception in a very wet, wide nibbed pen.
Taccia AO Blue ink/ Bexley Elegancia medium nib pen/ Staples ARC paper
Taccia AO Blue Ink/ Bexley Elegancia medium nib/Tomoe River 68 gsm paper
Minimal bleedthrough, showthrough, feathering
SHEEN! SHEEN! SHEEN!
Little to no shading
Average blue shade
Price: In the US: $12 for 40 ml at Vanness Pens, Anderson Pens, PenChalet
An Excellent ink in terms of quality and price!
Edited by 5Cavaliers, 15 June 2019 - 19:51.