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Inklings - Taccia Uguisi - "olive Green"

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#1 5Cavaliers

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 20:10

Taccia Uguisi

Review of a sample of Taccia Uguisi received from Vanness Pens.  Taccia inks are "born in California", but manufactured in Japan. 

 

Vanness calls the color "olive green".  I am not sure that I would label the color that way.  It is a balanced green with a strong blue component (see chromotography below).  The ink is not strongly saturated but dark enough in fine nibs to be quite readable and much darker than Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin.  

 

The ink flows very nicely from the nib, and is lubricated in much the same way as Sailor inks.  There is a very nice reddish-copper colored sheen to the ink on Tomoe River paper, which also shows up on the ink swab as well.  The ink also shades moderately well especially in medium and wider nibs.  The ink dries fairly quickly and is not water resistant.  It does not bleed through or show through except on very cheap paper.  

 

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Pros: 

Excellent flow

Moderately lubricating

Minimal bleedthrough, showthrough, feathering

Fast Drying

Moderately saturated. 

Moderate shading. 

Some sheen. 

 

Cons: 

Not water resistant

 

 

Price:  In the US:  $12 for 40 ml at Vanness Pens,  Anderson Pens, PenChalet

 

Overall: 

 

An Excellent ink in terms of quality and price!  


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#2 VivaTerlingua

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 01:55

Seeing the difference between the medium and stub nibs is interesting. Thanks for the review.



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 03:35

Hi,

 

great review of a nice ink!

 

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:18

I love this one! I think I'm getting a bottle!


Edited by Lgsoltek, 29 June 2019 - 08:21.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 15:53

Where would one acquire a bottle of this in Europe?



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 16:44

That's a nice looking green.  It would be interesting to see a comparison to similar greens, such as Robert Oster Moss, before I spend money.  But thanks for the review.  and, well, not....

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 18:50

I keep thinking about this one, wondering if it’s close to my stockpiled Sailor Tokiwa Matsu. Wish it were just a bit more olive. Beautiful ink in its own right though.

Many thanks for the review!

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 21:40

Seeing the difference between the medium and stub nibs is interesting. Thanks for the review.

 

Thank you for your comment.  Yes, this is a lovely ink but quite readable in the fine nib.  But I love it in the stub nib.  


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#9 5Cavaliers

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 21:40

Hi,

 

great review of a nice ink!

 

Thanks

Jens

 

 

Thank you Jens!  


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 21:42

I love this one! I think I'm getting a bottle!

 

I have to say that this is one of my favorites of the Taccias that I have tried.  If it has been a yellow-y olive green I might  not have liked it as much.  But this is a great color.   And, in the US, the price is terrific.  


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 21:45

Where would one acquire a bottle of this in Europe?

 

Here is the Taccia listing of dealers:  http://taccia.com/dealers/.  The international dealers are at the end.  


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#12 5Cavaliers

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 21:46

That's a nice looking green.  It would be interesting to see a comparison to similar greens, such as Robert Oster Moss, before I spend money.  But thanks for the review.  and, well, not....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I wish I could help on this, but I just don't have very many greens in this shade.  


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 21:49

I keep thinking about this one, wondering if it’s close to my stockpiled Sailor Tokiwa Matsu. Wish it were just a bit more olive. Beautiful ink in its own right though.

Many thanks for the review!

 

I don't have Sailor Tokiwa Matsu, but I believe that the Sailor ink is much more olive from the swab samples I have seen.  Uguisi seems to tend more to the bluer side.  


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 22:31

 

I don't have Sailor Tokiwa Matsu, but I believe that the Sailor ink is much more olive from the swab samples I have seen.  Uguisi seems to tend more to the bluer side.  

 

Hm it's the other way around for me, and my ink looks very much like your sample writing.  It's an easily sheening ink with a copper glint, so there's a hue shift where the sheen begins.  Thus there can be an impression of it being more olive in places, I suppose.  But the base color is very similar to your photographs.

 

My earlier review of Tokiwa Matsu shows this behavior pretty well:

 

http://www.fountainp...lti-hue-wonder/

 

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Edited by Intensity, 29 June 2019 - 22:46.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 22:34

Thank you, great review, interesting ink.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 23:15

I keep thinking about this one, wondering if it’s close to my stockpiled Sailor Tokiwa Matsu. Wish it were just a bit more olive. Beautiful ink in its own right though.

Many thanks for the review!

 

IMO they aren't too terribly close to each other.

 

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 23:41

Thank you!  That's super helpful!  I can see that Taccia's version is lighter, but still too green for what I was hoping to get.  I'm on a hunt for a perfect lighter olive green :)


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 15:19

Just a small comment -- the carton is labeled Uguisu, not Uguisi



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Posted 30 June 2019 - 16:15

@5Cavaliers : Thanks for the review!
 
@Intensity : I thought the first Sailor Shikiori ink against which to compare this would be  wakauguisu and not 常盤松 tokiwamatsu.


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 17:02

@Intensity : I thought the first Sailor Shikiori ink against which to compare this would be  wakauguisu and not 常盤松 tokiwamatsu.

 

Even though the names are similar, I still think the base color of Taccia Uguisu is more similar to base color of Tokiwa Matsu.  I have writings made with Tokiwa Matsu with certain pens that look extremely similar to the Taccia Uguisu sample writing here.  That's why I brought it up.


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