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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)



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This is a lovely ink that is a well saturated red that goes from a medium violet red to an intense dark cherry. The ink is nicely lubricated with hints of green sheen in areas where the ink pools.



This ink is well behaved in this moderately wet nib, and reminds me of many Sailor inks - not just the bottle but the ink itself.



Fast drying, limited bleedthrough, showthrough and feathering, and with some shading, Taccia Ebi is an excellent alternative to other well known inks in this color range.



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Taccia Ebi ink / Conklin Duragraph with 1.1 nib / Staples Arc paper



Note: The ink name is Ebi, not Ebo; and the ink comes in 40 ml bottles




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Taccia Ebi ink / Conklin Duragraph with 1.1 nib / Tomoe River 68 gsm



Note: The ink name is Ebi, not Ebo; and the ink comes in 40 ml bottles



Pros:


Fast drying


Minimal bleedthrough, showthrough, feathering


Excellent flow


Moderate lubrication


Above average shading



Cons:


Average dark red color


Minimal sheening



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



Overall, an great value both in terms of price and quality!


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What do you mean by saying the ink is developed in California?

 

Also, what is the source of the quote about the Japanese way of seeing colors? Japanese literature from a thousand years ago emphasizes the importance of a sophisticated sense of color, Japanese bookshops have volumes devoted to illustrating unique and elegant combinations of colors, and ink companies such as Sailor offer hundreds of inks in complex colors, which presumably do not offer any affront to the "Japanese way of seeing color."

 

"Pure, honest, and innocent" is a way that Western observers once habitually characterized peoples and cultures in other parts of the world. It always gives me an uneasy feeling to read language like this.

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What do you mean by saying the ink is developed in California?

 

Also, what is the source of the quote about the Japanese way of seeing colors? Japanese literature from a thousand years ago emphasizes the importance of a sophisticated sense of color, Japanese bookshops have volumes devoted to illustrating unique and elegant combinations of colors, and ink companies such as Sailor offer hundreds of inks in complex colors, which presumably do not offer any affront to the "Japanese way of seeing color."

 

"Pure, honest, and innocent" is a way that Western observers once habitually characterized peoples and cultures in other parts of the world. It always gives me an uneasy feeling to read language like this.

 

Please look at the package. It says "Born in California".

 

The source of my my information comes from the Vanness Pens website. Forgive me for not mentioning that.

 

 

My intent here was to merely present a new color, not cause you "unease".

 

I have asked the moderators to remove this thread and others like it in order to not "affront" or "characterize people and cultures in other parts of the world".

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inkstainedruth

Thanks for the review. This looks like a nice color, but it would be interesting to see a side by side of this ink with Iroshizuku Yama-budo.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Thanks for introducing a new brand. Interesting colors! And I agree inkstainedruth that a comparison would be interesting. Maybe also other colors from the line have a Iroshizuku or Sailor twin.

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If I have a chance this week I may try to work something up with Yama Budo.

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Here is a quick comparison of Taccia Ebi and Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Budo:

 

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They are similarly saturated but Yama Budo leans more towards purple. Yama Budo also sheens more, but Ebi feels more lubricated. Both are lovely inks.

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Okay, they're definitely enough different enough to possibly merit having both. Thanks. And, well, not.... :blush:

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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We don't delete threads - though we sometimes hide them.

 

 

What do you mean by saying the ink is developed in California?

 

Also, what is the source of the quote about the Japanese way of seeing colors? Japanese literature from a thousand years ago emphasizes the importance of a sophisticated sense of color, Japanese bookshops have volumes devoted to illustrating unique and elegant combinations of colors, and ink companies such as Sailor offer hundreds of inks in complex colors, which presumably do not offer any affront to the "Japanese way of seeing color."

 

"Pure, honest, and innocent" is a way that Western observers once habitually characterized peoples and cultures in other parts of the world. It always gives me an uneasy feeling to read language like this.

 

That is a quote from Taccia. If you don't like their marketing, you should take it up with them. Please do not berate the reviewer. Negative comments cause reviewers to quit reviewing.

 

@5Cavaliers, thank you for the great comparison.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Thanks for the good review. Taccia inks are made by Sailor. I've reviewed the black/Kuro positively but for me the standout is red/Aka, that it is an exceptional ink.

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What do you mean by saying the ink is developed in California?

 

Also, what is the source of the quote about the Japanese way of seeing colors? Japanese literature from a thousand years ago emphasizes the importance of a sophisticated sense of color, Japanese bookshops have volumes devoted to illustrating unique and elegant combinations of colors, and ink companies such as Sailor offer hundreds of inks in complex colors, which presumably do not offer any affront to the "Japanese way of seeing color."

 

"Pure, honest, and innocent" is a way that Western observers once habitually characterized peoples and cultures in other parts of the world. It always gives me an uneasy feeling to read language like this.

It's just ink.

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Thank-you for taking the time to review this ink. I have several Taccia Inks and I enjoy using each of them...

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