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Taccia Cha ink review

 

Disclaimer- First ink review here and would appreciate pointers if I missed something or if there is any information that one needs to know specifically not mentioned here also I lack other browns to compare color big apologies I don't have too many inks.

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First let me take a moment to address the elephant in the room, box and bottle. Bottle has big mouth for any pens is no issues with filling, but then when ink is low...I don’t know cos I cant see any mechanism to help here..its just a nice bottle. Box is not paper like most inks (not 100% at least) it sure does not feel like one, more durable and stronger with inside fins designed to keep ink from moving around and requires some effort to open as the top acts like a lock (its not hard just not too easy either basically the box does what box should do protect the ink)...not bad considering my waterman came out of box during shipping.

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I love how they say not to use it for anything other then writing.....makes me want to draw something :lol:

Taccia Cha is a brown ink with slight hint of redness in it . Its quite nice ink and behaves very nicely on any and all papers that I tried it on. Shading potential though looks a bit questionable in all my test papers but who knows maybe Tomoe river will show some results, but that will have to wait till Christmas not too hopeful here (fingers crossed). Performance is good on absorbent papers and copy papers with all properties being same.

Fun fact they draw a tea on cover and its quite accurate one just needs to add ton of tea leaves and burn the tea itself to get this deep brown with reddish hint as per say burnt tea...and I like this..the color not burnt tea :) .

Saturation- good

Bleed- none

Feathering- none

Smudges-none

Lubrication-great

Ghosting (show-through)- none on most papers apart from cheap guys.

Flow- good.

Wet/Dry- Its in between wet and dry but tilts slightly to wetter side..nice balance if one asks me.

Dry time (approx) - 9-10 sec on 75 GSM copy paper, 11-12 sec on JK cedar 100 GSM paper, 8-9 sec on classmate register (no idea of GSM..I think its 52 from what I remember).

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I have tried to get as accurate color as I could with pee shooter of phone camera, they are pretty near just color is darker in real by a margin.

Water resistance test method was putting drops of water for 30 sec in first sample and 1 min in second sample then wiping with cloth to try to remove the ink. Water resistance is very low (none to be honest).

Second test I did not bother as ink wont survive that one (that involves putting ink paper under tap with mug below and letting the ink get dipped in it followed by wiping the paper with cloth to recreate floods or rain case).

 

All in all a very good ink and if you like the color then go for it its great to work with. No water resistance is a bummer but hey Taccia themselves make it clear these are not so no big deal.


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I really like Taccia inks. I suspect they are made by Sailor and have excellent flow, lubrication, and color complexity.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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Thanks for the review, Dimy! I like your little spiders. :D

Thank you very much, I had to see what happens when drawn something as was cautioned to only write :lol:

 

 

I really like Taccia inks. I suspect they are made by Sailor and have excellent flow, lubrication, and color complexity.

I agree as well I also have Tsuchi of Taccia and its very nice ink as well which is why I was quite surprised as there was no info about Taccia Cha (or most of their inks) when I was looking before I ordered the ink.

 

They were bought by Nakabayashi but I could not find any proof that Taccia are made by sailor, they also don't have that funny smell....it could be or may be not, but honestly I would not care much as they are quite nice inks by themselves.

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I have enjoyed the Taccia inks I've bought. As you say on the wetter side which I like. The handling of the inks is very Sailor like, and they also use a bottle style like the original Sailor "jar" bottles but without a plastic insert. Sailor makes many inks for shops in Japan, Nakabayashi included.

 

You didn't mention the price! At least here in the US these are very favorably priced. Even the "Theme" inks have a reasonable price (eg $18 for 50 ml bottle).

 

I have too many inks now, any many browns, so no need to add to the collection. There's still a few that tempt me.

 

Thanks for the nice review.

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This looks like a beautiful warm earthy, Darjeeling tea brewed for quite a long time :)

I'm glad you didn't have any side/special effects while drawing..... or maybe the spider started moving....or turned into a tarantula or something......

If I were you I'd make sure.... :lol:

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Looks like quite a nice brown. It's a shame the Taccia inks aren't a bit more widely available, some of them look very good.

Thanks, Taccia here are actually available on few sites and amazon condition being not all are at one time and yes some are really nice colored inks.

 

 

I have enjoyed the Taccia inks I've bought. As you say on the wetter side which I like. The handling of the inks is very Sailor like, and they also use a bottle style like the original Sailor "jar" bottles but without a plastic insert. Sailor makes many inks for shops in Japan, Nakabayashi included.

True they are nice inks indeed and now that I see they look a lot like those bottles, still its a win win as sailor inks here are skyrocket these days.

 

 

 

You didn't mention the price! At least here in the US these are very favorably priced. Even the "Theme" inks have a reasonable price (eg $18 for 50 ml bottle).

I did that intentionally as prices vary greatly from region to region, some might get dissapoined to see higher then expected price, still worth adding might as well do so in future, thanks for that. Here the ink costed Rs 995 or approx $13.5 per 40ml for this ink series, there is more expensive line which was recently launched which is at about $19 per 40ml.

 

 

.Thanks for the nice review.

Thanks :)

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This looks like a beautiful warm earthy, Darjeeling tea brewed for quite a long time :)

I'm glad you didn't have any side/special effects while drawing..... or maybe the spider started moving....or turned into a tarantula or something......

If I were you I'd make sure.... :lol:

Yup the tea is almost burnt now brewed too long :lol:

I was worried about spiders moving as well....I kinda wanted these side effects to happen....I sill should check it just in case :lticaptd:

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Yup the tea is almost burnt now brewed too long :lol:

I was worried about spiders moving as well....I kinda wanted these side effects to happen....I sill should check it just in case :lticaptd:

:lol:

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Taccia doesn't feature on amazon.co.uk and they seem to have only a single seller in all of Europe who unfortunately doesn't use paypal

Ouch, not accepting paypal is a real let down but from business stand point it does begs question why, I mean the paypal option is pretty much industry standard if I am not mistaken so why why miss out a opportunity.

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Probably because PayPal means extra fees for the seller as opposed to accepting credit cards directly.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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Probably because PayPal means extra fees for the seller as opposed to accepting credit cards directly.

Could be yes....still bad idea in current times might not be good for long run at least I can't see one.....well hope they find some workaround so that more people can buy the products they want, would be nice.

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