thINKthursday – Taccia Ebi

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Taccia Ebi

Could it be that Taccia Ebi is shrimply the best?

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday – Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

Until recently, Taccia has been primarily a pen producer, but they have just released a lovely collection of fountain pen ink. The palette of colors is similar to those of Sailor and Iroshizuku. Ebi translates to “shrimp,” and is a fuchsia/maroon color. Taccia ink comes in a round 40ml glass bottle that is very easy to fill from. In addition to their beautiful colors, Taccia ink is well priced at $12 a bottle. This review was done with a Pilot Vanishing Point F and a Platinum 3776 B on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

Taccia Ebi produces nice shading in both a fine and broad nib and displays a similar range of colors in both sizes. At its lightest, Ebi is a light ruby red. From there, it shades to a darker burgundy color. The darkest the ink gets is a deep mahogany red. On Rhodia paper, the ink didn’t produce any sheening, but on Tomoe River paper you get a gorgeous green sheen.

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

I’ve tested out a handful of the Taccia inks and I’m very impressed with their properties. Ebi had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It’s a fairly saturated ink but still had good dry times at 15-30 seconds. Its water resistance was surprisingly good. While the red pigment washed away, the blue component was resistant enough that the writing was still easily legible.

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

Taccia Ebi fits nicely with Sailor Oku-Yama and Iroshizuku Yama-Budo, and that’s great company. It’s a warm and inviting color that looks great in whatever nib size you favor. Its moderate water resistance is a happy bonus.

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

thINKthursday - Taccia Ebi

As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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