We cha cha cha to the luscious warm tones of this breathtaking brown!
Taccia is a fairly new ink manufacturer, but I’ve been very impressed with the ink they’ve produced so far. Taccia Cha is a rich cinnamon brown that behaves wonderfully. Taccia ink comes in a short and round 40ml glass bottle. Considering the packaging and quality of the ink, they are a real bargain. This review was done with a Pilot Prera F and a Edison Collier B on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.
Taccia Cha had a similar appearance in both a fine and broad nib, but the shading is much more pronounced with the broad nib. At its lightest, the ink is a tawny caramel color. From there, it shades to a darker pecan brown. The ink can get fairly dark, similar to a hickory brown. Overall, the ink is more of a brown-orange rather than a red-brown. The ink is matte when dry and does not have any sheen.
I’ve tried nearly all of the Taccia inks and each one has had great properties. Cha had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink is fairly saturated, but it still had good dry times at 15-30 seconds. While the ink didn’t have any water resistance, clean up was very easy.
I love it when a brown has some warmth to it and Taccia Cha did not disappoint. The ink has depth and character, but most importantly it’s a joy to use. In a finer nib, you might be able to get away with using this color at work. However you use it, I’m sure that you’ll enjoy Taccia Cha.
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 color for you.
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