Taccia was conceived in California and has since grown from strength to strength, offering a whole slew of pen related products. For many people, they’ll know Taccia as a brand that produces urushi pens, but they also make entry-level pens, inks and stationery. In recent years they have worked closely with Sailor and ITOYA and are now owned by Nakabayashi.
This lineup is split into two, with the first being based on the woodblock prints of Hokusai (Great Wave Fame) and the second set being inspired by the woodcuts and paintings of Kabuki actors.
Is it any good?
Okay, so in the interest of being fair, I do my best to represent the colours as accurately as possible. However, there are many variables that can impact slight colour shifts, for example, depending on your device you may experience different colours. Some warmer and some cooler. Ink always needs to be seen in person and as a point of caution, I’d always recommend ink samples, if you can access them.
When painting, this ink has so much depth, the red sheen is stunning and really brings a wonderful quality to one’s art.
Below is a sample of writing written on Midori. I have tried this on a variety of papers and there are subtle differences on all. But to be honest, everyone has their own opinions on paper and I can’t really afford to write on every brand out there! And for myself, Midori offers the best of both worlds when it comes to producing art and writing. The writing sample was written with a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Blue Green Nebula with a zoom nib. I felt this was a logical choice to show off the quality of ink in both broader and finer nibs.
For those that like to get matchy-matchy with their inks, may I suggest pairing with a Nakaya in Midori Tamenuri? The beautifully accented edges of the pen would certainly blend harmoniously with this ink. Or if you’re on a budget, a Lamy Safari in Savannah, or maybe a Sailor Professional Gear Shikiori Manyou (A Thousand Leaves). All these would be great pairings! However, I’d love to hear your thoughts on your favourite green or blue inks, so please consider leaving some feedback down below in the comments!