Our next Taccia ink is Aka Red. Red inks are a hard note to hit. Some are too bright, some are way too dark and I’m starting to think I’m never going to find my “perfect” red. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.
Aka Red is a bright, medium red. Usually inks look great on the Col-o-ring swab, but I really don’t like how this one swabs. It just looks odd.
In large swabs there is a little bit of bright goldish-green sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in the larger nib sizes and bleeding in the flex nib.
In swabs, Aka Red is brighter than all the others, and a bit more orange. Click here to see the Taccia inks together.
Overall, I hate the way this ink looks in swabs but love it in writing. There’s a bit more bleeding than I’d like, but it’s the closest I’ve found to my “perfect” red color so far, so I definitely need a full bottle.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.