Ink Review #526: Taccia Ao Blue

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We are almost done with Taccia inks, just a few more to go. Today we are looking at Taccia Ao Blue. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Ao Blue is a beautiful medium blue with coppery red sheen.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is some beautiful coppery red sheen (it’s hard to photograph it just right).

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, high sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen is visible in all nib sizes on Tomoe River and most nib sizes on Rhodia and Leuchtturm, but it’s a more subtle sheen, not so in-your-face as other sheeny inks are.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in the larger nib sizes and a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:

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Ao Blue is a bit brighter than Sailor Jentle Blue, but they are similar. Click here to see the Taccia inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow. I love this ink/pen/paper combo. It’s beautiful.

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow. I love this ink/pen/paper combo. It’s beautiful.

Overall, its pretty well behaved and has a really nice flow. I like it.

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.