Ink Review #518: Taccia Aoguro Blue-Black


This week I’m excited to tackle the new Taccia inks! Let’s take a look at Aoguro Blue-Black. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Aoguro is a nice classic Blue-Black.



In large swabs the ink shows some coppery-red sheen.


Writing samples:

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

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 the larger nib sizes on Leuchtturm and Rhodia. The sheen is more subtle, not as noticeable as some other sheeny inks.

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

Comparison Swabs:


Taccia Aoguro Blue-Black is similar to Sailor Jentle Blue Black. Click here to see the Taccia inks together.

Longer writing:

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, I find it similar to Sailor Jentle Blue Black, but it’s well-behaved, a nice color, and pretty affordable too.

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.