Ink Review #517: Taccia Kuro Black

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This week I’m excited to tackle the new Taccia inks! There are 13 colors that come in 40ml bottles. Let’s start off with Kuro Black. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Kuro Black is a nice basic black with some sheen.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink is mostly black sheen.

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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: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low 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 than other inks since the sheen is the same color as the ink.

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

Comparison Swabs:

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Kuro Black is similar to Sailor Jentle Black.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pilot Vanishing Point Crossed Lines on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

I used a medium Pilot Vanishing Point Crossed Lines on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, it’s a lovely black ink. It has high sheen, which helps it stand out from all of the other black inks.

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.