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Midori MD Taccia

Taccia Grey Jeans on Midori MD

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Grey Jeans ink from the collection.

The ink is a pale blue-grey with an average flow and some shading. I feel this is pretty accurate to the colour that was seen on some types of jeans. However I find it too light to read comfortably.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Taccia

Taccia Navy Blue Jeans on Midori MD

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Navy Blue Jeans ink from the collection.

The ink is a medium shade of blue with a slight teal undertone. The ink has a wet flow and I enjoy writing with it. I think this is a lovely shade of blue that really resembles the colour of blue denim. On Midori MD paper, there is a noticeable red sheen when the light catches the writing at the right angle.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
No sheen when you look at it straight on
Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Red sheen when the light catches it at an angle

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Taccia

Taccia Black Jeans on Midori MD

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Black Jeans ink from the collection.

This is a black ink which shades from dark grey to black. I do like my black inks to be dark and black. I tried to see if there was sheen in the writing, like the other inks in the Jeans collection. However, the ink was so dark that it was hard to tell whether there was any sheen.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Midori MD

Ink

Apricot is from Van Dieman’s Harvest series which celebrates the colourful produce grown in Tasmania.

The ink is a pale orange that makes me think about pastoral sunsets and babies. I find this ink just about readable and obviously is more readable on white paper than cream-coloured paper. It shades well. However the high contrast between the light and dark areas can be distracting and hinders readability.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Taccia

Taccia Dark Washed Jeans on Midori MD

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Dark Washed Jeans ink from the collection.

The ink is a dark blue / blue-black colour with shading. When the light hits the darker areas at the right angle, there is a noticeable red sheen even in normal writing. The ink has a wet flow. The ink takes a little more effort to clean as it leaves a bit of colour residue behind. I was not able to flush it away with water and had to use a cotton bud to gently scrub it away.

Rings of colour residue left behind in the pen body

This ink colour makes me think of a bruise. But not just an ordinary bruise, but a magnificent one ranging from deep purple to a blue so dark that it looked almost black. Because of its sheening properties, I think the ink will look good in a wet nib.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Trying to take a picture of the sheen. You can see a bit in the “i” in “Cahill”.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Monteverde

Monteverde Fireopal on Midori MD

Ink

Monteverde Fireopal is a fiery orange. The ink has an average flow. At first glance, it looks similar to Vinta Terracotta, but on closer inspection, there are differences in the shade and saturation. The colour makes me think of a fiery sunset.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Monteverde Fireopal ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Fireopal ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Fireopal ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Monteverde

Monteverde Garnet on Midori MD

Ink

Monteverde Garnet is a lovely magenta with some shading. Like the rest of the Monteverde inks I’ve written with, it flows smoothly and I didn’t experience any problems with the ink.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Monteverde

Monteverde Sapphire on Midori MD

Ink

Monteverde Sapphire is a vibrant blue. It shades beautifully and has a wet flow. There is the tiniest bit of sheen in the darker areas where the ink had pooled, it is not obvious unless you are looking really hard..

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Midori MD Monteverde

Monteverde Scotch Brown on Midori MD

Ink

Based on the name, I assumed Monteverde Scotch Brown will be the colour of whiskey. Instead the colour makes me think of chocolate and coffee. The ink has a wet flow and is easy to clean out of the pen. Personally, I find it difficult to use this ink for long because I keep having a craving for chocolate!

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine Midori MD

Diamine Prussian Blue on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue (blue black?) that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib.

This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made me think of old, faded jeans. After using it for a while, I started to enjoy the ink, as long as I no longer think of it as Prussian blue. I also felt it looked especially good when using for sketching.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Prussian blue ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian blue ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian blue ink on Midori MD paper

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.