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  I am getting ready to replenish my supply of paints,  I really like Reaper MSP and HD paints but have experienced issues with packabing of those I have purchased over the last couple of years.  The printing on the labels rubs off and becomes unreadable after little handling so I have a number of bottles I am not sure exactly which color they are.  By contrast bottles I have purchased several years ago have labels that are still very clear,  I assume there has been a change in the way labels are printed.  Additionally, the newer paints seem to lose water much faster than the older MSP paints.  When I was adding water to refresh paints I noticed many of the new paints had lost up to 1/4 of their volume while the older paints only needed a few drops of water.  I wonder if Reaper has switched the type of plastic for their bottles.

 

  I don't consider the issues I perceive with packaging significant enough to discourage me from continuing to buy Reaper paint since I am very happy with its quality.  However, I was wondering if others have experienced similiar issues and, if so, whether they are present in current production.

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Yes on the labels. Some of the paints I got over the last year and a half of going paint crazy have had that issue.  I keep saying I need to use a sharpie on them before I lose the entire # and name of the paint but then put it off.

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I have a few of the labels that have faded/rubbed away. Luckily, none that are totally gone.

 

One thought is to over wrap them with clear box sealing tape.

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I have a few of the labels that have faded/rubbed away. Luckily, none that are totally gone.

 

One thought is to over wrap them with clear box sealing tape.

 

Good idea, though be careful with that.  I taped over the label on one bottle and the part taped over (With 'invisible tape' type tape) faded to virtually nothing, while the untaped parts of the label are more visible.  Odd and not consistent across labels, but something I noticed happening.

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I believe that the fading label syndrome is a hold over from a bad batch of labels. None of the labels have faded on paint bottles that I have purchased in the last 12 months.

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I have a few of the labels that have faded/rubbed away. Luckily, none that are totally gone.

 

One thought is to over wrap them with clear box sealing tape.

Good idea, though be careful with that. I taped over the label on one bottle and the part taped over (With 'invisible tape' type tape) faded to virtually nothing, while the untaped parts of the label are more visible. Odd and not consistent across labels, but something I noticed happening.

:-/

 

Maybe try coating the labels with Brush-On-Sealer then?

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It is not something I've done, but I recall from the forums that some people have requested replacement labels from Reaper for their paints with labels that have faded away.  Using a sharpie seems the easier way to go there.  I had some that faded due to an accidental spill of IPA.  I made some new labels using a drawing program, printed them out, and taped them on.    

 

I haven't noticed that my newer MSPs have lost water any faster than my old paints, so I'm really not sure what is going on there.  If you ask Reaper by phone or email, maybe they have some idea why that could happen.

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One thought is to over wrap them with clear box sealing tape.

I did that to all my paint.

It protects them from wet hands and solvent accidents as well as rubbing off due to handling.

You can rub paint off of the tape as well if you happen to get some on the label.

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One thought is to over wrap them with clear box sealing tape.

I did that to all my paint.

It protects them from wet hands and solvent accidents as well as rubbing off due to handling.

You can rub paint off of the tape as well if you happen to get some on the label.

+1 to this.

I used plain scotch tape. ..

 

EDIT---> I also marked each bottle with a sharpie before I put the tape on so that when I go to a paint day, I know which ones are mine....

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 When I've noticed labels fading on me, I've traced over the name and SKU # with a fine-point Sharpie and then taped over the labels...

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I have a few of the labels that have faded/rubbed away. Luckily, none that are totally gone.

 

One thought is to over wrap them with clear box sealing tape.

 

Watch the tape over the label.  I did this as well thinking I would prevent the label from fading and it had just the opposite effect.   The scotch tape made them fade quicker..  in weeks... whereas leaving them as they arrived took months!

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Put a drop of paint from the eye dropper onto the top of the cap. This also helps you find the paint when the bottles are all bunched up and you can't read the labels. Try for a thin drop. Too thick and the drop doesn't reflect how you will use the color when you paint. 

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Put a drop of paint from the eye dropper onto the top of the cap. This also helps you find the paint when the bottles are all bunched up and you can't read the labels. Try for a thin drop. Too thick and the drop doesn't reflect how you will use the color when you paint. 

I have done that and the absence of information on the label certainly does not stop me from using the paint.  I will be using a sharpie to go over the information on those labels that are still readable.

 

I confess I am puzzled that the problem of information on labels rubbing off or fading to the point they are unreadable has apparently been around for several months. but none of the comments suggest it has been corrected on recent production.  That seems odd given how quickly and effectively Reaper has always resolved issues with their products.  If it was just a matter of a bad batch of labels, I can't understand why it apparently continues.

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I confess I am puzzled that the problem of information on labels rubbing off or fading to the point they are unreadable has apparently been around for several months. but none of the comments suggest it has been corrected on recent production.  That seems odd given how quickly and effectively Reaper has always resolved issues with their products.  If it was just a matter of a bad batch of labels, I can't understand why it apparently continues.

 

 

Umm:

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67482-issues-with-reaper-paint-packaging/#entry1325396

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I confess I am puzzled that the problem of information on labels rubbing off or fading to the point they are unreadable has apparently been around for several months. but none of the comments suggest it has been corrected on recent production.  That seems odd given how quickly and effectively Reaper has always resolved issues with their products.  If it was just a matter of a bad batch of labels, I can't understand why it apparently continues.

 

 

Umm:

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/67482-issues-with-reaper-paint-packaging/#ehe ry1325396

 

OOPS....I missed that comment.  Maybe the problem has been fixed,  The labels that have faded the most are from the Bones II Kickstarter and the Learn to Paint Kit so they could well be from production more than a year ago.

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