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Old 01-11-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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I love using my distress inks and have all the main colours ( not buying expensive limited ones with no re-inkers).
However I'm experiencing something different with my newest ones.
They are really dry and pressing on the non stick mat does nothing and same experience with foam pads, but my two year old ones are still wet.

They were like this as soon as I unwrapped from plastic, I stored upside down for a couple of months but it has made no difference . Do I need to use re-inker on them already ?
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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Oh gosh - it sounds like your ink pads were either faulty, old or stored somewhere hot that dried them out. Sounds like your only option will be to re-ink them. How annoying!!

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Old 01-11-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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I would contact the seller.. Or Ranger, their contact details are somewhere on the forum, I'll try and find it. Here you go.

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Unfortunately I was daft enough to assume the inkpad just needed storing upside down and I have left it to late too expect the vendor to take responsibility.


I have some re-inkers so gave one a go. It made no difference, I press the pad on the sheet, or swipe it and get one or two little bubbles. ( I did use an old plastic loyalty card to work the ink in).
Ranger's advice is to use their Ink Refresher spray.
I think I will try water first.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:05 PM   #5
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I had an antique linen pad and no matter how many times I reinked it it just didn't seem to get wet...or transfer the colour to anything I rubbed it with... Sounds daft but I gave up and got a new one.
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Does sound like you have faulty pads........ I would contact Ranger or the seller for a refund or replacement.

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Old 01-11-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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ack, that will teach me to contact vendor straight away next time.
They were bought for me by a friend as a cheer me up gift when I was sick and I didn't go back and retry them soon enough to expect replacements.

I should have realised when the old dark ones they first released were still going strong after much use, that something wasn't right with this lot. They were the last lot to be released before the limited editions.

At least I know I am not the only one to have had probs, I thought it was weird when the reinker made no difference, but didn't think the pads could be faulty themselves.

Now which is cheaper, new ink pads or insert some cut and dry foam in the box and re-ink ?
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I re-inked another pad yesterday and left overnight.
Same as other one, nothing left on sheet .
Sprayed both with water and left for half a hour.

BINGO !!

They work now , admittedly not as fluid as the rest , but good enough to be usable and not have to dump.
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Bit late for this post, but just wanted to say anyone with a problem with Ranger products should definitely contact them, their customer service is awesome. I'd bought some DI reinkers back last November, from Hobbycrafts NEC-. I'd bought half a dozen or so, from different vendors. Then I fractured my shoulder, so didn't get round to opening & using them till about Feb this year. I found that two, Aged Mahogany & Wild Honey were really thick, gel-like in the bottle. You could tip the bottle upside down & nothing came out. I took a photo & emailed them, next day I got an e-mail back saying replacements would be sent out, and they arrived a couple of days later. They come from their agents over here, so don't get shipped all the way from the USA.
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Thanks that's reminded me I have a gold mixative that has gone green that I need to contact them about.
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