Datatainer labels

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concerninglight
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Datatainer labels

Post by concerninglight » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:41 am

OK, really stupid question...

What writing device do you use to write on the Datatainer bottle label areas?

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Re: Datatainer labels

Post by tim.bowman » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:16 am

Asking questions is never stupid.

I use grease pencil (a.k.a. china marker.) It comes off with a bit of rubbing if you need to change the label.

Sharpie marker works if the bottle is dry, but it's... permanent, you know? Later, you can cover up the marker with a piece of masking tape. Again, the bottle has to be dry. It starts to look messy after a while, but it works. Which is worse, messy bottles or confusing dev and fix?

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Re: Datatainer labels

Post by sanchell » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:15 am

This is THE question that has plagued photographers since Nicéphore Niépce first labeled his bottle of Bitumen of Judea to tell it from his bottle of silver chloride.

I use Tim's second method, masking tape on a dry bottle. However, I'm going to try his grease pencil method the next time I need to label a bottle.
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Re: Datatainer labels

Post by concerninglight » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:05 am

It just felt like a stupid question as it seemed like the solution should be apparent.
I've tried everything from pencil to dry erase markers. Grease pencil was next but thought I'd poll for others ideas.

lol Steve

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Re: Datatainer labels

Post by fyrkrans » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:04 am

tim.bowman wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:16 am
Sharpie marker works if the bottle is dry, but it's... permanent, you know?
Couldn't one use something like isopropanol to clean it? I occasionally use isopropanol to clean up stuff that has been written on with permanent markers. I don't know if that works well with those specific bottles though.

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Re: Datatainer labels

Post by darkroommike » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:11 am

Sharpie comes off very well with both PEC-12 and Goof-Off (not the citrus based stuff). Lighter fluid and Coleman Stove fuel would probably work also. And you can always overwrite permanent marker with a dry erase marker and it usually comes off.

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Re: Datatainer labels

Post by tim.bowman » Mon May 21, 2018 1:10 pm

darkroommike wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:11 am
And you can always overwrite permanent marker with a dry erase marker and it usually comes off.
This is brilliant. Thank you!

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