March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .


Write in the rain?

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Write in the rain?

Post by miah505 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Just a quick question to you all. What is the best way to print on write in the rain paper? Should I use a setting for a specific type of paper or am I best not trying to print on it at all. It printed faint but ok on my printer but the ink smudges. Thanks in advance

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Re: Write in the rain?

Post by klossner » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:22 pm

Short answer: try a laser printer.

Write-in-the-rain paper is covered with a clay coating to protect the paper. The ink from an inkjet printer wants to soak into the paper, but it can't get through the clay and it will puddle up. Laser toner is fused to the surface of the paper.

There's special write-in-the-rain paper for inkjets, but I've never tried it and I'm not sure how it could work. It's mentioned at this web site.


Re: Write in the rain?

Post by miah505 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:40 pm

Thanks for the answer. That makes so much sense. will look for a supplier locally here and use what I have as blank sheets and just write what I need on them. :D

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Re: Write in the rain?

Post by Hezekiah » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:30 pm

You can buy MemoryMap Toughprint waterproof paper for use with inkjet printers from Amazon (about £16.00 for 25 sheets) - it works, provided you take each page out as it is printed and let them dry separately to avoid smudging. It works well and is easily got!
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