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MEW No.316 just arrived - but what is that smell?

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Greensands17/05/2022 15:49:35
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Have just received my copy of MEW No..316 but have been knocked over by the smell of mag! Change of ownership, Change of printing materials? Why is it not possible to leave well alone.

Philip Rowe17/05/2022 16:03:17
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Just settled down to read my copy which arrived earlier but I can't detect any strange odour. Phil

John Hinkley17/05/2022 16:22:50
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Hopefully, it's the sweet smell of success! No pong from my copy, either!

John

KWIL17/05/2022 16:55:26
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I find all modern printing inks are horrible. I have to leave the copies for a while or else I just start coughing. I am also allergic to newsprint as well as what the Journalist write!

Martin Connelly17/05/2022 18:11:47
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My inkjet ink smells fishy when it is still damp.

Martin C

Mike Poole17/05/2022 19:11:33
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Posted by Greensands on 17/05/2022 15:49:35:

Have just received my copy of MEW No..316 but have been knocked over by the smell of mag! Change of ownership, Change of printing materials? Why is it not possible to leave well alone.

Did the cat get to it first?

Mike

Peter Greene 🇨🇦17/05/2022 21:58:19
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Can you post the smell here so we can check what it is?

devil

Hopper18/05/2022 02:43:58
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A lot of modern inks are soy-based. Does it smell like soy sauce?

Greensands18/05/2022 09:09:31
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.In the absence of a smell-ometer and a lack of any firsthand experience of soya I am not in a position to provide much more information but if anything, I would describe it as being more industrial solvent like than food based. The smell has now largely worn off but it was all powerful when first removed from its wrapper and instantly noticed by other members of the family. As an aside it is quite apparent that the cover is a glossier product than previous issues and presumably is the source of the odour.

Hopper18/05/2022 09:17:21
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Sounds like it was the solvent in the ink not fully dried out before packaging up in plastic. Most likely being printed on a new (as in different) press along with new owners Morton's other mags. New newspapers "hot off the press" smell like that. I always loved that smell at 1 o'clock in the morning when I worked in the industry.

Edited By Hopper on 18/05/2022 09:18:53

SillyOldDuffer18/05/2022 10:05:52
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Begs the question what should a model engineering magazine smell of?

I'd like it to be a 50:50 mix of Welsh Steam Coal smoke and hot oil. Definitely shouldn't smell of either Teen Spirit or Old Fart!

smiley

Dave

Anthony Kendall20/05/2022 09:00:35
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 18/05/2022 10:05:52:

Begs the question what should a model engineering magazine smell of?

I'd like it to be a 50:50 mix of Welsh Steam Coal smoke and hot oil. Definitely shouldn't smell of either Teen Spirit or Old Fart!

smiley

Dave

And will other magazines catch on.
Nuts, Mayfair, Coarse Fishing - the possibilities are endless

martin haysom20/05/2022 11:07:43
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 18/05/2022 10:05:52:

Begs the question what should a model engineering magazine smell of?

I'd like it to be a 50:50 mix of Welsh Steam Coal smoke and hot oil. Definitely shouldn't smell of either Teen Spirit or Old Fart!

smiley

Dave

i will go for hot oil, petrol. oooh i am the last one on your list

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