Everyone makes mistakes. You can imperceptively correct your mistakes if
you know the correct eraser for the media. Poor erasures stand out.
There are erasers you use by hand, electric erasers, and air erasers.
You can use hand-held erasers to remove nearly any stray mark or error if you
erase carefully. Hand-held erasers are available in different grades, each with a
SYNTHETIC ERASERS: Synthetic erasers are a new breed of erasers that are
soft and nonabrasive. Used primarily on Mylars and vellums, they are not
suitable for papers and dark marks. Moisten white synthetic erasers slightly
before using them on Mylar. They are often bright white in color, but
manufacturers have been producing them in wild array of colors. Synthetic
erasers are made of nylon or plastic.
HARD ERASERS: Hard erasers have a lot of abrasive grit in their
composition. You can feel the roughness when you drag your finger across the
surface. Hard erasers act like sandpaper against paper fibers to remove
unwanted marks. They are light grey or dull white in color. Although hard
erasers remove dark marks, they tend to disrupt paper fibers making the erasure
INTERMEDIATE ERASERS: Intermediate or moderately abrasive erasers
erase most errors with little or no damage to surrounding paper surface. They
are medium green or dark pink in color.
SOFT ERASERS: Soft erasers are used for light errors and stray marks,
blending, and highlighting. Soft and pliable, the colors of these erasers are
light green or light pink in color.
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