What's the Best Eraser? (my opinion)

by Visiting author: Karla Mata
(USA)

Most people don't realize this but there are different erasure qualities to erasers. Even though Pink Pearl® is chosen as the average eraser, perfect for school, the Hi-polymer Pentel® eraser is far more useful for artists. But after that what is best then? I'm stuck between choosing art gum or Magic Rub®.

The reason the Hi-polymer eraser is far greater than the Pink Pearl® is in it's ability to erase without damaging the paper. The Hi-polymer eraser doesn't agitate the paper. and leaves it smooth, unlike the Pink Pearl®. And of course the Hi-polymer Pentel® eraser completely erases pencil lines much better than the Pink Pearl®. In my opinion, next to the Pentel®, the best erasers would have to be the art gum and Magic Rub®.

Art gum and Magic Rub® don't agitate the paper. They leave the paper undamaged... that is if you use normal printing paper (also known as copy paper). Therefore I have come to the conclusion that I'm stuck between Magic Rub® and art gum.

Written by Karla Mata

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I agree
by: artguy

Hi,
I agree that the Pink Pearl is not the best suited for many art papers...there are many other erasers that are better suited for use with drawing.
The Magic Rub® is one of the erasers that I have used, and really enjoyed it.
Don't forget the kneaded eraser is one that will not harm most papers.
My suggestion is to try different types/brands of erasers. There are a bunch of them out there.
Regards,
artguy

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