Pencil Erasers - FAQs
Q1: Is eraser plastic or rubber?
Answer: Erasers are made from synthetic rubber and synthetic soy-based gum, are less expensive, but Specialized erasers are made from vinyl, plastic, or gum-like materials, are expensive.
Q2: What are the 5 types of erasers?
Answer: 1. Gum eraser, has a soft, somewhat gummy texture. It is little bit softer than a typical rubber eraser, thus will leave a sea of “crumbs” on your page while erasing. 2. Rubber eraser, shedding itself, so it will leave little “crumbs” on the paper. 3. Kneaded eraser, are use for pastel and charcoal. 4. Pencil eraser, looks like a pencil, has a vinyl eraser tip. 5. Vinyl eraser, plastic erasers” or “drafting erasers”, having a rigid texture are used for heavy-duty erasing.
Q3: Why are erasers pink?
Answer: The color of the erasers based on the color of the pumice used in the recipe. Pumice is mostly in white or red in color.
Q4: Why are black erasers better?
Answer: Black and colored erasers do not leave any color from the eraser on the paper. They also look less grubby when they are dirty.
Q5: What are Kneadable erasers for?
Answer: Kneadable Art Erasers or Grey Erasers are used for correcting charcoal, pencil and pastel work. They are easily kneadable and absorbent and leave no residue behind.
Q6: Why are erasers blue and pink?
Answer: The blue end is for erasing pencil marks on heavy grades of paper or dark marks. The soft end (pink/orange) is useful for light grades of paper.
Q7: What is the most common eraser?
Answer: A rubber eraser is the most common type of eraser out there.
Q8: Do plastic erasers dry out?
Answer: No, plastic erasers do not dry out and tend to be fairly gentle on paper.