DIY - Removing scuffs on a black print. L@@K!

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Postby evilpresence on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:23 am

Dfa wrote:So, this question is really stupid, but has anyone used any other kind of kneadable eraser? Or should I stick with the Derwent (specifically the blue).

DOES IT MATTER??


Might as well use one that EB'rs know works right? A Google search shows they are available in the UK. I ordered the Derwent off amazon.com on April 5th. It also ships from the UK so ETA is sometime after May 2nd.
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Postby Dfa on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:44 am

evilpresence wrote:
Dfa wrote:So, this question is really stupid, but has anyone used any other kind of kneadable eraser? Or should I stick with the Derwent (specifically the blue).

DOES IT MATTER??


Might as well use one that EB'rs know works right? A Google search shows they are available in the UK. I ordered the Derwent off amazon.com on April 5th. It also ships from the UK so ETA is sometime after May 2nd.


Yeah I ended up ordering that one too. It says the delivery date is sometime in may. I'm hoping it'll end up being a little sooner.
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Postby evilpresence on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:14 pm

Dfa wrote:
evilpresence wrote:
Dfa wrote:So, this question is really stupid, but has anyone used any other kind of kneadable eraser? Or should I stick with the Derwent (specifically the blue).

DOES IT MATTER??


Might as well use one that EB'rs know works right? A Google search shows they are available in the UK. I ordered the Derwent off amazon.com on April 5th. It also ships from the UK so ETA is sometime after May 2nd.


Yeah I ended up ordering that one too. It says the delivery date is sometime in may. I'm hoping it'll end up being a little sooner.


Mine came in the mail today. Early is nice but only when you receive the correct items - was shipped one blue and one grey.
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Postby Codeblue on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:16 pm

Dfa wrote:DOES IT MATTER??

Not really.
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Postby thekharmainitiative on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:24 pm

I tried a different one (two actually) and it did nothing useful. But I never tried the Derwent blue so that might not have worked either.
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Postby joshua on Tue May 28, 2013 11:50 pm

does anyone know if this will remove scuffs(chub rub) from paper, and not an area with ink on it?
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Postby aldo on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:11 pm

Got a LTROI with some weird "scuffs" along the bottom border. Took a good white eraser to it and the results were better than I thought:

Before: http://i.imgur.com/nr0svcC.jpg
After: http://i.imgur.com/q853rns.jpg

Before: http://i.imgur.com/MxAMbcp.jpg
After: http://i.imgur.com/DInnD6E.jpg

Before: http://i.imgur.com/Hj8rMC8.jpg
After: http://i.imgur.com/j1yDWO5.jpg
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Postby dinkydoggy on Mon May 26, 2014 11:54 pm

KSUvet wrote:I tried this using what I think is a similar eraser on a small part of my chub-rubbed Drive. I can't see that it made any difference, so I gave up. I'm not sure what you're doing different, but it looks good in the photos.

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This works great, too.


Highly disagree. I also used this a long time ago on the same print, and if anything it was worse. Use caution.

Yeah, this didn't work for me either. The eraser looks like it'd be a much better option.
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Postby Jacobsdad on Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Any success stories?
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Postby sidaldo on Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:56 am

Does it matter which kneadable eraser I use or should I def go for Derwent?
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Postby sidaldo on Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:26 pm

So I went ahead and used a Derwent kneadable eraser and even though the scuff has gone there is some sort of smudging when shined against the light. Any views on this?
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Postby rerocustom1989 on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:47 am

Recently received a scuffed print, and I'm unable to find any sort of blue derwent eraser.

Could anyone explain the process for using a soft brush? Is it just small-light-pressure circles?
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Postby rubberneck on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:49 am

I'm still skeptical, you are just moving ink around on the paper and most times just leave a shiny spot where a matte scuff once existed.

That is the lesser of two evils imo...
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Postby sidaldo on Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:42 pm

rerocustom1989 wrote:Recently received a scuffed print, and I'm unable to find any sort of blue derwent eraser.

Could anyone explain the process for using a soft brush? Is it just small-light-pressure circles?


Just don't do anything to the print. Trust me.
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Postby sixstringer on Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:46 pm

I've tried this technique on some prints and nothing happens so it's def not a cure all. Don't use the blue erasers on plain paper as it will most likely leave a blue mark. Also, the kneaded eraser should be formed into a fine point and that way you can test it out on a small spot first to see if it leaves a mark. The key is to tap not rub. I'd only try it on dark screen printed inks...never giclee! I've had a lot if success with it on McCarthy's and it leaves no shine afterwards. I'm sure it just depends on the screen ink that's used. Also I've seen these erasers from another brand in gray but I've never tried those.
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