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Postby evilpresence on Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:29 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?


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SBG1AO/


That being said, I'd leave your print the way it is.
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Postby tenaciousjack on Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:39 am

Ok, time to bump this thread…

Just bought one of my long time ISOs, EMEK's 2005 Nine Inch Nails / QotSA Calgary gig print. I was told it was in mint shape, and when I received it, I discovered a bunch of scuffs throughout the black areas of the print. See below:

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I contacted the seller and he suggested I try a trick to get the scuffs out, and if it doesn't work, he will refund me in full. So what's this special trick you ask? Well, wash your hands clean. Dry your hands. Pour some water in a cup. Take the tip of your index finger and get it slightly wet (a thin layer only), and dab the scuff gently until the water evaporates.

Low and behold, this worked perfectly! No shine, and the water didn't bleed through the print.

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Postby bryndavies on Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:42 am

Scuffs in dark/black inks drive me nuts. And seem to be quite common. Always looking for a way to rid myself of them.
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Postby sidaldo on Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:36 pm

bryndavies wrote:Scuffs in dark/black inks drive me nuts. And seem to be quite common. Always looking for a way to rid myself of them.


Just leave is as. Seriously experienced advice. Scuffs don't really show in a frame job or in the flat file. Only when you shine them against the light or at certain angles.
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Postby GoBluePanic on Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:58 am

tenaciousjack wrote:Ok, time to bump this thread…

I contacted the seller and he suggested I try a trick to get the scuffs out, and if it doesn't work, he will refund me in full. So what's this special trick you ask? Well, wash your hands clean. Dry your hands. Pour some water in a cup. Take the tip of your index finger and get it slightly wet (a thin layer only), and dab the scuff gently until the water evaporates.

Low and behold, this worked perfectly! No shine, and the water didn't bleed through the print.

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I tried this method on a print this morning and it worked like a charm. The print is 6 years old so I was skeptical that the ink would be "fresh" enough to work out the scuffs but I tapped them right out. No ink on my finger afterwards either so I don't think it is sacrificing the integrity of the ink in the scuff spots.
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Postby joseluisamado on Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:53 am

Good to know! :wink:
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Postby Ozzysworld on Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:29 pm

I bought Prismacolor brand (color grey) putty eraser.
Don't use this stuff: it didn't make anything worse--it just didn't work.
There's thousands of scuffs on my (signed!) DKNG Paramount 100 years poster, and its driving me INSANE!!!!
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!









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Postby leary411 on Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:20 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.


Interesting that people are getting different results.... I use this for the scuffs on dark ink and it has worked for me. Looks to be a similar product to the one above. Worked wonders on a Danger Print for me. Side note the Mars plastic erasers work well for concentrated areas on white, but for scuffs I like the cleaning pad, I think it has everything to do with the pressure you user and of course the scuffs that you are trying to get out.

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Postby jojobadass on Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:03 pm

I wouldn't use that thing.

speedball is water soluble ink. Lick your finger, move in a circular motion.......It's really quite simple.
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Postby mattlew69 on Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:06 pm

finalfilppula wrote:Image

This works great, too.


Only use this if you have graphite or smug on a white paper print. And use sparingly. Small circles.

We used these in drafting classes for graphite smudges on drawings. We also used a horse hair brush to remove the eraser dust.
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Postby jojobadass on Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:09 pm

kneadable eraser is the answer on white surfaces
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Postby jojobadass on Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:10 pm

seriously......don't use that thing.
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Postby hunkster on Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:14 am

Some real magic in this thread, thanks for the tips!
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Postby stefansf on Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:30 pm

"Dry your hands. Pour some water in a cup. Take the tip of your index finger and get it slightly wet (a thin layer only), and dab the scuff gently until the water evaporates. "

Works. Confirmed for me. Thanks!

tenaciousjack wrote:Ok, time to bump this thread…

Just bought one of my long time ISOs, EMEK's 2005 Nine Inch Nails / QotSA Calgary gig print. I was told it was in mint shape, and when I received it, I discovered a bunch of scuffs throughout the black areas of the print. See below:

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I contacted the seller and he suggested I try a trick to get the scuffs out, and if it doesn't work, he will refund me in full. So what's this special trick you ask? Well, wash your hands clean. Dry your hands. Pour some water in a cup. Take the tip of your index finger and get it slightly wet (a thin layer only), and dab the scuff gently until the water evaporates.

Low and behold, this worked perfectly! No shine, and the water didn't bleed through the print.

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Postby PLUSH on Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:16 pm

Do it dry, no need for the lube. :D
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