The best erasers

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The best erasers, or rubbers, are extremely important for many creatives. Often, they're used to remove mistakes but for artists, they have extra uses as they can also be used to create highlights and special effects. You can use an electric eraser for this purpose, though a kneaded eraser will likely do the trick, especially as they can be shaped into a precise form.

The major types of erasers are gum erasers, these are best for delicate papers; kneaded erasers, which are best for erasing large spaces and creating highlights; eraser pencils – meant for removing fine details; vinyl erasers for removing ink marks; and rubber erasers, which are most often found on the tops of pencils

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Nathan Segal

Nathan has been working as a writer for the past 25 years, In that time, he's been published over 1,000 times in magazines all over the world and he's written twelve books. His greatest success was the Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 Insider, which sold over 11,000 copies. He is currently working on licensing his works and there are several in process.