Product Type: Staedtler in Homeware
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Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
Member Name: norton501
Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
Advantages: Super Duper Eraser
Everyone will be familiar with erasers- normally from when you are at school and either you have to have an eraser handy as you are using a pencil, or from in your pencil case or desk tidy. Erasers come hand in hand with pencils - if you have a pencil, you need an eraser. However, since stopping full time education, I am probably one of the rare people who do still have an eraser to hand at most times- at work, at home, in with my art materials. I still find erasers relevant to my day to day life.
The Staedtler Mars plastic eraser is a 2inch x 3/4 inch white plastic looking, shiny on the outside eraser that comes in a cellophane wrap with a cardboard sleeve around it- you are supposed to leave the card sleeve on as it protects the eraser from your mucky hands. The card sleeve can be torn down for when the eraser gets smaller.
From the website, Staedtler boast that this is their most efficient ('Made in Germany') eraser that can be used both for erasing graphite (pencil to you and me) and also to erase OHP pens from OHP film without leaving a smudge mark and without discolouring the paper.
I didn't realise until I read these features that these are the things we demand of an eraser without really being aware of it. Just think how annoying it is when you go to erase something such as a line you have made whilst reading a book and the eraser just makes more of a mess on the paper and hardly erasers anything. With erasers, I find, you need it to work, there and then- to totally remove all traces of pencil or OHP marker on film and to leave the surface perfect so you can write on it again without any evidence of the layer you have erased.
Staedtler also confirm this is latex free and has 'minimal crumbling' and is age resistant! In my experience, an eraser can be in a drawer or an old pencil case for 15-20 years and you would still pick it up and expect it to work as it did the first day you unwrapped it- without having discoloured or perished over the years.
This eraser is really easy to use, It has pointed corners (8 in total) so you can use the edges for fine erasing detail and use the broader edges for larger areas. It is sturdy and I have never had one of these erasers snap or tear when I have been using it. They are very solid and do come across as like pliable plastic (not sure if that is where the name comes from!).
Rymans are selling these for 94p plus VAT. So these are cheap and easily available. I would expect to see these wrapped up for individual sale in most of the major stationery shops and also in kits of pencils or Staedtler OHP Pens as they can be used on over head projector film.
If you use pencils at work or at home or if you draw and need a reliable eraser that will last for literally YEARS and will also take on hard regular use without falling apart or crumbling into little pieces then this is the eraser for you. It is built to be used and to do it's job well and it does. So, recommended.
Summary: Very efficient, clean, cheap eraser
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