If I had to choose only one type of erasers I would prefer a kneaded eraser. But would that be ones from Maped?
The Key Features Of The Product
A new Maped eraser looks like a grey bar in protective plastic wrapping. On the back of the wrapping, there is a merchandise mark indicating that the item has been manufactured in France.
The pliable mass resembles putty and has a faint odor of gum.
The eraser works on the same principle as any similar art tool. Changing its shape, you use it either for precise correction or for lightening large areas.
The soft material absorbs graphite gently, without tearing the paper. Maped can also erase charcoal, sepia, and sanguine.
Look at the photo below. Thanks to the roughness of the paper, the pigment penetrates deeply enough, yet the eraser helps me to remove it.
What frustrates me about the ‘putty’ is its stickiness. My Maped collects both pigmented particles and dust with equal success.
Worse still, it makes my fingers gluey and dirty. I have to wash my hands constantly, otherwise, I can smear it on the paper.
The eraser stays very sticky even after a few weeks of use.
Prismacolour, Faber-Castell, and Cretacolor kneaded erasers are much more solid and hold their shape better as a result.
In summary, the Maped eraser is not useless but not great. It will serve me for some time, however, I won’t buy kneaded erasers of that brand again.
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