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Marlene Hill Donnelly <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 14 Nov 1997 15:14:53 -0600
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>That's a verrry intersting idea, using 1-ply instead of film--tell me more!!
>Of course, the erasability is an important factor--what if you, God forbid,
>you should make a boo-boo?

I certainly agree with Frank about the 1-ply; for pen- and -ink, it has
always been my first choice.  Not only can you trace with it easily, but
when using very fine pen tips (6x0 technical or fine crowquills) I found
that it takes a better line-- the surface is definately different (use
Pounce or something similar to clean surface before inking).  And over the
years I've had to do a lot of erasing, and have not yet ruined a drawing.
The electric erasor polishes the paper as it erases and leaves you with a
perfectly good drawing surface underneath.  I would be very sorry to see
this product disappear.

Marlene Hill Donnelly
Field Museum, Dept. of Geology
Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60525
(312) 922-9410 ex 620 Mon, Wed & Fri