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Papermate Black Pearl eraser

Papermate Black Pearl eraser

My thanks to Diane for kindly sending me some Black Pearl erasers in June.

Compared to the other black erasers we have looked at, which were all roughly block shape, the Black Pearl is distinguished by a flattened oval shape. Just for this alone, I like it. It is portable, easy to grip, and works well.

Papermate Black Pearl eraser

It seems harder, and a bit denser, than other black erasers. Perhaps this is a manufacturing requirement for a thin eraser.

Just how well does it work? I used the same Rhodia pad and Staedtler Mars pencil as in the previous review, and have added a Palomino pencil.

Papermate Black Pearl eraser

It erases not quite as well as the Papermate Exam eraser. The softer erasers seem to have an advantage with this particular graphite/paper combination.

See also: Black erasers

9 comments to Papermate Black Pearl eraser

  • Good info. I see those erasers at Wal-Mart all the time, but I have never tried them. For black compact erasers, I am quite content with the performance of the Uni-ball Boxy Eraser.

  • ST

    The form factor is definitely the key appeal of this eraser. It would ride easily in a pocket and probably not show a lot of scuffs or dirt. Now if they’d just make it smell (taste?) like black licorice…

  • Hmm, not sure how well it would digest! :-)

    Not appearing scuffed or dirty is a good point.

  • Well, you know how I feel! I love these erasers. :) Black is the new not grey and scuffy. :)

  • IArmas

    Where did you find the Papermate Exam Eraser?

  • Jax

    I can’t wait to try this eraser… is it better than most erasers… and does it look all dirty after a while?

  • Jax

    I bought the black pearl eraser and I LOVE it… it is great… and it works really well too.

  • llama

    awesome eraser…as reflected by my insistence to come online and write on this website…buy it!

  • Pencil Me In

    Black erasers are great for use when drawing on black or dark papers (usually with pastel, color pencil, etc.). The white and pink erasers can leave a “ghost” mark where an erasure has been made, but I’ve never had this happen with a black eraser.

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