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This cleaning pad erases dirt utilizing a dry cleaning method. It contains an exclusive grit-free powder that gently removes dirt and smudges without abrading drawings.
The pad never needs washing and can also be used to clean drawing tools.
® Alvin is a registered trademark.
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By Google Edflicks
from Princeton, NJ
Comments about Alvin Dry Cleaning Pad:
I panicked when at first I couldn't find this product online because for my drawing classes it is a MUST-HAVE ITEM. It is irreplacible for keeping papers mark-free when drawing using straight edges, templates and T-squares, as a light dusting keeps them from damaging the surface of the paper. It also works as an eraser to get rid of light pencil lines in a big area quickly and without stressing the tooth of the paper. I do wish the sewn ends were a bit stronger, but if they separate I've found a quick fold and staple takes care of the leaking eraser bits. I know there are many other uses for this product as well! Dick Bluck has great products and stands behind them...my Didtrict has been a customer for decades.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great for cleaning old comic book covers
from Tulsa OK
As the headline says, this is great for cleaning old comic book covers. Used gently, it can help remove surface grime, and since the comic book grading companies do not consider dry cleaning such as this to be "restoration", using it to clean a book shouldn't cause it to get a "restored" designation upon grading and slabbing.
from Freeport, Illinois
My husband has been using it to remove grid lines from some art furniture we are painting. It is great that it erases without smudging the outines we wanted left on there.
I saw this & thought I'd give it a try. This is a "Professional Drafting" tool, but I like to sketch & sometimes smudges happen! I tried this when I did a sketch & got just a little smudge. WOW! IT WORKED! I am loving this little tool!:)
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
amazing little eraser
By Comicman Paul
from Corydon IN
I draw a lot of comicbook characters and this eraser pad is great when i want to lighten up a line. It doesn't erase too much or too little, just what I need. The only problem I found with it is that it doesn't work when wet. I spilled some ink on it and it washed off great but I had to wait a week before I used it again
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
SMPLE, BASIC, HARD TO LIVE WITHOUT
from Oberlin, OH
These knitted, porous fabric bags filled with a material like finely ground art gum eraser are very effective for gently cleaning graphite drawings. I do a lot of graphite-on-vellum work. For precise, descriptive drawing I regularly knead the bag lightly over the drawing in progress and leave the fine eraser dust on the surface which prevents smudging of graphite lines by drawing instruments. In freer, more expressive drawing on vellum, I often allow natural smudging to build up a background tone in the drawing and then use an Alvin dry cleaning bag directly on the drawing to lift out beautiful, soft highlights, more luminous than any other method I know. The same technique works very well for soft highlights in compressed pastel renderings. I couldn't get along without these little eraser bags.The only fault is that the stitching that closes the ends of the bag often begins to loosen and leak coarse eraser fragments long before the bag is used up.
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By Real Fake News
from Patterson, MO
I have had my previous Alvin Dry Cleaning Pad for a number of years and it had served me well.It has been used for my artwork and picture framing with the best results. When it no longer worked I realized that it had served me for at least 6 years, so I bought another one.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
great for cleaning my "in progress" pencil drawings.
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