I tend to use white erasers - red erasers for instance leave some red trace. Also, I use rather soft white erasers - the non-soft somewhat don't work the way I want to. And - there is some eraser that can be kneaded - it does not erase as strong as a regular eraser, and I use it quite often.
I've never noticed pink marking from new high quality pink erasers. Its usually the old ones on the shitty pencils they give you at school. I've never had a kneaded eraser, whats that like? Its is kneadable of is it the texture?
Well - I think I never had a high-quality pink eraser ^^. Only the "standard-cheap" ones.
You can really knead it, a bit like polymer clay and those things. Actually - it's one of the most-used erasers for me ^^. I can erase very small parts (by forming it very thin), or large areas by taking the whole eraser. And what I really like about it - it doesn't erase everything. It's like - you have a pencil sketch. And some parts of it are "too strong". You lightly go over that with your kneaded eraser once or twice - and the lines are lighter. Or you can make some detail-highlights into graphite pencil-drawings (colored pencils don't work that well - but in my experience that also appies to regular erasers).
Try the Pink Pearls they are nice, if you get them really fresh and not old, they never mark or tear paper because they are very flexible yet strong and can even be gentle. I have a white as well. I haven't noticed a difference between the two though.
Absolutely. You don't want a poor-quality pink or black one that leaves streaks on your paper or, worse, rips the surface of the paper. You want a soft, white polymer one that erases cleanly, and/or a kneaded eraser that will allow you to mold it and shape it to erase very precisely and even just softly dab the paper to lift off the smallest amount of graphite in a consistent way.
My preferred eraser? The 1960 Peel-Off Magic Rub eraser, which looks like an oil pencil but has a soft white vinyl eraser as its core. It is getting harder and harder to find (the last time I was at a store that still had them in stock, I purchased no fewer than 14).
Thanks for the information on this. I've always just used white or new/fresh Pink Pearls since I love them so much. The pinks are great if you can buy brand and high quality ones. The pencil sounds interesting I will have to look into that.