For as long as I can remember, I always have an obsession with erasers. At one point during my elementary school days, I have always have a whole drawer full of Sanrio erasers (by the way, they are not only cute, but also erase graphite rather effortlessly). Even though I do not use pencils as often as before, having a good eraser around saves the possibility of leaving awkward smudges on paper.
Sakura Arch foam eraser piques my interest because of the “arch” in the name. According to JetPens’ description, the arch is referring to light green part of the sleeve, indicating where one should hold the eraser. The placement of the arch is beyond the breaking point of the eraser; hence, make the eraser more resistant to breakage.
These bumps that are embossed onto the sleeve, making the eraser easier to hold and letting one know where to hold.
One commonly encountered situation on a bar eraser is that the sleeve usually drag as the eraser gets smaller. Arch eraser solves the problem by having perforated segments, so one can easier remove the excess sleeve.
Unlike other foam erasers I have used in the past, the body of the eraser does not gather eraser dust. As seen in the photo below, Arch eraser has a thin plastic-like shiny part on the body, very similar to the one seen on Tomboy Mono. The both is smooth by touch, and the shiny part does wear off with use.
One thing I really like about this eraser is the dust gathering property. As one erases, the dust gather into small pieces of string, which made cleaning up easy and leave the desktop less messy.
How does Arch erases? Comparing to Pentel Ain Clic, Arch erases a bit more completely. With HB grade, both erasers are comparable, but with softer and darker graphite markings, such as the one made by Palomino Blackwing, Arch erases more thoroughly without spreading the graphite beyond where the writing is.