Erasing is one of Scribit’s most interesting and innovative features. Having said that, users may encounter some issues still due to the huge variety of finishings that a surface could have, and the proportionately large amount of markers products available on the market.
It’s virtually impossible to guarantee a perfect functioning and visual result in every occasion just by using our Original Plaster Marker, but there is a number of characteristics which your “wallboard must have:
- SMOOTH: If the surface is too rough and textured, the marker will be worn out sooner and the trace won’t be continuous. Moreover, Scribit is likely to not be stable, resulting in poor drawing quality. Poor quality white paints tend to leave some kind of chalk powder on the marker’s tip: this prevents the marker from working properly after few minutes of drawing only. That would be the case not only regarding the Scribit Original Plaster Markers but applies to any marker available on the market.
- WHITE: Drawing on non-white wall is an option and sometimes it canresult in very interesting effects, but you should be aware that the visual result with some colors might be compromised - for example, green marker on light green wall won’t be very visible, since our original green is not intense in color. Scribit Original Plaster Markers are not visible on black/dark gray wall paint, especially if the paint is the blackboard one, designed for chalk.
- WASHABLE: Standard wall paints are often washable. This property is suggested but not mandatory for your wall, especially if you plan to use frequently the Scribit erasing system. A washable wall paint as well is very suitable solution for a quick and effortless manual erasing with a damp cloth, for example.
A note of significant importance: only Scribit Original Plaster Markers are extensively tested for and guarantee the Scribit erasing function. Erasing feature is not possible on glass and on whiteboard surfaces.
You can initiate the Erasing function via the Scribit App upon completion of a drawing: just open the Scribit App, tap on the Scribit Icon at the bottom of the dashboard, open the Scribit Player and tap on the Erasing Icon at the bottom right of the screen. Scribit will then start erasing the drawing.
Scribit can erase any design (images, text, selfies) ONLY upon its completion. You can close the app, still after opening it again, you will be able to erase the last drawing performed. If you turn off Scribit, it will forget the last drawing and it will not be able to initiate the erasing process. Erasing can be done remotely - even if you are not in proximity to the drawing surface.
Please be aware that if you place your Scribit somewhere else or you send another drawing to it, the robot won’t be able to erase all the previous drawings, but just the very last one.
DO NOT touch Scribit while it is erasing: during the process Scribit will reach and exceed the temperature of 60°C/140°F.
Successful erasing is closely related to a strict and correct Scribit installation. If your first drawing doesn’t get a proper erasing, don’t be alarmed - this is often related to a non accurate first Scribit installation. With your future drawings erasing will be a lot more efficient as Scribit would know more about its zero position.
Since erasing is based on high temperature, please have in mind that successful erasing is dependent on your environment temperature. Your optimal indoor temperature for the process should be in the range 21°C-25°C (70°F-77°F). Should the room temperature is lower than 20°C (70°F) the erasing is anticipated to be less effective - some parts of your drawing would often need a finalizing manual erasing.
A damp cloth will erase the drawing from your wall even faster, but please be aware that this could damage the wall if the wall paint is not washable.
The magic about Scribit Original Plaster Marker is related to their thermosensitive ink.
That is why you should never allow exposure of your Scribit markers to extreme temperatures (-10°C; +50°C). In particular, never leave them on the direct sunlight or inside Scribit during the erasing process.
You might have noticed that Scribit Original Plaster Marker’s colors are not so strong: Out from the box, that is often not because they are dry but because thermosensitive ink is not resilient in extreme temperatures - if it has undergone such during its transportation. Moreover, with this technology and typology of marker it is impossible to achieve strong shading. If you’re looking for a stronger and more articulate visual effect, you might be interested to apply a dry erase paint (for Scribit whiteboard markers) or maybe to experiment with permanent markers and paper or canvas.
Please be advised that whenever Scribit is not drawing your marker shouldn’t be inserted in the robot’s pen holder. The faster you are in placing the markers inside Scribit before launching a drawing, the better will be the drawing result be. It is important as well that you remove the markers right after the design is completed, as the longer they stay in the robot - the more their durability is being reduced.
Marker life also heavily depends on drawing size and complexity. According to our tests, one single Scribit Original Plaster Marker is able to cover about 200mt/655 feet.
An apparently worn out marker could be reactivated by keeping it for at least 48 hours upside down. Of course, the reactivation is not always guaranteed because it is strictly related to how much metres the marker has already performed with your Scribit. Our marker packaging can help you track your markers’ life -flipp the already used markers to mark them.
We advise against the use of this product for the following reasons:
- On standard porous wall paint they are not washable;
- The trace is a lot narrower than Scribit Plaster Marker’s (this will result in a less visible drawing on your wall);
- The plastic body of the marker is too big in the area close to the tip - that can result in impeding the marker to pass over the Scribit Cylinder with the risk of damage on the whole drawing system, and of course - an unsuccessful drawing result.
Pilot Frixion are erasable by Scribit and we provide special marker adapters in order for you to place them in your Scribit. An issue is that their tip is very thin, so the drawing result won’t be so exciting in terms of visibility. In addition to that, their pen body is pretty irregular so they might be not stable within the Scribit’s pen holder.