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    Does anyone have an idea of what (non-permanent) pens might be used to write on the above?

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    Ultra King Paddy Dillon's Avatar
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    Ask Harveys direct... they're very approachable people and I'm sure they already know the answer.

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    I did (I was just being impatient); they got back to me in an hour (so perhaps I need to try patience in the future) with a comprehensive rely. Most excellent.

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    Pencil works fine for me..?

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    > with a comprehensive rely

    For future reference, what was the reply?

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    I do not suppose they will mind my reproducing it:

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    Most of our waterproof maps (e.g. the Superwalker) are printed on latex
    impregnated paper which is stronger than ordinary paper, and waterproof, but
    otherwise behaves much like ordinary paper. So, as with ordinary paper, you
    can write on them in pencil and take it off with an ordinary rubber. It is
    not possible to remove writing put on in biro without also taking the map
    off..

    The maps in our XT40 range (British Mountain Maps and some Route maps), are
    printed on an untearable, 100% waterproof plastic. You can write on them in
    pencil and take it off with an ordinary rubber. If you use a biro or spirit
    pen and try to use white spirit, or similar, to take the writing off, you
    will take the map image off as well.

    Our waterproof maps are not laminated, they are printed on paper which is
    itself waterproof. Lamination on the other hand puts a film layer on top of
    the map. With a laminated map, it is possible to write on and wipe the
    writing off using spirit (e.g. white spirit). This can be useful. The
    trouble with a laminated map, however, is that it is heavy and bulky.

    It's a compromise either way.

    I hope that helps.

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    ‹bermensch john hee (www.walkaboutintheuk.co.uk)'s Avatar
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    thanks - a good bit of detective work
    ;-)

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    Maybe coloured pencils would be the answer?

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    Too little. Too late ;-)

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    I'm not allowed crayons anymore. Well not after the last time.
    ;-)

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    chinagraph pencil would work fine

    ideal for plastic surfaces and waterproof also

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    chinagraph here too!

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    Check this essay writing tips today! You should create a better content!

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