This time, I used blue lead mechanical pencil lead and then scanned without having to erase. It was a huge time saver and I think I will use this from now on. The blue pencil does not scan in when you set the scanner for a certain setting. Using ink over blue pencil is a bit easier than the regular pencil lead. This has been used for years, but I am just doing it now for the first time. As I said before, and as some of you may know, I am learning as I go with this comic strip.