Carbon paper becomes hard to use when transferring paper patterns to dark woods such as walnut. The dark lines are barely visible, and don't erase easily.

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White carbon paper, found in many arts and crafts shops, is ideal for transferring patterns to dark wood or hardboard. And, you can remove the pattern lines with a pencil eraser. One manufacturer, Saral® Paper Co., 322 W. 57th St., Suite 30-T, New York, NY 10019, markets its product under the name Saral® Transfer Paper.
—Cobert LeMunyan, Troutman, N.C.