Work systematically

11. Work systematically, finishing each section in turn; the paper may stretch under the pressure of rubbing so that if you return to a section to touch it up, blurring may occur. If the engraved lines are deep, rub hard to get a jet black finish, but if the brass is worn a better reproduction is achieved by rubbing more gently and aiming for a grey finish. 

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