Ampersand museum quality Scratchbord is a hardboard panel coated with kaolin clay ground with India Ink. This durable hardboard panel allows for clean, crisp detailed lines without tearing, bending, or wrinkling. India Ink can be reapplied to cover unwanted scratch marks making the surface like new. To protect your board from further marks when finished you can use a spray fixative to seal the surface. Handcrafted in the USA.Black surface, formally called Claybord Black.