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What accounts for the different textures in the silicone even across different Tantus products?
This is so easy and yet no one asks... so thank you for asking.
The difference in texture is the finish on the master and the molds. When we polish a master and make molds from it, it has a shiny slick finish. When we put it in a sand blaster it has a matte finish which is more flesh like.
For molds it's easier if the artwork has a matte finish. You have less blem ratio and the molds last longer. We are lucky in that we understand how to make and keep high polished artwork, so Tantus finishes are what we think aesthetically work best for each piece.
Again... that's a great question.