Re: mat board: somewhat o.t.
Why 8-ply? Just curious. From my experience, you're going to pay a lot more for mat board already cut to a 16x20 size. Although this may not help you, I buy my mat board from a local art supply place in town (less expensive than Jerry's), then I take that mat board and my written dimensions (for a window mat) to Jerry's, and they cut it (with a computer-- so it's perfect every time) for a very minimal cost. Unless I am getting a lot made, they can usually do this while I wait. Both stores are not that far from me (within 1-2 miles), and it's all relatively inexpensive. I gave up on Light Impressions years ago--before they moved operations to CA. I think they're overpriced and, well, they seemed to be getting more incompetent by the minute. That was some years ago; maybe they've improved.
Anyway, that doesn't help you much, except I encourage you to seek out a local supply store and go with 4-ply. Email me if you want to know my local art store; they probably have it, possibly in 8-ply, and would mail it to you. Also, if you have a Jerry's near you, they may have it and would cut it down to 16x20, possibly at no (or very little) cost to you.
On Jan 29, 2008, at 11:08 AM, Tom Hawkins wrote: