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    Junior Member janceejan's Avatar
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    Question Alvin Cutting Mats

    Has anyone used this brand? On Amazon a 24 x 36, is only $34.50 and free shipping. So much cheaper than the Omnigrid which I normally purchase. Any input is appreciated. Thanks,
    Jan
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    The 24x36" Olfa is on sale at JoAnn's online for $35.99, and there's a free shipping code. They're on sale at 40% to 50% off in the stores frequently, and Olfa has a great reputation. I haven't heard of the Alvin brand, but it looks interesting. The write-up says that it's 3mm thick, while the Olfa is only 1.5mm. (I'm not sure whether that's a good thing, but it probably means the Alvin would keep its shape better if stored in adverse conditions.) If you get it, let us know how you like it. I also wonder if the black/white markings might be easier to see than the yellow/green on the Olfa.

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    I think I might try. Will let you know how it works out. Thanks.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    I have one and after just a few weeks, bought one from Martelli and hid it under the bed. I found it too hard & slippery and did not like the markings...they were too far inside the edge and I found them hard to work with. The Martelli mat was expensive, but worh every penny!

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    i just purchased one from barnesandnoble.com and love it. Their prices and shipping were really good!
    Sondra

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