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Old 02-22-2012, 07:32 AM
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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,
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:42 AM
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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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Old 02-22-2012, 12:21 PM
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I think I might try. Will let you know how it works out. Thanks.
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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!
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