after much reading and listening, I am going to try coraplast, and even found black! but since its slick, do you also use something soft and 'carpety' for when you put a frame face down? to remind you, my situation is that my big table is my ONE table. so whatever it is, it'd be best to be easily moved, cleaned, etc. and one thing I can say is no matter what, getting this nicer mat cutter and this honker big table was worth it by itself. wow, good equipment is pretty nice!! :nuts: and its not even top of the line, just not the bottom sludge anymore! yipee! and you know what? I've been framing my own pieces for a show this week and I haven't even cussed!! not once, honest!