Jeff, that may be EXACTLY what I am looking for. I do have a set of Bainbridge papermat samples for use with corporate jobs. I had a couple in today that was trying to hit a certain price point on a large poster. We could hit the price point with a Framerica bonanza wood frame, but adding mats, even a single mat, took the price up too much. So I went to the back and got my paper mat samples, which were only for commercial jobs, and it turned out the papermat was only $10 less than the rag mat, on a $275-$300 job. I was really disappointed that the paper mat from Bainbridge didn't offer a more competitive price. So I will definitely inquire into Crescent's Berkshire line.Paul, ask your suppliers if they carry Berkshire. They are a Crescent product that I get well below $2 a sheet. Many distributors carry it but will never tell a customer that they do because it eats into more expensive board sales.
I would love to sell nothing but fancy shmancy all day long, but even I recognize that not everything warrants that, and not all customers can afford it. I really do try hard to make it happen for my customers, no matter how much they are willing to spend. If I can find a truly lower price mat for these budget jobs, I'll be very happy.