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Just a heads up, the price on this product changes alot. I think it's around $35 now but a few months ago it was $16 which is how much I got it for. Even when it was in my basket, it's priced ranged twice and that was within a week.
The sheet was about 1.5 in too big for my Alvin drawing board but that was expected. Cut it off no problem. The problem then was it flattening out. It sat in the box for awhile but after I had it out it still refused to lay completely flat. I waited a week and the edges were still coming up but I ended up taping it anyways as instructed then put drafting tape on the sides just for now until it stays. But the side tape is not too much of a problem because I'm not working on such a large scale. I have green side up and the color is nice and easy on my eyes.
I don't know if it was because this was such a small size wound up too tight in a box for who knows how long, but this vinyl material just will NOT lay perfectly flat even after a week of laying in room temperature. I even put a flat sheet of plywood with some weights on top over the vinyl and it will STILL not lay perfectly flat. Subtle furrows running in the 18" direction are still visible reflecting how it had been rolled.
I will still install it on my little drawing board in hopes that it will flatten out over time, plus shipping costs preclude returning it in exchange for another one...but at this price point, I would expect perfection. I guess 'Alvin' has a monopoly on drawing board cover but twenty-four bucks plus shipping for an 18" x 24" sheet is RIDICULOUS. That's like paying 6 cents per square inch.
nice, not quite as easy to get to lay flat as they would have you believe. i placed every thing flat i had around the edges, almost. the tape did the trick. my only error was i should have bought the clear. I have a glass table top. oh well.....
I like the product and it will serve a purpose just as I expected. I use this for the surface of my drafting desk so the hard top of the desk don't make MT lines to thin the rubber will make the lines more manageable. When I need a thin line I'll use a thin, .05 pincel or ink if I want a thick line .08 I'll have it. The hard top makes them all thin.
I used to sell this product in an art supply store back in the Nineties, and always knew how good it was as a drawing board cover. Several scraps of this material lasted me for years on my hobby table (I like to build plastic kits). It's nice to now have a brand new piece that properly covers my work area. It can't be beat.