Its an extremely nice system. I have the next step down, the 700 Simplex (now called the 750), and I have have had it 15 yrs and gotten nothing but perfect results from it. My mats are better than any frame shop has given, and when you have a good mat cutter you save a ton of money because mat board is cheap (even expensive museum board, which you should be using, is cheap compared to paying a frame shop to cut mats!). You won't regret it