Yes, that is true about the local glass suppliers. I've visited all of them and I think their prices are too high still and if you ask them to cut anything it goes up even more. All of the plateholders I use accept 2mm plates so that isn't an issue for me. I know there has to be a wholesaie place that supplies picture framing places out there that has glass much cheaper. I mostly use standards sizes (8x10, 5x7) and since this aligns to standard picture frame glass this should make it easy I would think. The cheapest glass I can find to date is at my local hardware store at $1.99 per 8x10 sheet and my gut tells me that a framing wholesaler would sell it in bulk a lot cheaper. At least I hope so! Anyone? I am located in the USA.