Finally got around to cutting some new mats this week, and after a short schooling by Lee (Thank you Sir), must admit they came out quite nice. I understand that many do not like to mess with cutting their own mats, but after going through some less than acceptable service from outside sources, I will continue to cut my own. I prefer to use a 16x20 mat and cut to fit, so anything other than 11x14 is a custom cut anyhow.
Since many are involved in the print exchange, I thought it was worth bringing the subject up. Two important notes: 1 Have a good clean area to cut the mats and 2. keep a sharp blade in the mat cutter.