Just a couple of thoughts Huram......

Contact printer - I have found that my piece of glass from the local auto glass store cost me less than $10. They made it to my size specs and did whatever they do for the edges to be safe. Just a thought......

Easel - I used to have troubles with the 4 bladed easel too. Now I have the back of old work prints marked up with lines for where to set the blades. It takes a little bit of time to make the sheets, but well worth it.

Good luck!!

and by the way, I have always used an Omega D2. It was my dad's and is now mine and sentimental attatchment aside, I really like using it.