a bit off topic, but I bought an Adorama 11x14 (which I think is actually 12x16) 4 bladed easel, and can work just fine with it. It was cheaper than a new Saunders at the time. The only down side is that it does not lock down, but rather the blades are pressed agaisnt the base by placing strong magnets on top of them (the easel came with 4 magnets, two long and two short). Just another suggestion.