i bought 96 readymade mat sets (with backing and plastic envelope) to fit 8×10 prints and 11×14 frames. am now printing up 17 B&W shots of Angkor Wat. the hope is that i will be able to sell a bunch of these (for about $35) at studio tour, thus paying for some of my costs. it seems to be the bread and butter of many photographers who work the art fairs and such. i’m much more interested in making larger prints, but it makes sense, i think, to have small, affordable stuff available, so i’m doing this batch. it’s a small investment, mostly in time spent. if it pays off, i’ll do more.