Why Buy from Us?Cost SavingsIn addition to making every effort to keep our everyday prices low, Canadians can shop secure in the knowledge that the price they see will be the price they pay. While the relative value of the Canadian dollar compared to that of the USA can cause some of our US competitor’s pricing to initially appear enticing, the exchange rate, duties levied at the border, customs brokerage charges, bank fees (banks charge, on average, about 4% for currency conversion), international shipping and the associated taxes for each service quickly add up. Quality ProductsWe have partnered with manufacturers and distributors of the finest, professional quality, archival, paper and science products; including, among others, University Products, Heinz Jordan & Company Ltd., Rite in the Rain and The Original Bug Shirt Company. Our botanical plant presses, which we manufacture ourselves, are made from ¾” wide (1.9 cm) x ⅜” (0.95 cm) strips of kiln-dried oak and fastened at every join. Our professional quality plant presses are available in kit or non-kit form in two sizes: 12” x 18” and 12” x 9”.The characteristics of each of our specialty paper products (for example, thickness and archival qualities) are described in detail in the respective product descriptions but, if you would like to inspect them for yourself, we would be happy to send samples.We ListenIf there is something that you require that we do not currently offer in our store, please let us know. We have an established network of archival, science and paper suppliers so chances are good that we can get what you need.