Can I buy just sheets of material from Ponoko?

I'm wondering if it's at all possible to buy the materials from Ponoko - as I've been unable to locate some of them myself in smaller sizes (or at all).

For working within the current system, i suppose i could just submit an eps/svg of a rectangle the size of the print area, but that seems wasteful of stuff cut from the outside.

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    Josh Judkins

    Ponoko's service is primarily about fabrication, not a material supply. As such, although there is a workaround whereby you can order just materials, it's not 100% straightforward.

    Additionally, given that our main focus is fabrication, from time to time we discount materials to help make it cheaper for people to make stuff through our service. During these times, you cannot use the process outlined below to purchase materials only, but if you email us with what you are wanting we can process the purchase manually at full material cost.

    For working within the current system, just include a TINY blue cutting line in an otherwise blank file. 

    Upload one file per material type you are wanting here:

    http://www.ponoko.com/design-documents/add

    It doesn't matter if you upload the same file more than once, each additional upload will be given a number to make it = a different file.

    Once you have uploaded all the files you require, click 'Done'. You can then apply the appropriate materials to each one. When you get to the shipping details page, include "MATERIAL ONLY ORDER" in the Special Shipping Instructions. You can also contact us with the order number to make sure we're aware that it is a material only order and can be turned around easily as well.

    As soon as we've got all your materials in stock, we'll get them shipped off to you.

    PLEASE NOTE: From time to time we offer material discounts directed at our fabrication customers, which we cannot apply to material-only orders. In these instances after you've placed your material-only order we will get in touch to collect the additional material cost required.

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