Searched several sites to find the best deal on this easel. Staples beat them all in pricing. It's easy to set-up and the style remains consistent with older models of the same easel. (Looks better when we need to use multiple ones at the same time.) WARNING: DO NOT order the Staples online recommended carrying case for this easel [Quartet Easel Carrying Case, Item no. 875353] DOES NOT fit well! VERY difficult to get easel in and out of it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend