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Getting ready to make some platens to be able to go at least 19 inches wide. I have always made the other platens myself. I am buying the 23x31 screens this week. My question is.... what size does my platen need to be to get the most use out of the 23x31 screens? Should I just go 21 wide and 24 long? What is in the industry that others use? I looked on a few sites and most say 20 wide and 23 long, but since I am making them myself I was thinking of going longer. Should I have two platen brackets to help eliminate "flex" or do I put a flat piece of metal along the sides of it to eliminate the "flex" of the wood because it is so long? Or, do I just not worry about that issue? Hep me out if you can.