I get what you're saying. If I went to a tournament and they were running pieces of paper for their playmats I'd be a little agitated. In a tournament even more I see people get upset over bumping (especially if there's a cool prize on the line). In a game that comes down to millimeters for collisions, asteroids, and shooting arcs/distance, bumping a ship can change a whole game.
Not trying to rain on your parade, just giving you something from the player perspective. I commend you for trying to come up with a solution for people running large tournaments. If I had to choose between a blank table and your thematic poster, I'd go for the poster.
Not raining on my parade at all, both negative and positive feedback is welcome..the negatives usually more important as well. Like you said this is the kind of product where your faced with either 10 blank table surfaces to play on during your tournament or you could use these paper mats to enhance the atmosphere a little.
pcv mats are available in online print shops from 25 €... and with a coupon even just 15 €!! I mentioned in the first post that I already sell a vinyl mat and yes it is better than paper, but what I'm trying to work out is a cheaper solution for people running a tournament that aren't in a position to purchase say 10 vinyl mats for 25€ each. They need a cheap alternative, thats fairly effective and doesn't break the bank...and I'm wondering if a pack of 5 or 10 36x36 poster sheets with a detailed high res space theme printed on them selling at around 10€-€15 a pack is a viable and desirable solution.
Better than Paper!