I don't like glass glare and am trying to move to something else. Canvas is OK but I don't like the texture for my work. I've tried some aluminum prints and got a few beautiful ones from Image Wizards but big ones are not cheap.
I'm now looking into the laminating and mounting possibilities and now considering "plaques" which are photos laminated and mounted on composite wood and the the edges beveled and painted, a framing hole on back so ready to go. There are various styles like boxes on the back that give a floating look. I recently printed, as a test, an A2 sheet on my Epson using the Moab Metallic paper and had it traditionally laminated then dry mounted to foam core. There was some reduction in the metallic look but not much!
Costco in Canada has a very well priced plaque service and the prints can be any size you want. You are charged by the sq. inch. Also, you can bring in your own print to use. I'm thinking of joining Costco to give it a try but was wondering what others have done plaques and how has the quality turned out?
Right now I'm buying my frames, mat and foam core in batches of 5 from the Matchop.ca and the prices are not bad but I still have to buy the glass, do the framing and I'd rather be shooting or doing post.