I don't like glass. I don't like _any_ glass. I like the way prints look. I print matte, on regular matte papers, using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 -- and then sold work gets put under glass which
- changes the way the illusion of depth works
- changes our perception of the surface
- adds glare and reflection (even expensive non-glare non-reflective glass), which _really_ crushes the conduit between perception and appreciation, imho.
Is there any accepted procedure for printing and selling photographs to be displayed on walls that does _not_ rely on a suffocating layer of glass (or plastic)?
I have made arrangements with some people to simply replace the print at cost when it is damaged. My current work uses a lot of darks, though, and the dark expanses are very easy to mar, bruise, scratch, and discolor with skin oils.
I want the protection of glass without glass.
Thanks. This has rankled me since my very first print.