So far I have been getting my prints done from Costco (~$7.50 for 16x20). These are framed without glass in ikea frames and put up using 3m picture hangers. Typical viewing distance 5+ feet. Moreover I can change pictures in < $10. This affords me the “flexibility” to try out new prints.
Recently I came across “metal prints”. They look similar to what I see on my screen than the prints (it seems to “emit” light and is brighter). Generally way better than what I have been getting so far. But metal prints are costly (~$55 for 16x20 at costco) which translates to careful handling. Costlier to replace.
1. Is there someplace cheaper for metal prints?
Are there cheaper mediums to get a similar “look”? Preferable not requiring proper lighting setup.
I love digital display. So far my efforts were centred around repurposing old LCD monitors connected to raspberry-pi. But these are small monitors (max 22”). Any source of cheaper larger displays?