I have taken some of my plaid experiments and had them printed up as matt photos ready to frame with some white frames from IKEA.
In the small frame I have opted to print out some brighter plaids. For the larger frames I have chosen some more harmonious, chilled-out plaids. I have ordered more images than I have frames to pick the ones that work best. The larger ones are Poster Prints (matt) from Photobox and the smaller ones are Enlargement Prints which are also matt.
I chose to make these matt as I want them to look less like a photograph. Sometimes I find the glossy photos look a bit ‘cheap’ and the matt ones give (me at least) the feeling that they are higher quality.
With the business cards though, I am choosing to have the mini cards printed with a gloss finish (as this will make the stripes super-punchy) and the square ones with a matt finish (larger surface area, so I don’t want them to shine too much).
Here are the images I have chosen to have printed.