Quote Originally Posted by roteague
Question: Which is preferable for large prints, glossy or matte? Or does it matter. Yesterday, I dropped a 30x40 Fuji Crystal Archive glossy print off at the framer. He told me that he couldn't guarantee the mounting since I had it printed as glossy. He says matte is preferable for such a size. What is the problems associated with mounting and framing a print of this size?
I am guessing that over such a large area the issue is ripple. It will be hard to keep a large print totally flat, which may cause specular distortions/reflections on the surface when viewing. The ripple will still be there with matte but there will not be any reflections.

Just an idea - not speaking from experience, though.