I agree on keeping it simple. For firing strobes you will use either the FL-LM3 flash or the Nauticam LED trigger. Depends on your strobe choice, using it with the D2 will need Nauticam fiber optic cables.
Go to Bay Photo and look at acrylic prints. they face mount a paper print to acrylic. 11x14 prints are on the order of $100
they also do metal prints and metal to acrylic. Very good quality. There are a bunch of other folks doing this. in general most acrylic i have seen are face mounts of prints either on paper or on metal.