Matt Kloskowski posted the link to this tip. It demonstrates how you can combine LR and Photoshop to fade a LR preset. You need to have Photoshop to do this. No way to fade a preset in Lightroom itself. You'll also consume more resources, since there will temporarily be three copies of your photograph kicking around. But, it is an interesting solution to a problem that sometimes vexes LR users.
Considering making a print on canvas? Tried it and experienced difficulty? David Saffir has some helpful advice on getting your prints out from behind glass and on canvas.
You might not associate the name iStock Photo with Phtoshop tutorials, but they do have a handful. Nothing especially remarkable. This link is about as good as it gets on iStock Photo so far, a basic tutorial on simulating a B&W film effect. I think you'll find the actions here on TLR do a more realistic job and there's a couple of detailed blog entries on the topic here, too. Still, it's good to hear alternate voices and you can also use this link to check out their other tutorials.
You've adjusted the dynamic range and the overall contrast. You've sharpened your photograph. Still, your photograph lacks "pop." It appears flat and uninteresting.
Michael Reichmann described a technique he called Local Contrast Enhancement. I even include it as part of the TLR creative sharpening actions and scripts.
Hans Weichselbaum has written a tutorial that explains the basics of Local Contrast Enhancement that explores some of the options for the Photoshop user. His tutorial will have your photos popping off the paper.