Today I received my first order from Saal Digital. www.saal-digital.co.uk It is a lay-flat photo book which I intend to use as a print portfolio as well as an example of a product which clients can purchase with their shoot images. I'm absolutely delighted with the book and the service. I give them 5 Stars!
Creating the photo book with their downloadable software was a straight forward and quick process. The program allows you to drag and drop images into the pages and then move, resize, crop or rotate if desired. I always design my double page spreads in Photoshop and drop them directly into photo books rather than using the templates provided. By using Photoshop, I'm able to add text with my brand fonts and create the exact layout I want. There is, however, a range of useful templates if you choose to use them.
I placed my order on Saturday afternoon, upload and check out was easy and the book was in my hands Thursday morning - excellent, super fast service.
The book arrived well packaged and in perfect condition. As soon as I held it in my hands, I was thrilled with the quality - it looks and feels gorgeous! I chose the matt cover and love the soft feel, it perfectly suits my brand. The book is a high quality hardback item with beautiful print quality. First impressions are really important to me, since this is a book I will use over and over to introduce my photography business to potential new clients.
PRICE & QUALITY
Photo books are not a cheap item. I have purchased lower priced versions from various suppliers and been disappointed with the quality. Cheaper albums have thinner paper, or are not well laminated and the print quality is noticeably lower. Saal Digital books are printed on high quality photo paper and the print to screen match is excellent. I would say they are a high quality item and fairly priced. The photo pages are firmly laminated and lay beautifully flat so as not to interfere with the image across double page spreads.
5 stars! I could not be happier with the product, there really is nothing to fault with the book or service. I'm always on the search for the best quality products which offer good value to my clients and from suppliers who I can trust to deliver in a timely manner, so I'll happily recommend these albums to all my clients. Thanks Saal Digital!
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