So for the Third time, I'm back reviewing for Saal Digital; a print company based out of Germany that appear to have taken Social Media by storm this year. As my previous reviews have pointed out, from both the wall art, and the photo book, I've been consistently impressed with the print quality and attention to detail.
I ended up getting the photo booklet here, which is available in a number of different sizes. I went for the 7x5" option, but the booklets are available from 6x4" right through to 12x16", with pages ranging from 16-48 depending on your budget (although these are all reasonably priced).
The reason behind the photo booklet was to showcase highlights of a recent wedding to perspective customers, alongside the photo book, which I use to show what is included with packages, as well as a selection of my images from the last few years.
Now that I am used to the software, which I admit that I have struggled with in the last, it is very straightforward to use, and I like being able to full screen previews and export them as PDF's for others to check (really useful for checking bleeds). The one thing I will mention, is that the software shows your the double page spread, so I ended up printing my logo on the back rather than front, so just be careful to thoroughly check everything before you send it to print.
Once again, I was very impressed with the lead time, and it was couriered to my door within a matter of days, with DHL tracking available at every step.
As soon as I opened the package, I was surprised at the thickness of it, 48 pages seemed like nothing, but the paper is a beefy 200g/m², and feels very good quality to the touch. The binding is metal, and feels well manufactured, whilst the clear plastic protectors on the front and rear is a nice touch.
I've said this before, but the quality of the printing is flawless as I've almost come to expect, with colours looking rich and punchy, helped by the downloadable ICC profiles for Photoshop.
9/10 – I would love to be able to change the paper thickness to maybe a 300g/m² and sacrifice a few pages. That being said, I love the large number of pages and options available. I will definitely be purchasing routinely to keep clients updated with new work, without the hassle and expense of a photo book, and the booklets appear to have a large number of uses across a lot of industries. I'm slowly moving all of my printing over to SAAL, and I have no issues at all recommending others to do the same!!