So this is my second review for Saal Digital, after reviewing their fantastic wall décor a couple of weeks ago. Off the back of that, I had very high expectations, as the overall quality of the print was fantastic.
So the photobook was again couriered in by DHL, and took only 4 working days from me placing the order, to it arriving on my doorstep, which is a fantastic lead time from a business point of view.
The software again is very straightforward to use, and coming from another company’s software, I found the transition very easy, and I especially like the fact that previews can be exported as a PDF, which is great for proofing.
The product I ended up going for is the 28x19cm with a 36-page matte finish. I upgraded to the padded cover, and to remove the barcode. This came in at around £55 with postage, which is very competitive for the quality provided. There are so many combinations of paper size, colour, orientations and covers to choose from, that the books rally can suit any occasion.
The actual quality of the printing is really where SAAL excel here, with images being sharp, and colours being vibrant and showing a nice depth, with a fairly accurate colour palette, something that is quite refreshing to see.
I would highly recommend these books to any photographer looking to charge for prints, or even consumers looking to print memories. The high quality printing, combined with an easy to use service and intuitive software provides a fantastic overall experience
4.5/5 – I would love to be able to change the paper thickness to go for a thicker, more premium paper. My only small issue, which is only down to my unfamiliarity in the software, was that it was not clear/there was no option given, to not print on the inside covers, which was something I wasn’t aware of.