This is the first time i have ever done a review of anything. About a week ago i seen an advert on Instagram from Saal-Digital looking for product reviewers & i thought that i would like to give it ago so i filled in the application form & before i knew it i had been accepted i received an email asking me to accept the terms then i was send a £40 voucher for a photobook of my choice. I looked through the different sized photobooks & opted for a 28 x 19 book in gloss.
I downloading the Saal-Digital design software installed within a few seconds then i found it very easy to use its mostly drag and drop there is layout templates but i never used them I did try the auto layout what worked like a charm. This design software is one of the best i have tried 10/10
Delivery of the photobook took around a week for a product for review that was acceptable delivery time but if i was to use this as a commercial service i would expect delivery within 3 working days anyway the book was very well packaged.
I opted to have my logo on the front cover, The covers are very thick & printed to a high quality very professional looking. On the first 2 pages i opted to have an aerial photo since i had just gained my PFCO (Permission For Commercial Operations) from the CAA the print at first glance looks good but on further inspection i found the image to be a bit on the soft side then i discovered that i had used the auto layout on this page the reason i think its the auto layout is that i used it on another page and that image was also a bit on the soft side but all other images what i didn’t use auto layout where perfect. The colour representation is spot on with what I saw on the screen at time of ordering even the black & white images are perfect in tone with no colour cast. The pages are very glossy almost as if there is glass in front of them, the pages also feel very think
The book has virtually no join or crease where the pages join also the book opens flat meaning that all of the images especially the double page images are visible.
The book should have cost £39.45 + Postage for 30 pages, I think this is actually very good value for money I will recommend Saal-Digital I do hope to use the company in the future for my prints.
Very good product printed to a very high standard but don’t use the auto layout feature. Saal-Digital seem like a company that know what they are doing and cant wait to try there photo booklet.
So Its a Big 9/10 from me!! Thanks Saal-Digital