Saal Digital

I spotted an advert on my Facebook feed recently advertising a voucher for £40 off a photo book on the condition that you give a review once you have received it.

As I was after a book to display my Night images of North Wales I thought I’d take them up on this offer and try it out. I filled the form out on their link and had a reply the next day with the T&C’s of the offer and if I was happy to proceed then the code would be sent which is valid for two weeks.

 

I then set about designing the book. Firstly,you need to download their software to design your book but it is fairly straight forward to use.

I then needed to decide on the size, page numbers and style of page, glossy or matte, standard or padded cover etc.

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Book options

 

Once this had been decided (I opted for 26 pages, glossy and unpadded) I then needed to decide if I wanted to use a pre set template or start with an empty template. I opted for the empty template.

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Templates

 

Then it was down to laying out the images.This was fairly easy once I had decided on my the images I was using.

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Laying out images

 

Once the book was laid out, I setup the payment details – I paid with PayPal but card options are available. The voucher code was added and the £40 subtracted from the total leaving me with just the postage cost.

I received the book in a few days and I was extremely happy with the quality of the product. The packaging was very sturdy and the book was very well protected.  I was disappointed in myself as I rushed the cover image and details and I feel that they detract from the quality of the product

The pages feel very premium, a heavy weighted paper with a nice gloss finish. The inside front and back pages are printable and the lay-flat design of the book means that you can print across the bind without any issues. I didn’t go for this option but having seen examples in other reviews I wouldn’t have any problems laying out images this way.

A few images of the book:

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I’d definitely use Saal Digital again in the future. They do allsorts of things with digital images and the quality seems spot on.

I’ll update this when I try something else of theirs.

http://www.saal-digital.co.uk

 

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