Customer service was first class, extremely helpful and quick when I had any issues. At first the software was a little difficult but once you get to grip with it you realise how easy it is to put the book together.
Highly recommend many thanks
Communications were great, and prompt delivery too.
Only change I would make personally would be to not print on the inside front and back covers as it seems a little strange - maybe that's an English thing though ;)
One little minor comment is to improve the photobook software. On the mac it was a bit slow. Other than that, all is good.
I' definitely, going to use the SAAL for photo printing - especially book printing.
Quick turnaround. Reasonable price you can find cheaper of course but they won;t look as good as this!
Once I'd placed the order, the company provided excellent communications regarding the progress and expected delivery date, which turned out to be spot on -- just one week from ordering, with most of that time accounted for by the slowness of mail deliveries from Germany.
The final product was well packaged and arrived in pristine condition and its quality is absolutely superb. The binding process really does deliver a seamless centre fold, so that each double-page printing can carry a single image without detriment to the image. I deliberately chose a range of images taken from numerous cameras of varying image resolution and the quality differences between them remain obvious in the final printed product, demonstrating that there is no loss of image quality even for 42Mp high resolution images, which render in absolutely stunning detail on the high quality photographic paper used in the product.
All in all, I am delighted with my experience of using Saal-digital and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality printed photographic product. They aren't cheap by cheap internet printing standards but the quality really is at professional standard and far exceeds anything I have seen from other companies.
Stunning paper quality and fantastic prints
I didn't lose any details on my photos ( a detail of full page attached in photo )
Easy setting up the page thanks for them software
Good communication with customers service
Fast delivery and reasonable prices
Definitely I'll use again,and will recommend to my colleagues and friends to join them
The printing quality is absolutely superb, colors are just they suppose to be.
I’m very grateful for the such amazing work!
After I received my voucher code, I downloaded the software to my laptop, and searched out various photos to insert into the album. I was able to select a design, framing, colours etc, and selected photos for each page. It was quite easy, I only really struggled with the cover page as I wasn't able to upload a photo but left it as text in the end.
The photo album arrived within a few days and I was impressed the package went through the letterbox without the need for the postman to knock on the door. The quality of the book is excellent, though I'm no expert...but the photos looked great. My sister in law asked if a professional photographer took the photos but they were taken either on my iPhone or my Canon cameras. So the print was definitely excellent! Thank you!!!
The photobooks make for a great portfolio.
I will be ordering more. highly recommended!
I am about to start my own business and am very interested in becoming a reseller.
Fantastic job guys.
now i have created a few photo books over the past 6 years, as this seems to be the number one choice for wedding albums. I have always used the same company, but after reading some of the reviews i decided to give Saal ago.
Downloading the software was easy enough, once got to grips with what everything did it wasn't to bad to use, but must admit i was a little disappointed with the templates, would liked to have a little more choice. And would like to see a full page preview of the book. Once i was happy i sent the order on the 28/11/16 it arrived on the 3/12/16. Once i opened the parcel i was pleased with the look and feel of the book, i went for the hardcover matte padded cover. I chose to have gloss print inside as i had a mix of colour and b&w, and i have to say i am very pleased with the results, the prints are sharp and clean and the paper quality is really good, also love the lay flat feature. I would defiantly use Saal again to print another portfolio.
The photo paper is of very high quality and has that laminated look which is superb.
The photos are brilliant with vibrant colours. I will certainly be using Saal for any future albums and this album is the best I have seen by far. Many thanks to Saal!
the quality of the printing was fantastic and will be getting some more done soon.
Szandra and Gabor
Kids in Light Photography
The book itself is a good quality , great hardback cover - however little disappointed there is no fly leaf.. Had I've known I may have changed first picture.
I wanted to use this a demo of work for my pictures - however I did seem to have an issue with my "misty" morning purple hues - they just weren't there! and the overall the printing wasn't quite as vibrant as some printed copies of the same photo I had produced previously.
However taking into account the ease, flexibility and price this is a very good option and I will probably use again for specific projects.
The final product is simply brilliant and a joy to look at.
2 very minor comments:
Possibly make it clearer the cover photos are the outside cover not inside covers for first timers!
The texture of the outside covers detracted from photos when light is at an angle...
Since this offer for a free trial seemed too good to turn down I went ahead and ordered it. I decided on a Photobook of size 19cm x 19cm with 26 matte pages, Leather Cream cover, unpadded. Just for the sake of saving time I used the basic ready-made templates within the SAAL software, which I must stress is a breeze to use. I used around a 100 images (of a wedding some years ago) to show a sample of my typical wedding coverage to prospective clients. I don’t have any sample photobooks to show to clients as the products I currently use are very expensive so this handy sized book will come in very useful.
The SAAL product itself is very impressive and you can feel the quality before you even open it, just by just the finish of the cover itself. On opening the book for the first time I immediately scrutinised the binding as this ultimately proves the robustness and longevity of a book. I have been very disappointed with other manufacturers when it comes to this most critical part a books construction. The SAAL book was put through rigorous bending, opening and flicking pages back and forth (yes I was rough with it) without any concerns or visible crease failure. Under close inspection I am guessing that the production of this book is from one continuous roll of photo paper, which may explain its aversion to wear and tear. The heavy weight photo quality paper used produces true colours with black blacks and white whites (if that makes any sense), and also giving fine control of contrast.
All in all I’m very impressed by the SAAL photobook and will certainly be ordering more in future and I cannot recommend them highly enough. I am very very choosey when it comes to books and SAAL wins hands down over the rest. Try them and see for yourself.
Only comment on the design would be the size as images had to be cropped or a border put round to fit to A4 size as that doesn't fit the dimensions of the original images.
Well printed and bound book. Padded cover with images a nice extra.. Photo paper pages are nice and well bound together, pity I didn't try the extra thick pages though as this would have gave the pages more weight.
Arrived quickly and well packaged.
Happy with the book and would use again.
Natural Encounters Photography
As I am the Editor, I would offer to put a review into the World Image Magazine ( www.worldimagemag.com ) but would need to access more of the products available.
My review of the software and photobook will be published in the magazine.
Firstly, the software is very simple to use and gives you plent of scope to be creative or, if you prefer, use templates provided. There are a multitude of options from cover types, sizes and print finishes so you are really spoilt for choice.
I received my photobook within a few days of ordering and was mightily impressed with the quality and finish of the product. It is important to use their ICC profiles in your given photo editing software as I forgot one couple of images in soft-proofing and are a little darker than I would have liked but that is down to user error and not Saals printing. They are not the cheapest or the most expensive company for photo books but the very high quality is such that I will use them again in a professional capacity.
Thanks Saal Digital!!!!
I was so excited to hold it and turn the pages, it did not disappoint! The pages feel thick but I think this will keep the book fresher for longer and will avoid dog eared pages. The printing was great (could not fault it) and really showed my work off. The finish was of high quality and I can not wait to start showing it to new clients as I am sure it will secure me work. The process of formatting the book was easy with Saal's own software and the delivery was swift. Have to say I am impressed with the results all round and will order again!
I totally recommend this company as the making up of the book was very easy and uncomplicated and the delivery time was extremely quick. I chose a matt finish cover with my logo on it together with a presentation box and I just love how it has turned out. A big thank you to Saal-Digital. Will definitely be using them in the future.
I am absolutely pleased with the superb quality overall.
I love the way has been printed: colours are great at the right saturation point.
PS Customer Service is always been very kind and accommodating with my requests.
The company supply a free software to download to make their wide range of products, not just photo books. The software is easy to follow and a pleasure to use. Making your products couldn't be easier.
I opted for an A4 photo book with a soft and matt finish cover. Delivery times were great with not too much time waiting for the postman to come with my book.
The quality of print is of top standard and the matt paper I went with really compliments the pictures.
I would highly recommend them if you were ever thinking of making a photo book.
I will definitely be using this company for my future wedding albums.
I liked that you could use blank pages and place and size the images to suit each page. My only comment would be that I couldn't size the images full bleed without cropping as the book was A4 rather then 2x3 scale.
The upload was very quick which was good.
I look forward to receiving my book.
The hardback photobook was of good quality and my friends were over the moon with the finished product, as it is a lasting keepsake of their special wedding day.
i downloaded the software which was so easy to use the only problem for me was choosing what photos to pick once the software its self if easy to use i love the feature that tells you the quality of the image when placed
the delivery to UK was really quick and when i opened the package i was amazed the quality of the book its self is highest quality i chose the padded version and glossy pages which look perfect and nice and thick of the highest quality
i would totally recommend saal-digital to anyone who is looking to get photo books done as they are amazing and i will be using them again in the future
The only criticism I have which reading other comments is not uncommon is when dragging an image into a frame it will crop the image. Otherwise a great experience. Would definitely use again and recommend.
The quality of the book is nothing short of amazing. The cover is a hardback and the prints are of the highest quality (obviously the image resolution had something to do with this, but a couple of my images were taken using a phone camera and still look great quality).
Anyone thinking of a photobook I recommend Saal, you can't go far wrong.
I also found myself clicking back and forth between the panels and often lost where I was in terms of whether i wanted to pick page layouts, colours etc. It wasn't immediately obvious.
Therefore, although I was happy with it, I wouldn't be 100% confident in recommending the software to a friend who was not a regular book maker. I would however, given the quality of the printing, be happy to try some other products.
I saw the offer on facebook and thought why not. Was a bit hesitant when i had to download the software to my laptop. But all was ok. I found the software very confusing. I wasn't sure what I was doing. I ended up using the built in layout as I did not know how to use the other ones. Adding the photos was easy but when the software added them to the layout some of them where cropped all wrong and I had to change most of them. One of images that I didn't change was a full page spread, the software never said it was not a good quality image for that size, so when the book arrived the image is sadly pixelated. Was very disappointed with that. All the others are great. The paper quality is good however some pages where glued together. I did manage to get them unstuck with no damage. Was happy with the padded cover it does look good.
Overall everything ok. Unfortunately it is just lying in a drawer.
My Photobook arrived on Wednesday and it is Fantastic. The book itself is well made and each page has been reproduced true to the original colours. Because of the construction (fold flat?) of the photobook, pictures can span across the central fold and still look great. This means that you can use all of a page area for pictures.
The book has been passed around friends and family and still looks as good as new as the front and back hard covers provide protection to the pages within and also look great.
I have recommended saal-digital to all of my friends!
The software is easy to download and install. As a semi-professional photographer, I've used many photobook online services. This has the familiar set up of tools - accessing files from multiple sources on the left, a central window for the book, quick page access at the bottom, and various layout and tool options to the right. There are numerous options for text. Each used image has a handy "tick" next to it to indicate it has been used. I had much fun trying different patterns and gradients for the backgrounds. It is possible to have a "spare" photo which you can fill with a background or gradient in order to make a unique border around each image which you drop on top - the software lets you decide which images are on top or sent behind.
My file sizes are very large, and the software coped quickly with them, telling me the image quality was "very good". Out of habit, I cropped and lightened the images in a different software. It is possible to crop the images (and keep the aspect ratio) within the book. Handy guidelines appear when you align photos with other images already across the double page spread. A word of advice: It doesn't seem possible to change the "centre" of an image - this is the point that all the sides references - decide your centre in different software. Also, lighten the images in different software - I couldn't find an option for this. This is a photobook creator rather than a photo editor software.
It is possible to create a base for similar projects and then change the project by saving it under a different name. This also allows you to go back to an earlier saved version if your experiments don't turn out the way you hope! Previewing the whole book is possible, to see the balance of images throughout rather than focused on the two-page spread.
I will be using SAAL again.
I had not heard of Saal before and always looking for good quality photobooks at affordable prices I gave it a go.
I was very impressed by the speedy delivery and many options to customise.
The paper is thick and colour rich. The product came just as it was discribed and I was very impressed.
I will certainly consider adding this to my proffesional display products I offer to clients as the quality is excellent.
I saw the free book offer on facebook and jumped at the chance.
The software is a little daunting at first as it is so comprehensive and has lots of built in templates and backgrounds but I soon got to grips with it.
The whole design and ordering process is simple and the delivery time was great too.
The only slight issue I had was with quality control, upon receipt of the book there was a slight crease in the glossy cover. The packaging was undamaged and due to the location of the crease there was no way it could have happened in transit.
This is super important with a white label service when sending books directly to clients.
Saal's customer service is fantastic they responded promptly and reprinted the book even allowing me to make some small adjustments too.
The 2nd book arrived and looked stunning the paper quality is very good but unfortunately, this too had a damaged cover this time on the front edge. SO frustrating as everything else is so very good.
Again Saal's customer service was excellent and the 3rd book was perfect. I do think I've just been unlucky as I know a couple of other photographers who have used Saal with no issues at all.
I will use Saal again in future but at this stage will get their products delivered to myself before passing on to my clients.
The book was created in their own software downloaded for free off their website http://www.saal-digital.co.uk I'm used to working with Quark and various photo editing apps, their software was a breeze to use. Easy for anyone who has ever used common programmes like Word. No nasty surprises. Find your photos and drag them onto the page you want, cropping them to fit.
Once you're happy, you can preview the book before sending it off to print. I paid a five pounds to remove the barcode on the back cover as the book is for my use only it seemed weird to have something like this on the cover.
The quality of the final book was outstanding. Pictures taken on an outdoor stage in drizzle and with no stage lighting came out brilliantly. (the burlesque dancer with her self lit butterfly cloak below).
My only issue is the cost. It would not be profitable to reprint the book for resale at over £50 before I could add any markup.
The final book is here:
The book quality is very good. The programme that is used to create the album takes some time getting used to but once I got into it I was able to create a personalised book thay suited my brothers taste. I would definitely use Saal again for future projects and recommend them to other photographers
The initial task was to download the software, easily done, with options given for Mac or PC and very clear directions, although I found I didn’t need them. I decided to go for full page bled images with small captions. I could have had text pages or a combination of text and pictures with different coloured backgrounds – the permutations are many and varied and cater for all kinds of design input. Complete instructions for using the software are provided, but – as a dive-in-and-see-what-happens person – I just started and had no problems working it out as I went along.
The software is easy to use, simply select images from an-easy-to-follow menu and drag them into position on each page. I pre-sized my images before loading, but it is possible to resize once loaded, by clicking and dragging on the corners of the images. I couldn’t find the icon to constrain the ratio of my pictures (but it is there as I read on another review). Type sizes, styles and colour were immediately available and, again, very easy to use.
The choice of material is limited to matt or gloss, which is a bit of a disappointment, as I would have preferred a silk finish, as I was loading a mixture of colour and monochrome images and find that high gloss can adversely affect the monochrome and matt can dull down colour. However, having chosen to pay a small extra charge for gloss, I am pleased with the final result. The monochromes have held very well with no colour cast and the coloured images, although a tiny bit on the dark side, are pretty true to my original files. SAAL do offer to supply ICC profiles, so this wouldn’t be a problem if colour balance was critical.
The pages are a little on the heavy side (I estimated around 200 gsm) and reminded me a little of a child’s story book, but they do lie flat when open and the hard cover is very professionally finished. The overall production and finish of the book is excellent. I ordered my book on Friday 26th August and it was delivered early on Thursday 1st September – a pretty impressive turn-round.
I will be using SAAL again to continue recording my images in book form and would recommend their services, particularly in terms of quality and speed of production.
I was fortunate to receive a £40 14 day free trial to make my book to which I am grateful & so to say I was excited upon arrival of my book, is an understatement. Delivery turnaround was very good arriving within a week. From the simple polythene sealed packaging through to the finished product, I couldn't be more delighted!
The book has a glossy finish to it throughout. Each page, (including the double paged spreads), has quality clear, crisp, colourfully sharp printed photographs. All this, bearing in mind many of these pictures were taken with my iPhone!!!
I will definitely be recommending Saal Digital to others and looking to do similar projects in the near future which includes printing up some more copies of my book as gifts etc.
I cannot thank you enough for boosting my photography confidence.
The process was very easy and the choices the software allows you are infinitely useful, you can choose different layouts, designs, colours, fonts.... so much choice!
With my book ready to be printed I was shown a digital version which I could flick through and check that it was ok, I enjoyed this aspect as I could check the page margins and see how each page flowed from the previous page.
Once ordered it arrived a few days earlier, bearing in mind this item was shipped from Germany to the UK I was hugely impressed. The book was well packed and a joy to open, I've had photobooks from other suppliers but this is by far the best in terms of quality and the overall look.
I'd recommend to anyone, having one of these on your bookshelf is a joy.
Great design software, easy to use and highly recommend using them for quality photobooks and other products.
The terms and conditions were very straight forward and we were surprised to see that one of the terms was to write an honest review which wouldn’t be checked before being published. We felt this was a good indicator that this company was extremely confident with their products and quality of printing to allow this. (most companies at the very least check your review before being published)
The hardest part was choosing the product images to use in this photobook that would become our product photography portfolio for existing and new clients.
SAAL digital have their own downloadable software to create the photobook and we found it very easy to use.
There are a number of different layouts you can use and it’s easy to adjust the size and positioning of each to showcase each individual image to its best. The other thing we were impressed with was your images were not limited, you could choose to have 1 main image or several smaller images on each page, again this is not something we have seen with other companies, you are usually limited to amount of images you can add to the whole photobook. This feature is ideal for that stand out image that needs a whole page to itself but by doing so you are not having to compromise and lose images.
Once we had finally decided on which images and layouts we were happy with, we reviewed the book, and sent it through to be processed.
Thinking it might take a while to be printed and delivered we weren’t really expecting to see the book very soon. We were wrong, the photobook arrived 4 days after we had submitted the final layouts.
The photobook was extremely well packaged and a lot of care had been taken to make sure the book arrived in the very best condition.
Once we had finally removed all the protective packaging we were really impressed with the quality of the book and the front image we had chosen, on the inside, it just got better and better, a bit cautious of the quality of the larger one page images we were stunned to see how well they looked. The quality of the paper and the printing made the images absolutely pop on the page and this is what every photographer wants when they have taken the time to shoot items, a company that can deliver stunning printed versions of your work.
We are absolutely delighted with the final product and it’s something we can very proudly show to all clients new and existing, it’s also an opportunity for companies we work with to also see for themselves the quality of SAAL digitals photobooks.
Overall a fantastic job from start to finish and a high recommendation for anyone considering a photobook.
With saals it couldn't have been simple straight on uploaded pictures and positioned them perfectly to what I wanted even allowing me to change the shape of the frames was easy.
once complete ordering from the shopping card was again simple with no confusing extra click this click that order this order that, just simple
Once my photobook arrived it was evident these guys know what there doing, the sample was perfect the quality was perfect the pictures jumped off the page and they even improved the colouring ..I will be using only Saal from now on as this the quality I want from all my photos ,..
Very impressed very happy experience ,thank you Saal..
Only difficult thing I found was, what photos I should use,...now I'm working on my next project
The book has turned up today and the only disappointment was my lack of attention to detail when it came to the cover, this is the reason i dropped 1 star for the software as it wasnt stand out enough that the cover and back were not in this logical order. Therefore our cover is actually on the back of our book and despite common sense it has sadly not worked out!
The photos are absolutely amazing quality, the delivery time all the way from germany was flawless and i must say i am extremely impressed and think I will order another one.
At £40 the book is a bargain, it has a professional feel and I will be back in the future whenever I need to purchase something like this.
I just wish the Cover/Back section was more obvious as I am sure I will not be the only person to make this mistake.
Thanks so much, Gary
Good sharp printing and quality book.
Less than a week later the book was delivered and I am very impressed. It really is beautifully made, printed and well put together. Packaging was excellent too. The colour renditions are all true and the paper used is very high quality. The actual cost is perhaps higher than some of the other providers out there, but I think you will really get what you pay for, a high quality book of your images that will last and be a pleasure to look at for a long time.
I found the software Saal Digital supply to be adequate for most purposes, if lacking a little in usability and design possibilities as I am used to having far more control over my layout. Overall, however, the software is straightforward and for simpler books works quite well.
Quality of service and delivery time was excellent. I wasn't flooded with loads of emails, but I was kept informed of what was happening, and being able to see the status of my order matched quite well with the service I get from my current supplier.
For many people, Saal Digital will provide a book that suits their needs perfectly, with a good price and reasonable quality. For my clients however, the book will be a hard sell. I specifically ordered a book that would be similar to those I normally get, with a matt photo cover, and extra thick matt pages. Compared to the books I currently provide, the Saal Digital book has a number of problems. The paper for both the cover and pages has a bit of an odd feel to it that is not quite as satisfying and tactile as I'm used too. It's not a deal breaker, but it's just not quite right. The cover is definitely a lot thinner than I was expecting and far too easy to bend. The pages themselves are also a lot thinner than I was expecting having ordered extra thick. However, the quality of the printing is extremely good with a nice edge to edge spread and the colour match was pretty close to what I was expecting. It's not quite a lay flat book but it's very close. Packaging could have been better as the book I received had suffered some damage in transit.
Overall, the Saal Digital PhotoBook is pretty reasonable value for money, it's of fairly decent quality, and I will most likely order more books as my entry level option. Compared to the likes of Photobox, Snapfish etc... it's definitely a better option
The software at first looks a little difficult to use compared to other providers, but after 10 minutes you learn where everything is and it becomes really good to work with.There are endless amounts of layouts that can be chosen for the pages. I was able to create the photobook around 300% quicker than other providers simply because the layout tool and the way you can resize photos is much quicker and accurate.
The Album arrived within 5 days of ordering which is around 2 weeks faster than other providers I have used, considering it comes all the way from Germany thats a really good result.
The album itself is extremely high quality,both the paper and print quality are better than anything we have previously used.
We would need to look at other album sizes and finishes but overall the product and service provided has been better than any other provider.
We will definitely be using @saal.digital.uk photobooks in the future
I am sure I read the presentation box could be customised to include my company logo etc. but couldn't see any options in the software for this, so the box comes very plain indeed.
Would I use Saal again? I think it would come down to price of other companies.
Thank you also for providing me with an extension to my voucher code, although the prices are very reasonable, having a discount voucher really helped toward the cost.
I love the finish on these pages and have decided to introduce personalised 'baby' board books as part of my packages. Babies still need books and what better than books with known faces in them? I will be back :-)
We chose the A4 size for panoramas with glossy finish and hardback cover. The delivery was fast and well packaged to protect the book in transit.
Thank you so much to Saal Digital UK for giving me the opportunity to print and publish a project while testing their services.
Also thanks to Julia Hollier for all the hard work, for the bridge research and writing.
It was lovely seeing it come to life with a quality finish in order to appreciate the detail of my photographs.
The software was easy to download from Saal-DigitalUK and use, allowing for the photos to be uploaded quickly and some room for manipulation to position them.
The full project consists of 22 photos each requiring a double page spread. It was also nice to be able to add and edit text onto the pages. This worked particularly well in our case where we wanted just a small space to add comments on the shots. The most impressive thing about the book is the print quality and the vivid and accurate colour reproduction. The detail and colours of the photographs have been produced with care which has created a beautiful book that we are extremely pleased and proud of.
I highly recommend this product from Saal Digital
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I found the software a little difficult to understand at first, uploading the pics I wanted to use and then having to remove them from all the suggested placements due to bad crops, but once i realised you can drag the desired photos straight from Bridge to the area I wanted it was brilliant, a huge amount of scope for editing the layout.
I would highly recommend and will be using Saal again for my next project :)
The glossy cover sets the tone of a quality product and the hard pages give it a luxury feels which is ideal for weddings.
It took me some time to get used to the software but eventually managed to achieve what I was after.
I would however like to see some specific wedding templates instead of having to look through the various options/menus to find icons, royalty free images, backgrounds etc...
Overall, a very good service and excellent finished product.
The software to make it has masses of options as you can see, very customisable, including printing on every single inch, and flatly across the join.
They ship from Germany at ridiculous speed, and any issues were answered and sorted quickly!
Just a couple of things to note: images are also printed on the inside covers, which is not very usual. This did not bother me, but some people may not like this feature. Also if you share your photo book to your Facebook page, you get the company logo as a thumbnail, rather than the front cover of your book, which is a little disappointing and doesn't encourage your followers to click on it. I did have some very prompt support on this issue but it has not enabled me to replace the thumbnail.
Thank you so much. Would recommend this for everyone.
Having ordered a photo book and not the photo book XT I am wondering if we have the correct product?
Thank you so much.
Before opening the package, I was still of the feeling that I would be somewhat disappointed! How wrong I was. Having only ever seen my images printed poorly at home, to actually seeing the difference professional printing can make has made me want to have more tangible prints/portfolios of my photography. The pages of my book were luxuriously thick with a glossy finish that really did improve how my photos looked. Going forward I can definitely see myself getting more photo books just for my own personal satisfaction and enjoyment.
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The software is good although not excellent. I found a problem not being able to resize with a proportions constraint (if there is one, I could not find how to use it). Another annoyance is that if I place a picture over the bleed, it does not allow me to crop it, and quite often I ended up just giving up on it and scrapping a relevant part of the image or going back to my edition software to process the crop prior to importing the image.
I found a workaround which is to place the picture on the top or the bottom where there is breathing space for the image to be placed over the bleed. However, it limits the layout of the page.
I find quite useful the ticks to let you know the images already used.
Let's review the book itself. I was surprised with the good quality, the pages thickness and consistency, and more over, the accuracy in the colours, which I was scared of. Great job overall. And the book is sturdy and really well made.
However I found some of my pictures had being changed a bit in the contrast. Most of them seemed to be as they were, but A couple of them lost a bit of contrast in my opinion, whilst some others had a bit too much. I wonder if they were treated a bit prior to printing or it is due to the printing process itself.
Well, to wrap up, really happy with the results, from now on a client, and amazed by the promptness of the process.
Thank you for a great job.
What an amazing experience from conception to delivery. The whole time, from submitting to receiving was 3 days. Unbelievable, from outside the UK.
The app they have designed has been well thought through, giving you all the options you will need to create your book. From a basic layout/style to a blank canvas. Every step of the way telling you how much it will cost (but also showing, what options cost less). One other thing I liked was that it showed you wether the image was of sufficient quality for the size required in the book.
The quality of the book is above what I thought it could be and the prints are crystal clear.
I will say that I am certainly surprised I can recommend this company Saal-Digital so easily. The hardest part of the whole process - choosing my images. They have done me proud.
The book is excellent
The ordering was straightforward. Software easy to use. Once the order was placed I was kept informed of the order progress. Delivery was very quick.
The book is of a good quality and the images printed to a high standard.
I highly recommend Saal-digital.
The software was very easy to use and the delivery was very fast. I would recommend this service to anyone.
First of all, the software for producing the photobook. I was a bit worried to begin with in downloading and installing special software to produce the book. There was no need, as this is a modification of standard Adobe software and is perfectly safe. It was very easy and intuitive to use and I was soon under way in compiling the photobook. Nothing is uploaded until the work is completed and ready to order, so it is not necessary to even be on-line during the composition process, I was very pleased with the process and the preview appeared to be satisfactory. Uploading was simple, but did take a little time, even though I have a fast broadband uploading at about 10Mb/s. All went smoothly.
The result, when it came, was excellent. Production and delivery was relatively fast. The quality of the book(s) was excellent. The packing for posting was excellent. Very robust and easy to open. The quality of photograph reproduction and colour accuracy was very good. One of the two copies of the book was a gift and the person was very happy with it, complementing the quality of the photographs. I can certainly recommend this service and the product. The price is similar to its competitors, so I shall be placing other orders in future.
I ordered book in the afternoon and Saal was starting printing my book the same day
Paul Thompson Photography
I downloaded the icc profiles for the book that I was building and proofed my images in Lightroom and the images in the finished product were a very good match to my screen. The finished book was of a very high quality and the lay flat pages are great, no part of the image is lost in a gutter. The quality of the print is impressive and the pages have a quality feel to them.
I was able to track the process of my order from uploading to dispatch which I found very useful. Despite the minor glitch (which appears to be fixed)and lack of frames I would recommend this product and I will use Saal-digital again.
I do like the lie-flat version. The printing and everything else is of high standard and I would definitely use them again. My book was delivered within a week! Everything about it just speaks of utter professionalism.
Really pleased with my book. Thank you very much.
The design process was really simple, but effective and the book arrived promptly and well packaged.
I would happily recommend them to any of my customers.
When I unpacked the book from its packaging I was blown away with the quality the book feels like quality as soon as you touch it. It has stiff pages with a high gloss finish.
I ordered an A4 horizontal lay flat book
I would defiantly recommend saal
As a photographer, the quality of a print or album is very important
I am already ordering my next book and have more plans to use this company
When the photo book arrived I was very pleased with the quality of the pages, the glossy pages showed off my photos very well. My only gripe is that the cover with my name on, the name has been moved on the cover and you can see an outline of where it was originally. Apart from this minor problem overall a fantastic service and will use again for sure. Thanks
PRINTING QUALITY IS AMAZING
FINISHED PRODUCT IS MUCH MUCH BETTER THEN I ASPECT.
Now we come to the quality,it's simply brilliant, the book I ordered was an A4 horizontal lay flat book, the colour reproduction was spot on, the stiff pages with gloss finish are of high quality and feel expensive. I chose a couple of photos to span 2 sides to see what the lay flat pages could do and they are superb.
Would I recommend saal? yes definitely, for quality,delivery and price they are hard to beat and I will be using them again.
Just received my hard cover photobook and i was in shock for this HIGH STANDARD QUALITY!!! STUNNING QUALITY!!!
PRINTING QUALITY IS AMAZING
FINISHED PRODUCT IS MUCH MUCH BETTER THEN I ASPECT.
GIVE YOU FIVE STAR FOR YOUR PERFECT JOB AND HIGH STANDARDS.
THAT WHAT WE NEED - Q U A L I T Y PRODUCTS FOR OUR PHOTOGRAPHY!!!
WELL DONE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. LOVE IT AND SURE WORK WITH YOU AGAIN!!!
From the beginning, the order process, right through to the final product has been a pleasure.
Easy to use website and great design software. All stages of the process was un-complicated and easy to do.
As a photographer, the quality of a print or album is so important. I now have faith that my brides are going to get an amazing photobook or album .... all thanks to Saal-Digital.
Would highly recommend.
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