Somehow I have managed to start collecting Magin Lantern Slide’s, I bought a box of old (1920s – 1940’s) photographs at an auction, and two wooden slender looking crates came with the ‘lot’, as you can guess these contained magic lantern slides.
The magic lantern, also known by its Latin name lanterna magica, is an early type of image projector employing pictures painted, printed or produced photographically on transparent plates (usually made of glass), one or more lenses, and a light source. (source wiki).
Here is a couple from the collection that appeal to me.
The service, quality of product, packaging, and delivery were above and beyond from Saal Digital, overall the product is something I would offer my clients and would recommend to other professional photographers, I will use Saal Digital for future printing.
I chose to order an Alu-Dibond wall decor, from Saal Digital, this is a product that I have never used before.
Alu-Dibond is a panel that consists of two aluminum sheets with a polyethylene core, which makes the artwork, strong and durable, you have the option of including wall fixings with your product, I chose not to have this, as I want to frame the art work.
Below is a quote from the Saal Digital website, where they describe the printing process, the print quality is outstanding and finished to a very high standard.
The print has an impressive saturation and colourfulness with high resolution and sharpness. It is realized through the newest direct UV printing with 6 colours instead of 4, including light inks, and sixfold UV cure. Even large and monochromatic areas are resplendent in saturated colours and absolute subtlety and fineness.
The image below shows the quality of the packaging, the art work, is laid on foam, backed by 3 layers of corrugated card, shrink wrapped, then packaged again in string corrugated card, it arrived in perfect condition.
This is another altered print, that was soaked in sea water, again challenging to keep the vibrant colors, and detail in the printing, I’m very impressed with the quality and service from Saal Digital.
Here’s a close-up section of the busiest part of detail…
I can’t grumble, the service, quality of product, packaging, and delivery were above and beyond from Saal Digital, overall the product is something I would offer my clients and would recommend to other professional photographers, I will use Saal Digital for future printing.
Saal Digital offer HighEnd photo products with brilliant quality, they are a professional photo lab with great enthusiasm for photography.
I chose to have a flexible photo book printed, The square format is excellent for images in both landscape and portrait formats. Images can be perfectly presented.
I opted for a 19×19 format book, with an unpadded, glossy cover, with a square image, printed on the front and back cover of the book, set against a black background.
The software is very simple to use, you can upload your own layout, or use the templates provided, with ordering and payment facilities built in.
Delivery was very speedy, efficient with excellent tracking and packaging.
The quality of the photo book was outstanding, the print finish was perfect and really set the images off, the thickness of the paper, was of a better standard than other products that I have used in the past.
This is a lay flat book (its means the book opens flat, for better viewing of the images) which is perfect if you want to display your images at full bleed.
I chose images that I knew would be hard to print (the images have been manipulated by soaking them in sea water, this causes a distortion in the image and pigments) the colour representation was spot on when compared with the original prints.
This product I would happily recommend to clients, photographers, friends and family. I would also use Saal Digital products again in the future, I can’t find any faults with their service or quality of products, for me, I give them 10/10!
Bring The Paint International Street Art Festival is a free event set to transform Leicester with supreme quality, high impact street art. The Cultural Quarter will play host to live artworks, music, skateboarding, breakdancing, BMX and a range of creative activities and exhibitions.
Bring the Paint brings over 150 artists together to work on sites across the city. Look out for large scale murals in the Cultural Quarter and legal spray sites city-wide. Other festival attractions include; live music, local jams, pop-up street art, window illustrations, food stalls and workshops. Bring The Paint International Street Art Festival promises to be a unique experience with multiple exciting opportunities for all visitors. Bring The Paint International Graffiti Festival aims to inspire a legacy of artistic growth and collaboration within the artistic community and beyond. Offering a platform to be creative and collaborate on a monumental scale, the festival is a visual celebration of Leicester’s diverse culture and will showcase the city’s thriving arts scene.
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Dont forget to check out Bring the Paints, IG Feed and FB Page!!
Art for Africa, one of the most affordable art sales of the year, all artwork has been donated by people such as Paris, Mr Jago, Lokey, Will Barras, James Starr, Kineta Hill, Mau Mau, Inkie… all monies raised will aid Temwa’s work to build sustainable, self-reliant communities in Northern Malawi.
Many of the artist’s who donate to Temwa for the Art for Africa Auction, also take part in various other funding raising events for the charity. Temwa is a charity that is greatly supported by the artists of Bristol, and further afield.
This year Live Painting sponsored by CASS ART will start at 4 pm, there will be a Kids Painting Workshop run by The Paintsmiths 4-6 pm, Street Food, Screen Printing by Epok AND The awesome DJ Die will be heading up the Legendary Art For Africa Afterparty.
Dont forget you can bid online, via phone (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person on the night or you can place reserve bids (again contact email@example.com or ring 0117 403 1426).
Lokey and I, have both donated again this year… so if you fancy bidding on one of our piece’s you know what your looking…