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!
TEMWA’s Art For Africa Auction, Saturday 10th June, from 4pm at The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft
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 email@example.com) or in person on the night or you can place reserve bids (again contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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…
and a couple of cyanotypes by me…
Shooting with my fav Black and White film, Graff and writings at the Deaner. So first you need a brief bit of history.
Dame Emily Park aka Dean Lane Skatepark was a place no sane person would enter unless you were skateboarding, sniffing glue or writing your name on one of the walls, back in the 1980’s. The Deaner is/was a ‘Hall of Fame‘, where many of the Bristol & Kingswood Graffiti Crew’s would produce productions, taking out whole walls, the rules were simple if you couldn’t better or burn a piece, don’t bother painting over it…
..by any means necessary (Stole the photo from Lokey, see more on his Flickr) painted by Pert, Kato, Shok1, Kilo, Skore, Daz, Infoe (R.I.P.), Verse, Tes
Its also the place where Banksy first met the Dry Bred’z Crew or DBZ (and Yes its BRED’Z not Breadz as some may suggest) The members were (I know I’m going to a miss a few people out, so will amend once I speak to Lokey) Vers, Tez, Lokey, Justa, Kato, Pert, Nach, Soker, Sorse, Shimz, Bush and Banksy
Now the deaner doesn’t get any huge productions anymore since the factory walls came down, and the Skate area of the park has been updated and modernised, so the wall space has changed a fair amount over the years. My reasons for choosing Black and White film are simple, sometimes Graffiti, when it’s photographed in monochrome, can give a different feeling and change how the piece appears. I hope these images give you a sense of 1980’s Dean Lane…
These’s Multi Exposures are all done ‘in camera’ and taken on film. Film is my medium of choice, for a few reason’s, waiting for the film to be developed, looking at the prints, not knowing what to expect… Here are a few of my fav images, that I have taken over the past 10 years.