Saal Digital – Wall Decors

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.

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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.

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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.

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Here’s a close-up section of the busiest part of detail…

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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.

Photo Books by Saal Digital

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Romany WG – Jeremy Gibbs

First and foremost Mr Gibbs is a Film Editor, he worked on one of my favourite films, Dune(1984), as well as Enemy at the Gates(2001) and Property of the State (2016) to name a few.

Gibbs’ is known throughout the world for his photography and has six photo books to his name, the latest being ‘ALL IS NOT LOST‘ which feature’s Models in abandoned buildings.

His underground legendary Urbex status was confirmed when he published a collective book, ‘Beauty in Decay’, in which 49 international Urbex photographers show the best of their work. He followed this with ‘Out of Sight’ which displays a collection of his most beautiful images of street art found in abandoned places across Europe. ‘Altered Images’ focuses on emerging contemporary artists working at the cutting edge of post-production image creativity today and ‘Burn After Reading’ showcases the very best street art and graffiti. His latest book was “Beauty in Decay ll’ a follow up to the first volume with 192 pages of his own photographs.

ALL IS NOT LOST has been five years in the making and elevates Romany WG’s work to a new level.

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To purchase photo books by Romany WG click here. To see more of  Romany WG’s work see Facebook and Flickr.

Exist To Resist: Activism, History and Having It..

Matthew Smith (Mattko) has decided it’s time he did a photo book, one of which that highlights the social history of the UK, through very turbulent times, coming out of Thatcher’s Concervatitive era to that of John Major’s Concervatitive Government, Mayday 1997 saw a change a General Election, a new Prime Minister – Tony Blair a Labour Government…

Exist to Resist is a social history book of born out of a love for UK’s rave, sound system, and festival culture. It is a photographic celebration of community gathering and grass roots democratic activism in images made between 1989 and 1997.

Mattko Kickstarter Film from Mattko on Vimeo.

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After over a decade and a half of Conservative government a great culture of resistance and opposition had arisen and become embedded within British society. Acid house and rave served as the musical soundtrack that united all of those disparate sub-cultural tribes in one mission; to gather, dance and celebrate together for free.

I grew up through the 1980’s and 90’s, time’s were tough for people, the country was in a recession in both decades, high unemployment, but the one thing we did have, were Free Parties and Raves, a huge shift in the music scene, a change in fashion, people’s attitudes, this is what Matthew Smith has captured in his book, the elements of activism, music and gatherings.

Life now is all about Social Media, the Internet, Smart Phones, CCTV Camera’s, constantly being watched by the Government, tracked where ever you go… We have less FREEDOM!

Please go and support Matt’s Kickstarter, I have 🙂

Tangent Books – Beezer Exhibition

Tangent Books has an exhibition at the Boca Bar in Bristol, featuring the photography of Beezer, who documented the changing music scene in Bristol, the sound system of the Wild Bunch, who later became Massive Attack, feature heavily in the exhibition and book, titled ‘Wild Days‘.

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The exhibition runs until the 20th March, Boca Bar, can be found at the Paint Works.

Opening time’s are:

Mondays-Thursdays: 10.00am-11pm;
Fridays-Saturdays: 10.00am-1am (no entry after midnight);
Sundays: 10.00am-10.30pm.

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