I'd been looking for a good, affordable, well printed and manufactured book to use as portfolios for submission to prospective clients and galleries. Something impressive that I can send and leave. I came across a video by the excellent Joel Grimes, an American advertising photographer, who explained his use of the Saal Photobooks for the purpose of sending to photography buyers. Exactly what I was looking for.
Through Joel I received a discount voucher to enable me to order a sample Photobook using my own images. As the majority of my land and city work is monochrome I decided to use a selection of images I'd prepared in black and white, although I also plan to use the books for colour studio product and portrait work.
I downloaded Saal's own software to prepare the book. The software is a joy to use, giving a selection of finishes for the cover and pages and enabling precise positioning of the images on the page. I chose an unpadded gloss cover with 28 art print pages, size 28 x 9. The quality of print is fantastic and the book is extremely well manufactured.
Delivery was speedy and the product was very well packaged.
The team at Saal are excellent by the way. I contacted the company by email with a couple of questions and received prompt and satisfying answers.
Before preparing the book I had a customer who quickly needed 2 calendars of his own images. I had these printed by Saal, using the software, and again the product is top quality. The customer was very impressed.
I would thoroughly recommend as the quality of print is top notch.