Saal Digital Wall Art. An honest review of the acrylic glass product
Acrylic Glass by Seal Digital
People who follow my work will know that printing is a big deal for me! With my architecture and city photography being a popular choice for clients in 2017 and also my undertaking of more family lifestyle shoots than ever before it's always nice to be able to offer some hands on samples and examples of available products. I visited Saal Digital at the photography show 2017 and saw some of their wall art hanging so when the opportunity to sample a piece of wall art came along from them I knew I had to try their products again, having already ordered and reviewed their impressive photo books.
Similar to their photobooks, wall art products are designed via their own design software programme which is free to download and easy to use and once you have the software you need to choose a print option for your wall art. The choice is varied and caters for 6 finishes: AluDibond, Acrylic Glass, Aludibond butlerfinish, pic foam board, gallery print and artistic canvas. Most of my recent prints for clients have been canvas or paper prints so I wanted to try something different and opted for the acrylic glass.
Deciding what image to print was difficult as I have an even balance of portrait and architecture work at present and also although I predominantly shoot architecture and portraits in colour, a number of clients have requested mono work too. Now I'm not normally a fan of colour pop images but the best way for me to test the product in both genres was to creat a colour pop of my Son, Archie. I thought this would give me and my clients a nice balance on what they could expect from a piece of wall decor whether it was in colour or mono.
Ordering: An easy process to download, design and order the wall art to your exact requirements
Delivery: From point of order to arrival it was around 4 working days. I ordered back end of the week but the turn around was still impressive considering the product came from Germany, over a weekend and it can take longer than this from some suppliers in the UK. Packaging was good and it came well protected in a card pack and had individual laser film on the acrylic direct to add extra protection to the all important face.
Product: The quality is fantastic. It feels and looks every bit a piece of art. The glossy effect of the acrylic really makes the image pop and the sharpness is reproduced perfectly as is the colours. The tones in the black and white part of the image are replicated perfectly and and the overall piece has a kind of extra dimension to it given that the acrylic is 5mm thick. It has a real depth and contrast which is my style when it comes to portraits. The colour pop, although so last decade really worked and I may make a series with my other children as a little personal project. Of course I'll be using Saal Digital to print the next pieces.
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