By jackbaker, May 15 2017 12:25PM
Recently I was given the opportunity to review some of Saal Digital's wall decor. Because I am an artist, this was a perfect chance for me to try out a print company. I hadn't heard of Saal Digital before, so I was unsure of what to expect. I decided to go with a 40 X 60cm canvas print of my recent painting, Zeus' Lovers.
- Packaging & Presentation
- Print Quality
- Build Quality/Materials
Packaging & Presentation
The delivery guy arrived with a big box, and I mean a BIG box, which was kind of to be expected seeing as I went for the biggest canvas that I could get. At first I thought that perhaps it was a little large for the size. However, upon opening I realise it's size was due to the amount of protective packaging they had used to keep my print safe.
The canvas was supported by an incredibly thick piece of card and then wrapped in plastic to keep it secure and prevent it from being damaged in transit.
Now, this is where we get to the important parts of the review.
I don't have too much to compare this to, apart from two canvases I recieve a couple of years ago of some of my older work. The print quality on them was good, very good. The only problem was the ink from the print scratch off of the canvas quite easily, so you had to be very careful with them. I don't know if this is a common thing, but I haven't noticed the same from this yet.
The print has come out beautifully, and has a great range of colours. My only problem with it is parts of it are quite dark, and it has lost some of the detail in the darker parts of the print. This may be because the print might not be intended for highly detailed artwork. Or it could be because it is quite a dark painting in places. I will have to do some testing on other printed surfaces. However, it still looks rather beautiful none the less.
Probably an odd subject when reviewing a print, however I think with a canvas it is quite relevent. Or at least it is relevent to look at the materials used.
So the canvas feels to be a pretty thick material, and I can't imagine it would be easy to tear or damage. Not that I want to try! The frame feels sturdy, and doesn't seem to bend or wobble in the slightest. Again, not that I really want to try to bend it too much! It came with four pieces of would, that are pictured above, to keep the frame stretched.
In conclusion, I think this is a good quality printed canvas, however I wouldn't say the quality is high enough for an artist to use it as part of a limited run of prints. It is great for family photos etc to hang in your home, and the art does look great on it. It just doesn't scream quality like you would expect of a high priced limited edition print. But that isn't it's purpose, so it does suit it's purpose well.
Like I said previously, I have two canvas prints before, and whilst the print quality wasn't any better or worse, the price was a lot more affordable for a similar sized print. And if I wanted to use this to resell the price make it difficult to do so and make a profit. Again, I think this is intended for family photos etc in your home.
Where to buy: Saal Digital
- good build quality
- Nice Range of Colours
- Well Packaged
- Fast Delivery
- Dark Colours, and lost details in the dark areas