The past two years have made many people rethink their spaces: how much they need to live and work comfortably, or what upgrades they can make to turn their home into a sanctuary. But with the home renovation boom projected to slow this year due to the rising cost of materials and labor, smaller investments, such as photo products and prints, can transform a room for a fraction of the price—something professional photographers can emphasize to their clients.
The German photo lab, known for their expert fine-art products, expanded into the U.S. in 2019, with collections that include Hahnemühle posters, high-end acrylic-cover photo books, photo gifts such as coasters and cushions, and ample wall decor options. Here are a few ways that photography can easily upgrade a home or studio space. Spruce up your sales offerings with any or all of these custom photo products, made with ease using Saal’s Design Software.
More is More
As interior design mood boards have shifted from neutral hues, clean lines, and zero clutter to bold colors, eclectic patterns, and vintage finds, Pinterest is predicting maximalism to reign in 2023. According to the trend report “Pinterest Predicts,” the search terms “eclectic interior design vintage” soared 850%, while “maximalist decor vintage” was up 350% this past year.
That aesthetic calls for vibrant imagery on unexpected surfaces, rather than traditional frames. For clients who prefer bold visuals on photo products, Saal’s high-resolution Metal Prints use 7-color UV direct printing on a .01”-thick aluminum surface, allowing images to stand out while lying flat against the wall. For even more luminosity, try the Brushed Metal Prints, which make the brightest parts of a photograph shimmer.
Photo Products that Quiet Workspaces
If a noisy home office or studio is a nuisance, blank walls only amplify the problem. Saal offers a custom photo product, Soundproof Canvases, turning wall decor into a practical, noise-canceling tool. Printed seamlessly from end to end, these canvases are filled with sound-absorbing foam.
Photo Products as Statement-Makers
Favorite photographs deserve to take up space. For people who are more drawn to classic, timeless photo products, a single image printed large can change the mood of an entire room, from an atmospheric landscape to a favorite memory. Saal’s Gallery Print features direct printing on a 2mm panel of acrylic, reinforced with a 3mm aluminum plate. Available in custom sizes and with a glossy or matte finish, the Gallery Print allows for a durable, exhibition-worthy piece at home. For a textured look, try your images printed on fabric, instead. The Photo Canvas features a blend of cotton and polyester stretched over a wood wedge frame and comes in two different thickness options.
Switch It Up with Photo Products
For people who prefer a regular change of scenery with their photo products, Saal’s magnetic Squares make it easy to find new ways to tell visual stories. These aren’t your parents’ multi-image frames. Instead, these sleek, minimalist squares made of PVC foam board feature a double magnetic adhesive system, making it easy to switch images out whenever the mood strikes. Squares are ideal for people who travel often or want to update family photos regularly, or for photographers who keep a rotation of different series on display.
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