Saal Digital Alu-Dibond Butlerfinish Print Review

Located in Siegen, Germany, Saal Digital is one of the leading manufacturers of photo products. Saal Digital offers photobooks, photo booklets, photo prints, cards, posters, fine art, wall decorations, and much more.

I hadn’t heard of Saal Digital until I came across an ad on Instagram. Their products caught my eye and I decided to take a look at all of their product offerings. I was immediately intrigued by the Alu-Dibond Butlerfinish wall decoration print. I decided to give it a try. Fast forward not even a week and the print arrived at my door. From Germany to the Midwest United States in barely a week, impressive.



I generally print on standard photo paper or on canvas, so printing on aluminum was definitely new to me and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was not disappointed at all. The aluminum texture is visible in the lighter colored areas of the print. It adds a nice creative and unique touch to the print. The colors, especially the blacks, are deep and rich. There was no color banding when printing gradients either which was very surprising to me. The print has a nice weight to it which gives it a high end feel.

As a first time buyer, I definitely was impressed by Saal Digital and their Alu-Dibond Butlerfinish print. I’m happy to say I’ll be printing with them again!

Overall Rating



About the Alu-Dibond Butlerfinish print:

”An extraordinary and striking look at the same time. Your image works! The brushed aluminum surface stands out and leaves a lasting impression as well as an exquisite appearance, especially with bright parts of the picture.

The special UV direct print with a 6-color printing process including light colors (conventionally only 4 colors) provides an impressive color intensity at highest resolution (without pixelation) and maximum sharpness.”

  • 3 mm thick aluminum composite panel

  • The brushed aluminum surface shimmers through bright picture elements

  • 6-color UV direct printing including light colors

  • Depending on format, aluminum subframe, standard mounting or standoffs available

  • For Professionals: ICC Profile available

With the direct UV printing, it is especially sun, fade and water resistant, so that it can also be placed in damp environment, such as in the kitchen or bathroom. VOC-free UV inks used exclusively.

In particular, high-contrast black-and-white images come into their own with Alu-Dibond Butlerfinish. Bright picture elements are not printed, so that the brushed aluminum surface shimmers through.



Aluminum Subframe

The aluminum subframe is pre-fixed on the back of the wall decoration. With roughly 1/4" space between the picture and the wall, it seems like the wall decoration is floating in the air.

  • Not visible from the front

  • Available for all sizes

  • For indoor use only

  • Pre-mounted on wall decors

  • Nails or screws for hanging are not included

  • Further Details and Assembly

Standard Mounting

The standard mounting enables you to easily and effortlessly hang your wall decoration, as it only needs to be glued to the back.

  • Not visible from the front

  • Standard mounting including spacers

  • For indoor use only

  • Available only for specific wall decoration formats

  • Further Details and Assembly 


The corresponding pilot holes are already included so that the screws are only attached to the picture by you

  • The standoffs are not pre-mounted.

  • The heads of the standoffs are visible from the front.

  • Available for select sizes

  • Further Details and Assembly