Connection Newsletter – August 2017

HH Color Lab
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august 2017

Classic Modern Frames
We are honored to be the recipients of a 2017 Hot Ones award from Professional Photographer Magazine! Our Classic Modern Framed Print won the award. This piece is available in three frame finishes. We also recently introduced our Classic Modern frame with glass!


Studio Sales Sample Sets

Sales Sample Sets

30% off


Wallet Special



30% off


september specials

  • 30% off Sales Sample Sets – Jewelry, Paper, Finishing and Mounting, Metal Prints, Holiday Cards, Foil Cards, Press Cards, Frame Molding for Prints, Classic Modern, and Gallery Wraps
  • 25% off all Jewelry

october specials

  • 25% off all Cards

new products

Studio Sample Sales Sets

new sales sample sets

We are excited to announce the creation of ten sales sample sets! We now have sales sample sets for jewelry, Paper, Finishing and Mounting, Metal Prints, Holiday Cards, Foil Cards, Press Cards, Frame Molding for Prints, Classic Modern, and Gallery Wraps. We know that when you show your customers samples, they are much more likely to invest in additional photography products. Giving them options that they can see and touch makes all the difference. Purchase these sample sets and watch your sales take off!
Classic Modern Frames with Glass

classic modern frame

with glass

Our popular Classic Modern Frame for 7×7 torn edge prints now features several new frame selections that include glass. These glass versions are somewhat deeper than the regular Classic Modern frames, at 2.25 inches. Finishes include: Black, Taupe and White.

Image by Bill Boda
Framed Prints

new framed prints

Choose from our beautiful new, solid wood frames selections with faux designer finishes such as bamboo, platinum metal, charcoal metal and copper metal. Look for these beautiful new additions in the B Category within our framed print selections on our website.
Our framing program makes it easy for you. Order your prints and frame and it comes completely finished…print, mount, frame, back paper, and hanger. All you have to do is hand it to your customer!
Framed Gallery Wraps

framed gallery wraps

Our new framed gallery wrap adds a new dimension to our popular inkjet canvas gallery wraps. The deep set wood frame surrounds your work of art and provides a beautiful, finished and ready-to hang product for your customer. This is a great way to create new value and an “add-on” sell in your portrait business!

  • Image is wrapped around a 1 1/2 inch stretcher frame
  • Gallery depth frame allows 1/4 inch spacing between wrap and frame
  • 5 color finishes – smooth black, wood-grain black, espresso, hickory and white
  • Gallery depth frame allows 1/4 inch spacing between wrap and frame
  • Includes enclosed black paper backing, bumpers and saw-tooth hanger (below 24” wide) or wire hanger (24” wide or above); complete and ready-to-hang
Flat Metal Prints

new metal sizes

Announcing new sizes for Metal Prints: 6×6, 12×18 in Brilliant and Aluminessence finishes, plus several new sizes in our matte metals: 4×12; 8×12; 16×24; 20×24 and 20×30.

Our metals are truly spectacular. You can select Aluminessence for a transparent, aluminum base that will allow the metal to show through creating an edgy look. Select Brilliant for a bright, clear, glossy white base that will showcase the image while maintaining true white and brilliant color that pops. We also feature a Matte metal option, giving your image a subtle, understated look.

Deep Matte Paper

deep matte paper

now available

For many years, we have offered our beautiful velvet touch luxe paper as a choice for your album pages and we have received many requests for this same paper choice in our individual print category. We are very happy that Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Deep Matte Paper has now been added as a new paper selection for your professional prints! Its beautiful and unique matte surface provides a creamy smooth surface and elegant color reproduction with subtlety and warmth.


  • Accurate Color Reproduction – Rich color reproduction range with high color saturation, ideally suited for weddings and portraiture
  • Pure Whites – Clear, more distinct print images and sharper text quality
  • Lustreless Surface – Creates unique, impressive images
  • Perfect for skin tones and black and white images
  • Excellent Image Stability – Highest level of silver halide image stability
Linen Album Cover Imprinting

new imprinting features

now available with linen covers

We have added our new imprinting features, including jumbo font, to our linen album coverselection! This combination makes a gorgeous presentation – and is a great addition to your album line.

We have not only improved our imprinting ordering process but have also added new font sizes and imprint locations! With our new imprint options YOU now choose the font style, size and location. You can also view how these look on the album cover size in hhstudio when you place your order. Just click the round green button next to the imprint option you select.

Increase your sales by offering additional options to your clients.

schools & sports

Automated Cass Composites

automated class composites

Automated Class Composites offer a consistent composite layout and design utilizing the studio’s designed graphic background and the capability of layouts that cover a range of classroom sizes from 6 to 50 students.

The individuals can be ranked for appropriate position on the composites so that the school administrators, teachers and students are sequenced appropriately.

The ordering interface has been redesigned for ease of use and improved accuracy of the ordering process.

You’ll find the text mapping to be as simple as applying data to all composites or as individualized as to be applied differently to each composite.

You’ll find a help button that will allow you to open and print a Quick Start guide and a link to the new videos for hhschool’s Auto Composites.


hhimagehost updates

As your fall season is about to pivot into full swing, we thought it would be helpful to review some of the updates we’ve released in the last 9 months to keep them fresh in your mind before starting your fall season.
hhimagehost Summary of 2017 Updates
Additional information can be found by logging in to hhimagehost. And, of course, we are always just a phone call away if you have any questions.

school id cards for fall

ID cards go hand-in-hand with back to school and now is the time to work with our design team to update any existing designs you have on file or request new ones. Now is a perfect time to begin working on these so you’re ahead of the curve and ready for your school’s needs.
Understanding how text works on ID cards can be tricky. We’ve put together this helpful guide to explain the difference between static and dynamic text and how to best use each for your IDs.
If you prefer to design your own ID cards, we provide a large list of available fonts you can work with for any dynamic text fields. Of course, if a text field is static, you can use whatever font(s) you prefer.
ID Card Design ID Card Design


Wedding Bootcamp

wedding bootcamp

with Scott Robert Lim & William Innes

  • August 18-20 2017 – Los Angeles, California
  • For $50 off, use coupon code HH50

Do you want to earn an extra $20-$40K with wedding photography as a side business or perhaps you feel stuck at a price level and desire to make much more with your weddings? The Wedding Boot Camp Workshop is designed for the photographer who wants to make more money with weddings. Learn secrets and techniques that will elevate your wedding photography and business to new levels of success from international and acclaimed wedding photographers Scott Robert Lim and William Innes. They are not afraid to tell all and share how they have earned millions with wedding photography and will divulge the keys to their success with a powerful, three day, hands on, intensive wedding boot camp. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph models and create portfolio material. This workshop is limited to just a few photographers who are committed and willing to learn from these two seasoned, energetic and upbeat speakers. Also in Portland, OR will be inviting Andrew Funderburg- an expert on print sales as our special speaker who will show you how easy it is to up-sell and earn huge profits with prints. Don’t delay and sign up now!

Visit the Wedding Photography Boot Camp website for info and registration!

Click here to view the video

Register Today!

employee highlight

Emily Buck

Emily Buck

H&H Sales and Product Development

Emily Buck has spent over three decades with H&H Color Lab. To be exact, Emily has blessed us with her talent for 34 years. Emily is one of the most talented and modest of our employees. She runs a tight ship and has been doing so for many years! Emily is the “go-to” person for information and she always asks just the right questions to help keep our thinking straight! (Her cookies are also famous at H&H! We all love the days when we get an email telling us she has brought cookies to share!)

blog posts

We pride ourselves in providing our customers not only with excellent products, but with great educational resources as well. Our blog features articles about equipment, lighting, advice from other professionals and all kinds of great photography tips. This is just one of the many ways that we provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed as professional photographers.
How to Maximize Marketing Efforts While on the Go!



H&H on the road

Please click here for a full listing of events we will be participating in. We will make every effort to keep this calendar updated, including additional speaker information as we finalize details. Hope to see you at the shows!
Carolina Photo Expo

Carolina Photo Expo

August 4-8, 2017
Durham, North Carolina

We are proud to sponsor sports photographer Leigh LaForest at this great event:

Leigh LaForest

  • August 5th, 1- 3:30pm – Behind the Scenes of Youth Sports Photography
Develop 2017

Develop 2017

August 26-28, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri

Learn from some of the best photographers in the business!


September 8-11, 2017
Radisson Hotel-Nashua, New Hampshire

We are proud to sponsor the following speaker:
Rob Behm
Light Pro Expo

Light Pro Expo 2017

September 24-27, 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida

This year, Light Pro Expo is excited to bring together a team of highly successful entrepreneurs who are innovative, streamlined, creative, and ingenious. They will be teaching classes, mentoring small groups and providing one-on-one time for you to help you get your goals met.
Mike Ridinger, sponsored by H&H, will share creative and informative business ideas with you in his fun-packed program.
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