Connection Newsletter – July 2017

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july 2017

Framed Gallery Wraps
We are excited to announce our New Pick 4 Special this month! Each week in July we will have a different product on sale for one week only. You will find the coupon code and details on our website Specials page during the week of each sale. This is the perfect time to have a special offer for your customers or update your studio walls and samples!

specials

Framed Gallery Wraps

Week 1

Wraps 30% off

Metal Prints

Week 2

Metals 30% off

Gallery Lay-flat Albums

Week 3

Albums 30% off

Photographic Prints

Week 4

2 for 1 Prints

This year, we picked four of our most popular specials; one per week in July

  • Week 1 – 30% off all Wraps
    (includes new framed wraps, gallery wraps, image blocks and slim wraps)
  • Week 2 – 30% off Metals (includes all metal prints up to 30×40)
  • Week 3 – 30% off all Albums
  • Week 4 – 2 for 1 Prints
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august specials

  • Sample Kit Sale – 30% off Card Sample Kits, 30% off Jewelry Sample Kits, 30% off Album Cover Sample Kits, 30% off Frame Sample Kits
  • Wallet Special
  • 30% off all Books
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september specials

  • Sample Kit Sale – 30% off Card Sample Kits, 30% off Jewelry Sample Kits, 30% off Album Cover Sample Kits, 30% off Frame Sample Kits
  • 25% off all Jewelry

new products

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 William Innes Photography
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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!
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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.

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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. We have received many requests for this same paper choice in our individual print category…and we are now excited to announce this new addition. Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Deep Matte Paper has 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.

Features:

  • 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
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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. If you aren’t showing it, be sure to order one during our July album sale going on July 16 through 22 and save 30%!

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

sales flyers for fall

July is the month to begin working on your sales flyers for the upcoming Fall season. Whether you choose to use pre-pay or proof plan flyers, our design team can help your studio reduce the stress of preparation and also help increase sales with dynamic designs. Take advantage of our early bird pre-pay flyer printing special prices, up to 20% off until July 14th!
One of the most important first steps to ordering flyer design, according to our design team manager, Anne Galate, is setting up your packages in hhschools. This setup is key to communicating with your designer about the products you wish to offer and how they should be grouped on your flyer. Before filling out the Flyer Design Form, make sure to print a PDF of your package definitions.
Anne put together a great quick start guide to ordering flyer design, but she says nothing can beat a phone call to customer service if you’re unsure about how to place your order.
Click each flyer icon below to view more information on our website!
School Pre-pay Flyer Design

School Pre-pay Flyer Design

Proof Plan Design

School Proof Plan Design

Sports Pre-pay Flyer Design

Sports Pre-pay Flyer Design

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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. July 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
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new challenger pro sports templates!

Our new Challenger Pro templates give new life to your sports photography. Choose from one of 7 icons, or opt for no icon. Background colors can be customized to match any team color. Bordered prints, buttons, round magnets, memory mates, and trader magnets are all available!
Challenger Pro Templates

education

Sports Boot Camp

sports boot camp

Last Chance Special $249 until July 14, 2017

Make the play – make something happen – make a positive cash flow with your sports photography business…Make the time to attend this Sports Boot Camp! Sports business experts and industry leaders Jeff Gump and Leigh LaForest will teach you the basics of youth sports photography. Through hands-on training and lectures you will learn:

  • How to ask for the team and individual business
  • How to prepare and execute a successful picture day
  • Workflow best practices
  • Networking with other sports photographers
  • Lighting and posing

July 18-20 at H&H Color Lab, in Kansas City MO
Price includes:

  • Lunch for 2 days
  • A ticket to the KC Royals game
  • Tailgating
  • Dinner
  • Door prizes
  • Playbook
Sign Up Now!
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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

Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

Production Support

Chris has an official title, Production Systems Specialist, but in talking with him—my take away was expert “jack of all trades”.

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.
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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!
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Southern ProXposure

Southern ProXposure

July 22-25, 2017
Hyatt French Quarter, New Orleans

Visit the largest trade show in the south! Learn to build a more profitable business while feeding your creativity and taking your photography skills to another level.

We are delighted to sponsor Rob Behm at this event!

Rob Behm

  • July 25th, 7- 9:30am – The Edge of Light
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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
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Develop 2017

Develop 2017

August 26-28, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri

Learn from some of the best photographers in the business!
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PPANE

PPANE

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

We are proud to sponsor the following speaker:
Rob Behm
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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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