Connection Newsletter – July 2018

What’s not to love about our Pick 4 Special!

It’s time for a fan favorite…you guessed it! Our Pick 4 special is here. Each week in July, we will feature an amazing special. A different product will be on sale each week! This is an excellent opportunity to stock up on samples and offer your customers some great deals. See details below, in our specials section. We would also like to wish you a Happy 4th of July! The lab will be closed on July 4th to allow our employees time with their families and friends as we celebrate our country’s Independence Day.

table of contents

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Specials

New Products

Ordering Applications

School & Sports

H&H Education

Employee Highlight

N-Vu

On the Road

specials

july pick 4 specials
Coupon codes for each week’s special will be revealed at 12:01 am CST on the first day of each week’s special. These coupon codes will be posted on both the website and on Facebook.
Wraps & Image Blocks

Week 1 (July 1-7): Wraps 30% Off

Includes Image Blocks, Cluster Wraps, Mosaic Wraps, Split Wraps, Gallery Wraps, Framed Gallery Wraps, and Slim Wraps
Metal Prints

Week 2 (July 8-14) : Metal Prints 30% Off

Includes Curved Metal Prints, Designer Metal Prints, Flat Metal Prints, and Metal Float Frames up to 30×40
Albums & Books

Week 3 (July 15-22): Albums and Photographic Pano Books 30% Off

Includes Gallery Lay-flat Albums, Economy Albums, Guest Book Albums, and Leather Wrap Albums, as well as all Photographic Pano Books
Photographic Prints

Week 4 (July 22-28): Photographic Prints 50% Off

Includes prints 8×12 up to 20×30
Jewelry

Bonus Week (July 29-Aug 4): Jewelry 30% Off

upcoming specials

August

  • 30% off all Sales Sample Sets
  • 30% off all Press Books

new products

updated acrylic albums

Our acrylic albums have been given a face-lift! You can now extend your images across the center gap to fill the inside left strip which used to be plain end-sheet material.
Make sure to download our new design guides for this first page in your acrylic albums.

Original Acrylic Album

New Acrylic Album

leather wrap mini albums win more awards!

We recently learned that our Leather Wrap Mini Albums have been honored in the Premier Print Awards from Printing Industries of America!
Begun in 1950 as the Graphics Arts Awards Competition, the Premier Print Awards attracts entries from companies in North America, South America, Asia, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Winning entries were selected from thousands of entries, and are scrutinized by a panel of judges.
Our Leather Wrap Mini Albums, won a Certificate of Merit, having achieved an extremely high level of quality in printing and design. The Leather Wrap Mini Albums also won an Award of Recognition. This distinction is given to finalists for the top categories.
Winners will be honored in front of industry leaders and peers at the Premier Print Awards Gala on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Chicago, IL.
We are very humbled and honored to have received these awards from such a prestigious organization!

ordering applications

important notice

Upgrading our ordering applications to 64-bit technology

H&H will soon be updating our ordering applications to use 64-bit technology. Most computers manufactured in the past 7 to 10 years are 64-bit capable systems that also still support the now older 32-bit technology. Apple and Microsoft want to end support for 32-bit and are now starting to implement plans to make that happen. Apple has announced that when they release the next macOS after High Sierra it will no longer support 32-bit applications.
What this means to H&H customers: Once we update our applications, they will require a 64-bit capable computer to be installed and used. If you have purchased a major brand-name computer like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, NEC or Asus in the past 5 years, you should not experience any issues. If you have an off-brand or older computer, you may not be able to run our new 64-bit ordering applications.
Watch for additional information in the next few weeks.

wasteful printed order summaries now eliminated

At H&H we continue to identify ways to eliminate waste and become more green. Thanks to the hard work of our IT team, we are now able to eliminate the printed multi-page order summary that has accompanied your returned orders for so many years. H&H no longer needs this printed summary to process your orders and a recent survey told us you do not either! This information can be accessed electronically in your H&H ordering applications.
To view a summary of what you ordered in hhstudio, click on the “Printable View” button when you are on the order tab. See below:
The best way to view information for school and sports orders is to view the client’s package submitted in your project in hhschools or hhsports. Our customer service team is here to help you with any questions – be sure to give us a call!

school & sports

Knockout Sports Pre-pay Flyers

two incredible specials for knockout sports

KO Sports JumpStart Package – $99 (a $218 value!)

  • KO Sports Level 3 Flyer Design + 300 2-sided color 8.5×14 prepay flyers from your design
  • Expires: July 20, 2018

Bonus Offer – $39 (a $138 value)

  • Add 200 additional flyers to your order (for a total of 500 flyers)
  • Expires: July 20, 2018
To take advantage of these flyer specials, you must be set up for KO Sports.
Set Me Up (I am new to H&H KO Sports)
Order Jump Start Package Special (I am already set up for H&H KO Sports)
H&H KO Sports combines all of the benefits of H&H’s high speed and integrated workflow tools with automated extraction and product design that is inspired by professional sports. KO Sports incorporates design, technology, and workflow to help you elevate and scale your sports program for teen T&I Sports. You no longer have to choose between the “take a knee and grin” style sports photos (which are great for youth sports, but fail to engage teen athletes) or spending hours in Photoshop to get elevated designs from extracted images. KO Sports from H&H enables you to offer great, modern designs without having to go into Photoshop. The workflow is exactly the same as your youth T&I Sports!

new geometrix studio background

Geometrix Studio Background is our new knockout sports template theme that is based on Geometrix Pro, but allows studios to use their own background designs. Want to incorporate specific graphics for your team’s mascot, a photograph of the stadium or school, team colors, etc.? This new theme will be perfect to fit your personalization needs.
This theme is available in both a light and dark version to accent any shade of background graphic. Products include:
  • 4-wallet, 3.5×5, 5×7, & 8×10 individual borders
  • 5×7 & 8×10 group borders
  • button
  • 4×10 dry erase locker magnet
  • 8×10 magazine cover
  • (2) 4×5 magazine cover magnets
  • circle magnet
  • 8×10 memory mate
  • ceramic mug
  • mouse pad
  • trader magnet
You can now create custom backgrounds like these:
Geometrix Studio Background Geometrix Studio Background Geometrix Studio Background
Geometrix Studio Background Geometrix Studio Background

summer pre-pay flyer
printing special

Special price reduction on pre-pay flyers through July 15…Act Now!

Take advantage of our yearly pre-pay flyer printing special prices! This special runs June 15 – July 15 each year.

new capability – hhschools direct post to hhimagehost!

Leverage the power of hhschools and direct connectivity with hhimagehost

Until now, if you wanted to send images to hhimagehost and use the group and password data from hhschools, you sent a package or proof order to H&H and told us to “Autopost to hhimagehost”. This was a great feature because, with one upload, you could both send your images to H&H for printing, AND send the job for online sale with urls and passwords.
We now have improved that feature! We’ve been listening, and we know that some studio sales methods require an online sale with passwords and group functionality BEFORE anything is printed. To make this simpler, we’ve added the ability to push images and data from hhschools directly to hhimagehost.
Learn More & Watch Video

H&H education

sports boot camp

July 23-25, 2018
H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO

H&H’s Sports Boot camp will focus on the basics of youth sports photography. This beginning level workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in getting into the volume sports business or photographers desiring to grow their current T&I sports business. This class will teach you how to ask for the business, prepare for and execute a successful picture day along with best practices for workflow once you get back to the studio. Through lecture and hands on training, including a live league shoot (new this year), you will leave with confidence knowing how to conduct a successful picture day and ability to grow your sports business!
Info and Registration

employee highlight

Tim Williams

Did you know that H&H has an amazing group of designers ready to serve your design needs? They are not only talented but also bring their special skills, backgrounds and experience with them into our Design Center and make it a first-class team ready to work with you. An example is Tim Williams. We are very proud to have Tim on our Design Center Team and those of you who have had the privilege of working with Tim understand why!
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N-Vu – The Power of You

N-Vu

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!

North Carolina

Photo Expo

August 3-6, 2018
Durham, North Carolina
Be sure to catch Kia Bondurant both opening night and for her program, sponsored by H&H. She will be speaking about stylized family portraits, Saturday August 4th from 1:30-3:00 pm.

VPPA Summer Seminars

August 10-12, 2018
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Dorie Howell and Rachael Boer – sponsored by H&H
Keys to Success with IPS
August 11, 2018 9am to Noon

MOPPA

August 18-21, 2018
Columbia, Missouri
Sabina Cavalli sponsored by H&H
Stunning Portraits (Demonstration Shoot): senior, portrait and sports photography
H&H Color Lab

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