Connection Newsletter – June 2018

happy father’s day!

We want to take this opportunity to say Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! A great gift for Dad is a framed print for his office. Our 25% off Framed Prints in June, make it a perfect time to offer a Framed Print Sale to your customers, just in time for Father’s Day. Another idea is to use our 30% off on Albums and Photographic Pano Books this month. Dads will love our Mini Leather Wrap Albums, especially the navy Diamonds style and the natural Primitive style.

specials

30% off Albums

30% off Photographic Pano Books

25% off Framed Prints
(Torn Edge Shown)

25% off Framed Prints
(Photo Print Shown)

25% off Walnut Plaques

upcoming specials

july – pick 4 specials

  • Week 1: 30% off all Wraps
  • Week 2: 30% off Metals
  • Week 3: 30% off Albums and Photographic Pano Books
  • Week 4: 50% off Prints
  • BONUS Week: 30% off Jewelry

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

photo cover spring cleaning

In an effort to do some “spring cleaning”, we have brought together the three types of photo cover albums into a single product in hhstudio. Now, whether you prefer to order glossy, velvet touch, or canvas photo covers you’ll see them in one easy-to-find location!
In the Catalog tab, select Albums > Gallery Lay Flat Albums > Photo Cover, and then using the Cover Material menu, choose your preference.

album designer end sheets

Our popular Gallery Lay-flat Albums now come with new optional designer end sheets. When choosing your album end sheets in hhstudio, just select one of the 12 pattern choices. These unique end sheets are printed on our beautiful luxe paper and will enhance your album style. Our new designer end sheet options are provided at no additional charge – another way H&H helps you “stand out from the crowd”!

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 (around June of 2018), 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.
During the next several months, we will be providing more details on how to determine if there will be any compatibility issues with you current computer.

printed order summaries to be eliminated soon!

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. Our new process will be implemented soon, so watch for our announcement.
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!
Watch for our announcement and give us a call with any questions!

school & sports

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

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

order now! – 25% off 5×7 walnut plaques ends june 30

Our gorgeous, heavy walnut wood plaques do not go on sale very often, so be sure to take advantage of this special sale! These walnut wood plaques have a high gloss surface which makes your image literally pop. They make great awards and gifting items for your teams and leagues. Order in hhschools or hhsports software January through June and receive 25% off with coupon code SSEplaque.
Plaques Plaques

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

school boot camp

June 18-20, 2018 – Schools 101

June 21-22, 2018 – Schools 201

H&H Color Lab in Kansas City MO

Let us help you transform your business by learning what
it takes to run a successful school shoot!

Schools 101

Schools 101 is a beginning level workshop designed for photographers entering the school business or who have less than five school contracts. This class will equip you with knowledge of the school business so you are able to go out and ask for the business and prepare your studio for your fall school season. Through lecture and hands on training including a live school shoot, you will leave with a plan and due dates to help keep you on track for a smooth fall season!
Info and Registration

Schools 201

This class will focus on what you need to know to take your business to the next level. Detailed topics that will help you scale your business include sales training, yearbooks, on line sales, green screen, composites and flyer design.
Info and Registration

employee highlight

Bill Boda

Bill Boda

Customer service is our forte at H&H. We have become known for our world-class customer service…which is only possible because of world-class team members like Bill Boda! You will enjoy reading Bill’s story and see why we are so proud to have him part of H&H for 23 years! His knowledge, dedication and contribution to our company and customers is his forte!
Read More

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!

Mississippi-Alabama

Masters of Light Conference

June 3-6, 2018
Meridian, Mississippi
Be sure to catch Dawn Muncy’s all-day program, sponsored by H&H. She will be speaking about photographing seniors, Tuesday, June 5th.

East Coast School

June 9-13, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Rachael Boer, sponsored by H&H, will be presenting a great IPS program at this event!
IPS Bootcamp

SYNC Sports

June 10-12, 2018
Manheim, Pennsylvania
Spooky Nook Sports Complex
Don’t miss these speakers, sponsored by H&H, as well as two breakout programs presented by H&H:
Danny Rabalais: Main Stage
Topic: Nobody gets into photography to hire, manage or fire people, right?
Terry Dunlap: Breakout Program
Topic: Theatre and Band
Jeff Gump: Breakout Program
Topic: Senior Banners
H&H Monday Breakout Program – Classroom
Topic: Extreme Team and Individual Sports
H&H Tuesday Breakout Program – Court
Topic: Compete. Grow. Win. Mastering School Photography Workflow

TPPA Summerfest

June 24-27, 2018
Conroe, Texas
LaTorretta Lakeside Resort
Don’t miss this program sponsored by H&H – Diana Waguespack presents:
  • Monday, June 25, 2018, In The Pool, 7:30-9:00 am
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018, In The Pool, 7:30-9:00 am

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
H&H Color Lab

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