“The Connection” Newsletter – October 2015

October 2015 — It is finally cooling down, at least here in Kansas City! Leaves are starting to fall, and holiday planning is beginning to take shape. As you plan for the holidays, please take note of the article near the end of the newsletter outlining our Holiday Ordering Information. We are also excited to announce our new Foil Cards this month! Just in time for the holidays, we are now offering foil press cards in many shapes and sizes.
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We recently received the “Outside the Box” award from PMA!

Recently, we got to travel to San Francisco and attend PMA’s InnovationNow Summit. While there, we were honored to receive the “Out of the Box” award from PMA at the recent InnovationNow Summit!

H&H Color Lab was chosen from the Pro Lab category by PMA to recognize Out of the Box thinking and execution for investing in our customers to help them grow their businesses with high performance production, customer service, education, evangelizing profitable ideas, and recognizing the need for mobile and online technology for the professional and responding with our acquisition of Collages.net.

THANK YOU to all of our speakers who have helped us educate and evangelize profitable ideas and to our ENTIRE staff at H&H who work tirelessly serving our customers!

specialsoctober specials

Sarah Charm Bracelet
Texture coating
Address Label
50% off
Textures & Stand Out Mounts
25% off Address Labels
Note from our Design Center – H&H Design Center will no longer be sending a CD with your final print order containing the final high-resolution JPEG files. This includes album, press, montage and card designs. Instead, you will now be able to download your final design by accessing it through our website,www.hhcolorlab.com. The files will be accessible to our customers for thirty days.Once your order has shipped, your files will accessible via your online account.

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NEW Foil Cards in Designer Shapes and Folded Card Styles!

Elevate your cards with our new Foil Press options!

Seven foil colors are now available for many shapes and sizes of our popular press cards, including folded cards.

We currently offer the following designs: Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Senior Class of 2016 .

Foil colors include: Red, Green, Blue, Black, Gold, Silver and Pearl White

Optional Foil Lined Envelopes are available in Red, Silver and Gold

Set your design apart and prepare to impress your customers with this bright, classy option.

Click here for more details about our NEW Foil Cards

NEW Album Covers and Album Swatch Sample box now available
We have so many great new cover options for our albums, that we decided to update our swatch samples!
Simply go to “Order Supplies” under our Support tab on the website and order your non-branded Album Swatch Sample box today. Housed in a natural, fabric covered box with magnetic closure and organized for each cover type, our new Swatch Sample box is super easy to use. It includes three inch square samples of our leathers, faux leathers and fabrics. This gives your customers all the information they need to make the best choice for their album cover! Priced at only $20, this design tool is a must-have for professional photographers.Click here for more information about the Album Swatch Sample
Our new frames are now available in ProSelect

We are excited to announce that our new frames are now available in ProSelect.

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school and sports resources

Looking for marketing imagery of our popular template themes for your website and other marketing efforts? We now offer marketing files for Impact Pro, Fusion Pro, Fire, and Lightning!

Suggested uses of these images are pre-pay flyer designs, hhimagehost, marketing brochures/booklets, and marketing banners. The files may also be used on your website for marketing purposes. In addition, we offer marketing files for Academy Studio Background, Baseball, Basketball, Competitor Pro, Fire, Football, Fusion Pro, Gold Grunge, Handmade Paper, Impact Pro, Lightning, Liquid, Original Studio Background, Pinstripes and Soccer themes.

By using these files you agree that the files will only be used for marketing purposes and that salable product will not be produced from these images without purchasing a license from the original license holder.
Hair Light Placement Green Screen Lighting Tip

One of the most frequent causes of additional charges for green screen cleanup is caused by poor hair light placement

We have created a helpful tip sheet in pdf format to answer your questions about hair light placement when working with green screen.

Click here to download the Green Screen Lighting-Hair Light Replacement Tip Sheet.pdf

Updated Policy for Green Screen Knockout Images
Improper lighting, exposure, or photographer error requires green screen knockout “cleanup” to the image, and is charged at $0.75 per minute.  When this is necessary, and the charges are less than $25, we will continue with the cleanup process and notify you with the reason.  When the estimated charges are greater than $25, we will contact you to request studio approval before proceeding with the cleanup process.


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.


Save the Date! Announcing Classes at H&H Color Lab in 2016
If you are NOT moving forward, you are moving backwards is the mantra for continuous improvement. Our goal is to help you grow personally and professionally so you will run profitable, successful businesses! With this goal in mind, excitement is building about all of the education opportunities for photographers in 2016. We are working with many speakers, organizations and groups to continue our support of photography education throughout the industry.
We know everyone is planning for next year so we would like to announce the classes that will be held at H&H in 2016.
Schools 201-February 29-March 1
Family Portrait Program-March 2
Schools 101-June 21-23
Putting together a Sport Photographers Business Plan-July 20-21
Dance Schools from A to Z-July 23
Stay tuned next month to see a complete listing of all H&H sponsored education events for 2016! Questions please email Amy Drum at haubdrum@hhcolorlab.com.


conventionson the road again…


October 4-6, 2015

Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge

Rogersville, Alabama

Leigh & Scott LaForest
High Volume Youth & Sports Photography

October 11-12, 2015

Comfort Suites

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Ronnie Owings
Marketing & Branding

October 20, 2015

Houston, Texas

Lora Yeater

November 7-9, 2015

Embassy Suites

Dublin, Ohio

Ty Fischer
Balancing Work & Life
Ordering Information for the Holidays   

With the Christmas season approaching, we want to let you know that all products will continue to be produced and shipped in our normal fast service time throughout the holiday season.

Even though we will be offering our normal service time during the holiday season, please keep in mind that transit times can affect receipt of your order.

We have received information from our shipping carrier with their guaranteed ground shipping holiday cutoff times. Based on those dates, we have listed the product due dates for Christmas delivery.

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