Focus Newsletter – January 2012

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In This Issue

January Specials  Upcoming Specials
eZevent 8.0 is Here Green Screen Spring Program
Printed Leather Products Web Wednesdays
Inspire  Where You’ll Find Us
January JanSpecialsSpecials!

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2 for 1 Print Special

  • 8×12, 10×15, 11×14, 12×18, 14×21, 16×16, 16×20, 16×24, 20×20, 20×24, and 20×30 only
  • Can be from different images
  • Must be on same paper type
  • Luster, pearl, or authentic black and white
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Coupon Code: Print2012

photo albums for photographersAlbum Samples – 50% off Studio Samples

  • eZsuite: use coupon code SampleAlbum2012
  • LabPrints: contact customer service for discount
  • Limit 5 per account
  • Sample albums will be stamped on the inside of the back cover as pictured below:

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image blocks for photographersImage Blocks – Buy One – Get One FREE

  • must be same size/configuration
  • Can be from different images
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Coupon Code: ImageBlocks2012

Jewelry – 25% off all jewelry and sample kits

jewelry sample

Order Sample Kits using our Sample Kit Order Form -no coupon code needed

Order individual pieces using eZsuite

Coupon code: Jewelry2012

calendars for photographersCalendars – 25% off all press printed calendars

  • 8.5×11 spiral bound, or jewel case
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Coupon Code: Calendars2012

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Price Reduction for DVD Slide Show!

DVDs for professional photographersLast year, we continued our “40% discount on DVD Slide Shows” special from month to month, but this year, we’ve decided to make this a permanent price reduction!  There is no longer a coupon code needed to take advantage of the permanently lowered price.  Check out these newDVD slide shows prices on our web site.

FutureSpecialsUpcoming Specials!

For your planning, here is our eZsuite winter print special schedule.  These are some of our tried and true customer favorites!  These are posted on our home page with details of our offers.  But our specials will not be just limited to these products!  Be sure to check our web site and emails for new product introductory offers and other seasonal and convention specials!  Now is the time to update your studio samples.


Album Samples –50% off Studio Samples

16×16 and larger Canvas Gallery Wraps – 25% Discount (with our dynamic sizing, you are not tied down to specific print sizes for this special!)

16×16 and larger Pearl Gallery Wraps – 25% Discount  (with our dynamic sizing, you are not tied down to specific print sizes for this special!)

Slim Wraps – 25% discount

Soft-Cover Yearbooks

Place your order between February 15 and April 15, or between June 15 and August 15, and receive an automatic 15% discount on quantities over 50!  No coupon code needed!


2 for 1 Print Special

Metals 16×16 or larger – 25% discount

Metal Float Frames – 20% discount

Wallet Special

  • 48-1000 wallets of the same image
  • Standard luster paper   .12 cents each
  • Econo luster paper  .09 cents each
  • Standard pearl paper  .15 cents each
  • Econo pearl paper  .10 cents each

Designer Card Special – Buy one set of 24 cards and receive 24 cards free (March 1 – March 15)


2 for 1 print special

Wallet Special

Large Canvas Prints – 25% off

Image Blocks – 20% off

Jewelry – 25% off select pieces



eZevent8eZevent 8.0 is released!

eZevent 8.0 is the latest and most feature-filled version of eZevent software in a long time.  We hope you’ll take a minute to read through these features.

  • Automated class composites – Use studio-designed backgrounds and avoid per class setup charges when class composite designs fit this predefined layout
  • New Project Setup & Reports option: “Subject images and data” report assists the studio in visually verifying subject data.
  • HiRes Preload feature provides:
    • One upload of High Res images from a project.  Once images are preloaded to H&H from an eZevent project, orders are only a zipped up  text file for faster uploading of orders
    • Retouching is archived and used on all following orders – including Yearbook CDs
    • Green Screen – Simplifies green screen order management to take advantage of paying for knock out once but using those knock out PNG images on following orders.  Following orders that share images with an order being knocked out are automatically held at order entry and released when the knocked out PNG images are made available after assembly so you can send multiple orders in at once
    • Check out our videos on this feature
  • One install for XP, Vista, and Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit
  • 4×10 package insert
    • Clarify names and show previews of 4×10 inserts
    • Ezevent now checks the aspect ratio of the studio background image to be sure it matches the 4×10 insert selected
  • Added ability to scan green screen proof plan packages and backgrounds into eZevent
  • New products added
    • 10×20 pano print
    • Academy studio background trader card
    • 8×10 Gallery print template
    • New Admin CD “SchoolTool by Mindex”
    • Personalized overlay – added “white glow text” option to provide a better overlay option that will show on all images
    • Monogrammed dog tags (without image)
    • Ceramic Mug templates
  • Added ability to import data from Photolynx Camlynx software
  • Misc bug and UI spelling fixes

Note:  Because of the upgrades in this version of software, eZevent 8.0 will be a separate install from all previous versions of eZevent.

  • You may keep all your previous projects in your previous version of eZevent or you may choose to export some projects and import them into eZevent 8.0
  • We recommend that you start all new projects in eZevent 8.0
  • You will need to setup your studio information and configurations in eZevent 8.0
  • You may migrate your package setups to eZevevent 8.0
  • You may copy any proof plan or ID card setups into eZevent 8.0
  • You may still run and order on previous versions of eZevent while you start new projects and run eZevent 8.0
  • H&H will discontinue support for eZevent 7.8.65 and earlier in February 2012

GreenSpringAlbum Cover Changes

In an effort to provide you with the most “fashion forward” albums possible, we will be introducing eleven new album covers and phasing out some current covers during the next several months.

Keep this in mind when ordering your studio samples….avoid those covers that we will be phasing out and be sure to add some of our new updated covers to your studio sample collection!

Here is an overview of upcoming changes:

Genuine Leather

  • No changes – will remain as is!

Premium Leather

  • By the end of January , we will be adding the following new fashion colors to our premium leathers: Navy, Grape, Too Too Pink and Fawn
  • Effective June 30, 2012, we will discontinue Gold, Green, Forest Green, Magenta and Sky Blue

Embossed Exotics – Our newest leather album cover line

  • By the end of January, we will introduce our newest line of embossed exotic leathers! This collection will include spectacular colors and materials as: Blueberry Croc, Silver Ostrich, Raspberry Python, Tangerine Python, Taupe Python, Copper Python, and Gunmetal Python
  • Effective June 30, 2012, we will discontinue Eggplant Croc and Lime Croc.

Luxury Fashion Synthetics

  • Effective June 30, 2012, all current luxury fashion synthetics will be discontinued – please stay tuned as we are actively looking to add new synthetics to our album cover lines in the next few months!


  • Watch for our next eZsuite update that will include new acrylic albums!

If you are going to Imaging USA, be sure to stop by and see us at the H&H Booth 423, and get a sneak peek of all of these new, beautiful albums!

As a reminder we are offering a 50% off studio sample albums during January and February…..a great time to stock up on new album samples for your studio!!!

GreenSpringGreen Screen Spring Program
  green screen school photography

Set yourself apart from the same old school spring program that is presented year after year!  From the sets, the lighting, the backgrounds, the products, the marketing materials and the multiple pose selections from just one image, your competition will not be able to even get close!

Take time to read through our complete green screen school spring program to see if it will work for you!

Product Features-Printed Leather ProductsNewProducts 

leather printed products for photographers

Printed Leather Boxes – These keepsake boxes are a stunning display option for your photographs! The black leatherette box comes with a black velvet lining and the top features your image beautifully rendered on genuine leather. A true keepsake!These boxes are available in two sizes.  The inside deminsions of the 5×7 box is 5.5×7.5 and features a black satin lifting ribbon. The inside of the 10×10 box is 10 3/8 x 10 3/8 (does not accomodate our albums) and has a magnet closure on the flap.

Key Fob – This printed leather key fob is all leather, front and back, with bright, nickel-plated hardware components.  With the 1 3/8″ diameter split key ring, the overall dimensions of this key fob are 2″W x 4 1/2″H.

Compact Mirror – This is the perfect, must-have accessory to accompany any handbag.  This 2 3/4″ diameter compact mirror features a simple silver case with hinged opening and a mirror on both sides.

iPad Case – This case features easel stand, five card slots, ID window and three additional pockets. The built-in stand provides perfect viewing position. This case is all full-grain leather exterior including image area and measures 9 5/8″H x 7 1/2″W x 1″D.

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Check out the new Inspire section on the H&H Web site – We are building this area to include many training videos on our H&H software, workflow techniques from our customers, as well as information on building your own website and tips and tricks from our sponsored speakers.Keep checking back as we are adding content to this area on a regular basis.

Web WebWednesdayWednesdays

calendar of photography classesJanuary is here, and our Wednesday Web Classes are back!  Watch our web class page on the website for the available classes.This month, we’ll be introducing some cool new stuff!  (hint: new album options and brand new products!)

Don’t forget our recorded classes that you can watch the any time you want. Software, product, workflow, and marketing training videos are available 24/7 on our website– Check them out!

Hittin’ The RoadConventions
See our new products and learn from our speakers at these upcoming conventions.


Imaging USA        January 15 – 17

New Orleans, LA

Steve Kozak teaches “Secrets to Success When Turning Pro” 9 am-5 pm on January 12-13

Kent and Sarah Smith present “Solving the Senior Portrait Puzzle” on January 15, 9:00-10:30 am

John Pittman presents “10 Commandments for Capturing Cash in Youth Sports” January 15,  6:00-7:30 pm

John and Cheryl Ridgeway present “The Baby Whisperers Secrets Revealed” January 17, 7:30-9:30 am

Blair Phillips presents “Become the Coolest Kid in School” January 17, 5:00-6:30 pm

Tim Meyer will be mentoring student attendees throughout the convention.

SPAC                   January 26-28

Riviera Hotel

Las Vegas, NV

SYNC                   January 27 – 30

Tradewinds Hotel

St. Pete Beach

Kevin Hudson teaches January 27, 9:00am-11:30 pm

David Mullinex teaches January 27, 3:30-6:00 pm

Scott and Adina Hayne teach January 27, 3:30-6:00 pm

Kirk Voclain teaches January 27, 3:30-6:00 pm

Kent and Sarah Smith speak January 28, 9:00 am

Blair Phillips speaks January 30, 1:30 pm

Kirk Voclain speaks January 30, 4:00 pm

Don’t miss H&H sponsored Opening Night – DESIGN STAR!!


Photo Pro Network       February 2 – 5

Marriott River

Covington, KY

Jim Seers and John Pittman present a pre-conference Sports Boot Camp on February 2 at 7:00 pm.

Kirk Voclain speaks on February 3, 8:30-11:00 pm.

Jason and Rebecca Weaver speak on February 3, 7:30-9:00 am.

Don’t miss H&H sponsored kick-off party (Pizza, Pop, and Photoshop) 11:00 pm-midnight.

Iowa           February 3-7

Des Moines

Kevin Hudson presents “No More Ordinary” on February 5 from 9 – noon.

S. Carolina                  February 3 – 7

Embassy Suites

Columbia, SC

Bobby Carlsen will be speaking

West Virginia February 10-12

Marriott Hotel


Scott and Adina Hayne are speaking

Michigan                  February 10-14

Motor City Casino

Detroit, MI

Karen Goforth will be speaking

Indiana                  February 17-18

Clarion Waterfront Pkwy


PSPA and SPAA 2012        February 18-19

The Renaissance

Las Vegas

WPPI                         February 16-23

MGM Grand

Las Vegas, NV

Kirk VoclainBlair PhillipsTim Meyer, and Scott and Adina Hayne will be speaking.

Virginia February 24-28


Jason & Rebecca Brown Weaver present “Stuck Like Glue” February 25 at 9:00 am

Blair Phillips presents “You Can’t Be Heard if You’re Not Making any Noise” on Febraury 28 at 9 am.

H&H Color Lab

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