Focus Newsletter – October 2010

October 2010 Volume 22 Issue 10

H&H's Professional Photo Lab and Photo Printing

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In This Issue
Watch for our Holiday Jewelry Collection-Coming Soon
Our new sterling jewelry collection will be ready in October. Watch for our email!  This will include five new fabulous pieces in sterling…two necklaces, two pendants, one charm bracelet.

Choose from two Sample Kits: Order all five pieces for 20% discount or choose three pieces and save 15%  (made using our marketing images).

Holiday Gift Ideas

Here's a bunch of great holiday gift ideas from H&H's Digital Printing LabWith the Holiday season around the corner, we have put together a video to jump start your creative ideas…use  these featured products for inspiration and to help boost your sales this season!

For more information on these seasonal products and to view our video, visit our holiday gift idea page.

Design Center Policy Change

H&H Color Lab's specially designed photo album

Beginning October 4th, the album design revision policy will be changing in our design center. This will affect any orders received on or after Monday, October 4th.

When we complete an album design, we post the design to the web and send a preview link via email. The web site allows the studio and end consumer to see the design and request changes in comment boxes below each album side.

Up to 10 changes (submitted together at one time) are included in the original design fee. Any changes over this amount will be billed $3.00 per change. Examples of a change are:

  • Replace image #12 with image #14
  • Delete image #25
  • Make image #34 black & white
  • Change text quote on page 6 (new text must be provided)
This new revision policy does not affect any album currently in design and received prior to October 4th.

Try Our Split Pano Action for Your Next Coffee Table Book

When designing albums or books, many times it is more productive to lay out the pages as a 2 page spread instead of individual sides. When you order a photographic album in eZsuite, it is very easy to drop full panos into the page openings.  However, when ordering coffee table books, it is much easier if the panos have been split into 2 separate files first. If not, you have to remember to drop the pano file into the left side in eZsuite, double-click to open the crop window and drag the crop box to the left side, then repeat for the right side. This can be very time consuming as well as lead to placement errors if you don’t get the crop positioned correctly.

To help speed up this process for photo books, we have a “split pano” action that is posted on the H&H Web site Resource Page. There is also a tutorial video on that page that explains how to use the action.
To use the action, open your first album spread, and then play the action. It will crop to the left side, then prompt you to save the file (Hint, keep the same file name, just add an “L” before the extension). Then the action will crop the right side of your spread and again prompt you to save the file (Hint, this time, just add an “R” before the extension).  At no time does the action overwrite your original image as long as you change your file names.  If you select all of your album pages in Bridge first, then select Tools>Photoshop>Image Processor, you can run this action without having to open each page one at a time!

By adding the “L” or “R” after the file name, your pages will be in order and show up on the correct sides.

This action will work for all pano layouts no matter the aspect ratio of your original layouts..

Order Our Pre-Printed Holiday Collection Samples

Order Our Pre-Printed Holiday Collection Samples

Our photography lab's holiday collection sample cardsGet a jump start on the Holidays! Order our 2009 or 2010 pre-printed Holiday Collection Sample Sets and receive 29 different cards per set printed with our images. This will give you a complete collection of all styles, paper types, and designs (not all sizes and card types are provided for every design).

Order one set (29 cards) for $15 or both sets (58 cards) for $25, plus shipping!

Just visit the supply order page on our web site and complete the supply order form.

Download our Free Holiday Card Templates

Holiday Templates for 2010 are available at H&H's Professional Photography LabIt is simple! Just visit our home page and click on the 2010 Holiday Templates box (make sure you are logged on using your studio password). Our 2010 template set includes eleven new template designs – some for each card style we offer!

You can also download the 2009 Holiday Template Collection and receive a combined total of 29 unique designs in both sets.

Now you are ready to customize these cards using your own images! You can simply drag and drop, or change the color and font!

Don’t Forget These Additional Templates

We’re also offering free templates for square mini gift tags and porcelain ornaments!  You’ll find them on the 2010 holiday template page, too.
Our gifts to you – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


October Specials – Beginning October 6!


Photographic Holiday Cards-Nothing beats the quality of a beautiful card printed on photographic paper and this is the perfect time to order these cards for your clients!
To launch the Holiday season, we have slashed our prices….you can now enjoy the same price for a minimum order of 24 cards as you do for a quantity of 500 cards!  To assure you receive the same pricing as the 500 quantity level, use the Coupon Code:HolidayCards.  So choose from a great selection of templates or be creative and design your own!    All cards include envelopes.

Order 1 to 500 cards, all at the same price.

E-surface luster paper
Slimlines/4×7/4×8                                 .49 cents
5×7                                                      .52 cents
Photographic Pearl
Slimlines/4×7/4×8                                 .59 cents
5×7                                                      .63 cents

  • Order using eZsuite
  • Expires October 31, 2010
  • Code: HolidayCards
DVD Slide Shows – 40% Off!
Let us create a DVD slide show of your images and boost your add-on sales! This DVD slide show can be a stand alone product or an add-on to provide you with many different marketing options! It is a dynamite product and one you will want to offer all your clients!
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Expires October 31, 2010
  • Code: DVDHoliday
Framing – 25% off all frames!

Frame your printed photos at H&H's Photographic LabFrames are available in a range of sizes from 3½x5 up to 30×40.  Mounting and packaging is included with the frame price. Print, matte and glass are priced separately.  All frames include FREE GROUND SHIPPING.
    • All available frame sizes


  • Does not include print, matte, or glass
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Expires October 31, 2010
  • Code: Frames
Proof Special– As the busy season has kicked into full gear, we know proofs are an important part of it. We continue to offer this popular special!
    • 3.5 x 5 ; 4×5; 4×6; 5×5
    • Order through eZsuite


Pearl OR luster


    • Must choose “studio to color correct” in eZsuite

25 cents each – Luster surface paper

33 cents each – Pearl paper

Expires October 31, 2010

  • Code: EconoProof2010

Jump Start Sports


Jump Start Sports is an exciting educational program you will not want to miss! It provides the opportunity

for you to study under two of the industry’s top sports educators, Frank Harrison and John Pittman. Based on real world best practices, they will teach you how they run their profitable and growing sports businesses.

Our professional photo lab offers a wide range of sports photo marketing and printingDallas, Texas
Monday, November 8, 2010
Embassy Suites Love Field

Houston, Texas
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Hampton Inn and Suites
Clear Lake/NASA area

Early bird sign up before October 15th–$79**
**Lunch and door prizes included
At the door-$115**

Sign up today!

H&H Calendars-Start With Any Month!

In the past, calendars were ordered only at the end of the year, since they start with January.  Not any more…now you are in control!  All of H&H calendars can now start on any month you choose, making them a practical gift any time of year!

Whether it’s our jewel case calendars, spiral bound calendars, or template calendars, your customers will be pleased to order them any time of year.

Web Wednesdays

Join us online at H&H Color Lab's free photography courses!

Mark your calendars for Web Wednesday’s–You can count on a web class every Wednesday!

Click here to view October  web classes.

Don’t forget our web classes are recorded and posted on the training videos page on our web site.  Check out are long list of helpful videos!

New to H&H?  Check out our web classes!

Our web classes this month target photographers who are new to H&H.  We will be reviewing the basics.  See how easy our ordering software can be, learn the best way to design and order gallery and slim wraps, see our books  and the many gift options we offer at H&H.  Check out  listing of classes and sign up today!

We’re Hittin’ the Road
October Events
October 17Mississippi/Alabama Convention – Starkville, MS
Speaker: Tim Babin
October 29Detroit PPA – Detroit, MI
Speaker: Ronnie Owings

November Events

November 14-15 Ohio PPA Fall Conference – Columbus, OH
Speakers: Colleen & Co

While we can’t join you at the following events, you may be interested in hearing these dynamic speakers, brought to you by H&H Color Lab!

October 17 – 19 North Carolina Fall Conference– Blowing Rock, NC
Speakers: Scott & Adina Hayne
October 18 PPA of Massachusetts – Waltham, MA
Speaker: Bruce Hudson
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