Focus Newsletter – September 2010

Our professional photo lab has released September 2010 Volume 22, Issue 9
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In This Issue

H&H's Professional Photo Lab has added three customer service representatives

We are excited to tell you about three new customer service representatives that have joined our team here at H&H!  They are currently busy in training right now, but will be ready (and are very excited) to assist you very soon!

Trish Leonard – Trish comes to us with a background in graphic design and photography.   She owned and operated her own digital photographic studio for six years before moving to the Kansas City area.   She has an enthusiasm for art and design and is experienced in both Mac and PC operating systems, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Karen Manser – Karen comes to us with a degree from Hawkeye Community College, where she studied photography and marketing.  She has been a freelance photographer, specializing in weddings, seniors, family and baby portraits.  Karen also brings Mac and Photoshop skills with her to our customer service team.

Liz Johnson – Another professional photographer, Liz is experienced in both PC and Mac operating systems, Photoshop, raw processing, color calibration, and digital file evaluation, cropping and interpolation.  Having owned her own photography studio specializing in portrait and equine photography, Liz is experienced in all technical and non-technical aspects of professional photography.

Be sure to welcome them to the H&H family when you speak to them…we know you will enjoy working with these new representatives, and they are looking forward to serving you!

Ideas to Help Boost Your Holiday Sales


2010 Holiday Card Sample Collection Coming SOON!

A Sample of Press Cards by H&H's Photography Lab

Our 2010 Holiday Card Collection samples and free templates are almost ready!    This new set includes eleven different designs and at least one card of each size and style.
And for those of you who didn’t purchase the 2009 Holiday Card Sample Collection, it is now back due to popular request! (The photo cards are not dated, so the designs are still fun and perfect to use.) Order one or both display sets to show your clients: it is never too early to start selling our beautiful Holiday cards!
  • Go to our photo lab’s supply order page
  • Complete the order form
  • Order one set for $15 or both sets for $25
  • We will start shipping these set on September 20th!

And as our early Holiday gift to you, both the 2009 and 2010 Holiday Collections have free templates ready for download on our website.   To get your free templates, visit the website page for 2-sided photo cards, layered photo cards, folded photo cards, and side-show photo cards. (Remember: the 2010 templates will not be posted until September 20th.)

Our minis are all decked out for the Holidays!


Our Professional Lab offers holiday square minisThose square minis have more great uses – and can help build your sales.  You can use them as gift tags for the Holidays! (All your customers have to do is punch a hole and add the tie.)

We want to help make your Holiday sales easy, so we’ve created some templates just for this unique mini card gift tag.

And don’t forget to select the optional “round corners” in our eZsuite ordering software, if you want to use them with our metal square tin!  This makes a great set!  (Idea:  The tin is also a great gift for you to give those special clients when they purchase a set of Holiday minis! They will LOVE it!)

Porcelain Ornaments

H&H Color Lab's porcelain ornaments are a great Holiday item to haveLast year our porcelain ornaments were one of our most popular Holiday items, so we have made sure to have plenty on hand for the Holiday season this year but you may want to order early as they are now in stock and ready to order.

We are also creating more templates to make ordering this fun little ornament easy, easy, easy!   Download our porcelain ornament templates today.

Of course, you do not have to use any of our templates to order these great products.  Each year, we enjoy seeing all the creative and unique designs you send our way!

School and Sports Templates Year Change

Calendar templates now have the ability to have custom start months in eZevent and eZsports! When you set up your packages, select the (Custom Start Date) version of any of our calendar templates, then tell us what month you wish to start the calendar in eZevent and eZsports!

Templates with Year

On November 1, 2010, we will automatically change all of our eZevent templates with “Year” on them to 2011.  If you do not have up-to-date software at that time, you will not see this on your preview thumbnail, but the year will still change to 2011.  This will automatically take place every year, so when you order event templates in November, they will be dated for the coming year.

September Specials – Beginning September 4!
When you order any 16×20 print or 16×20 canvas stretcher and request our Fresco brush texture, receive 50% off the Fresco finish.
  • Does not include print
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Expires September 30, 2010
  • Code: 16x20Fresco
When you order a 20×24 photographic print and ½-inch gator mount, receive 50% off the gator mount.
  • Our photo lab provides Gator Board mounting in two colorsDoes not include print
  • Order using eZsuite
  • Expires September 30, 2010
  • Code: 20x24Gator

Photo Framing – 25% off all frames!

Our Professional Photography Lab's Frames give a your photos a wonderful place to resideFrames 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 September 30, 2010
  • Code: Frames
Proof Special – As the busy season is starting to kick into full gear, we know proofs are an important part of it.
  • 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 September 30, 2010
  • Code: EconoProof2010

WPPI WPPIRoadTripRoad Trip


Our digital printing lab will be at the WPPI Road ShowWPPI is taking the fun and excitement of Las Vegas on the road in its second annual WPPI Road Trip.  WPPI is hitting 10 cities across the country, bringing along the hottest speakers in professional photography.
Each stop offers a full day of educational classes, lunch and a mini trade show for only $135, and you can bring a guest for $75!  This price includes FREE registration to WPPI 2011 in Las Vegas.
You will want to hear Blair Phillips in Atlanta, GA on September 20.  Be sure to stop by to see us at the mini trade show.


Web Wednesdays

Reserve Wednesdays on your calendar for our professional photo lab's web classes

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

Don’t forget our web classes are recorded and posted on the training videos page on our web site.  Check out are long photo tutorial list of helpful videos!
Our Photo Lab has a number of holiday card templates
It is amazing…we are in the middle of our school season and it is already time to think of the upcoming holidays.  It is time to offer a few cool photo gift products for this gift season.  We have two great web classes this month to help with just that!
Don’t miss these Christmas-related web classes:

September 28th                          Photo Gift Ideas for the 2010 Holiday Season

Sports Action Poster from H&H's Professional Photo Printing LabThis month we have two web classes you don’t want to miss.
It is service item time for school photographers.  Brush up on ordering service items on September 15th.
And, don’t miss September 22nd Sports and Schools new product class.  We have some fun new things for you to offer your clients this winter/spring season.  Check them out in our web class!

Schools and Sports

September 8th and Oct 6th        Holiday Card Design

Ready for the Holidays?

For those of you new to H&H, we have a great learning resource in H&H University.  If you aren’t able to make our Web Wednesdays, you can catch the recordings on our website!  They are located in the Discover section of the website, under Training Videos.
For those veteran H&H family members, you might find some interesting information there as well!  Check it out!!

We’re Hittin’ the Road
September Events
September 17-21 – SWPPA -Arlington, TX
Speakers: Jeff Locklear and Jim Seers
September 18-20 – Missouri Fall Seminar -Tan-Tar-A
Speakers: Scott & Adina Hayne

September 20 – WPPI On the Road – Atlanta, GA
Speaker: Blair Phillips

October Events
October 4 – Ohio Photographic Society – Akron, OH
Speaker: Blair Phillips
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!

September 11 – 14 PPANE – Springfield, MA
Speakers: Colleen & Co

September 14 PPS of Central Florida-Winter Park, FL
Speaker: Kirk Voclain
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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