September 2nd, 2014
Looking for an easy way to create a business card for your studio or photographic business? JDLab now has free business card layout guides. Use these layered Photoshop .PSD files to get started, customize with your studio information, then save as a JPG image ready to order from in JDLab2You.
The downloadable ZIP file contains a .PSD file for each of the 5 custom styles: clean, classic, designer, lens, and whimsical business cards. In addition to artwork and graphics, each .PSD file contains a layer with cut and safety lines, so you know your cards will look great before they are printed.
Download the layout guides here.
August 5th, 2014
One of the things we noticed at the trade shows this spring was the number of photographers who didn’t have business cards. If you’re a JD client, you know that a well designed business card is one of a professional photographer’s most powerful sales tools.
If you haven’t ordered new business cards lately, here’s a special opportunity to get some for free.
Order a business card holder from JD, and we’ll send you 48 free business cards to put inside it. Choose from single or double side cards with any type paper. That’s up to an $18 value.
Here’s all you need to do:
1. Open JDLab2You (new clients click here).
2. Go to Marketing | Cards | Business Cards.
3. Order a business card holder for $17.95 with your 3.4×1.8″ custom image.
4. Order “quantity 1″ of any type business card with your 3.5×2″ image. Additional cards available at regular price.
5. Enter code BCC2014 at checkout.
In a few days you’ll receive a custom business card holder and business cards.
July 30th, 2014
These new insulated wine bottle sleeves are a great new gift idea for you or for your clients.
Made of 1/8″ thick neoprene, they can keep your wine chilled while carrying it to your next back yard Bar-B-Que. Or if you’re photographing an outdoor wedding, have one made for every table at the reception. They stretch to fit virtually any size wine bottle.
Best of all, this sleeve. can be customized with your favorite image or layout.
Insulated wine bottle sleeves are only $11.95. Find them in the Specialty Items | Photo Gifts.
July 22nd, 2014
Professionals should always have clean business cards ready to hand out at a moments notice. Unfortunately, business cards in wallets or purses tend to get dog-eared, and don’t show a professional look.
That’s why we now offer these Photo Business Card holders.
Each holder is made of polished stainless steel, and features a 3.4×1.8″ custom image on the front. They hold 15 cards, but are slim enough to put in your pocket.
Here are some ways you can market them:
1. Offer a box of business cards and a holder to graduating seniors as an add-on sale.
2. Fill the holder with “save the date” cards for a bride to put in her purse.
3. Use your logo, and create your own card holder – they make a great conversation starter
Photo Business Card Holders are $17.95. You can order them in JDLab2You under Marketing | Cards | Business Cards.
July 16th, 2014
These new insulated wine bottle sleeves are a fun, new gift idea for you or for your clients.
Made of 1/8″ thick neoprene, they will keep your wine chilled while out on the deck, at the beach, or anywhere you like to play. These sleeves turn an ordinary bottle of wine into a special gift.
Best of all, the tote can be customized with your favorite images front and back.
Insulated wine bottle totes are only $11.95 each. Find them in the Specialty Items | Photo Gifts.
June 24th, 2014
Image folios were one of the hot new products at ImagingUSA, so we’re bringing them to you.
Image folios are custom hard covers with 2 featured images separately wrapped around hardboard panels inside. This gives them an attractive 3-dimensional look and feel.
Image folios are a great way to show off your very best portrait images in an album format. This makes image folios an alternative to wall-hanging prints, an inexpensive parent of the bride album, or a keepsake memento as a gift.
Image folios are available in 4×6″, 5×5″, 5×7″, 8×8″ and 8×10″ formats. Prices start at $38 each. You can order them in JDLab2You from the Books & Albums catalog.
May 28th, 2014
Summer is the slow season for many of our clients, so to help you boost sales in June JD is offering 50% off standard sized prints 16×20″ or larger ordered in JDLab2You.
Use this opportunity to:
• Motivate current clients – offer them a savings on your “best” package if they order by June 30th.
• Re-connect with previous clients – offer them large prints from their images you have on file. Remind them with both postcards and 2 email blasts in June to your current client list. Let them know they can even order over the phone!
• Update your samples. Fresh, modern large prints in your studio make it easy for clients to visualize the same sized prints in their homes.
• Decorate your home. If you’re like us, most of the artwork in your home is great photography. Use this opportunity to freshen up your current decor, or to create gifts for friends or family.
To take advantage of this offer, use the coupon code BIGSALE at checkout.
Get started now. This offer expires June 30th.
May 28th, 2014
JDLab2You makes it easy for you to order attractive custom smart phone cases with our new smart templates. Each template has a spot for an image, a line of text, and a variable color bar to personalize the cover.
Custom smart phone cases are a great add-on gift for your clients, or are an excellent way for you to customize your personal phone to remind people that you’re a professional photographer. A custom phone case in your hand is a conversation starter, and as effective as a business card!
Smart phone case cover templates are available in JDLab2You for the iPhone 4/5/5s, HTC One X/XL, and Samsung Galaxy S3.
May 6th, 2014
Images by Hicks of Fenton
JD has added several new 8.5×11″ proof photobook page designs for photographers who deliver an “upscale” proof book to their clients.
These page designs, along with the more formal horizontal and vertical image designs, let you create one-of-a-kind proof photobooks that are especially popular with senior photographers.
In addition to the new page designs, 10 new backgrounds selected by our graphic design team are included. Choose from fresh designs like champagne brunch, damask gallery, rushing forest and more.
Every image will have their file name in the corner to make it easy for your clients to order prints.
Standard, custom, hard and soft covers are available options. Books can be classic bound or spiral bound. Prices start as low as $34 each.
These proof photobooks can be ordered in JD Lab 2 You/Proofs/Proof Photobooks/8.5×11 Proof Photobook w/BG Image.
May 5th, 2014
Now available in JDLab2you – an expended selection of our popular Mural Mount option.
Our 1.5 inch classic black foam mural-mount board is now available in 4×5, 5×7, 8×10, 11×14, 10×20, 16×20, 20×24, 20×30, 24×30, 30×40 inch sizes.
Mural mounted photos are frameless and sleek with a light-weight, clean look sure to please you and your clients. Small sizes can stand on their own edge, or look great on an easel. You can use mural mount on several images to make a modern wall grouping.
Want even more “pop?” Try adding mural mount to a metallic paper print, and you can transform any image into a contemporary design.
Note that mural mounting requires that we trim 1/4 inch on all four sides to insure your image is printed on all 4 edges. Simply follow the trim lines during ordering.
You can order mural mount on the finishing page while ordering prints in JDLab2You. See all our print mounting options here.