April 8th, 2014
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Pint huggers are a great gift for a friend or a client. They are designed to fit on a pint of ice cream, but are stretchy enough to slip on a paper coffee cup – no more burning your hands. Each is double-sided, so you can use the same image twice or 2 different images.
Pint huggers are $5.95 each, and are available in JDLab2You under Specialty Items – Photo Gifts. While you’re there, check out our insulated wine bottle totes and sleeves too.
April 1st, 2014
Order 3 or more sets of 25 of the same grad card in April, and get 1 free.
Starting this week, we’ve changed all our cards to sets of 25 and rolled back the prices. Custom graduation cards now start as low as 28 cents each.
For example, order 3 sets of any one card, and get 100 total.
To take advantage of this offer, click the “April Card Special” in the print options in JDLab2You.
Here’s the fine print: No promo code required. Offer only good for orders of 3 sets or more of the same card. No limit to the number of orders. You will be billed for the number of sets of cards you order. Orders must be placed by April 30th.
This is an opportunity to purchase any of our photo, flat, or folded cards at a great price. Design your own or use our most popular templates. Use this special to market graduation cards to your senior portrait clients, and save on your lab bill.
All our cards – photo printed slimline, flat, and folded – now come in sets of 25. White envelopes are free with all cards except double-sided postcards.
March 25th, 2014
Photo (c) Michelle Garcia, Country Rose
Our new photo slates are a visually appealing way to showcase a “special” image. Each piece of slate is unique, with chiseled edges to give it a style unlike any other medium.
Photo slates are 5×11″ (shown) or 7.5×7.5″ square and approximately 3/8″ thick. 2 black plastic display feet are included.
Prices are $24.95 for the horizontal version, and $16.95 for the square.
You can find photo slates in JDLab2You in the Specialty Products section.
March 18th, 2014
Our new tabletop hardboard photo panels are a great way to display your images. The curved top creates a unique look that does not require a frame.
Each panel is 5×7″, dye-sub printed on a long-lasting 1/8″ black Lexan material that will not bend or crack. An easel stand is permanently attached to the back for instant tabletop display.
These tabletop photo panels are available in JDLab2You in the Specialty Items | Photo Gifts catalog.
March 12th, 2014
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These new insulated wine bottle totes are a great new gift idea for you or for your clients.
Made of 1/8″ thick neoprene, they will keep your wine chilled while carrying it to your next back yard Bar-B-Que. The easy-to-carry loop handle is molded into the fabric.
Best of all, the tote can be customized with your favorite image or layout.
Insulated wine bottle totes are only $18.95. Find them in the Specialty Items | Photo Gifts.
March 4th, 2014
Looking for a fashionable way to protect your iPad or a great add-on sale to your clients? Check out our iPad snap on covers and bags.
Our hard shell snap-on cover protects the back and corners of your iPad or iPad Mini. Add your image in JDLab2You for a custom one-of-a-kind look no one can duplicate.
Our neoprene zipper bag offers soft protection when traveling, in a briefcase or on the beach. The front panel can be customized with your image. Order one for yourself, or as a gift that will be appreciated all year long.
All 3 covers are available in our JDLab2You order entry software. Look for them in the Specialty Items | Phones & Tablets catalog section.
February 26th, 2014
At JD, we’ve spent hundreds of hours making our new JDLab2You and Pick-a-Pack software even easier for photographers to use. This is why we’re so excited to roll out our new software installation setup for Mac and PC.
It eliminates the Java warning messages each time you install or run the programs. In addition, the new installation has specific instructions for every version of Windows, Mac software, and browser type, so you’ll never be confused how to complete the installation.
Who Can Benefit from this Upgrade?
64 bit OS PC or Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) and higher – Follow the instructions below to replace your old JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack today. Here’s how to learn if you are running a 64 bit OS.
If you are using a 32 bit OS PC or Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and below, this update will not have any affect for you.
1. Delete your old JDLab2You, ROES, or JD Pick-a-Pack desktop icons. You won’t need to use them any more, and they will continue to give Java errors when you start the programs from the old icons.
2. Delete your menu items:
- PC – Go to Start | All programs | JDLab2You | and delete the JDLab2You icon.
- Mac – Delete the Go | Applications | JDLab2You | icon.
3. Click here to install JDLab2You. Click here to install Pick-a-Pack.
That’s it! A new icon will be installed on your desktop. Click the desktop icon to run the software.
February 18th, 2014
Our new online order tracking system MyJD makes it easy for you to review your lab orders online.
MyJD replaces Anyview, our original order tracking software. It is not only easier to use, but gives you much more flexibility when viewing your order history.
- View orders in process or shipped
- Click on any order to see invoice details
- Click an order’s UPS tracking number for shipping status
- Reprint an invoice for your records
- Export orders and totals for your tax records
- View your order history from your smart phone
To get started, log into MyJD from our home page JDLab.com. Use the same user ID and email used to open JDLab2You or JD Pick-a-Pack. You can also use MyJD from your smart phone, or go to my.jdlab.com.
February 12th, 2014
Cases for the HTC One X or XL and Samsung Galaxy SIII smart phones are now available in JDLab2You. These are high-quality cases with a soft rubber cushion insert and hard protective shell. The back of each case includes a metal insert that you can print on. A similar high quality case is also now available for the iPhone 4/5.
Smart phone cases are great add-on items for your clients, especially seniors.
Retail prices for similar cases with custom artwork is $50 online. Your cost for each of these cases with your images is $17.95.
Order any of these smart phone cases in JDLab2You.
February 11th, 2014
Professional photographer and studio owner Karen Goforth will hold an evening seminar titled “Smart Marketing for 2014″ on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Livonia. Directions here. The event is hosted by the Detroit Professional Photographer’s Association.
Karen, along with her husband, Buddy, own and operate Irresistible Portraits. IP is one of the most successful studios in North Carolina. Now in its 24th year, sales annually reach more than $600,000. Find out what IP is doing to stay fresh and offer new ideas, promotions and products to entice their clients to visit them again and again.
According to Karen, ” In this ever changing industry, we all are trying to reinvent ourselves and keep our clients coming back for more. Being focused and persistent is key to continually getting clients in the door. Because of the economic situation and competitiveness of our industry, you have to work harder than ever to prove yourself to your clients.”
Learn how creating a plan for the year can help to create repeat business. Karen will explain how to plan your marketing strategy with little to no expense, using the tools you already have!
Registration begins Feb 18th at 6:30pm. The seminar starts at 7pm. Cost is $29 for DPPA members and $45 for guests.
For more information, contact Greg Ockerman @ 248-946-1193 or Info@DPPA.net.