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Win a Camera from JDLab at SPAC

January 20th, 2016

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ImagingUSA Recap

January 19th, 2016

JDLabRocksThe excitement was high at ImagingUSA in Atlanta, and JDLab was part of it. While there were dozens of classes happening over the 3 days, our booth was filled with current (and future) friends and clients.

This year, JD gave away a Panasonic Lumix digital camera to Miranda Green of Miranda Green Photography in Chase, Michigan. To win the camera, you had to take a photo with a JDLab Koozie, and post it online. We received several fun photos throughout ImagingUSA and had a blast re-posting them on Facebook. You can see some of the entries on Facebook here.

At the Awards and Degree ceremony, PPA honored the professional photographers who set themselves apart in the industry by earning new PPA degrees and awards. There was even the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award given to Ken Whitmire, M.Photog.Cr.FASP. Ken is only the fourteenth recipient of that honor in PPA’s nearly 150 year history!

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New Product: Personalized Photo Calendars

November 11th, 2015

custom photo calendarSeveral of our clients have asked for a custom photo calendar, so we’ve designed one just for you!

This spiral bound calendar lets you drop in a new image for each month, as well as an image on the front and back of the calendar.

Each page is 8.5×11″ horizontal, for a total size of 11×17″ when open. The calendar comes pre-drilled, ready to hang on the wall. All of the major holidays are included for 2016.

Printed on high-quality paper, these calendars are a great add-on or gift for you or your clients.

Calendars are $19.95 each, and are available in JDLab2You.




Holiday Card Special: Buy 3 Sets, Get 1 Free!

November 3rd, 2015

holiday-card-specialIsn’t it funny how some places price their cards high, then offer big coupon discounts?

Not at JDLab. Our everyday card prices start as low as 28 cents each.

But to encourage you to get your holiday card orders in early, we’re offering even bigger savings: For every 3 sets of 25 of the SAME holiday card you order in November, we’ll send you 1 set free!

For example:

• Order and pay for 3 sets of the same card, and we’ll send you 75 + 25 FREE.
• Order and pay for 4 sets of the same card, and we’ll send you 100 + 25 FREE.
• Order and pay for 5 sets of the same card, and we’ll send you 125 + 25 FREE.
• Order and pay for 6 sets of the same card, and we’ll send you 150 + 50 FREE.

To take advantage of this offer, click the “Holiday Card Special” in the print options in JDLab2You.

Here’s the fine print:

1. No promo code required.
2. Offer only for orders of 3 sets or more of the SAME card & image.
3. No limit to the number of orders.
4. You will be billed for the number of sets of cards you order.
5. Orders must be placed by November 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 encourage your clients to order holiday cards, and save on your lab bill.

All our cards – photo printed slimline, flat, and folded – come in sets of 25. White envelopes are free with all cards except double-sided postcards.

New Product: Aluminum Water Bottle

October 20th, 2015

custom water bottleHere’s a cool photo gift for kids, athletes, or anyone in your family who needs water to go!

This BPA-free, aluminum water bottle holds 27 oz. of any liquid. Features include:

• Lightweight all-aluminum construction
• All-white with black screw-on top
• Clear, retractable sipper straw
• Item height: 10 3/8 in.

You can customize this bottle with your artwork to create a great-looking, one-of-a-kind gift for your family or clients.

Aluminum Water Bottles are $14.95 each, and are available in JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack.

New Product: Silver Keychain

October 7th, 2015

silver keychainWe’re always talking about small gifts you can give clients as your studio’s Lagniappe. Basically, a lagniappe is a small, unexpected gift you give a customer as a “thank you” for their business.

As you can see here, we think we’ve found another great one at a very low cost.

Our new silver keychain is a great add-on gift or lagniappe for you to give to your clients. It would be popular with mom, dad or grandparents. You could even give a bride and groom keychains for each other to share.

The keychain is all-steel, with a highly polished, chrome-like finish. It has a nice, quality feel in your hand. A single link holds a 1.5″ round photo frame. The image has a scratch-resistant cover. It comes pre-assembled, ready to present to your client.

The silver keychain costs $5.98, and is available in JDLab2You and Pick-a-Pack under Photo Gifts.

New Product: Photo Necklace

September 30th, 2015

photo necklaceThis new necklace is a fun and stylish piece of jewelry that shows off a favorite photo. These are especially popular with moms and pet owners.

Made from faux mother-of-pearl with a leather and silver steel necklace, this modern update of the classic photo locket is sure to please. The image is printed on an approximately 1 1/2″ square pearlescent pendant with a irregular edge to simulate natural material. The dark necklace is 16 inches, adjustable to 17 inches with a lobster claw clasp.

The mother of pearl necklace is available for $9.10 each in JDLab2You. You can order it in JDLab2You from the Specialty Items -> Photo Gifts section of our catalog.

New Cover Material for Emerald and Sapphire Albums

September 23rd, 2015

la-creme-blackWe have added a new “LaCreme Black” cover choice for Emerald and Sapphire albums.

LaCreme is a creamy, soft, cushion-like cover material with extreme soft-touch leather finish. It is has a luxurious, rich finish with a fine-grain leather look and feel, but is made from cellulose-based, environmentally friendly materials. LaCreme uses proprietary, ground-breaking, patent-pending technology.

Features & Benefits:

  • Luxurious, creamy, rich new finish with true leather look
  • Cushion-like surface averages around 20pt
  • Accepts foil stamping, blind stamping
  • Consistent color and quality control
  • Stain resistance and easy cleaning
  • Superior abrasion and scuff resistance

LaCreme Black costs the same as our regular black, caramel and red cover material for Emerald and Sapphire albums.

We encourage JD Album customers to send an email to Tom@JDLab.com and ask him to put a sample swatch of the LaCreme and standard black cover material in your next shipping order.

Pearl White Paper Added to JDLab2You

July 29th, 2015

card-weddingBy your request, JDLab has added a new Pearl White paper option for any of our products like wedding invitations or holiday cards that can be printed on pearl paper.

Pearl is a semi-gloss, lightly textured paper popular with wedding and fashion photographers. Like satin paper, it fills the gap between glossy and matte, and smooth and textured. However, pearl has a unique, yet subtle “pearlesence” look due to the embedded pearl-like crystals that give the paper a high-gloss reflection in the highlights.

The new white pearl is in addition to our current Antique Pearl paper. Both offer the “pearlesence” effect, but the Antique Pearl casts a golden hue, whereas the new White Pearl retains a more modern, natural image color.

Both pearl papers are the same price and can be ordered in JDLab2You.

How to Double Portrait Sales – Secrets Revealed!

July 29th, 2015

JDLab is sponsoring a live online workshop “Double Your Wall Portraiture Sales – Secrets Revealed!” Thursday August 27, at 1pm eastern time – 90 minutes. This free workshop is only for JDLab clients & followers.

Why should you attend?

Wall portraiture is one of the most profitable products a studio photographer can offer their clients. Imagine what it would do for your bottom line if everyone left your studio with a large portrait. It takes the same amount of time to write “one 30×40” on the order form as it does “one 8×10”!

The fact is that selling wall portraits is easier than you think – even in 2015. You just need to know the easy key points, which will be revealed in detail during this live online photography portrait sales workshop.

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