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.
February 3rd, 2014
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these heart-shaped coasters are a cute way to say “I love you.”
Each coaster is full-bleed printed on 3/8″ thick hard laminate with a cork backing to provide years of service.
Order them in groups of 2 – either use the same image on both, or use 2 different images. Available in JDLab2You under Specialty Items: Coasters.
Price is $17 per set.
January 21st, 2014
JD Photo Imaging will be available to answer all your underclass and sports photography questions at the 2014 SPAC Trade Show January 23-25 in Las Vegas.
As one of the largest independent underclass and school sports labs in the country, JD is proud to be a premiere gold sponsor of this event.
If you are currently a school photographer, SPAC offers training to expand your market mix and compete effectively for market share in your current area. If you are a high volume school and league sports photographer, SPAC offers educational content to help you to compete with the national, regional and locally entrenched school picture companies.
Visit John Hicks, President of JD @ booth # 2122 at the trade show, or in the JD hospitality suite Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 5pm.
January 8th, 2014
We’re running our most popular special – 24×30″ prints for $24.95 each in JDLab2You. Same great JD quality at a great price. This is your perfect opportunity to:
• Show off your best images
• Update your studio
• Offer as an up-sell to a new client
• Offer as a special in your next customer e-mail
To take advantage of these prices, simply enter the promo code DEL4SALE when you place your order. Mounting is also available for an additional charge.
Don’t miss out on this great pricing before it ends January 31st. Order your 24×30″ prints in JDLab2You today!
January 8th, 2014
The story of JD Photo Imaging has been wonderfully captured in a feature article in On the Town Magazine.
It all started with JD Hicks, who began his career as a wedding photographer in the 1950s, opened the lab in the 1960s, and helped build several Hicks Studios throughout Southeast Michigan.
Today, the lab is directed by JD’s sons John Hicks President/CEO, and Tom Hicks, Vice President of the company.
You can read the full article here in the online version of the magazine (pg.24).
December 15th, 2013
Our new JD Pick-a-Pack software is designed for K-11, preschool, dance, sports or event shooters that sell print packages to their clients. Why use Pick-a-Pack?
• Offer packages with colorful add-on products like magazine covers, bookmarks, memory books, statuettes and more
• Built-in database lets you customize add-on products for each student
If you’ve already tried JDLab2You, you already know how easy the software is to use. If you are using JD-ROES to order packages, you’ll see how easy it is to upgrade to this new software, as well as the many new features it provides.
If you’ve been thinking about bidding (or have won a bid) to do undergrad, school, sports, dance, daycare or event photography, you need a knowledgeable partner that has decades of experience pricing packages, matching data with images and producing a large variety of products At JD, we have printed millions of packages over the years, and are experts at ensuring your success.
New client sign up for Pick-a-Pack.
Current JD client direct software download.
You must have your account number to run the software. Look up your account number here.