June 3rd, 2015
Over the years, we’ve created many step-by-step tutorials to help you get the most out of our JDLab2You and Pick-a-Pack software. We’ve listed all these tutorials on our JD Training Center page.
Here you can find:
• Photoshop PSD layout guides for products, cards and album covers
• A “Getting Started” video that walks you through your first order
• Step-by-step tutorials for using the software’s features
• Advanced tutorials to customize your images or simplify your workflow
• Common error messages and how to fix them
• How to set up soft proofing in your studio
In addition, the Training Center also has training information for LabPrints and ImageQuix, our current product catalogs in PDF format, and a link to our lab calibration print.
If you have a suggestion for something you’d like us to add to the Training Center page, let us know. We’re here to help.
May 26th, 2015
Personalized photo cuff bracelets are a fun and stylish piece of jewelry that incorporates your favorite photos. These are especially popular with “tweens.”
Made from aluminum with a soft gloss finish, these will not stain or fade over time.There are 2 sizes of bracelet: one about 3/4 inch wide, and the other 1 1/2 inches wide. On both bracelets, the aluminum is flexible enough to change the opening for different size wrists. Different templates are available to drop in your images, or you can create a unique design that wraps around the bracelet.
All our photo cuff bracelets are $7.95 each in JDLab2You.
May 5th, 2015
Looking for something special and affordable? Our custom mouse pads are a great gift idea for you or your clients.
Our mouse pads are full-bleed dye-sub printed on a thick neoprene material. Unlike discount mouse pads, ours are full-sized and non-skid so they can do exactly what they are designed to do – provide a level surface for any kind of PC mouse.
Best of all, our mouse pads can be customized with your favorite image or layout. Parents love them at work so they can show off their family. You can elegantly display your logo on every desk in your studio. Or print a holiday calendar on them and give a lagniappe your clients will use all year long.
Mouse pads are only $6.95. Find them in JDLab2You under the Specialty Items | Photo Gifts.
February 23rd, 2015
iPhone 6 and 6+ cases are now available at JDLab.
Custom iPhone covers with your pro images are a great product for you or your clients. Unique and durable, these 2-part cases protect iPhones with style.
Create an image from your photography, designs or text using our easy Photoshop templates, then order it in JDLab2You.
Each cover is vibrantly printed on durable metal, then affixed to a raised black poly frame that protects the edges of the phone. The inner soft-boot cushions the phone, while the outer poly frame protects it from drops and damage. Boot and frame are both black to frame your custom artwork.
These iPhone 6 and 6+ cases will be an amazing gift for any iPhone owner. They are compatible with all the carrier’s models of the iPhone 6.
Covers are $17.95 each. Similar covers sold online retail for $35-40 each. Start your order today!
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December 9th, 2014
These large, 2.75 x 4″ tags are great for luggage, sports bags, diaper bags, purses, and backpacks. Personalized bag tags are popular because they can be used on just about anything you can attach them to – backpacks, duffel bags, golf bags computer cases, luggage, briefcases, and more.
Everyone can use a nice looking personalized bag tag to make their bag stand out. These tags hold up very well in the field – they cannot be bent and it’s nearly impossible to make them crack.
Each tag comes with a clear, flexible loop to attach them to any bag. You can print the same image on both sides, or 2 different images. Luggage tags are $5.25 each and are available in JDLab2You.
December 9th, 2014
Coffee mugs are a perennial favorite gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Bosses Day or to give to grandparents or teachers anytime.
These white, china mugs can be printed on 2 sides with text opposite the handle. Use the same image on both sides or 2 different images. Coffee mugs can be customized with your favorite image or layout. $9.95 each in JDLab2You.
December 9th, 2014
Photo puzzles are a great gift for a child or grandparents. They can be customized with your favorite image or layout with full-bleed printing and rounded corners (click image for detail).
Available in 2 sizes: 8×10″ with 30 pcs. or 11×14″ with 63 pcs. Puzzles are shipped flat and ship with an optional felt bag or box for presentation.
Prices are $14.95 for the 8×10″ and $18.95 for the 11×14″. Available in JDLab2You.
October 21st, 2014
We’ve changed all our cards to sets of 25 and rolled back the prices. Holiday cards now start as low as 28 cents each.
Order 3 or more sets of 25 of the same holiday cards in November, and get 1 set free. For example, order 3 sets of any card, and we’ll send you 100.
To take advantage of this offer, click the “Holiday 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 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 – now come in sets of 25. White envelopes are free with all cards except double-sided postcards.
October 7th, 2014
JD will host Sabina Cavalli for the PPA Merit Class titled “Stunning Sports Portaits” on Saturday November 8th from 9am to 5pm in the lab training room (directions).
In this day-long workshop Sabina Cavalli teaches you how to create a “sportrait,” a sports portrait so incredible that clients will do a double-take! This course is your opportunity to stop being average and go for the amazing!
You’ll learn how to set up the perfect lighting and create compositions that truly highlight your clients. Discover the various poses that work best, and how to photograph each sport differently. From lighting ratios to backgrounds, editing and everything in between, you’ll discover how to develop your signature style that will stand out from the rest!
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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.