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JDLab2You Get Started Video

Here’s a short video that shows how easy it is to send your first order.

Unable to Update JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack

Occasionally clients will tell us they are having trouble updating JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack in Windows. If this happens to you, here are the steps to follow to fix it.

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Layout Guides Make it Easy to Create Specialty Products, Album and Photo Book Covers

Layout guides are collections of layered PhotoShop PSD files that make it easy to lay out a product, save as a JPG image, and drop into our JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack software. Because each layout guide comes with safe, wrap and cut guide lines, you can be assured your finished products will look great.

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to use our guides.

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Building Reusable Packages in Pick-a-Pack, JDLab2You

Our JDLab2You and Pick-a-Pack ordering software allows you to create packages and save them to make ordering packages faster and with fewer errors.

We’ve created this useful 4 minute video that shows you how to use this feature step by step so you can create your own packages.

Watch the video here.

New Sports Artwork in JD Pick-a-Pack

sports-coverJDLab has added a new line of artwork for our sports products in JD Pick-a-Pack for School, Sports & Events.

The Champion line of products include drag-and-drop templates for traditional items like memory mates, calendars, trader cards, tickets, magnets, magazine covers, and teams. In addition, we have templates for popular add-on products like water bottles, bag tags, coffee mugs and mouse pads. New products in this collection include an 8×18″ pennant, 10×20″ and 16×20″ posters, and car flags that can display the team name and logo.

Because you asked for it, for the 2017 season we even have Champion templates for the iPhone 6!

Champion templates are available for Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Hockey, Softball, Soccer, Swim  and Volleyball. Need templates for additional sports? Just let us know.

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New Pick-a-Pack Catalog Changes Can Affect Saved Packages

pick-a-pack packagesOver the next few weeks we will be updating the JD Pick-a-Pack for School, Sports and Events catalog.  The goal is to make products easier for you to find, and to make orders move more efficiently through the lab. This means faster print turnaround – and fewer mistakes on orders.

What does this mean to you?

The new Pick-a-Pack catalog changes can have an effect on products or packages saved as favorites if the products in the packages are updated or removed.

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Designer Tools Video Tutorial

This video will show you how to create and modify image and text nodes in JDLab2You or Pick-a-Pack.

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Using the Cropping Tools in JDLab2You

Cropping an image can sometimes be a challenge, but JDlab2you gives you a great set of tools to work with. Here’s a quick guide to help you through them and hopefully provide some productivity tips as well.

First, remember WYSIWYG: “What You See IS What You Get.” For example, if your original image has plenty of space above the subject’s head, yet when you drop it on to an 8×10″ print format the head is cut off, don’t assume that the print will look fine. JDlab2you will show you exactly the crop that will be applied to your image on the print.

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Quickly Search JDLab2you and Pick-A-Pack

JDLab2you and Pick-A-Pack now have a search option to make it easier to find a specific product.

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Creating and Saving Packages in JD Pick-a-Pack

One of the benefits of JD’s Pick-a-Pack for School, Sports & Events is the ability to create custom packages of groups of products for each client, or to use them for multiple clients to save time. Here’s how it works:

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