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Digital Education

Contemporary Insight with Kelly Moore Clark
Pounds Labs is proud to bring one of the most successful contemporary photographers, Kelly Moore Clark, to North and Central Texas September 11th and 18th for two exciting seminars.

Contemporary Insight with Kelly Moore Clark is an informational seminar with the Ruston, La. Photographer that will cover a variety of topics that today’s professional photographer will find useful.  Along with lighting techniques other topics include digital workflow, posing tips, and finding unique photos in ugly places.

Seminar Dates:
Sept. 11 - Grapevine, TX - Grapevine Convention Center
Sept. 18 - Austin, TX - Wildflower Center

Each seminar requires a $40.00 registration fee.  For more information, or to sign up, please contact your customer service representative.  You can also check out the Digital Education section of our Web site next week for more information, register online or to download a registration form.

Charlie Guerrero Scholarship
Long-time Austin photographer and TPPA supporter, Charlie Guerrero, passed away a few months ago.  Pounds wanted to do something to honor Guerrero’s memory and after consulting with the Professional Photographers Guild of Austin, we have decided to sponsor a scholarship to the 2007 Texas School of Professional Photography.

The board members of the Austin Guild will judge prints from images submitted by members of the guild.  All images will be entered and printed by Pounds Labs at no cost to the entrants.  For fairness, the judges will not know the identity of participants, and will pick the best image in their collective, professional opinion.

If you are a member of the Professional Photographers Guild of Austin and would like to participate, you should contact Carl Clark by midnight, August 21, 2006.  Requirements: You must be a PPGA member, in business less than three years or have never attended Texas School. 

PROS Layout Tool Training Sessions
We have held several training sessions on how to use the PROS Layout Tool, and results have been positive.  Attendees learn the basics of using the Layout Tool and how they can incorporate the tool into their digital workflow.  After the session, you should be ready to begin designing professional-looking albums and composite pages.  If you would like to be included in upcoming sessions, please contact your customer service representative.

Pounds Remote Ordering System

Photo Albums Line Expanded
Pounds now offers bound albums in several styles.  Our albums are offered exclusively through the Layout Tool inside PROS.  Pricing is available in the Customer Home section of our Web site.

Flush Mount Albums – Our Designer Collection is available in sizes from 4x5 through 11x14. All pages except the first and last are panorama. Albums 8x10 and larger include a cameo insert image on the cover. Pricing includes clear coating of all pages.

Bordered Albums – We offer three styles of Bordered Albums – Premira – RTB – Superior
Several sizes and page counts are available. Pricing includes clear coat of all pages.  Images and descriptions of all albums will be posted to the web site within the next two weeks.

Gallery Wraps
Our new Gallery Wrap product will be released as a PROS-exclusive in the coming week.  The Gallery Wrap is an inkjet canvas wrapped around 1-inch stretcher bars.  All layouts show the area that wraps around the frame, you can see how much of the image will be on the face of the mount vs. the sides, without guessing.  We use high-quality canvas and Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks on our Epson 9800 printer.  Gallery Wraps will be available in sizes ranging from 8x10 to 40x50, including square sizes.  Check the Web site for more information and pricing.

Tid Bits

PROS Sample Orders 
We continue to have customers taking advantage of the PROS Samples program.  For those who are not familiar, the program allows you to order products and finishing services from within your PROS catalog to keep as samples at your studio.  The purpose is for you to have real samples that you can use as a way of showing clients and prospective clients what you can do for them.  Sample orders are discounted 50 percent from our list prices.

We will continue this program through the month of August.  Once the fall season begins, we will need to focus on getting real orders out the door.  So, if you have been procrastinating on sending in a sample order or two, you have one more month to get it done.

Reduced Trader Card Pricing
Effective August 2nd, work orders requesting Trader Cards ordered via PROS will be reduced $1.00 per set of 12.  We believe that since you do the work, you should save money on every set of cards.

With three different cards styles and dozens of designs, you’re sure to find a Trader Card for virtually every sport.  Add a matching Magazine Cover, Calendar and Memory Mate Composite to your order to create the perfect matching set your clients will enjoy.

2006 Greeting Card Sample Books
Our new Greeting Card sample books should be available beginning August 15 for $5.00 each.  Sample books include cards from each of our Greeting Card styles and include a sample of our new Holiday Magnets.

Our Greeting Card Ordering Information packet includes 8.5x14 color promo posters featuring all styles and greetings, ordering information and prices.  Contact your customer service representative to order sample books or information packets.

Press Printed Products Coming in Time for Christmas
We are in the process of coordinating a means of offering customers press-printed greeting cards, announcements, calendars, coffee-table books, and more.  While press-printed products are not photographic quality, they sure look professional.  More information regarding press-printed products will be published in our September newsletter. 

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Date of Publication: August 4, 2006
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