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Products & Services

New Press Product Coming
Looking for that next unique item to offer your customers? Well, have we got something in store for you! We will soon be offering the first of many exciting new press products.

Hard cover press books will be available in the coming weeks.  These premium coffee table style books are great for offering a unique way of allowing your customers to relive special moments such as weddings, graduations, sweet sixteen celebrations and more! Soft cover press books will also be available.  Keep your eyes peeled as more information regarding press books will be announced soon.

Speaking of press… Don’t forget about our Folded Press Cards.  That’s right, Folded Press Cards are not just for Season’s Greetings.  No, they’re great for announcements before a wedding and a unique way to say thank you after.  From birthdays to graduations and really just about any occasion in between, Folded Greeting Cards are a great way to communicate a message.

Cards come in sets of 24 and start at just $26.25 for a set of 24 – 4x5.5 cards.

Pounds Automated Sales System
If the high commission rates charged by other e-commerce Web sites charge have been keeping you from taking your business online, then don’t PASS up this opportunity.  E-commerce with no commission is what the Pounds Automated Sales System (PASS) is all about!  Find out more!  Find out more!

Happy New (Senior) Year! 
It’s that time of year, out with the old seniors and in with the new ones.  Effective July 1, all of our Senior Graphics that include the year are being updated to 2008.  If you will still require products with the 2007 class year, we suggest using the Specialty Graphic Products in the Machine and Package Prints catalog.

Monitor Calibration System
Accurate color representation on your monitor is critical to our field of work.  Having a calibrated monitor is especially critical when performing image enhancements or previewing images with your clients.  Know what is being displayed. 

The Eye-One Display 2 from X-Rite is your tool for calibrating and profiling your monitor.  With the Eye-One Display 2, profiling your LCD, CRT or even notebook displays has never been easier!  Discover more about the Eye-One Display 2!

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Pounds Remote Ordering System

Order Level Options Appearance Updated
We’ve made it simpler to understand order level options by grouping them together in the Review Order screen of PROS.  Under the new Order Options menu, you can name your PROS order (which is always suggested), opt to die cut all of the wallets included in your order and have your order printed on the dazzling Metallic paper.

New Units Tabs in Machine and Package Prints Catalog
Until this past month, unit prints could be found in one of four tabs in the Machine and Package Print catalog. In the optical age splitting the prints into four groups made sense but not so in the digital world. In May, we consolidated full units into one tab labeled “Full Units” and all half unit prints into a tab labeled “Half Units”. There are no longer any tabs labeled as “Split Units”. We hope this new organization will make finding the right unit easier for you.

Screen Saver Interfering with PROS Upload
A customer from way up in Maine has reported that she was having trouble getting large PROS orders to complete the uploading process.  This most often occurred when she would leave a large order to upload over night.  When she would check on the order the next morning, she would find that the upload had not been successful.

She noticed a relationship between her screen saver starting up and problems she was having in another program.  After disabling the screen saver, she found that she no longer had problems with her PROS uploads. 

Should you experience the same issue, try turning off your screen saver and let us know how it works out!

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Digital Education

Digital Stress?
Our Dallas and Fort Worth Service Center locations will continue to host free workshops to help you along the digital journey.

On June 20th in Fort Worth, we will show you how to use the PROS Layout Tool to create brilliant composites and album layouts.  On June 21st in Dallas, our morning workshop will cover the PROS Layout Tool and Album Design. 

We will also have two workshops in Dallas featuring the Pounds Automated Sales System (PASS).  On June 21st in the afternoon, we will introduce PASS to customers who want to know more about the e-commerce service and how they can benefit from it.  On June 22nd in the morning, we will show current PASS users how setup and customize their e-commerce Web site in little time. 

Visit our Web site for schedules and availability.   [details]

PASS E-Workshop Continues
Training for the Pounds Automated Sales System (PASS), our new e-commerce solution, continues on for those interested.  Lead by Gary Hutson, this e-workshop is held every Monday morning at 10:30 CST.  There is no need to leave your home or studio as all you need is a high-speed Internet connection and the ability to call long-distance to join the conference call.

Each training session is limited to 10 attendees, so registration is on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like to join in, please send an e-mail to ghutson@poundslabs.com at least two business days prior to each session.  An e-mail will be sent out the Friday before the session around noon confirming your spot.  For more information, feel free to contact Gary Hutson via e-mail or at (800) 237-5931.

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Tidbits

TPPA Kerrville Summer Seminar
Pounds is a long-time sponsor of the TPPA Kerrville Summer Seminar.  This year we are sponsoring the Presidential Hospitality Suite.  The incoming President of TPPA is none other than Don Barnes, a long time Pounds customer.  Be sure to stop by and see us!  We’ll also have samples of the latest products available at Pounds.  [More on the Kerrville Summer Seminar]

Grayscale Woes
We have seen a few orders come in recently that contain grayscale images.  Unfortunately, our production workflow is not setup to handle images in such a format.  All images sent to Pounds must be in RGB Color format.  If you require your image to be printed in black and white, convert the image back to RGB or select the B&W Colorization option in PROS.  For orders submitted from files on CD, be sure to include special instructions to covert to black and white. Feel free to give a friendly customer service representative a call should you have any questions regarding image file formats.

Second Quarter Promotions Ends Soon!
Our Second Quarter Promotions end in just a little over three weeks.  Gallery Wraps are featured at 25 percent off.  Our Annual Wallet Special is also being featured, saving you up to 20 percent off our book prices.  Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! These promotions will end on June 29th. [details]

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Date of Publication:  June 6, 2007
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