Sunday, May 17, 2009

Catching up.......

Wow. It's been far too long since I updated the blog. We've been watching our grandson Jaiden grow, while working on some new things and preparing to start the art show season. I attended my first WPPI convention and came back with a lot of new product offering ideas, all of which are ready to go. All our clients from the past year will be receiving pilot samples as we fold the new stuff into the portfolio.

My first, wedding album supplier is located right here in Hayward, California. I've purchased the traditional leather-bound albums with the preset inserts, frames, and mats from them since the late 1970's. I paid a visit to their shop a couple months ago to look for some custom sized frames and discovered they had expanded their services to include printing and book binding.

We just got our sample album back from them and were completely blown away. They offer a wide variety of sizes and cover options, outstanding print quality, quick turnaround, and best of all, they're just 10 minutes from our studio! For wedding albums up to 60 pages they are now our primary supplier for wedding albums, and our first choice for large prints, including canvas. Did I mention their price point beats all of our other suppliers, allowing us to offer a superior product at a lower cost that we can pass along to our customers?

We finally have a DVD slideshow offering that we're happy with and feel will be appeal to clients. We're using Animoto to produce these very innovative presentations that may be emailed, posted on websites, rendered onto DVD, or downloaded to mobile devices. These look absolutely fantastic. I'll be sharing some of those here soon.

That's it for now. Watch this space for some new posts with a lot more detail on what we're up to.

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