It’s time for a JAD Update!

It’s time for a JAD Update!

Noticed anything different when you last opened JAD? Well we have made a couple of fabulous updates to make your life easier!

 

 

1. EMBOSSED COVERS

You can now check out a preview of your embossed cover in both ALBUM VIEW or LEAF VIEW!

2. GROUP AND CENTRE YOUR IMAGES

JAD has a new feature to help you design your albums easier and quicker, simply follow the steps below:

1. In the Custom Mat Editor, create your new design.

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2. Space and align the images according to your preference.  JAD can evenly space them on the page using the ALIGNMENT tools on the left hand toolbar.  Alternatively, you can space them according to the grid. See example below of evenly spaced and aligned images.

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3. To centre the group of images on your page, select GROUP AND CENTRE from the left hand tool bar. JAD will select all images and centre them on the page.

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Hint: did you know you can show the photos in the mat editor?  Tick the box – “Show Photos”.

Lay-Flat Artisan Albums have arrived.

THE ARTISAN

The Artisan is our first book to ensure a Lay-flat finish when open.

Now you can be sure that your design can seamlessly run across a double page spread. Crafted from from Art paper, and with a thinner more flexible page than our Fine Art Album, the Artisan album is truly everything you wanted.

Album Sizes  : 5×7 /6×6 /8×8 / 10×10 / 10×14 / 12×12

10 pages (20 sides) to 40 pages (80 sides)

Lay-flat flexible Art Pages

Available in over 50 cover materials and a selection of cover designs 

Branding options available

Clear Vellum Flyleafs / Embossed Flyleafs available

Print and Assembly Service included

Choice of our natural or classic packaging

The Artisan will be available to order from 21 November 2016 in JAD. If you would like to get your hands on one of these gorgeous albums sooner please contact us and we will be happy to help you place a manual order.

Email for further information & prices

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Soft Wrap Leather Covers

Say Hello to our new handcrafted, soft leather wrap album covers.

These gorgeous handcrafted, soft leather wrap album covers are crafted from a selection of our Premium and Genuine Leather covers. Each soft leather album cover is finished with raw edges and a leather tie.

Soft leather wrap album covers will be available on selected sizes of our Fine Art Albums, Komplet Digital Albums and Press Printed Books.

To order in our album design software, simply select “LEATHER WRAP” from the drop down menu option under “COVER MATERIAL”.

Email for further information & prices

 

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NSW Open Session & Workshop | 4 – 7 April

 

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NSW. WE’D LOVE TO MEET YOU.

Join us across three locations in NSW for a series of AIPP recommended Album Design workshops and open sessions to explore our collections.

Covering album design, exporting/importing album designs, software techniques and how to create unique photocovers, there is something everyone can take away from these workshops!

We will also have open sessions so you can meet our fantastic Fitzgerald Sales team and explore our collections in your own time.  Did we mention there is also a super showbag with over $100 worth of offers and discounts?

If this sounds like you, please register your interest below along with your preferred date/venue.

ROADSHOW RSVP YES!

APRIL EVENTS USA / UK

APRIL EVENTS USA / UK


THE ALBUM ROOM SPRING OPEN HOUSE

USA | NYC

28 APRIL

Spring in NYC…does it get any better? Yes it does!

Pop into The Album Room‘s Spring Open House in NYC next Tuesday 28 April to check out all their lovely Jorgensen Albums & meet their fabulous team.

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BIGGER PICTURE ROADSHOW

 UK | SURREY & CHELMSFORD

28 & 29 APRIL

Our lovely UK Team, South West Photo Mounts are in Reigate 28th and Chelmsford 29th as part of the Bigger Picture Road Show.  It’s a free event, running from 10am to 4pm on both days.  Come and see our New Press Printed Book and Fine Art Album options!

Also there will be Kaleidoscope Frames, Denis Wright, Lux S Studio Decor, Wessex Pictures, Hot press, Permajet and X-Rite / NEC Monitors.

BIGGER PICTURE

10% off  ALL Pressbooks for March*

10% off  ALL Pressbooks for March*


We love our Press Books so much we want you all to trial them for yourselves!

We have come up with a little offer to entice you to create one of these gorgeous handcrafted pressbooks for yourselves:

10% OFF ALL PRESSBOOKS OVER $200 *

What if it is for a Client? Yes, you still get the discount!
Can I order more than one? Yes!
Do I get an additional 10% off my Sample Album discount of 20%? Yes, you get  a huge 30% off all sample pressbooks during March!

Make sure you take up this amazing March offer so you can see how gorgeous our pressbooks are in the flesh.  Or, if you want to find out more simply click here to find out all the details about these lovely books. 

Check out the T&C’s of this offer below.

 


* Terms and Conditions of PressBook Offer: This offer is valid on all orders received from 1 March – 31 March 2015 through the Jorgensen Album Designer Software.  To be eligible for this offer normal album price must be over $200.00 (ex GST and Shipping).  This offer is only open to Australian and New Zealand Residents.  Not Valid with any other offer. Shipping Price is not discounted.

NEW JAD RELEASE..PRESSBOOKS & NEW COVERS!

NEW JAD RELEASE..PRESSBOOKS & NEW COVERS!

JAD 2.13 is here at last….. and the much anticipated arrival of the NEW Pressbooks and Linen Covers! Check out all the new features in JAD including:

 

NEW Pressbook Collection

You can finally create and order our gorgeous new Pressbooks in JAD. The latest addition to Jorgensen’s Bespoke Collection, the Press Printed Book, is the pinnacle of outstanding design & craftsmanship. Similar in design to our our Fine Art Album, the Press Printed Book is hand crafted using a choice of smooth or textured “Fine Art Style” papers with a matte finish, this paper produces gorgeous images & allows your images to run across a page spread with no gap crease. Images are printed using Indigo Press Printing.

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NEW Linen Covers 

We have introduced four new earthy colours to our Linen Collection: Ash Grey, Graphite, Natural & Stone

 

Grid pitch preferences added. 

Now you can adjust your settings to make the design process suit you! Just go to FILE > PREFERENCES to adjust the settings.

 

More page templates added!

We have added a few new page templates through out the software so keep an eye out for some lovely new page designs to keep you inspired!

 

Note: JAD will automatically update when you open it.   If you haven’t got JAD and want to see what all the fuss is about download it here!

2015. Let’s do it.

2015. Let’s do it.

Welcome to a brand new year.

It has been an “interesting” past few years as many of us have had to come to grips with changes to our market.  Those new  to Weddings and Portraits are blessed as they don’t have the baggage of the past to carry with them and for them, this is all quite normal – what’s all the fuss?

However, I believe this year is the turning point for those who have managed to get through the past few years and we at Jorgensen’s, intend to be at the fore front  with new products and changes to our collection line up.  We think the market is broader than it’s ever been and that there are more opportunities and products available to photographers now than there has ever been.  We may not cater to everyone – but we believe we now have the best collection of products and services than we have ever had, from matted , through to flush mount, DIY and coming VERY SOON Press Books (we think this may just be our best product yet!).  Together with our extensive range of off-the-shelf products for packaging of DVD’s and USB’s, there should be something for most.

To start the year, the annual SWPP event in London kicks off next week and  Nick and his team from SWPM will be there to show off our new PRESS PRINTED Books, new linen covers and additions to the Studio Collection.

Next week we head down South to Bunbury for a meeting with the South West Chapter of the WA AIPP (sounds like a bikie gang!).  Looking forward to catching up with some of our old and new friends. And, let’s not forget the Decathlon on 22 January which will be such an inspirational way to start the new year.  To find out more about these events head to the WA AIPP EVENT SITE.

Later in June this year, we’ll be at The Event which for the first time is being held in Perth.  We hope to see many of our Eastern State cousins make the journey to enjoy the West Aussie hospitality.

A lot happening.  If you want to keep up to date, why not join our mailing list (hint: scroll down on our homepage!) We promise we won’t bombard you!

All the best for 2015.

Gary Jorgensen

Director / Owner / Album aficionado 

Importing Album Designs

Importing Album Designs

We all know that everyone has a favourite camera, photo editing software and perhaps even a favourite album design software.  What you probably don’t know is that JAD software allows you to import your page designs in from other software…we love to share!

We hear you ask how is this possible? Well let us explain.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It really is quite simple:

  1. Create your page layouts using one of the compatible album design software programs (See below)
  2. Export the page layouts you have created as Jpegs.
  3. Import the page layouts into JAD and drag them into the corresponding pages

Need some more details? We thought you might, so read on for the specifics!

  1. Design your page spreads in your preferred software*.
  2. Export the page layouts*
  3. Open up JAD and create your preferred Album. Complete all the order information (page number, cover material etc).
  4. When you get to the following PAGES AND MATS screen, simply select ALBUM DESIGN FROM THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE

  1. Add the images to your album.  To do this simply select IMAGES > ADD IMAGES.  Then select the exported page layouts you created in the other software in jpeg format.  These will then appear in your image selection menu to add to your album.
  2. Drag and drop your selected images on the page spreads.

 

 *If you are using Adobe Indesign or Adobe Photoshop be sure to create all the page layouts as double page spreads. Export these as flattened jpegs.

 

WHICH ALBUMS CAN I DO THIS FOR?

This is currently available for all Digital Albums (Komplet Collection), Press books & Fine Art Albums.

 

WHAT ARE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMS I CAN USE?

Currently, you can use an of the following programs:

If you get stuck at all, please feel free to use the online chat on the bottom right of your screen and we can talk you through this is real time! Alternatively, you can always contact us!

30 MINUTE WONDER PRODUCTS

30 MINUTE WONDER PRODUCTS

We know everyone is pressed for time so we thought we would share with you our three favourite 30 minute wonder products and ideas!  All of these gorgeous products are easily created & ordered in 30 minutes or less, proving that sometimes less is more.

 

1. DIGITAL POCKET BOOKS

These nifty little bespoke pocket books make a great portrait album or simply lovely gift for your clients.  Available in three Mini Sizes,  5×7″ / 5×5″ /5×3.5, they are the perfect handbag brag book.  Did we mention it also comes is a gorgeous calico pouch?

With such a small design simple select 20 or 30 of your favourite images and drop them in, easy as 1,2…3 !

Find Out More! Design & Order in JAD

 

 

1. MINI USB/DVD ALBUMS

Each 6×6″ Album is handcrafted and made to fit one DVD or USB at the back and 10 or 20 6×6″ images.   All you have to do is simply select the images, organise to get your prints done from your favourite lab and stick them down on our self adhesive pages, no tape needed!  Available in three different materials and the option to brand your box with your studio logo.

You can design & order these beauties through your JAD software OR simply order online!

 Find Out More! / Buy Online! Design & Order in JAD

 

1. ZIG ZAG ALBUMS

Our Mini Zig Zag Albums are the perfect mini album to throw in a handbag for showing off gorgeous images on the go. Ideal as a gift for your clients, or the perfect addition to an album package!

The accordian style book fits 5×3.5″ images, all enclosed with a tie up ribbon. All you have to do is organise to get your prints done from your favourite lab and then stick them down, no tape needed! Your Zig Zag Book comes in its own pouch for protection.

You can design & order these beauties through your JAD software OR simply order online!

 Find Out More! / Buy Online! Design & Order in JAD

JAKARTA WORKSHOP 11 SEPT 2013

Jorgensen are thrilled to announce that as of September 2013 we will be distributing throughout Asia!

To celebrate the launch of Jorgensen Asia, we are proud to present, a one day seminar hosted by Damien Lovegrove on 11 SEPTEMBER 2013.

Damien Lovegrove is considered one of the UK’s premier photographers and trainers in the industry.  His teaching style combines a unique blend of technical proficiency and fun creativity; with a bucketful of enthusiasm for good measure.  Travelling all over the world to educate fellow photographers and share his experiences, you will not come away from his seminar without learning a few new tips and tricks that you can apply to your photography business.

  • High quality training from one of the UK’s leading photographers 
  • A guarantee that you’ll be taking high quality images you can be proud of 
  • Use the images to launch your business to the next level 
  • Packed full of proven, repeatable tips and techniques 
  • A fun, challenging and truly rewarding experience 
  • and much much more…

To learn more about Damien visit www.lovegroveconsulting.com and www.lovegrovephotography.com.

We would love to meet all our Indonesian Clients, and any Australian Clients who fancy a quick trip to Jakarta.   Email susanpa@susanalbum.com to register your attendance…hope to see you all there!

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2013 AUSTRALIAN ROADSHOW

*** MELBOURNE ROADSHOW CANCELLED ****

Jorgensen are heading over to Brisbane and Sydney with a selection of our favourite products to show you.  We will be showcasing a range of our bespoke albums plus a selection of our DVD cases, USB Cases and a few new goodies!

We will also be releasing Jorgensen’s brand NEW FINE ART ALBUM on the roadshow (stay tuned for more updates!) and NEW COVER MATERIALS.  You don’t want to miss out on seeing this gorgeous new album and cover styles.

Stop by anytime from 10am to 5pm.

You’ll be able to browse through our new collection of albums and receive 10% off any order placed online.

Just so we have a rough idea of who is coming please email events@jorgensenalbums.com to register your interest.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

 

Award Winning Album Design

This absolutely GORGEOUS album design by Jennifer Skabo Photography recently won the 2013 Australian Institute for Professional Photography (AIPP) EPSON Tasmania State Silver Award for Album Design.

We just loved the post production work on the images and clean layout of Jennifer’s album design so much we had to share it with you all. Truly an award winning album design. 

We think this is the perfect inspiration for a Monday!

Congratulations Jennifer Skabo Photography!

BRISBANE/ SYDNEY/ ADELAIDE ROADSHOWS

Come one, Come All to Jorgensen’s Open Day!

Displaying the latest Collection of Linen Albums, give-aways and presentations, the Roadshow will have something for every photographer. One of the world’s leading album manufacturers, let Jorgensen help you create unique and beautiful products for your studio.

BRISBANE ROADSHOW
30 July, Inchcolm Hotel, 9am – 6pm
SYDNEY ROADSHOW
1 August, Taylor Made Photography Studio, 9am – 6pm
ADELAIDE ROADSHOW
3 August, Atkins Technicolour, 9am – 5.30pm

 

 

Jorgensen Love Linen

Inspired by natural fabrics and the soft colour palette that is sweeping the design industry at  the moment, Jorgensen is releasing a gorgeous NEW selection of Linen Items to the Studio Collection. 

A selection of Zig Zag books, DVD Cases, DVD Mini Peel  Stick Albums, Folios and Image Boxes will be available.  These items are the perfect solution to present your wedding and potrait images in.

Items will be available in September 2012 on the estore. For more information, prices and pre-orders, please contact claire@jorgensenalbums.com

JUNE WINTER SPECIAL

* Covers incl: Moc Croc Onyx , Moc Croc Brown, Ostrich Red Ochre + Ostrich Ebony. Offer excl. albums subject to a Sample/Display discount.

WIN a BUCKRAM PEEL N STICK

Would you like to win a BUCKRAM PEEL N STICK with FREE EMBOSSING in a choice of 12 colours? PLUS, a STUDIO EMBOSSING BLOCK and a few other fabulous goodies?  If the answer is yes, you are halfway there!

All you have to do to enter is email sales@jorgensenalbums.com with the subject header “Jorgensen love colour – See the New Buckram Peel n Sticks – Available in 12 colours!” ! It is that easy to enter!

Competition open to professional photographers WORLDWIDE and ends on 31 May 2012!

Have you seen the Jorgensen App?

Jorgensen’s are pleased to introduce a brand new way for you to interact with your clients using an iPad or iPhone!

Using your client’s images from a wedding, portrait or an event, you can upload them, along with the album layout so they can be viewed anywhere around the world. You can even share the images on Facebook® which can tag your studio and increases your brand awareness via social media.

Other features include –

Customised logo with web link

Add information about your studio/ business

Add any information about the wedding couple, portrait session, speeches etc

Clients can email images from the app to family or friends

Once images are downloaded they can be viewed ofline

For more information on how the Jorgensen App can help your business grow and prices contact us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! Beautiful Boutique Album Covers

Designed to stand out..

Introducing the brand new Boutique Album covers for the Komplet Collection.  Constructed from our designer wood covers with intricate motif detailing, they are designed to stand out from the crowd.

The covers are available in classic black and white for any Album size in the Komplet Collection.

                                         

NEW!! Photo Cover Album Boxes

Custom design an Album Box with your clients images, studio logo or colours to create a box as stunning as the album insdide!

Each Album Box Cover is printed on treated canvas to ensure your Album Box lasts a lifetime. 

What sizes are available?

You can order a customised album box for any album within the Pro or Komplet Collections. 

How can I design my box cover lid? Click below!

Click here to download templates to design your album box cover!

How do I order one?

When you place your album order through JAD, just mention in the ‘SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS’ that you would like a Photo Cover Album Box.  Don’t forget to email us your Box design or send it to us via our FTP uploader.

TIP:  The uploaded cover image should be a Flattend JPEG. Your image file needs to be received color corrected and ready for printing and should have a resolution over 300 dpi.

SYDNEY ROADSHOW, MARCH 27 – APRIL 1

We’re on the road again…

We’ve boxed up all our albums and are hitting the road again to showcase our products!  We would love to see you in Sydney, have a chat and go over our product range with you.  A great opportunity to see the albums in person and have a chat with one of sales team one-on-one. 

When are we coming?

March 27 – April 1

Where will we be?

Meriton Apartments, Bondi Junction

How can I can register my interest?

Email us at sales@jorgensenalbums.com to register your interest!

JORGENSENS SPONSOR 2011 AIPP NSW AWARDS

The NSW Epson AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year Awards recognise photographic excellence in NSW and the ACT by professional and student photographers. The awards celebrate and recognise the talent of our local photographers and are the highlight of the industry’s calendar.

Jorgensen are sponsoring the 2011 wedding album of the year award!

WHEN/ WHERE:  

The annual Epson NSW Professional Photography awards will be held on Sunday 27th & Monday 28th March 2011 at Crowne Plaza Norwest, Baulkham Hills. The presentation night will be held at Crowne Plaza Norwest on Monday 28th March at 8pm.

CATEGORIES: 

Portrait, Wedding, Landscape, Commercial, Illustrative, Family and Creative. PLUS there will also be an Album Competition (digital delivery) for both wedding and portrait albums.

ENTRIES:  

Entries are online only, together with full entry rules. Entries close 23rd March with no exceptions.

For more details on entries, tickets for the presentation night or to register as a volunteer (a great way to see the images close up and witness the actual judging!) please click here.

Welcome to Jorgensen’s NEW website!

Jorgensen’s new website and online shop unveiled!

We have lots of new and improved features on our website to make your experience with Jorgensen more enjoyable:

NEW! CUSTOMER AREA

Our Customer Area is a log in only area dedicated to our Australian Customers. 

You can now buy all your Studio Collection products, mounts, wallets and tape via Jorgensen’s new online E-STORE! 

There is also is an INTERACTIVE PRICELIST coming soon to help you figure out the cost of your album.  NO more confusing paper pricelists!

A password for the Customer only area will be sent out to all our Australian customers, who have subscribed to our newsletter, in the next few days.  If you have not subscribed to our newsletter, didn’t receive your password or are new to Jorgensen’s please fill out the contact form in the Customer Area and we will send you a password.  

PLEASE NOTE:   If you an overseas customer, professional photographer or lab and would like to purchase items from Jorgensen’s Studio Collection please contact your nearest local distributor.

NEW! FTP UPLOAD SITE

Check out our new upload site where you can send us images for all your photocover boxes, embossing designs etc!

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