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We Enhance Your Calendar Photos

Touching-up and enhancing photos is not a new service for us — its what we’ve done at Yearbox since day 1. The first step when we get to work on your calendar is to open each image in Photoshop and make it look as good as it can. Usually, this means making slight adjustments in contrast or color balance. But sometimes it is more involved than that. We are happy to clean up scans of old, worn-out, faded, or cracked photos. We often enhance low-resolution images. Another frequent fix is to adjust images taken with poor lighting conditions. We’ve even gone so far as to remove an “ex” from a family photo (though we don’t recommend you make a regular habit of that!).

Whenever we get an image that is marginal or sub-standard, we always let our customer know that they might want to replace it. More often than not, however, the customer sticks with the original photo. Although we would love to always work with professional-quality, high-resolution images, we also understand that for many of our customers, a photo that is lower in quality but is “the right shot” is a better choice than a higher-quality alternative.

So why not charge extra for expert photoshop work? We sometimes get comments back from customers like: “I can’t believe what you did with that photo! It came out looking much better than I thought it would. You guys should really charge a premium for that service.” We don’t charge extra because we are not in the business of selling low-quality calendars. There are plenty of printers who will print whatever comes in the door without even looking twice at it. That’s not our game. If you are buying high-quality calendars, then making sure that the images look the best that they can should be included in the price.

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Do you have samples of your work. Please send samples to Yoakum Soil & Water Conservation District, …

Hi Jackie,

Yes we can send you a sample. I’ll send you an e-mail…

We are planning a fundraiser for our friend who has breast cancer. We are basing the calendar on the movie calendar girls and were interested to know if you could put the pink breast cancer awareness within each of the photos. Our basic plan is to sell advertising, what we are calling a header that will go across the top and three business cards along the bottom and using the blank spots for inspirational quotes. What can of lead time do you need? Do you have any other suggestions for our group?

Hi Donna,

All of the customizations you described can be included at no extra cost. Advertising on top of the photo and business-card ads at the bottom of the calendar are no problem. Also, in addition to 12 monthly pages, the calendar will have an extra 2-page spread (top and bottom pages) that can be used for advertising, info about your group, photos, or anything else you want. Inspirational quotes in the blank spaces of the calendar grid is a great idea — no charge for that. Turn-around time is about three weeks from our receipt of the complete order to your receipt of the finished calendars.

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