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How does Studio J work?
Studio J is online design software that allows users to create custom-printed two-page layouts for 12" x 12" albums. Customers need only create an account, then log in to Studio J and start designing layouts! You can create and immediately purchase your layouts, or you can save them for later completion and purchase. Studio J is intuitive and easy to use; there are just five easy steps to creating a beautiful layout:
1. Upload photos.
2. Choose the desired themed kit.
3. Select an exclusive layout pattern.
4. Add photos, embellishments, title, and journaling.
5. Purchase custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album .
Accessing Studio J
Where do customers go to access Studio J?
Studio J is accessible to customers through my secure MyCTMH Tier II website. Click here to go see for yourself how easy and FUN it is to use STUDIO J!
Do I need to load any software on my computer to use Studio J?
No. You only need an active Internet connection and a web browser with the Adobe® Flash Player Plug-in. Most computers come pre-loaded with Adobe Flash so you probably already have it on your computer. Studio J prompts you if you need to update your browser plug-in. We also strongly recommend a high-speed connection for the smoothest performance.
Is there a user’s guide available for Studio J?
Once you’ve logged in to Studio J, click on the “Help” tab. You’ll find information on every aspect of the Studio J tool. You can read through the topics or use the “Search” button to hone in on a specific subject. You can also access the Help file by going to www.StudioJ.com/help.
Once I’ve created my layouts, how do I get them from my computer into my albums?
When you’ve completed your projects, add them to your cart, follow the approval process, and check out. A few days later, you’ll receive a package containing your layouts produced in true 12" x 12" size, ready to be slipped into your Memory Protectors® and albums.
Can I print my layouts from a personal printer?
No. When you purchase projects, Close To My Heart processes them using top-quality silver-halide processing and then mails them directly to you.
What kind of printing or processing is used when I purchase Studio J layouts?
Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry. Unlike printed papers or images you might print from a home photo printer, the silver-halide process yields “100-year+ quality” that has long been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. We use the same papers and equipment used by leading labs to produce long-lasting photo prints, so you know your layout will be reproduced with high fidelity and will last throughout the years.
Can I create layouts without buying them?
Yes, but images and artwork are only stored in your account for 90 days without a purchase. Making any type of Studio J purchase keeps your active projects in your account for another 90 days, and purchased projects remain in your account for one year following purchase.
What is the price of a custom-printed layout?
During the limited-time introductory offer, the price per two-page layout is $12.95 US / $14.95 CAN.
Are there incentives for ordering large quantities in a single purchase?
With our special introductory offer, you can receive free Memory Protectors and free shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase as follows:
**For 5–9 layout purchases: Customers receive a pack of 5 clear Memory Protectors free!
**For 10–20 layout purchases: Customers receive free shipping/handling plus a free pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in their order.
Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 1 to 20 two-page layouts. Standard shipping/handling per box is priced as follows:
Destination Carrier Price
Continental US UPS Ground $7.95 US
Non-continental US USPS Priority Mail $9.95 US
APO/FPO USPS Priority Mail $11.95 US
Canada Landmark $13.95 CAN
Is there a minimum purchase requirement to order?
No. Customers can order as few as one two-page layout, or as many layouts as they like. There is no limit!
What is the smallest and largest size order that I can purchase?
All orders must be ordered as “projects.” You can decide what constitutes a “project”: it may be a single layout of a birthday, or a group of 20 layouts from a European vacation! You are not limited to the number of layouts within each project.
Doesn't is all sound fantastic!!! It IS!! Here are two of the 3 layouts I've completed so far- I forgot to save a photo of the 3rd on my computer!
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