For professional photographers, product samples are a key tool for selling products, packages, in-person sales and even ideas to customers. To help your clients understand what they are truly looking for, you have to offer them the opportunity to handle a premium quality, handmade product for them to see, feel and fall in love with. This physical interaction can create an emotional connection with the products and photography inside.
The psychological advantage to this process is that it encourages your clients to visualise their own pictures showcased inside, meaning your customer now wants you and you alone to take their photographs. Don’t forget that it’s not just a book that you are selling; it’s a beautiful, handmade snapshot of a significant moment in their history, ready to be treasured for a lifetime as a priceless family heirloom.
Showcase your best photography on a paper that truly compliments your images so clients can see your work at its best. Sample albums and books are perfect for in the studio or when meeting potential clients out and about. If you are a favoured or exclusive photographer for a local venue, why not supply a sample album to be kept on site, that way you are showing the venue dressed for a wedding, and promoting your own photography simultaneously.
This can be a successful method for appealing to clients who may never have had the opportunity to find your business otherwise, making it an excellent marketing tool.
At Sim, we offer 40% off sample albums and books throughout the year, so you can put together your best work ready to show off to clients. We also offer 20% off any USB or presentation samples including our folio boxes. Design your ideal product in your SimWare software, add it to the checkout basket and select your favourite cover colour.
Then add our dedicated sample code at the checkout to deduct your discount; SAMPLE2019.
All albums and books purchased with a sample discount will be marked as a “Studio Sample” on the back of the cover. This means your photography has the opportunity to take centre stage without any distractions.
We never include any branding on our sample products, only the “studio sample” on the reverse of the cover so your design is completely uninterrupted as if it was a client’s very own album.
We offer a range of cover sample swatches so your client can see & feel each finish in order to pick their perfect combination. Choose between material swatches of leather, leatherette or linen to showcase the colours available on your sample album or book.
If you’d like to showcase every finish available, you can order our A5 cover sample set, complete with a mini metal covers, an acrylic cover, embossing examples and more. This pack showcases every personalisation option available across all our ranges of albums and books, so be sure to match up your sample album with the available options for your chosen product.
Finally choose our paper sample pack to see the finishes available inside our range of albums. This gives you and your customers the perfect opportunity to compare the differences between the papers and choose the perfect option to compliment your images.
Whether it’s your first order, you’re trying out a new paper finish or you’re just not sure how your images will translate to print, why not request some test prints when you place your order and make sure you’re completely happy before it’s sent to print. We offer a free test print service on all of our albums and books with photographic and fine art paper.
All you need to do is pop a note in the special instructions when placing your order to request up to 3 spreads and you can either specify which pages you’d like to see or our technicians will select a range from your design. These will be sent out within the first couple of days once the order is received. Once received, if you’re happy to go ahead just give us a call or pop us an email to [email protected] and we will send your order straight into production.
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|A5 Cover Samples||Genuine Leather & Leatherette Samples||Linen||Paper Samples|
|£35 + VAT||£8 + VAT||£5 + VAT||Free|