Taking the plunge and becoming your own lab might seem a little daunting, but it’s a great way to take more creative control over your business and keep a closer eye on your overall operation. Having to outsource your processes to external companies means that you don’t always have an influence over production costs and you can easily rack up higher costs and spend more time than you need to.
So, what’s the solution? Well, becoming your own lab has its own advantages – let’s have a look at a few of them:
More Creative Control
What’s one of the most important aspects of being a professional photographer? That your creativity is uninhibited and you have the freedom to test out new ideas. When you have your own lab, it’s much easier to experiment with different concepts when you can print in-house. MicroLab supports the latest generation of DryLab printers from Fujifilm and is an efficient and effective way to lower your production costs and have control over the printing process.
You can easily test out what does and doesn’t work and be more creatively flexible when you have your own lab.
Upsize your Business
Minimising production costs and freeing up more time for your business is possible with a framework like MicroLab. If you can streamline your workflow with an efficient system that uses print fulfilment workflow automation then you’ll have more time to upsell your services elsewhere.
You’ll have more time to market your services and more time with clients – meeting potential new business and showing off your brand. This can help optimize your long-term business strategy and take your business to the next level.
Make your Working Life Easier
MicoLab’s got loads of features to help you to save time and be more productive. You’ve got a million and one things to get on with, so ticking a few things off the list can make your working life a bit easier.
The Face Detect feature automatically crops an entire job in seconds, instead of having to fiddle around and manually crop each one yourself. There’s a Powerful Search tool too which means you can quickly find a photo without having to search through folders for hours.
Professionalise your Service
When you can show a client your streamlined working process, it looks more impressive. Being your own lab is a way to show clients that you’re a true professional with complete control over your creative and printing processes – this means you’re accountable too.
Heading into a meeting and having the ability to show your potential clients your MicroLab system is a persuasive tool and could clinch new business. Giving a client a run-through of your working practices shows you in a more professional light.
Running a business is tough and there are all sorts of additional costs to factor in every month. But what if you could save money by bringing your costs in-house and take control of printing. Investing in MicroLab isn’t just a one-off advantage; it can be part of a long-term efficiency strategy for your business. Streamline your processes and your expenditure by bringing aspects of your photo production in-house.
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