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Casey Kidwell
09-27-2010, 07:42 AM
So are you guys printing these on postcard paper?

mooseontheloose
09-27-2010, 08:19 AM
As far as I am aware, there's only one company that makes dedicated postcard paper to print on, and that's Ilford. A lot of people (including me) use it for these postcard exchanges. But just as many people don't -- using small sizes (sometimes up to 5x7) of other papers, or cutting papers down to size, is pretty common as well.

amiett
09-27-2010, 08:21 AM
Please sign me in for 25 cards! The address is the same.

ozphoto
09-28-2010, 04:24 AM
So are you guys printing these on postcard paper?

Hi Casey,

I don't use "specific" postcard paper (Ilford), just any paper I can lay my hands on at the time; lately that has been old stuff I've picked up free or for $1-$2/box100 or 50 sheets.

Quite a few people do, but you can use whatever you like - entirely your choice!:D

KWhitmore
09-28-2010, 09:11 AM
Please sign me up for 30 this time?

Kathy

MattKing
09-28-2010, 01:11 PM
So are you guys printing these on postcard paper?

The advantages of the Postcard paper are:

1) there is an image on the back that helps you figure out where to put the stamp, the address, and the note :); and
2) it is already cut to the 4"x6" size that is fairly standard worldwide for postcards; and
3) it is on the heavier weight Portfolio RC stock.

I don't make a point of buying it normally - I'm usually content to either use 5"x7" or cut down 8"x10" sheets of regular RC paper to three 4"x6" sheets plus a stub for exposure and toning tests.

Be careful about using 5"x7". I sometimes use that in Canada, because we don't have a preferential postcard mailing rate here, but in the USA, 5"x7" is too big to qualify for the really nice $0.28 postcard postage rate.

Tim Gray
09-28-2010, 02:17 PM
I use the Postcard paper for the following reasons:
- cheaper postcard postage in the US
- thicker than standard RC

It's also a good size and reasonably priced (I think).

hwv
09-28-2010, 02:50 PM
Hi Rüdiger,

#20 was my first pce. I was happy :) everytime I was able to fetch one of those beautiful handmade postcards out of my postbox.
But now, it seems to be already over (only 5 out :( ).

So, not to suffer from withdrawal, please sign me up for the MAX.

Heinz-Willi

rst
09-29-2010, 03:23 AM
End of sign up is near, I will accept registrations until Friday evening, then a last update will be posted and the address lists should go out Sunday or Monday.

Here is the list, we are 43 participants so far, please check:

Allen Friday (MAX)
amiett (25)
andrewkirkby (MAX)
anikin (MAX)
Black Dog (MAX)
BoxBrownie (25)
bwakel (30)
crispinuk (25)
Dave Martiny (30)
djhopscotch (25)
drpsilver (MAX)
Eric Mac (MAX)
Fleath (75)
gordrob (30)
gurkenprinz (30)
hwv (MAX)
jeffmerlet (20)
JJB (25)
jst (15)
kraker (25)
KWhitmore (30)
Laurent (MAX)
lorirfrommontana (25)
markrewald (MAX)
MattKing (28)
Mick Fagan (MAX)
mike c (25)
Mike Wilde (30)
mooseontheloose (30)
Nige (15)
Oxleyroad (30)
ozphoto (25)
Pete H (MAX)
piu (20)
rai (25)
Rob Skeoch (MAX)
rst (40)
rtbadman (MAX)
Samad Asad (MAX)
stan160 (25)
Tim Gray (MAX)
Valerie (30)
Wayne Frederick (20)

Cheers
Ruediger

Black Dog
09-29-2010, 06:19 AM
Bring it on!:D

Aron
09-29-2010, 04:16 PM
Rüdiger, I'm also in, but moving up to 30 cards this round. Same address.

Each time an APUG card arrives in the mail a smile appears on my face. As others have noted, addictive.

Thank you.

DrZish
09-29-2010, 10:25 PM
Please sign me up for 25.

Thanks,

Tony

rst
10-02-2010, 02:36 AM
Hey, signup is closed now. Here is the list of the 46 participants for this round.

Allen Friday (MAX)
amiett (25)
andrewkirkby (MAX)
anikin (MAX)
Aron (30)
Black Dog (MAX)
BoxBrownie (25)
bwakel (30)
crispinuk (25)
Dave Martiny (30)
djhopscotch (25)
drpsilver (MAX)
DrZish (25)
Eric Mac (MAX)
Fleath (75)
George Nova Scotia (MAX)
gordrob (30)
gurkenprinz (30)
hwv (MAX)
jeffmerlet (20)
JJB (25)
jst (15)
kraker (25)
KWhitmore (30)
Laurent (MAX)
lorirfrommontana (25)
markrewald (MAX)
MattKing (28)
Mick Fagan (MAX)
mike c (25)
Mike Wilde (30)
mooseontheloose (30)
Nige (15)
Oxleyroad (30)
ozphoto (25)
Pete H (MAX)
piu (20)
rai (25)
Rob Skeoch (MAX)
rst (MAX)
rtbadman (MAX)
Samad Asad (MAX)
stan160 (25)
Tim Gray (MAX)
Valerie (30)
Wayne Frederick (20)

Cheers
Ruediger

rst
10-03-2010, 05:20 AM
OK postcarders, the address lists have been sent out. Every participant should have a PM with the addresses of the people to send postcards to. As mentioned in the PM, please check if your own address (that is the first address on your list ;) ) is correct. If it is not correct, please let me know as soon as possible.

There is one other thing for this round and what is also mentioned in the PM. Lori is going to move, so if you have Lori on your list and if you send your cards later than October 15, please send to the new address, as mentioned in the PM. If you do not have Lori on your list - than forget about all this.

I opened a new thread to collect comments feedback and whatever for this round: Click! (http://www.apug.org/forums/forum179/82384-postcard-exchange-round-21-comments-feedback.html)

So, another round has started. Let's have some fun while printing, sending and receiving.

Cheers
Ruediger

hoffy
10-03-2010, 05:55 AM
Good luck everyone! I have dropped out of this round. Hope to catch you in the next round

rpiontek
10-06-2010, 06:56 AM
Just found these post card threads and would really like to join... could I fill in for Hoffy? ah... i see now hoffy is not on the list above... sorry!

rst
10-06-2010, 07:03 AM
... ah... i see now hoffy is not on the list above... sorry!No problem, signup for the next round starts in January.

Cheers
Ruediger