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    Postcard details from the USPS:

    http://www.usps.com/businessmail101/...tics/cards.htm

    If you don't mind paying the price of a letter instead of a postcard, you can mail surprisingly large cards, up to 6.125 x 11.5, so a 5x7 is possible at letter rate:

    http://www.usps.com/businessmail101/...cs/letters.htm

    The minimum thickness for each of the above is about that of an index card--so straight RC prints are okay.

    The overachievers among us might consider mailing a full mounted print straight through the mail. The USPS would mail a mounted print up to 12x15 if it was at least 1/4 inch thick and less then 3/4 inch thick. 11x14 postcards anyone?

    http://www.usps.com/businessmail101/...tics/flats.htm

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    Ha--I missed the most important details. Normal postcards need to be:

    - Rectangular (squares need special handling since they jam the machines)
    - At least 3-½ inches high x 5 inches long x .007 inch thick (index card or thicker)
    - No more than 4-¼ inches high x 6 inches long x .016 inches thick

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    You could also use postcard stickers like these.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=146570&is=REG
    Scott Stadler

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    While searching B&H today I did find the same paper used for the postcards (MGS.44K) in a 125ft roll in 4, 5 and 8 inch widths as a special order, nothing precut. Since it must be ordered you can probably expect to see it the next time they have a run of the paper or, right after you die. You can also buy the paper in 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20 sizes. Since it probably won't be stamped on the back, I expect it might be preferable to go elsewhere, hence the question.

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    Not anymore: 10cm wide Portfolio roll is marked as "while stocks last" in Ilford's latest price list.

    Don't know anyone else who sells suitably thick RC paper.

    Bob.

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    I used to use the Kodak postcards, but they've been discontinued. Now I use test prints that I cut up and use for stationary and note cards.
    Watch for Loose Gravel

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