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    Who's using what for postcards.

    I've some cut Ilford in a box left, but what are some options when finished? The heavier the better.

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    Pester Ilford to make more - I've run out too.
    Regards Dave.

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    I used to use Ilford Ilfospeed in 9x14 cm for postcards.....
    Mama took my APX away.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller
    Pester Ilford to make more - I've run out too.
    Oh man, I have 1/2 a box left. You mean Ilford isn't making them anymore? Crap. I guess I could use 5x7's and cut it to size and use the cut up pieces for test prints. What a hassle.

    Now don't tell me nobody is making 5x7's.....

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    I have a stock pile of 20 boxes, I am set for a while.
    Non Digital Diva

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    Aren't these it or does it have to say 'postcard' on the box?

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...y=12&Submit=Go

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    I'm using Ilford postcard paper which is MGIVRC Perle (I think). It's usually in stock at my local Henrys Photo. Apparently the Ilford postcard forum is up and running at the Ilford website, so I assume that they haven't given up on postcards yet.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider
    ... but what are some options when finished? The heavier the better.
    I print mine on Azo and then dry mount the 4 x 5 prints onto Strathmore Stamping Cards: http://www.strathmoreartist.com/prod...altycards.html.

    The envelopes that come with them protect the image and the stamping cards have a beautiful white color which is a perfect match for my prints. The Watercolor cards are the wrong color and have too much texture in the paper.

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    It is preferable that it is "Portfolio". Portfolio is a heavier weight paper than standard MGIV-RC. Annoyingly, Ilford do not appear to have any Portfolio in 10x15cm (approx 4x6") at all now: smallest stock size is 12x17cm (4.75"x6.75") which is a bit large, but will do I guess (PDF at http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/wwpal.html).

    Bob.

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    I'm told that the US Post Office will send a 4x6 print with a stamp on the back. Just draw a line down the middle of the back like a real postcard would have; message on one side, address on the other. It would probably be best if the back side of the print did not have watermarks, manufacturers ID, etc. Kodak Royal paper is probably not a good one to use for postcards.

    I have NOT confirmed this with the Post Office. I was told by a reliable friend who does send a few postcards.

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