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    Ilford post card paper

    I bought a box of Ilford 10x15cm post card paper. Could someone who have used it before tell me if the text on the back should be so faint as it is.
    On the box it shows the same text in much darker color. Is this just for the box and the back should be faint?

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    I think the faint text is to suggest where you should be writing, and be faint enough it does not screw up the OCR postal routing machines.
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    It's faint. Light gray. Like the light gray accents on APUG.

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    I see that it is pretty faint too. I wish it was slightly darker sometimes.
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    OK. Thanks. I just wanted to know that the set is OK. It's a nice idea.

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    It is great. I love sending people postcards that I have made totally myself!
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    I send out loads of these things, people seem to like to get them too. Sure beats email and flickr uploads.
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    Dear Mats,

    It is indeed designed to be light grey.....why ?

    We have to print the 'postcard reverse' after the paper if finished into the actual size, and it must be printed in the quickest possible time, as it is printed ( obviously ) under reduced safelight conditions, it is a very special ink that drys incredibly fast so as we do not get carry over and can pack within the designated QC time for paper in the finishing department.

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    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology limited :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    Dear Mats,

    It is indeed designed to be light grey.....why ?

    We have to print the 'postcard reverse' after the paper if finished into the actual size, and it must be printed in the quickest possible time, as it is printed ( obviously ) under reduced safelight conditions, it is a very special ink that drys incredibly fast so as we do not get carry over and can pack within the designated QC time for paper in the finishing department.

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    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology limited :
    OK. I just wanted to know if it was intended as the picture on the package is much darker. But I like the paper and the idea. Keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    Dear Mats,

    It is indeed designed to be light grey.....why ?

    We have to print the 'postcard reverse' after the paper if finished into the actual size, and it must be printed in the quickest possible time, as it is printed ( obviously ) under reduced safelight conditions, it is a very special ink that drys incredibly fast so as we do not get carry over and can pack within the designated QC time for paper in the finishing department.

    Regards

    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology limited :
    Hi Simon thanks to you and the team for making this awesome product!!!
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