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Old 04-30-2019   #121
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Maigo, I’ve ordered my post cards from Vistaprint. The price seemed good to me but the cards have yet to arrive, so I’m hoping for a good result. Now, Canada Post, on the other hand, sure is expensive. I had no idea. I guess I’ve lost touch with real mail. But I’m having so much fun I think I may even sit down and write a long letter to all my good friends, as the song goes,provided I can afford the stamps.

I think my average cost is around 100$ US.
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I received the first postcard from Project #11 today too. Very nice photo!

However, this one arrived in an envelope. No disparagement intended, but a photo with a label on it in an envelope isn't a "postcard". Part of what makes a postcard special is the cancelled stamp and date on that cancellation ... on the card itself ... to me. Otherwise, it's just a print (with provenance) in an envelope.

The damage that might be there as well is also part of the charm. I have a whole library of postcards that were sent to me from all over the world over the past five decades. Many of them might be considered "ruined" with the amount of handling damage they've suffered, but I love looking through the album I've made of them. In my mind's eye, I see all those people and all those travels as if they had just arrived.

Please send postcards, folks. I'm not expecting perfect prints, I'm expecting postcards that have been handled by the mail system.

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Well I always keep the envelopes with the card that comes.No big problem,just happy to get what comes Ordered from MOO today,delivery on the 9th,terrible composition,cut the top of subjects head off on original shot Your gonna get it anyway unless the post office rubs it off
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i got 2 cards yesterday! one from US and one from greece
very nice ones. I also appreciate the handwritten quote on the card matching the image, really nice!
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I got your post card today and it is quite nice. The dye-sub printer did a great job.

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One card in from Rolfe......you can feel the heat......thanks,Bill
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I am still at a "solid zero" postcards!
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I sent mine in envelopes because I didn't think the dye-sub prints would stand up to the postal system. As I'm going out of town, I didn't have time to order cards as I've done previously. Maybe I'll send a couple of naked prints through just to see what happens.

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Maybe I missed it, but was there a "label friendly" list of addresses this time round?


I'm just getting to printing .... sorry for the lag.
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Maybe I missed it, but was there a "label friendly" list of addresses this time round?


I'm just getting to printing .... sorry for the lag.
PM Keith -- kxl -- see page two of this thread.

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I received the first postcard from Project #11 today too. Very nice photo!

However, this one arrived in an envelope. No disparagement intended, but a photo with a label on it in an envelope isn't a "postcard". Part of what makes a postcard special is the cancelled stamp and date on that cancellation ... on the card itself ... to me. Otherwise, it's just a print (with provenance) in an envelope.

The damage that might be there as well is also part of the charm. I have a whole library of postcards that were sent to me from all over the world over the past five decades. Many of them might be considered "ruined" with the amount of handling damage they've suffered, but I love looking through the album I've made of them. In my mind's eye, I see all those people and all those travels as if they had just arrived.

Please send postcards, folks. I'm not expecting perfect prints, I'm expecting postcards that have been handled by the mail system.

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Totally agree! It's a postcard project, not a print exchange.
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I discovered another advantage of mailing postcards without envelopes. Such envelopes can get thrown out with junk mail into the recycle can. This could explain why I have not received any cards so far.
My wife recalls seeing a photo of a car and a man wearing a hat (maybe from Cuba)?
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Has anyone in Canada used Vistaprint for postcards?
$15CAD for 50 5x7 premium glossy cards seems reasonable.
https://www.vistaprint.ca/marketing-...71713492&GNF=0
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I am in the Vancouver area.

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I just received my postcard order from Vistaprint Canada and I am very happy. The photo looks good and the cards are sturdy. All great. I'll be postin pronto.
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I sent mine in envelopes because I didn't think the dye-sub prints would stand up to the postal system. As I'm going out of town, I didn't have time to order cards as I've done previously. Maybe I'll send a couple of naked prints through just to see what happens.

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I received a card in an envelope with no identification other than the postmark of "Hartford, CT". The photo is a black and white image of a man standing under a palm tree. Is this from Rolfe Tessem?
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Received the 1st postcard. Thanks Rolfe! Really like the wide angle view.
Sounds like it must be Jamie.... mine had a label on the back of the card.
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I received a card in an envelope with no identification other than the postmark of "Hartford, CT". The photo is a black and white image of a man standing under a palm tree. Is this from Rolfe Tessem?


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Got two cards today! Nice!
Deardorff, your print looks very good. I can imagine it also looks great in large format.
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Old 05-04-2019   #139
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Thank you Pherdinand. That negative prints really well.
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smartpress.com might be a great option for those that haven't printed their postcards yet. I had calendars made from them and they did a great job with intelligent questions asked and extras printed.


Also, I'm going to upload my rejected photos to the gallery from my possible postcard images. One shot just makes me anxious! I'd love to see other member's rejects...
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Friday I mailed out mine and received 3 postcards in return. One from Rolfe, Telenous and Deardorff. Each terrific. The fun has begun.
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front seat of a helicopter
without a long telephoto (& even then)....no other way to get that perspective....i waited a long time for that shot. & for those folks who think an Elmar 35mm 3.5 isn't sharp....well.....
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Old 05-08-2019   #144
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I have received four postcards so far. They are wonderful, I am so glad I took part in the project! Thanks to Rolfe, Pherdinand, Deardorff38, and WebOSUser and looking forward to seeing what the rest of the gang chose to post.
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Hello, I was pretty busy lately, so no updates from my side, but today:

I have already received 5 "postcards" - this is great! First one was the print from Rolfe in an envelope. I also prefer the pure postcard-experience. However, that image is really something. Thank you!

Then there was a magnificent view from Greg; a nice demonstration, of what a Zorki 1 can still do; and a funny fishing-picture from 25 years ago from Pherdinant - I hope you didn't fish them...

It's always exciting to see the different style and ways to see the world when receiving these postcards.

My favourite so far, because its color and it's similar to my style, when in nature, is from Greece from Telenous. These colours... Love it.

Thank you all so far, this seems to be getting a very nice round again.

My postcards were also ready and I received them from Moo. - But Moo was not satisfied with the quality, it seems. A day after I received them, they wrote me a mail, that they reprint the whole set for free, because of some minor thing and send them to me. So I'll wait until this is here and then I spend the weekend to finish them.
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I received Telenous' beautiful postcard today. I was particularly delighted by the quote on the back, because I am just finishing teaching a course on the Odyssey! That is indeed a very Odyssean image. What a wonderful surprise.

I've received 5 cards so far, all fantastic.
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And we are off

My cards from MOO arrived today,so will be in the mail tomorrow
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I am at seven cards. Thank you all.

Deardorff's photograph is great. I am amazed at the capability of this tiny Elmar, the scenery and the awesome tonal range in the picture.

I have received my cards from Moo. Today I started to mail them but bit by bit as I prefer the old schold thing: fountain pen etc. Hope they will arrive undamaged.
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received 5 postcards today!

Many thanks go out as I received 5 postcards in the mail today! What a delight to come home from work and view your images.

My postcards are on the way but since I'm going out of town next week, will be sent to you towards the end of May.

Thanks everyone for participating!

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I have received a total of 4 cards so far (but I misplaced one!)
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I now have received 4 cards in total. Having just finished reading the prose Penguin Classic of “The Odyssey”, I too loved Telenous’ serendipitous card. Well, off to the fetch yesterday’s mail and hoping for more.
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I have received eight cards in all. All wonderful shots.


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The first cards have arrived in the antipodes . I have three so far, thanks Deardorf38, rolfe and webOSUser. My cards are on their way.

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Terrific cards arriving here in New England, ten to date, and I'm now sending mine a few at a time.

I'll use envelopes, except for those who have indicated a different preference. In the envelope, I'll be able to include a small bonus.

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I received today 5 beautiful postcards! I have already 4 other cards. Only card mysteriously vanished. Did someone send a card with a car on it and the scene "looked like Cuba"?
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I've received four cards and have started to mail out mine. My apologies to Michael (Maigo) and Robert (sdsf) and perhaps one or two more where I forgot to include sender details. You'll know it's mine because it's taken with the CV21/4 at DY.

Greg, that's a wonderful shot, Elmar or no Elmar.
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I got suspicious about not getting so far my ordered cards from Vistaprint. I called them up, and it turns out that they mailed it by mistake to some wrong address in Texas. They will mail me a new order to arrive to me this coming Thursday. They said that it was an error by their mailing department. Oh well.
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Terrific cards arriving here in New England, ten to date, and I'm now sending mine a few at a time.

I'll use envelopes, except for those who have indicated a different preference. In the envelope, I'll be able to include a small bonus.

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I called them up, and it turns out that they mailed it by mistake to some wrong address in Texas.
You know, this is 2019. It's time for mistakes like this to END.

Last round, I ordered postcards from Staples. Received, instead of mine, a large box of "Support the _____ Highschool Sports Booster Club" promo postcards.

Come on, suppliers. It's 2019.
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I was on a trip and my postbox had more than 10 cards in! Now mine are also going their way in the next couple of days.
Because I'm very busy these weeks I've given a first try to TouchNote: This saves me writing and posting to the mail office.
Next time I would like to write them personally again. It gives definitely another touch. Thank you so far for the excellent works coming in.
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