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Old 04-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Photo Postcards

I had someone tell me that you can send photos thru the mail just like a postcard. So about a month ago in scenic Arizona, I had someone snap a photo of DH and myself with beautiful mountain background, and had 15 copies printed at the local Walmart for .15 each. I drew a line on the back of the photo, wrote a message on the left side and addresses on the right side (just like a normal post card), put on a post card stamp and sent them to friends and family. After we got home I checked with folks and all our cards arrived in their mail beautiful!!!!! Much more personal than the gift shop post cards and cheaper!!!
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We have a small HP photo printer and have been sending photos as post cards for several years. The grand kids seem to like them.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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i have been looking for asmall photo printer for awhile which one do you have
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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Thank you for that what a good idea.
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Thanks for the tip. what a great idea. I just have to get a camera. what kind of camera do you have
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I'm actually between cameras right now. My Kodak Easy Share died just before we left on our winter trip so I borrowed my grand daughter's, think it was a Nikon. Any camera will do, film or digital. I have a birthday later this week, hoping the birthday fairy will deliver a replacement digital point and shoot camera.

A few years ago I had a Kodak photo printer, didn't think much of it. It cost around .75 per print so I was selective on what I printed. Then I found if you didn't use the printer on a regular basis the ink would dry up. I like taking the SD card in for prints or ordering online with my computer. Much cheaper!!
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http://www.amazingmail.com/default

I have used this company many times. The quality of mailed postcards are great. Price may seem high.
But --- includes postage, mailed for you, quantity discount, you can now send from smart phones (need the app), no printer, toner or paper stock needed by you.
Your Amazing Mail account keeps record of purchased postcards, postcards left, mailing history and your mailing addresses of family and friends.
All from the comfort of your RV.
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Thanks for the great tip. That makes it alot more personal. Will surely keep that in mind.
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My wife uses an EZ share printer (HP or Kodak?) and as mentioned above the cartridge can dry out if not used enough. Photos are about 4X6 inches and seem to hold up well. The camera is an inexpensive digital bought at Walmart.
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I'm actually between cameras right now. My Kodak Easy Share died just before we left on our winter trip so I borrowed my grand daughter's, think it was a Nikon. Any camera will do, film or digital. I have a birthday later this week, hoping the birthday fairy will deliver a replacement digital point and shoot camera.

A few years ago I had a Kodak photo printer, didn't think much of it. It cost around .75 per print so I was selective on what I printed. Then I found if you didn't use the printer on a regular basis the ink would dry up. I like taking the SD card in for prints or ordering online with my computer. Much cheaper!!
I'm with you, calico. I found that the 'print-your-own' photo's are subject to smearing from moisture also. Emailing your print request to Walgreen's works for me.
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Avery (The paper products company) and some of their competitors make post cards designed to go through a standard photo printer, Either 2 or 4 to a page. Just so you know.

I use 'em for QSL cards when I mail a QSL instead of using eQSL.cc.

Last card I mailed was to KA0XTT. (Tim Taylor's fictional call on Last Man Standing, though the call is fictional, the station in Mike Baxter's garage is genuine and has been used by licenesed hams to make contacts).

Got the reply card too.
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