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rbiemer
05-04-2012, 04:00
The first one went pretty well, I think, and was truly a fun thing to have organized and participated in.
So, I am happy to do another one.
I think the same format as before; standard postcard, subject and gear open to each person's choice.
Print your own or have 'em made by whoever you choose. BW or Color.
If folks would rather send a small print in an envelope that's OK as well.
I think the final count was 39 of us, and I did not limit that number in anyway other than setting a time limit for folks to email me their addresses.
This time of year, I am much busier at my job than I was for the last one and some folks the last time expressed concern that the time frame was a bit short. And the same concern has been mentioned for this one as well.

So.
I think I will collect addresses from now--Friday 4 May 2012--until Friday 1 June 2012 and then we should plan on mailing by 27 June 2012.

As before, please email me your name, address(PLEASE make sure it is correct and correctly formatted!), and RFF username.
Put "RFF POSTCARD 2" as the subject line.
My email:
rob<dot>biemer<at>gmail.com

I will NOT use your info for for anything other than this project.

Who wants to play?
Rob

rxmd
05-04-2012, 04:02
I'm in.

Just sent you an e-mail after discovering, too late, that I'm actually capable of reading and that you prefer e-mails to PMS.

sojournerphoto
05-04-2012, 04:06
I'm joining up - will email this evening after work.

Mike

jippiejee
05-04-2012, 04:18
Sign me up too. Will email you. Thanks for doing this. :)

Don Parsons
05-04-2012, 04:21
I"m in, I"ll send my address later today, I"m pressed for time

Thanks for doing this.

don

harlequin
05-04-2012, 07:07
Email sent. Woo Hoo!

kdemas
05-04-2012, 07:34
After seeing some of the terrific cards sent in "round 1" I'm definitely in this time. Sending info shortly.

Kent

cjm
05-04-2012, 07:38
Email sent, I'm in.

zauhar
05-04-2012, 08:10
Sent you my address again separately.

Thanks!

Sorry to the participants I may not have acknowledged in the first round, at the end I was pressed for time. I will go over my postcards again and see if I left out anyone.

Randy

dave lackey
05-04-2012, 08:33
This is great!:)

Just can't participate but hopefully I can in the future at some point.:angel:

dct
05-04-2012, 09:55
Just confirmed my postal address. Wonderful!

nlubis
05-04-2012, 11:05
After reading the last postcard project thread, I think I got the idea.
Email sent.

Is there a list of good places to print postcards?

kxl
05-04-2012, 11:49
Is there a list of good places to print postcards?

Quite a few participants form the first project seemed to like moo.com.

Rob - I'm in again. Will email you my address later today.

-Keith

froyd
05-04-2012, 11:59
I don't think I can afford more than 50 cards, nor do I want to write that many addresses! Any way to limit this?

If there are 100 participants, can the the order change so the first parson mails his/her cards to people 1-50 on the list, the second member mails 2-51, etc, the 50th member mails 50-100 and starting with member 51, it begins to go around, e.g. the 53rd person ont list will mail people 53-3 (53-100 and 1-3).

seakayaker1
05-04-2012, 12:02
Rob, thanks once again for providing your organization skills and bringing to life the RFF Postcard project P- Part Deux.....

Sending requested information in a separate email as requested.

kxl
05-04-2012, 12:22
Suggestion to participants:

On the back of your post card, could you write/type your RFF id?

robert blu
05-04-2012, 12:45
I'm in. I'll send you a mail in a few minutes. ciao
robert

Papercut
05-04-2012, 12:48
I'm in -- email sent.

jesse1dog
05-04-2012, 13:32
I'm in again too - email sent.
Might be postcard, might be print in envelope, haven't decided.
It does depend a bit on the numbers involved.
I'm happy for up to 50.

jesse

ilia
05-04-2012, 13:52
I'm in

However can we create some kind of the place where all addresses will be ? Last time the email thread of last minute change was kind of confusing. We can create google document with participant's address and share it on the web ?

eyesglassy
05-04-2012, 14:06
I believe the cost of the Postcard Project 2 is offset by the interesting cards received from around the world. To participate seems like a bargain as well as a creative challenge.

floyd
05-04-2012, 14:07
I'm in again, learned such a lot from the other cards.

ampguy
05-04-2012, 14:51
Thanks Rob, I'm in again. I think I can go 50 max with real postcards (I'm going to use moo), or up to 100 or 150 with just 4x6" prints used as postcards.

Assuming Intl. mix, maybe 50-75% US?

For those wanting to use moo, here's a 10% discount code:

http://www.moo.com/share/8gkfw8

rhl-oregon
05-04-2012, 15:02
In for all and all for postcards.

sojournerphoto
05-04-2012, 15:04
email sent

To anyone new or hesitating, it's a great project. We all got a real range of cards from other people and it's a great chance to think about what you can give as well.

Mike

krötenblender
05-04-2012, 15:18
Wonderful! I'm in again. Looking forward to all your beautiful pictures!

pevelg
05-04-2012, 15:35
I'm in again as well. Really enjoyed getting the postcards from all over the world. Now I need to decide if I want to go the Moo route again or do wet prints.

jippiejee
05-04-2012, 18:03
Yep, oh the choices... I've decided to do silver halide prints for this project.: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/aboutus/page.asp?n=140

victoriapio
05-04-2012, 18:49
missed the first one - must have been when I was off the forum for months due to work load.
Count me in.

rbiemer
05-05-2012, 03:02
OK!
As of this morning we are at 28 people.
And I will be sending y'all an email to confirm I got yours later today.
A few things:
IF we get more than 50 folks, I think I will split the total number into groups as evenly split as I can. A mix of addresses so no group is all US or all EU (or whatever) addresses, so the every one gets as even a blend of domestic and foreign addresses as I can make it. At that point, I will then give all of us the choice of how many of the groups they want to participate in.
Ilia,
I like your suggestion of a google doc. with all the addresses in it. I could then just send the link to every one. And, if/when there are corrections to be made, I can either send just the corrected address or edit the document and let every one know.

The last minute changes/additions were a bit confusing but I'm not sure if there is really much I can do to avoid that. I suppose I could be ruthless about the closing date but I'm not sure that I want to be that tyrannical for what is intended as some simple fun for every one--including me!

Woo hoo!
Rob

hteasley
05-05-2012, 03:31
Ben showed us the postcards from the first round at an RFF get-together in Boston, and I regretted not having participated. So I'm in, email sent.

jcrutcher
05-06-2012, 17:20
I just sent you a PM.

Jim

mathomas
05-06-2012, 17:47
I'm in. Will probably use moo.com, too (thanks for the discount code, ampguy).

nlubis
05-07-2012, 05:33
ampguy,
thanks for the code, I'll look into moo.com

semordnilap
05-07-2012, 10:23
I'm in for round two, too!

Thanks again for organizing, Rob!

intheviewfinder
05-07-2012, 10:30
Quick question...
Does this mean current photos, photos taken during the postcard period, older photos, or... ?

TIA
--Rich

rover
05-07-2012, 10:53
It means the photo you would like to use. Old, new, future, it is up to you.

zauhar
05-07-2012, 11:23
What is 'moo'?

I look forward to spending hours toiling away under the dim red light ... ;-)

Randy

intheviewfinder
05-07-2012, 17:56
Thx Rover

Now I notice folks are using the Moo folks. I use them for business cards (mini & std size). So I could mix up the images and send out random cards. Is that okay? Or should I send everyone the same image?

Yeah I know, newbie questions but I'd rather be embarrassed up front rather than later.

Oh one other thing... Do folks like to see the exif info?

TIA
--Rich

marcr1230
05-07-2012, 18:04
I'm in. Time to fire up the old enlarger and use some of that Ilford postcard stock.

KenR
05-07-2012, 18:14
I missed the first one, but I'll try this one.

krötenblender
05-07-2012, 21:46
So I could mix up the images and send out random cards. Is that okay? Or should I send everyone the same image?
...
Oh one other thing... Do folks like to see the exif info?


In the first round the idea was, that everyone sends the same image to everybody else, so that we all get one copy of every image sent.

I don't know the rule for this one, but I would prefer it this way. At least, I will do so.

I think, exif is not so important, although some people did wrote camera and some other technical info in their postcards. But I think, this could be done here in the thread, because I'm more interested in the image itself.

dct
05-07-2012, 22:25
I support the opinion of krötenblender.

intheviewfinder
05-08-2012, 16:58
Okay 'krötenblender' everyone gets same image and I'm in agreement "it's about the image."

I'm in and I've selected 50 candidates. Now which ONE. Color or B&W... oh the angst.

--Rich

dboxer
05-08-2012, 21:19
I'm in again and looking forward to sending a bunch of postcard all over the place!
Thanks Rob for organizing and instigating.

krötenblender
05-08-2012, 21:47
I'm in and I've selected 50 candidates. Now which ONE. Color or B&W... oh the angst.

You'll find the one (and use the other in the next 49 rounds... :D )

I think, I have some candidates, too.

rbiemer
05-09-2012, 03:26
Oops! I was not very clear, but I think a major part of this project is that we each send one photo to every one participating.
Rich, good questions and no embarrassment applies to you. (for me, on the other hand, a little. See above. :o )
If you want to include EXIF info, then certainly do so. On the cards I sent, I included pretty minimal info. Mainly because there just is not a lot of room on the half of the card for any message. In fact, I started by hand writing all the stuff on the back--name, address, and a short message--but that quickly changed. I ended up hand addressing my cards and printing the message using a font I had made from my handwriting.

As of this morning, we are at 36 people!

If you have sent me an email and I have not responded to you, I apologize and could you send me another, please.

And for the photograph I send this time, I hope to do better than the last time. I like the photo I used but it just didn't do very well at the small size of a postcard. I am sending off a dozen or so rolls of film this week and likely will be picking from those once I get the scans back. Hopefully something much stronger graphically than the shot I used last time.

Rob

Jeremy Johns
05-09-2012, 03:30
Sounds brilliant, count me in - will send an email shortly:

Email sent, suitably excited!

intheviewfinder
05-09-2012, 07:21
Thanks for the clarifications Rob.

Culled the candidates down to twenty. Then sent the lot off to CVS (never done this before) for 4x6 prints to see what might look best at this size.

--Rich

KenR
05-09-2012, 09:33
I was planning to go silver based in the darkroom. Paper choices seem limited to Multigrade IV and Mulitgrade Premium. Differences between the two?

rxmd
05-09-2012, 09:42
I'm probably going with a panoramic shot and am trying to find out how best to send it using the Kyrgyz postal service. Postcards may not be the best idea, maybe I'll just stick it in an envelope.

tomtofa
05-09-2012, 09:58
I'm in again. Now, what to choose this time . . .

jippiejee
05-09-2012, 10:05
I'm in again. Now, what to choose this time . . .

I like boobs!

intheviewfinder
05-09-2012, 12:53
While looking at various options I stumbled on these peel-and-stick postcard backings (http://www.the2buds.com/suph2pc.htm). Looks like it would be ideal for those of you printing your own.

--Rich

brainwood
05-09-2012, 13:00
Ok I'm in again - pm sent

Chris

sojournerphoto
05-09-2012, 13:00
I was planning to go silver based in the darkroom. Paper choices seem limited to Multigrade IV and Mulitgrade Premium. Differences between the two?


I'm trying to get some Adox Nuance in 5 by 7 for contact prints - currently not in stock though.

Mike

jasonrutter
05-09-2012, 13:08
Email sent. I'm excited to be involved this time.

dboxer
05-10-2012, 00:01
I'm just scanning my first four roles of home developed 35mm film and might use something from them. Very excited to begin this project!

lynnb
05-10-2012, 00:37
I'm in - missed the first time around. Email sent. Thanks Rob.

jesse1dog
05-11-2012, 02:56
Just done a trial run with 'brainwood'.
Commercially produced print backed with two sheets of 'Self Adhesive Photo Paper - matt, 110gsm' went through the post to him virtually unscathed. This is possibly a much cheaper solution than having photos printed commercially as postcards. OK, not quite the thickness but does give you the opportunity to do some extra printing on the backing.
Something to consider?

jesse

krötenblender
05-14-2012, 21:51
Seems, that there is not much activity here, anymore. Just pushing the thread, so that more users have the chance to participate.

sojournerphoto
05-15-2012, 13:12
I think Rob is waiting for the closing date to circulate the mailing list.

The more the merrier though - get your names down folks

Mike

brainwood
05-15-2012, 13:25
'Jesse1dogs' trial run card looks the part and is stiff enough not to get damaged in the post and as Jesse says cheaper than commercial postcards

the glossy print makes it look .. well ...like a postcard

Chris

ricnak
05-15-2012, 15:17
I got my postcard stamp in the mail yesterday. Just have to get some ink and then I'm ready to go.

jcrutcher
05-15-2012, 16:15
i'm printed (from MOO) and ready to go! If I remember the final list will be sent June 1st.

pggunn
05-15-2012, 17:35
I'm in for round two.

KenD
05-15-2012, 17:57
Count me in. Looking forward to participating.

KenD

randolph45
05-15-2012, 19:31
Glad I saw this thread. Been off line for 15 days ,gmail sent. Be fun to do it again:)

Pherdinand
05-16-2012, 04:48
I like boobs!

lol

(.) (.)

or

( o ) ( o )

?

PS: sounds interesting. never heard about the first try. Would b even more interesting if everybody was doing wet print :) but yea, we're in 2012.
I will check if it fits my schedule (seriously...!) but i might be joining!

PS2: did i get it right? All participants send prints of a certain shot displaying his or her boobs ;) to every other participant? In form of a postcard or eventually in an envelope?
I would prefer all postcards, too. A stamp glued on it, and stamped at the post office, adds extra value :) (says a former stamp collector)

ricnak
05-16-2012, 06:10
Yep... you have got it right.

Looking forward to seeing your boobs Pherdinand

jweber3rd
05-16-2012, 17:25
Email sent. I'm in.

randolph45
05-16-2012, 19:57
I like boobs!


Can we use yours for our cards:)

loquax ludens
05-16-2012, 20:08
Was there a gallery of all the cards created last time around? It would be cool to see all those images.

merciless49
05-16-2012, 20:21
I'm in, e-mail sent but no response from Rob yet. Hoping I get in this time, should be fun!

seakayaker1
05-16-2012, 20:45
Was there a gallery of all the cards created last time around? It would be cool to see all those images.

No gallery that I am aware of but if you start on page 20 the last few pages of the old thread has the photographs that were used on the postcards.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113252&highlight=RFF+Postcard+Project&page=20

loquax ludens
05-16-2012, 20:48
No gallery that I am aware of but if you start on page 20 the last few pages of the old thread has the photographs that were used on the postcards.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113252&highlight=RFF+Postcard+Project&page=20

Thank you. Someone else pointed me that way too, and I just got through flipping through the pages. There are a lot of really nice images there. Some are outstanding.

rbiemer
05-17-2012, 04:27
Folks,
I am not ignoring y'all!
Just been very busy with my work and have not been on line for the last few days.
I have a bunch of new emails to reply to and will do so later today.
After that I will let every one know our total so far.
My job will be settling down to its usual manageable mayhem after today and I will be more prompt about responding.

Rob

intheviewfinder
05-17-2012, 05:45
No gallery that I am aware of but if you start on page 20 the last few pages of the old thread has the photographs that were used on the postcards.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113252&highlight=RFF+Postcard+Project&page=20


Thanks for the link I hadn't seen these - it just adds to the anticipation. :D

--Rich

semordnilap
05-17-2012, 06:36
If folks have decided on their images, looks like MOO has free shipping through Sunday night.

semordnilap
05-17-2012, 06:37
I'll just add that MOO is a bit more expensive than some other postcard producers, BUT it has a thicker stock than most others. I've also recently had excellent results printing from sharpdots.com, which was recommended elsewhere on RFF, but I believe (without checking) that their stock is just a touch thinner than MOO.

rbiemer
05-18-2012, 04:42
We are at 47 people as of this morning, folks!
And, yes, I have not yet circulated any physical addresses. In an attempt to keep this simple for everyone, I will wait until 1 June then send one(I hope!:)) email to all of you with all the addresses in it.
At that point we should all plan on mailing our cards by 27 June. If folks are ready sooner, that's fine but I wanted to give people enough time to choose a photo and organize printing and have a definite goal to have the cards in the mail.

Thanks, y'all!

Rob

Don Parsons
05-18-2012, 04:46
Can't wait to see everyone's efforts.

Did we decide on only sending one image or several? Doesn't matter to me.

don

rbiemer
05-18-2012, 06:12
Can't wait to see everyone's efforts.

Did we decide on only sending one image or several? Doesn't matter to me.

don
Don,
I would rather we send one photo. It is a major part of the aesthetic for the project, I think.
Rob

astro8
05-18-2012, 09:32
I've joined in too.

jesse1dog
05-18-2012, 12:03
Rob

Looks like we are near the 50 limit that a lot of guys seem to think is appropriate.

jesse

dct
05-18-2012, 13:40
I really would like to get a card from all users, but I understand the expense and time effort if we go over 50. It is already quiet a bit!

Should we stop new joiners at 50 and give them next time the precedence? Hopefully there will be a third round sometime...

ampguy
05-18-2012, 14:13
The odd thing about 50 is that Moo quantities are at 40 and 60.

To the folks above who did the thickness testing (post #60), what's the deal with the thickness you were discussing? Are you in countries where there is a thickness minimum for the postal service?

I'm thinking of just sending Costco 4x6 prints again, maybe with a Hobby Lobby stamper on the back this time, but I'd like some feedback from those who participated in the last project - do you prefer Moo or thick cards relative to thin prints?

I myself did, but only upon receiving them, handling them, reading the scribbles. BUT, after putting them in a dual sided album, it's all about the image.

What say the Gen 1 RFF Postcard project people? Thickness matters? Be honest here ;)


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ricnak
05-18-2012, 14:54
I don't think the thickness matters. The thicker cards "might" travel better, but getting real photographs in the mail was a highlight in round one.

The stamp for the back is a great idea.

rbiemer
05-22-2012, 08:09
OK, we are getting close to 50 people--47 or 8 as of this morning( 22 May).
We are about 9 days from my arbitrary cutoff date.
We will likely be more than 50 people but I don't think it will be a whole lot more.

So, I see some options here:
1) I send all of us the complete list and we all send our card to every one on the list.

2) I split the list as evenly as I can while keeping the addresses as evenly distributed ( "local" vs. "overseas" for all of us) as I can and then you each let me know if you want one or both lists.

I am not willing to limit who can participate at this late stage in the proceedings; I will use the date as a cut off but not the number of players.
Which leads to option
3) Any other suggestions for a way to handle our popularity?

I, frankly, will be (pleasantly!) surprised if we end up over 60 and I will be mailing cards to every one regardless of the final number. The corollary to that is that I will be on both lists if I split the total.

We have a few days to get consensus, what say y'all, folks?

Rob

Vobluda
05-22-2012, 08:14
I vote for number 1 - no problem here sending to complete list.
Cheers and thanks for putting this together!

eyesglassy
05-22-2012, 11:23
I'd like #1 also. Thanks.

rover
05-22-2012, 11:33
I will send cards to everyone also.

jippiejee
05-22-2012, 11:37
Yep, number 1 please. 50 or 60 cards don't make such a big difference once having to write postcards on this scale :) *sigh*

mgchan
05-22-2012, 11:42
Ditto for #1.

intheviewfinder
05-22-2012, 12:08
I'm in with #1 (send all of us the complete list and we all send our card to every one on the list).

--Rich

sojournerphoto
05-22-2012, 12:13
No 1 - I vote we all mail everybody. I certainly will if that's the consensus.

Bought my cards today - now I just need to find a suitable picture:)

krötenblender
05-22-2012, 13:15
I also vote for one list.

dct
05-22-2012, 13:17
ALL IN, I say! Go for #1

kdemas
05-22-2012, 13:26
I'll send to all.

jesse1dog
05-22-2012, 14:21
Option #2 has problems, I think.
If a member opts for 1 list their name is included on 1 list.
If a member opts for two lists, their name has to be included on both lists because if it isn't and they send say 49 cards they only get back 24. I can see giving participants a choice of being on 1 or both lists providing logistic difficulties.
Option #1 with over 50 participants is not going to be cheap - average postal cost from GB about $1 a card.
Nevertheless I will go for option #1

jesse

rover
05-22-2012, 14:24
I don't see anything wrong with capping the list at 50.

semordnilap
05-22-2012, 14:41
I also vote for option #1.

hteasley
05-22-2012, 15:01
I vote #1 as well. Although I'm hoping it doesn't go past 60... that's what I ordered.

merciless49
05-22-2012, 17:31
I'm down for option #1.

cjm
05-22-2012, 19:57
#1 is fine with me.

dboxer
05-22-2012, 23:13
#1 works for me as well.
FYI vistaprint has their postcards at 50% off until June 15.
They have three card stock options: standard, premium and recycled. Recycled is 100lb weight and with a matte finish. The other two are glossy for the image side.

If you can't find the code for it on vistaprint.com let me know and I'll post them here.

Jamie Pillers
05-22-2012, 23:18
Hi Rob,
I'm in for it again.
Cheers,
Jamie

lynnb
05-23-2012, 00:16
I'm for option #1. If the list got too large (over 60?) that might create a cost barrier for some members on low incomes.

rxmd
05-23-2012, 00:30
I was at the Kyrgyz post office today and since it's international mail and all of you are outside the former Soviet Union and postcards have turned into a bit of a boutique item over here, it may turn into a $200 exercise for me as it is. So I'm for capping at 50. If anyone feels left out they can get on Part Trois.

krötenblender
05-23-2012, 03:12
I was at the Kyrgyz post office today and since it's international mail and all of you are outside the former Soviet Union and postcards have turned into a bit of a boutique item over here, it may turn into a $200 exercise for me as it is. So I'm for capping at 50. If anyone feels left out they can get on Part Trois.

Maybe it would be cheaper for you to use a "proxy": get the cards, write your text and target addresses on them and send the whole package to a fellow ref-member, who lives somewhere, where sending is much cheaper. You pay him for the stamps, and he puts them on (which is a 3 minute effort) and sends them.

Don't know, if this is doable, but if I can help...

rxmd
05-23-2012, 03:16
Maybe it would be cheaper for you to use a "proxy": get the cards, write your text and target addresses on them and send the whole package to a fellow ref-member, who lives somewhere, where sending is much cheaper. You pay him for the stamps, and he puts them on (which is a 3 minute effort) and sends them.

Don't know, if this is doable, but if I can help...

Thanks for the suggestion, it's certainly doable. Bonus is that they might actually be delivered in time - the record here seems to be a postcard from Kyrgyzstan to Ghana that took eight months, you can be faster than that on foot. Disadvantage is that you don't get the Kyrgyz postage stamp.

seakayaker1
05-23-2012, 03:50
I am for Option 1, and do plan to send one to everyone on the mailing list.

Do appreciate the cost concern and would not be slighted if someone had to limit the number they sent to 50. It's all good and as many people who want to participate should do so without putting stress into there lives.

The last post card project was a lot of fun and enjoyed the process of producing and sending the cards. Writting a note and addressing each one was a process and will not attempt to do that in one sitting again, it will be spread out over a few days. Receivng everyones cards over a several week period was great with a little anticipation each day that there would be a new card waiting in the mailbox when arriving home.

I used MOO last time and will do so again.

I enjoyed each and every picture that I recieived, some thick, some thin, some printed on regular photo paper stock and sent in an envelope.

It's all good, in nine days we get the mailing list and final count.

Thanks Rob for coordinating this once again!

jippiejee
05-23-2012, 05:54
Receiving everyones cards over a several week period was great with a little anticipation each day that there would be a new card waiting in the mailbox when arriving home.

Yes! The stack of bills sweetened with a nice rff postcard on top! :)

jasonrutter
05-23-2012, 06:09
I'm in for option #1. A little extra cost yes, but I would say I like you all enough to send you a postcard. Granted I don't really know you yet, but maybe a postcard will be the icebreaker needed.

beyond
05-23-2012, 07:06
I am from Malaysia. But its ok. I ll go for #1

krötenblender
05-23-2012, 07:37
Disadvantage is that you don't get the Kyrgyz postage stamp.

I could live with that if the advantage is, that we get your picture and you are able to participate.

jcrutcher
05-23-2012, 11:59
I would like option #1. I'm assuming if another choice is selected it would be up to us to mail to everyone if we wanted too.

I used Moo also, received 60 a few days ago. I don't mind reordering if there are more than 60.

Jim

randolph45
05-23-2012, 20:16
Option one for me too:)

stratcat
05-23-2012, 20:55
Just e-mailed my info. I want a part in all the fun!

On a related matter, I assume MOO only works for people in the US?

dct
05-24-2012, 10:54
Just e-mailed my info. I want a part in all the fun!

On a related matter, I assume MOO only works for people in the US?

No.
Just as an example. (uk.moo.com/de/)

motion_runner
05-24-2012, 11:15
I'm in. Sounds like fun.

Thank you Rob.

ampguy
05-24-2012, 11:22
I'm just going to go with the flow. I've got a budget defined, and if it doesn't go much higher than 60 and more than 1/4 or 1/3rd intl. I should be fine.

I actually love getting the Intl. ones. Last round, getting the stamp from the "Island of Sodor" was worth the the whole project. Prior to getting that one, the kids thought there was no "Island of Sodor" Now they know the UK/England is a bunch of stick people, with talking steam and diesel engines with big faces, and the folks wearing red, slightly lead toxic ;)

Since I'm doing budget printing (Costco 4x6's with stamped Hobby Lobby stamper), if anyone can only budget 50 or whatever, please feel free to leave me out. I'm totally OK with it, and the ones doing contact darkroom printing, moo and other heavy and expensive options should be the ones to get all.

BTW, I've previously done print swaps where I've sent out a half dozen prints and gotten 3 or 4 back, and felt good about this.

The last round here was way over 90%, maybe even 95% of the participants following through, which was an unexpectedly great followthrough.

I'd also be up for a Communist type experiment where we all send Rob our images and the funds that we feel like we can afford, along with a roll of TP and any excess Chinese or Russian loose ammo lying around. Rob then, after acquiring an AK47 to protect our project, uses what's left over to print and send the images, all of the same quality print, to everyone, ... eventually ... until there is unrest ... I could go on ... but I don't think this will be viable ;)

nlubis
05-28-2012, 08:24
Just ordered 60 from moo.
Option 1 for me, too. I will try to get everybody.

raid
05-28-2012, 08:47
No clue what I am getting myself into, but if so many RFF members have played this game, I want in.

raid
05-28-2012, 08:53
Could someone post the link for the first postcard project? I better get prepared.

hteasley
05-28-2012, 09:19
I got my cards back from Moo, and they do a really good job. Really high quality stuff. I am enthused to do more of this, just generally.

zauhar
05-28-2012, 09:24
Rob, did the addresses go out yet?

Thanks!

Randy

raid
05-28-2012, 11:15
I got my cards back from Moo, and they do a really good job. Really high quality stuff. I am enthused to do more of this, just generally.

What do send them and what is the cost?
Moooooooooooooooooo!

raid
05-28-2012, 11:16
Deadline is June 1, I am assuming.

randolph45
05-28-2012, 12:02
Could someone post the link for the first postcard project? I better get prepared.

Raid
look In photo project forum under rff postcard project.its around page 19 of that thread

June 1st is the date to release the address's of people involved.Send it to rbiemer

hteasley
05-28-2012, 19:56
What do send them and what is the cost?
Moooooooooooooooooo!

$59.74 for 60 cards shipped to me. So it's not super cheap, but the quality is great.

raid
05-29-2012, 00:12
Raid
look In photo project forum under rff postcard project.its around page 19 of that thread

June 1st is the date to release the address's of people involved.Send it to rbiemer

Thank you for the information on how to locate the original thread.

raid
05-29-2012, 00:13
$59.74 for 60 cards shipped to me. So it's not super cheap, but the quality is great.

Will they accept negatives or must it be a digital file?
Thanks.

hteasley
05-29-2012, 06:47
Will they accept negatives or must it be a digital file?


I think the only deal with digital. moo.com for any questions on that, but looking at the site myself, it assumes digital.

ampguy
05-30-2012, 15:01
I just finished stamping my 60 cards, and while I like the Hobby Lobby stamper, I think I'll do one of the thicker options next go round.

If anyone wants to buy my stamper and ink pad (4x6 archival black, acid free ink, waterproof), I'll sell them both for $20 shipped in the US. Both are like new, but used 60 times ;)

seakayaker1
05-30-2012, 22:04
Could someone post the link for the first postcard project? I better get prepared.


Here is a link I posted earlier . . . . .

No gallery that I am aware of but if you start on page 20 the last few pages of the old thread has the photographs that were used on the postcards.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113252&highlight=RFF+Postcard+Project&page=20

Looking forward to receiving the mailing list on June 1st!

rbiemer
06-01-2012, 05:51
OK, y'all!

I just emailed out the address list.
If you don't get it, please let me know. I will send it to you again.
I think we are at 57.

There were quite a few of us in the USA who did not add the country to their address.:o
I corrected most of those but I missed some. Sorry about that, folks!

I know some of us are ready to mail and whom ever is should go ahead!
I also know that at least one(it is me:rolleyes:) of us will need this next month to edit, print, and address his cards...


Thank you all again for playing!

Warm regards,
Rob

intheviewfinder
06-01-2012, 06:13
Rob I got the list. And yes I'm a guilty USA address (Americans can be so geocentric). Having already done some prep work, mine will go out during the week.

Thanks again for setting this up
--Rich

ampguy
06-01-2012, 09:11
Thanks so much Rob. Mine are going out over the weekend. I come up with about 43% International, which is awesome!

Here's the breakdown of countries I have from your list, costs for postage are from the US:


USA 0.32 x 32
UK 1.05 x 6
Canada .85 x 3
Australia 1.05 x 3
Netherlands 1.05 x 3
Germany 1.05 x 2
Malaysia 1.05
Italy 1.05
Switzerland 1.05
Kyrgyzstan 1.05
Czech Republic 1.05
Slovakia 1.05
Mexico .85

Pherdinand
06-02-2012, 03:33
ok let's see whos card arrives first :D
and lets see whos card i will like most :D:D

raid
06-02-2012, 04:22
Thanks so much Rob. Mine are going out over the weekend. I come up with about 43% International, which is awesome!

Here's the breakdown of countries I have from your list, costs for postage are from the US:


USA 0.32 x 32
UK 1.05 x 6
Canada .85 x 3
Australia 1.05 x 3
Netherlands 1.05 x 3
Germany 1.05 x 2
Malaysia 1.05
Italy 1.05
Switzerland 1.05
Kyrgyzstan 1.05
Czech Republic 1.05
Slovakia 1.05
Mexico .85

Since we get the same mailing list (other than ourselves), we all should have such a distribution. Right?

raid
06-02-2012, 04:25
Here is a link I posted earlier . . . . .



Looking forward to receiving the mailing list on June 1st!

Thanks. I have now gone over the past thread.

jesse1dog
06-02-2012, 04:44
I'm nearly in business!
Pack of postcards just arrived - a special offer from 'Vistaprint'.
Can't say that I am 'completely over the moon' with them, but they aren't bad! I've now got to address and stamp the cards.

A request - can we all try to put on 'fancy' stamps?
Makes for a more colourful and interesting card.

I'll have to make a special trip to the local post office to see what is in stock or could be next week - so some hold-up in despatch.

jesse

raid
06-02-2012, 04:55
Could someone please summarize the options we have to order postcards?
I need to act fast once I will be back in the USA.

There is Moo and there is Vistaprint and .... etc.

Thanks.

semordnilap
06-02-2012, 05:29
Raid,

You can try sharpdots.com. They do good quality printing–I haven't used them for postcards, but I have for business cards and brochures. The stock won't be as heavy as the 16pt moo stock, but the 14pt UV stock will still be pretty good. It's about $17 for 75 cards printed on one side only, or about $20 for one color printing on the back side... plus shipping. The only thing I don't know about their postcards is how writable the back side is... it would be worth writing them to ask.

You can also use 4by6.com–their 'recycled' paper is comparable in price to MOO, and you can write in pen on it.

And overnightprints.com are pretty cheap. I haven't used them so I can't compare quality.

I'm not a huge fan of vistaprint for this kind of thing–I don't find that whatever savings is worth the trouble. The easiest web interface by far is MOO.

raid
06-02-2012, 05:50
Raid,

You can try sharpdots.com. They do good quality printing–I haven't used them for postcards, but I have for business cards and brochures. The stock won't be as heavy as the 16pt moo stock, but the 14pt UV stock will still be pretty good. It's about $17 for 75 cards printed on one side only, or about $20 for one color printing on the back side... plus shipping. The only thing I don't know about their postcards is how writable the back side is... it would be worth writing them to ask.

You can also use 4by6.com–their 'recycled' paper is comparable in price to MOO, and you can write in pen on it.

And overnightprints.com are pretty cheap. I haven't used them so I can't compare quality.

I'm not a huge fan of vistaprint for this kind of thing–I don't find that whatever savings is worth the trouble. The easiest web interface by far is MOO.

Thank you. I just need to start somewhere as I may be behind due to my trip overseas. Once I get home and get over the jet lag, I will pick out one digital image and order 60 postcards as quickly as possible.

ampguy
06-02-2012, 07:07
If your list is much different than my distribution, we should check with Rob.

'Makin' a list
'Checkin' it twice
'Gonna find out who's ... ;)


Since we get the same mailing list (other than ourselves), we all should have such a distribution. Right?

jippiejee
06-02-2012, 09:03
Ok, now the difficult task to pick a photo for printing...

seakayaker1
06-02-2012, 12:45
Could someone please summarize the options we have to order postcards?
I need to act fast once I will be back in the USA.

There is Moo and there is Vistaprint and .... etc.

Thanks.



I Just ordered 60 postcards, 06/02/12, through moo.com for $59.74 and the arrival date is set for 06/13/12. I used moo last time and did love the quality of the cards.

I have only used one other company called 'U Printing' for postcards which was cheaper than moo.com but the quality was apparent. The thickness of the moo postcard was about twice as thick.

Plenty of time, better late than never!


. . . . . . also with MOO you can customize the back half of the card and have a preprinted message and lines for the addresses. It saves a heck of a lot of time, just adding the addresses on 60 cards is time consuming enough.

hteasley
06-02-2012, 19:26
I've just finished addressing my cards. Now there's the matter of figuring out the postage to a dozen different nations...

[EDIT] Doh, just saw Ampguy has done that legwork. Thanks, brother.

seakayaker1
06-02-2012, 23:14
For those in the US, you can go to the USPS.COM web site to buy your stamps.

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/subcategory.jsp?categoryId=subcatS_S_OtherPostage&categoryNavIds=catBuyStamps%3AsubcatS_S_OtherPosta ge

Last time I went to the post office for postcard stamps they did not have enough quantity of the stamps I wanted and offered up combination of assorted stamps to reach the correct amount. Multiple stamps on a postcard does not work out so well. JMHO.

The total cost for the order was $36.85 for 20 International $1.05; 4 International at $0.85, and 35 Domestic Postcard stamps at $0.32; plus a shipping charge of $1.25. (had to buy a few extra 32 cent stamps due to the quantities you could buy, either in quantities of 20, 10, or 5) The charge for shipping was less then the gas I would use to drive and not spending the time in line at the Post Office is another bonus.

Looking forward to the next several weeks as the cards start to arrive.

raid
06-03-2012, 00:22
I Just ordered 60 postcards, 06/02/12, through moo.com for $59.74 and the arrival date is set for 06/13/12. I used moo last time and did love the quality of the cards.

I have only used one other company called 'U Printing' for postcards which was cheaper than moo.com but the quality was apparent. The thickness of the moo postcard was about twice as thick.

Plenty of time, better late than never!


. . . . . . also with MOO you can customize the back half of the card and have a preprinted message and lines for the addresses. It saves a heck of a lot of time, just adding the addresses on 60 cards is time consuming enough.

I may just go for Moo and save some time.

pggunn
06-03-2012, 08:29
Through today, OvernightPrints.com (OvernightPrints.com) has a sale on postcards.

I ordered 100 premium quality yesterday,with delivery on or before June 13, for $45.90.

You can download templates for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Word, but the simplest method is to do your design using their on line application.

When doing the postage side (text, address, etc.) you have to make a selection for the background from a clip art collection. You can just choose color, white, then use the text tool.

On the image side, you can upload a Tiff, PDF, or a couple of other file types. You'll need to save at your chosen size at 300 dpi.

The quality is excellent.

Sorry I didn't mention this sooner, but my life has been chaotic lately.

mgchan
06-03-2012, 09:22
I went the route of printing the photos on inkjet and sticking on postcard backings which I'd picked up from B&H.

Just finished the first batch of postcards destined outside of the U.S. I figured it'll take longer for the postcards to get there so I should mail those first. I will get stamps and mail them tomorrow.

seakayaker1
06-03-2012, 17:46
Through today, OvernightPrints.com (http://OvernightPrints.com)has a sale on postcards.

I ordered 100 premium quality yesterday,with delivery on or before June 13, for $45.90.

.....

The quality is excellent.

Sorry I didn't mention this sooner, but my life has been chaotic lately.


Looking forward to seeing your card to campare it with the MOO.com stock.

A great price for a 100 cards.

rbiemer
06-03-2012, 18:02
A few things, folks:
First, I accidentally omitted one address. I have emailed it out to y'all. MY fault, and I hope it won't ruin anyone's day.

Second, I was emailed a spreadsheet--excel--of the addresses and if anyone wants to have it I am happy to pass it along.
Email me and I'll send it to you.
Thanks to seakayaker1 for this!

And, thirdly, I've been emailed by a late but hopeful person. I know we are creeping up on 60 here and I will not entertain any other late folks but I did tell this person I would ask the group.
Shall we include one more RFF-er?

Cheers,
Rob

seakayaker1
06-03-2012, 18:06
Rob, no worries about adding one more, we are still under 60 so I have a couple to spare. Send along the address and will be happy to send a postcard.

merciless49
06-03-2012, 18:16
I'm also ok with one more person, as I'll get the 60-card order from Moo anyway. Thanks again Rob for organizing this!

intheviewfinder
06-03-2012, 18:43
Me too! One more is A-Okay

--Rich

ampguy
06-03-2012, 18:49
Rob, I'm good with the extra. I was anticipating 60 anyways. Go ahead and send us the addl. address. Got the earlier one today, and that is fine too.

randolph45
06-03-2012, 19:18
If I don't get the lead out soon one extra won't make a difference anyway:eek:

kdemas
06-03-2012, 20:36
My cards are bring printed and will go out mid-month. This is fun!

mgchan
06-04-2012, 01:27
I'm okay with one more. It also means a total of two more postcards that I'll be receiving! :D

seakayaker1
06-04-2012, 01:40
Rob, with the addition of Randy and one other person, that will bring the total to 58 names on the list including myself. Just wanted to validate the number when you have a moment.

nlubis
06-04-2012, 05:37
I'm fine with one more. As long as I get to keep one for myself (as a set). Could you forward the address on spreadsheet? Thanks.

nlubis
06-04-2012, 05:42
I've just received my Moo order. They did a great job. (what else should i order?).
And thanks to ampguy ans seakayaker1 for figuring out postage.

KenR
06-04-2012, 06:06
Cards ready, now for the addresses, postage etc. Looking forward to seeing all the cards that I receive.

rbiemer
06-04-2012, 06:10
Folks, I emailed the final list to everyone.
I corrected OC's zip code, added the new person and the address I omitted and added those changes to the excel file. Which I attached.

Dan, I am getting 59 including everyone. I didn't notice any duplicates.
Rob, with the addition of Randy and one other person, that will bring the total to 58 names on the list including myself. Just wanted to validate the number when you have a moment.


Now to get my sh!t together and get my cards done!:D

Warm regards,
Rob

ampguy
06-04-2012, 07:37
in both the latest email list, and the spreadsheet Rob. Is it possible you're counting the person who submitted their address in multiple languages twice?

Folks, I emailed the final list to everyone.
I corrected OC's zip code, added the new person and the address I omitted and added those changes to the excel file. Which I attached.

Dan, I am getting 59 including everyone. I didn't notice any duplicates.



Now to get my sh!t together and get my cards done!:D

Warm regards,
Rob

ampguy
06-04-2012, 07:42
Get one more .85 cent stamp (5 total) with the weekend addition. (Or 3x.32s would cover it).

I've just received my Moo order. They did a great job. (what else should i order?).
And thanks to ampguy ans seakayaker1 for figuring out postage.

eyesglassy
06-04-2012, 07:49
Wow, Two cards in my box! That's fast.

rbiemer
06-04-2012, 07:52
in both the latest email list, and the spreadsheet Rob. Is it possible you're counting the person who submitted their address in multiple languages twice?

Ahem...yes that would be the case...:o
Anyway, this is going to be fun!
Rob

zauhar
06-04-2012, 07:59
I have a hundred Ilford postcards, will get in the basement next couple of days to start. My goal is to get them out prior to our leaving for vacation on the 18th.

This should be fun!

Randy

mgchan
06-04-2012, 10:12
Except for the last two additions to the list, I just dropped off my postcards at the Post Office!

Don Parsons
06-04-2012, 10:16
Just ordered 100 from Overnightprints. They are supposed to be here 6/22 so I'll have stamps in hand and they will go out the following Monday.

mgchan
06-04-2012, 10:24
Just wanted to say... the small investment in time, developing/printing postcards and postage is well worth what we're all getting in return!

Can't wait for my first postcard...

intheviewfinder
06-04-2012, 10:41
Just got my first card in the mail. Man I feel like a lazy SOB. Here I am agonizing over which shot.

--Rich

mgchan
06-04-2012, 10:48
Just got my first card in the mail. Man I feel like a lazy SOB. Here I am agonizing over which shot.

--Rich

I cheated and took the easy way out! I had my wife and daughter pick the shot from a selection of shots. ;)

Don Parsons
06-04-2012, 11:03
Thanks Ted!

seakayaker1
06-04-2012, 11:21
Folks, I emailed the final list to everyone.
I corrected OC's zip code, added the new person and the address I omitted and added those changes to the excel file. Which I attached.

Dan, I am getting 59 including everyone. I didn't notice any duplicates.



Now to get my sh!t together and get my cards done!:D

Warm regards,
Rob

in both the latest email list, and the spreadsheet Rob. Is it possible you're counting the person who submitted their address in multiple languages twice?

Edit, should have read through all the replies prior to posting, you folks already solved the problem with counting the same person twice with the two addresses.

PRIOR TO EDIT: The number is 58.

The excel spreadsheet has 59 lines but the first line is for the column headings with 58 names that follow. I believe that is the difference in the numbers.


Hearing that people already received a card has built the early anticipation of seeing what is in the mail today!

zauhar
06-04-2012, 11:42
Hey, those of us doing this in the darkroom need some slack! You digital people should have given us a head start...

Randy

seakayaker1
06-04-2012, 12:24
. . . . . So.
I think I will collect addresses from now--Friday 4 May 2012--until Friday 1 June 2012 and then we should plan on mailing by 27 June 2012.

Rob

Hey, those of us doing this in the darkroom need some slack! You digital people should have given us a head start...

Randy


Randy, nobody is really behind until after the 27th of June.

Everyone still has plenty of time. It also spreads out the time that the postcards will be flowing into the mailbox.

ampguy
06-04-2012, 12:36
Was mailed last Fri. afternoon!

Thanks Ted!

randolph45
06-04-2012, 16:52
Got mine today from Ted:)

P.S. I am a better lazy slob than that other guy;)

raid
06-04-2012, 17:28
Randy, nobody is really behind until after the 27th of June.

Everyone still has plenty of time. It also spreads out the time that the postcards will be flowing into the mailbox.

I will do my best not to fall behind.
As my digital image I may just choose a photo from Tahrir Square with the people protesting.

rbiemer
06-04-2012, 18:21
in both the latest email list, and the spreadsheet Rob. Is it possible you're counting the person who submitted their address in multiple languages twice?

Ahem...yes that would be the case...:o
Anyway, this is going to be fun!
Rob

IN FACT, it was even dumber: I didn't notice that the column headings were on row #1...:rolleyes::eek::D

I am very glad folks are eager and ready to go but for those of us who are not quite ready--though just as eager, I'm sure!--be aware that no one is late or behind and this is not a race...

Warm regards,
Rob Biemer

seakayaker1
06-04-2012, 18:22
I will do my best not to fall behind.
As my digital image I may just choose a photo from Tahrir Square with the people protesting.


That would be a great choice, current news distributed via the RFF Postcard exchange!

astro8
06-04-2012, 18:47
I think it more enjoyable to receive the cards over a few weeks than all at once. :)

Besides...I'm having a difficult time trying to select a photo! :confused:

kxl
06-04-2012, 18:59
Got Ted's card - Very nice! I hope to mail my cards in the next couple of days...

kdemas
06-04-2012, 19:24
I got my first as well... Ted wins the first card award! I look forward to many more!

ampguy
06-04-2012, 19:36
I thought we're playing Spit - get rid of our cards as fast as possible :angel:

IN FACT, it was even dumber: I didn't notice that the column headings were on row #1...:rolleyes::eek::D

I am very glad folks are eager and ready to go but for those of us who are not quite ready--though just as eager, I'm sure!--be aware that no one is late or behind and this is not a race...

Warm regards,
Rob Biemer

Papercut
06-05-2012, 07:39
cards ordered from moo -- should go out mid-month.

looking forward to getting the first cards in the mail very soon, if not today. Very excited!

jasonrutter
06-05-2012, 13:55
Finalized my card this morning and just placed the order for my cards. Feels good to have that part done. Now to figuring out the best way to address these things when they arrive.

Also got my first card yesterday which was a nice treat. I'm looking forward to the arrival of more.

rutter

brainwood
06-05-2012, 14:36
I should also be posting mid month. Sent my order, I went with moo again really because it's quick and easy .. and the cards come out nicely too

Chris

krötenblender
06-05-2012, 21:46
Also got my first card yesterday. That was quick... Nice picture for the project.

dct
06-06-2012, 07:15
Got my first postcard too and this gave me the kick in the a** to make my own choice! Just placed the order at moo.com; should get it the 2nd half of June.

It is even more exciting this 2nd time, because I know how good it feels checking the post box every now and then for new cards. Thank you all for sharing.

jesse1dog
06-06-2012, 08:50
Got a stack of cards on my desk nearly ready to go!

I copied the address list into Microsoft Office, reformatted each page so that I could print the first three pages as columns onto a single photographic self adhesive sheet. Printed two sheets of what I could now descibe as potential labels, cut out each address and put on postcard. (Think that answers a question asked by jasonrutter). Before I stopped my printing I did copies of addresses onto plain paper to be used as a check against 'finished' postcard, and as a check list when postcards start to arrive at my end.

I had hoped to put the same stamps on all the cards going abroad - the postal rate has increased since RFF Exchange 1. In their infinite wisdom the Royal Mail has printed sheets of the latest commemorative stamps with different designs on adjacent stamps. As a result half you guys will get one design, and the other half a second. I'm telling you that the stamps have been issued for our Queen's Diamond Jubilee commemoration but you wouldn't know that looking at them. However both designs are based very much on photographs - one b&w, the other colour. To add to the variety of postings, some cards have the Airmail etiquette in English and others Welsh! So much for everybody getting the same!
I tried!

Looking at this nice pile of cards I have to wonder how and if they will ever get to their destinations. No doubt you guys will let me know, and in what state they arrive.
Hoping to post on Friday!

jesse

Vobluda
06-06-2012, 09:26
Teds card from USA and Franks from Germany delivered in Prague today, many thanks!

raid
06-06-2012, 11:31
That would be a great choice, current news distributed via the RFF Postcard exchange!

It will be the first image that I posted in my thread on Tahrir Square.

krötenblender
06-06-2012, 11:48
Got my second postcard today. Incredibly fast this time. Although I'm good in time, I feel really slow this time. But I have selected a picture and ordered my cards. Was a hard choice...

kxl
06-06-2012, 12:55
Mailed my postcards yesterday, so those of you on the west coast of the US should get it today or tomorrow, while others may have to wait just a little bit longer :)

merciless49
06-06-2012, 13:31
Just ordered my cards from Moo, will get them by Monday June 18 so I'll be able to ship out before the deadline. Thanks Ted, already got your card!

intheviewfinder
06-06-2012, 13:46
I thought I'd get mine out yesterday but alas... I'm out in the Big City (NYC) until Tuesday so I'll get to this Wednesday or Thursday. Who knows maybe I'll get a good shot over the next few days.

-- Rich

Jamie Pillers
06-06-2012, 14:31
Finally overcame inertia and placed my order for 60 postcards with MOO, the great online business card and postcard maker. They say I should receive them by June 18, at which time I'll add addresses and stamps.

FYI: I paid about $1 per card (including shipping). This includes the photo printed on one side and text (contact and photo info) on the other. I used MOO for the 1st postcard project and they did a superb job.

raid
06-06-2012, 14:40
So the estimated total cost for taking part in this project is about $100, including the postage?

kdemas
06-06-2012, 15:25
So the estimated total cost for taking part in this project is about $100, including the postage?

Pretty close if it's the Moo option in the US Raid. I view it like I'm buying a nice 60 print photo book :)

Jamie Pillers
06-06-2012, 18:33
I agree. About $100. In return you receive approx. 60 limited edition 'prints'. :-)

randolph45
06-06-2012, 21:12
I agree. About $100. In return you receive approx. 60 limited edition 'prints'. :-)

Cool shall we hand number each card 1of 60 etcetra :):)

Jamie Pillers
06-06-2012, 21:42
Of course! If someday we become known as "f0.95" or some such thing, you'll want them numbered to prove authenticity! :-)

hteasley
06-07-2012, 07:27
Got stamps today: ~$36 or so for the lot. So ~$94 for the whole deal, for me, using moo.com.

Got my first card yesterday, totally worth it.

Pherdinand
06-07-2012, 09:37
got the card, thanx Ted! Was pretty fast, just one week from the Apopka river to the Dommel river ;)

jippiejee
06-07-2012, 11:02
Received my first card too today :) Also received a message that my own cards are ready too, so hopefully sending them out this weekend. Love this project. Cheers to all writing that giant stack of cards right now.

raid
06-07-2012, 11:08
Are there any tips of what to do and what not do when ordering cards from MOO?

seakayaker1
06-07-2012, 11:38
Are there any tips of what to do and what not do when ordering cards from MOO?

All I did was select postcards and followed directions. Took about 15/20 minutes to do because I took my time. I do not know if you have a choice but choosing a postcard format with the back side having the address lines and a area where you can pre-print information is what made it valuable for me.

It pretty easy and fast to do.

Look forward to seeing your postcard.

ampguy
06-07-2012, 11:39
I had to look up the Dommel river. Looks beautiful!

got the card, thanx Ted! Was pretty fast, just one week from the Apopka river to the Dommel river ;)

raid
06-07-2012, 11:41
All I did was select postcards and followed directions. Took about 15/20 minutes to do because I took my time. I do not know if you have a choice but choosing a postcard format with the back side having the address lines and a area where you can pre-print information is what made it valuable for me.

It pretty easy and fast to do.

Look forward to seeing your postcard.

I appreciate the tip. I will start very soon placing an order with MOO.

JHutchins
06-07-2012, 13:09
All I did was select postcards and followed directions. Took about 15/20 minutes to do because I took my time. I do not know if you have a choice but choosing a postcard format with the back side having the address lines and a area where you can pre-print information is what made it valuable for me.

It pretty easy and fast to do.

Look forward to seeing your postcard.

Yes, it was easy -- I also chose the postcard format and pre-printed what I want to write which means you will not be subjected to my inscrutable handwriting. The postal folks/computer will since I'll probably hand write the addresses, but they're paid/designed to do that so I feel less guilty.

And I ordered mine today and so you should receive it along with those of all of the other people who were shocked out of indolence by receiving the, lovely, early cards and seeing what the expected delivery times for new orders from Moo is.

dct
06-07-2012, 13:20
[...]
And I ordered mine today and so you should receive it along with those of all of the other people who were shocked out of indolence by receiving the, lovely, early cards and seeing what the expected delivery times for new orders from Moo is.

You got me! :angel:

Two cards so far are in.

randolph45
06-07-2012, 13:26
Got Jim C from Arizona and Kieth from So Cal both great images

mgchan
06-07-2012, 16:19
I received one from Ted yesterday. Nothing in the mail today. :(

ampguy
06-07-2012, 17:16
Very nice! Thanks!

I received one from Ted yesterday. Nothing in the mail today. :(

mathomas
06-07-2012, 19:37
I ordered from Moo a few days ago. Hoping the receive the cards early next week. Excited to see the print quality -- hope I'm not disappointed. I've loved the mini cards, but it's such a small surface area it's hard to see the actual print quality.

raid
06-07-2012, 20:13
I have received three cards.

Pherdinand
06-08-2012, 02:02
I had to look up the Dommel river. Looks beautiful!

well, it's a tiny one, some places i could jump over (ok..i could do it 10 yrs ago) but it's the only one we have here in the town, so we try to keep it nice n clean :)

beyond
06-08-2012, 02:31
Finalized the image that I ll be printing today.

Pherdinand
06-08-2012, 08:10
got the card, thanx Ted! Was pretty fast, just one week from the Apopka river to the Dommel river ;)

lol, i have no idea why i wrote Apopka river. I ment Spokane, of course.
Sorry about it.

Today another card, from Michael in NY. thx :)

ampguy
06-08-2012, 15:48
Yeah, that threw me for a second, but our river has been called so many things, and so many people know more about it than I do that I figured perhaps, Apopka was another name for it at some time!

btw, I have put my 2 cards in a google maps thing where I just put the rffers name, and zip code, and the date I recd. and condition. If folks want the unlisted link, I can give it by email, or if everyone is ok, then I can share publicly.

I can also turn on collaboration so everyone can read/write to the map, but I would personally ask that no last names or addresses (except for postal code/country) are used, if we do this.

So email me for the link, but right now, I only have a measly 2 cards, 1 from the east coast had some very minor postal blemishes, and #2 from so. calif. is perfect.

Cool things that could be done is referencing where the postcard photos were taken - for example, one of my cards while coming from calif. was taken in an exotic country!

This is great stuff for my kids, as they go to public schools...if it's not on the news or a war or one of the few countries they've been to, chances are it's a new and unknown place to them, and often to me too!

Great geography lessons in addition to excellent photos from this project!


lol, i have no idea why i wrote Apopka river. I ment Spokane, of course.
Sorry about it.

Today another card, from Michael in NY. thx :)

hteasley
06-08-2012, 16:14
I'm up to 4 cards received. Mine all went out yesterday, with one that went out today (mis-counted the cards for Canada, needed one more stamp).

Awesome stuff. So far, B&W is winning, 3:1.

raid
06-08-2012, 16:27
What do you write on the back of the card so that there is sufficient space for the address? Is there a format?

Front: full size image without text
Back: what should I write there? Some info about the image, and a brief message?

mgchan
06-08-2012, 16:33
Received two more cards today, for a total of three. Wonderful work! Thanks Ted, Keith and Frank!

raid
06-08-2012, 16:58
Yay! Your order has been placed :)

I have placed the order with MOO.
If I made some errors, that is not a problem. I will learn for next time around.

Jamie Pillers
06-08-2012, 17:32
Ted, Michael, Keith... got 'em! Excellent stuff - thanks!

Keith, your image is a very nice follow-on to the card you sent in the first RFF Postcard Project. :-)

astro8
06-08-2012, 18:20
Received my first card. From Ted, all the way from the USA. The edges a little tatty, some creases, smudges and a piece of print lifted from the front, lovely patina!

ampguy
06-08-2012, 18:29
Here are a couple of initial notes: Keith's (kxl) stamp didn't get marked up, in fact, no postmarks or imprint except for a bar code label on the bottom of the text side. Image quality is excellent, thinner than moo stock, but it's almost like the PO took care to not do anything to the glossy image side.

mgchan's got the postal postmark treatment on the print side and a stamped (not labeled) barcode on the bottom of the text side, couple of minor scrapes on the image side, could be some liquid, but 98% of image is excellent.

mgchan
06-08-2012, 18:40
It's the postal treatment, plus the wear and tear from delivery that makes each postcard even more unique!

kxl
06-08-2012, 18:56
Ted, Michael, Keith... got 'em! Excellent stuff - thanks!

Keith, your image is a very nice follow-on to the card you sent in the first RFF Postcard Project. :-)

Thanks Jamie - They're two of my personal favorites.

kxl
06-08-2012, 19:00
Here are a couple of initial notes: Keith's (kxl) stamp didn't get marked up, in fact, no postmarks or imprint except for a bar code label on the bottom of the text side. Image quality is excellent, thinner than moo stock, but it's almost like the PO took care to not do anything to the glossy image side.


The lady at the post office remembered me from the last RFF project and we talked a while about the project and the photo, so I'm sure the card was gently handled, at least on my end. Glad to hear that it got to you in good shape.

Just like the first project, I also ordered this one from Costco.

I've received 3 so far, and looking forward to receiving more. Unfortunately, nothing today.

ampguy
06-08-2012, 19:09
As I'm sure you can tell from the thickness, mine are from Costco too. From the last round, and from experience, I have found that while thicknesses vary, there is no better print quality for a 4x6 or postcard size image than Costco.

However, I do note that your backing doesn't have the Costco/Noritsu "Fuji" watermarks, and you have From: Message:, vertical line, and To: markings? Did you pay extra for these, or did you have a stamp or backing you applied?

I learned one thing about the Hobby Lobby stamper, while selecting the best inkpad (archival, waterproof, acid free), that is all great, but if the newly stamped back touches another card before it's dry, it will transfer some ink onto the adjacent card. So if I were to use the Hobby Lobby stamper again, I would lay out the cards flat, stamp them, and let them dry, hoping the cats don't step on them, then pick them up and pile them up.


The lady at the post office remembered me from the last RFF project and we talked a while about the project and the photo, so I'm sure the card was gently handled, at least on my end. Glad to hear that it got to you in good shape.

Just like the first project, I also ordered this one from Costco.

I've received 3 so far, and looking forward to receiving more. Unfortunately, nothing today.

kxl
06-08-2012, 19:49
Agreed re: Costco image quality - it is excellent. I ordered mine online - selected "create gifts" then selected postcards, uploaded photo, selected style, then entered From: and Message. Got the cards in a few days.




As I'm sure you can tell from the thickness, mine are from Costco too. From the last round, and from experience, I have found that while thicknesses vary, there is no better print quality for a 4x6 or postcard size image than Costco.

However, I do note that your backing doesn't have the Costco/Noritsu "Fuji" watermarks, and you have From: Message:, vertical line, and To: markings? Did you pay extra for these, or did you have a stamp or backing you applied?

I learned one thing about the Hobby Lobby stamper, while selecting the best inkpad (archival, waterproof, acid free), that is all great, but if the newly stamped back touches another card before it's dry, it will transfer some ink onto the adjacent card. So if I were to use the Hobby Lobby stamper again, I would lay out the cards flat, stamp them, and let them dry, hoping the cats don't step on them, then pick them up and pile them up.

seakayaker1
06-09-2012, 02:15
Ordered postcards from MOO on 6/2/12 and received on Friday afternoon, 6/8/12. Original estimated delivery date provided was 6/13 so they came pretty quickly. Had to work this evening so I addressed and stamped the cards when I got home. Just finished the 57 postcards so they will go out in tomorrows mail.

Received four to date from:

1. Ted ~ Spokane, WA
2. Jim ~ Phoenix, AZ
3. Michael ~ Wesley Hills, NY
4. Keith ~ Chino Hills, CA

Looking forward to weeks ahead and finding cards in the mailbox!

jesse1dog
06-09-2012, 02:38
Raid

Found it useful to know who sent the card - often only know guys by their avatar name. Last time when all the cards we 'in' we uploaded the originals and added details and stories surrounding the pictures.
I liked it that way. With 57 cards to send you don't want to spend too long writing details on the back, or do you?

jesse

krötenblender
06-09-2012, 04:35
I liked it that way. With 57 cards to send you don't want to spend too long writing details on the back, or do you?

Aww... C'mon, you can write up to 1000 words on the backside and still the picture on the front is more than that... :D

hteasley
06-09-2012, 05:07
I had the photo information printed onto the back, but I didn't write any personal messages on mine... hope that doesn't bug anyone. With hand-addressing 57 cards, I just knew that if I made myself write something for every card, I'd postpone getting them all done. I'm terrible about slacking on long tasks like this, and didn't want to do that here.

raid
06-09-2012, 06:03
Raid

Found it useful to know who sent the card - often only know guys by their avatar name. Last time when all the cards we 'in' we uploaded the originals and added details and stories surrounding the pictures.
I liked it that way. With 57 cards to send you don't want to spend too long writing details on the back, or do you?

jesse

Jesse,

I will enjoy this process even if it takes some time. I am using my real name as nick. I will print out the addess list that Rob sent us.

raid
06-09-2012, 06:04
I had the photo information printed onto the back, but I didn't write any personal messages on mine... hope that doesn't bug anyone. With hand-addressing 57 cards, I just knew that if I made myself write something for every card, I'd postpone getting them all done. I'm terrible about slacking on long tasks like this, and didn't want to do that here.

I will try to avoid hand addressing. We have the address list, so I will cut and paste.

jippiejee
06-09-2012, 07:08
I received my cards yesterday from my photo service and feel quite happy with the thickness of the paper that was used for the card prints. They'll survive the postal maul I think. Also ordered some special stamps online to bring some color and interesting pictorial to the address side of the card. Would be nice if people included their RFF username. And now on to the big task of writing that stack. Will watch the Euro Football championships while at it... good combo.

raid
06-09-2012, 07:13
I will use what has been posted here on postage for overseas from USA. This can save some ime at the post office.

semordnilap
06-09-2012, 08:06
I printed addresses on labels last time–that was pretty easy. For my moo cards I got Avery 8160 labels, I think. Some of the UK addresses were tough to fit on there so I may have had to use two labels for a few, but that worked well.

I received four as of yesterday–mail hasn't come yet today. Three from the west coast and one from Harry, not too far away. Jim, my toddler loved the prickly pear cactus card–she ripped it out of my hand and started running down the hall. I had to be quick so she didn't wreck it!

I expect to be late in the sending as the month has been and continues to be quite busy, but they'll get sent. I really enjoy this project quite a bit–thanks everyone for participating!!!

kxl
06-09-2012, 10:55
I don't know why I didn't volunteer this sooner, but if you want to print address labels, rather than handwrite them, I can send you the document that I used to create my labels.

The document is an MS Word 2010 document that is pre-formatted for Avery 5160 labels.

If you want a copy, email me at kleonin AT gmail DOT com and I will email the document to you.

To ensure that ONLY project participants get the list of addresses, please include your address in your email, and I will verify against the list before I send it to you.

-Keith

raid
06-09-2012, 12:26
I have emailed Keith, and he has sent me the file with beutifully arranged address labels.

Thanks.