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Old 02-01-2017   #41
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Old 02-11-2017   #42
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Last chance! Don't miss it!

This evening I will close the list and send a mail to all persons that have sent me a mail so far.
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No to be a last-minute joiner but I just sent my info. Sent two emails because dummy me forgot user name in the first one.
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Hello Andrew,

got your mail, you're in.

For all: I will send the complete list of addresses either this evening or tomorrow morning (German time).

Who comes until then is of course still very welcome to join!

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Very excited about this one.

I'm already selecting an image....
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Hello Andrew,

got your mail, you're in.

For all: I will send the complete list of addresses either this evening or tomorrow morning (German time).

Who comes until then is of course still very welcome to join!

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Looking forward to it! Now... where did I put all my cat pictures?
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Very excited about this one.

I'm already selecting an image....
Me too! I already had one, but my wife asked, if I hadn't had that already in one of the previous rounds. Now I'm unsure and have to go through all the seven boxes of the previous rounds. Thanks...
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The list!

Hello all,

we are complete!

We have 33 people this time, and I have just mailed the addresses to all participants. Please check/validate your data and send me a mail by reply, if something is wrong. I will send a corrected list then. If in the next two days, there are no corrections, I will post here, that the list is final.

Now you can start and go out shooting, select an image, make a postcard, ... having some time-pressure and much fun receiving postcards, hopefully.

Each of you should send and receive 32 postcards. Please try to send yours until end of March as described in post#1. Afterwards we can post our images here and have some more fun.

I was in every round so far, and it has been great fun every time to make and receive so many great cards. This time was the first time, I organized it and I hope, its all to your satisfaction so far.

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Hello all!

I have just sent the final address list. If you haven't received the mail, please let me know!

Now have fun sending and receiving postcards.

I already ordered mine...

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Praise for the postcard project

Attachment 105511Thank you all for participating! I had fun with it, and will wait for the mail to come in.

This project came at just the right time. I came across a fascinating book, featuring postcards sent by a Finn, serving during the 1910s as Tzarist consul on the Persian border to the Ottoman army. The tail end of the Great game. He used a 4A Folding Kodak postcard camera and sent 100s of post cards to his family. That was then.

Two years ago I was lucky to go to the Dry Bridge in Tbilisi and buy a Fed2 and Jupiter 12. It was difficult to find a film there, but I did and it worked. And late last year Mauro arranged the print swap. We found out that cycling is another passion that we share. Bless his good heart because on 16 December he mailed 2 expired Ferrania C41 films to me. The illustrious Ferrari company is no more and there was no indication how old the films were. They took 2 months to get from Italy to Cyprus. They arrived just in time for this postcard project. It had to be the Fed!

Since this is all about postcards I decided to go for a walk in 'my town'. Nicosia that is, the last divided capital. Cyprus in the Levant. Postcards are to inform us about the every-day-normal-special stuff of where we are. I have enough shots so that everyone will get one part of the walk.

Today I picked up the prints from my color lab. Stepping in he looked a little gloomy and said 'how old are these films?'. I said that all is ok - he was concerned that the prints were not perfect. They were not, the film was well cooked, with a strong 'vintage' color cast. But then that is the nice part: unique old films, old camera, old town and all ending up as postcards from somewhere that no-one has been and no one (I assume) knows. Hey, this is perfect, or? I will mail them tomorrow but more than likely they will get on the levantine slow boat and take their time to reach you.

Should I upload the whole set, just for the fun of it? If so as is in color or make it B&W?
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As this is my first round, I'm just wondering what size postcard most of you are going with?

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I use just the normal A6 size (not sure, what this is in US, though), ordered mine at Moo and already have them. Most postcards I received in previous rounds were about that size with a few exceptions in both directions.
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Rolfe, 4x6 inches here in the US. But, different sizes are no problem; we had different sizes last time.
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As this is my first round, I'm just wondering what size postcard most of you are going with?
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I use just the normal A6 size (not sure, what this is in US, though), ordered mine at Moo and already have them. Most postcards I received in previous rounds were about that size with a few exceptions in both directions.
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Rolfe, 4x6 inches here in the US. But, different sizes are no problem; we had different sizes last time.
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The USPS dictates size standards for mail in the United States based on the requirements of its automatic mail-sorting equipment. The minimum postcard size is 3.5 inches by 5 inches. The maximum postcard size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches. The USPS also requires the postcard be between 0.007 inch and 0.016 inch thick. Postcards under the minimum size or weight are not mailable. Above the maximums, the postcards are mailable but ineligible for the postcard postage rate, so they incur the same first-class postage rate as for letters, about 36 percent more.
With those sizings as a guideline, you can print four 5.5 x 4" postcards on one sheet of borderless 8.5 x 11" standard letter paper, or eight of the same size on one sheet of borderless 11 x 17" that meet postal regulations for post card postage rates. A paper like Epson Hot Press Natural is more than thick enough to meet the specified .007-.016" thickness.

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I am lagging behind .... I need to order the post cards.
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What is «Moo»?

An online printer best known for its business cards, but they do postcards as well. They are significantly pricier than some of the competition, but for a small quantity it probably doesn't matter much.


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I am lagging behind .... I need to order the post cards.
No rush, sending was until end of march...
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Red River Paper has a great selection of 4"x6" postcard stock.......if you have the time or more important a printer have some fun and print the cards yourself......make extras and sent out to friends and family........just a thought, Regards,bill
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first card, a beautiful one arrived today!
thanks Stephan!
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PS: unfortunately I'll be not able to send my cards in the next two weeks, sorry for this
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Oh boy. I'm lagging behind. I picked an image and I know who I'm going to use to print my cards......just need to get off my bum and place the order.

Oh, and buy stamps. I learned that its less painful to buy the stamps slowly over time, especially the international ones. Makes it seem like you're spending less on postage than you actually are ...a trick of the mind.

I'm on it...
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I was told that I may have forgotten to provide my zip code on the Avery labels that I had made and distributed to everyone.

I sent an email to the general distribution and want to follow up here on rff.

My zip code is 91709.

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Thank you, Stephan. I got your card yesterday.

Umbrellas are a recurrent subject in our postcard projects, don't you think so?
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An online printer best known for its business cards, but they do postcards as well. They are significantly pricier than some of the competition, but for a small quantity it probably doesn't matter much.


https://www.moo.com/us/
Strictly for what it's worth: Staples, the large office retailer in the US, has Staples Copy & Print, and they'll do postcards.

I have been quite satisfied with their results, quite economical.

And, to all of you who make darkroom prints, just know they are much appreciated!
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I agree, a great combination of polychrome and monochrome, so to say
Thank you, too kind. It was just a snapshot holding the camera over my head, because it was so crowded. But it turned out to be my favourite shot that evening...
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Umbrellas are a recurrent subject in our postcard projects, don't you think so?
Indeed, they are always a nice subject. Be it in the rain or sun, its a nice accessory making scenes interesting. If one has done some postcard projects, you have a good collection of umbrella-postcards.
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Stephan's card arrived in Cambridge, MA today! The first one to arrive... I'm looking forward to more!
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Sorry all my friends but I will not be able to send my cards before a couple of weeks, please be patient! But I'll try to send you a special card!
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I received Stephan's card (in Southern California) - nice image!!!

I just ordered mine from a local printer, but they're back-logged until next week, so mine will go out probably by next weekend.
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I received one from Red Rock Bill yesterday.

Still picking out my image but think I have it. Am off this week, so will get it sent off to the printers.

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34 names on the list, so 35 should be fine. I ordered 40 myself, just because I may send a card to some friends.

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Thanks Stephan. The picture, in the rain and with the dark umbrellas in the centre, channels Bladerunner. I love it.
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Pen recommendations?

For some time I have been searching for a reliable pen to write on coated paper. My preference are ink pen or pencil but they do not work. The most reliable up to now is a fine tipped cheap 'PILOT' brand black ball point. The writing looks faint, almost like pencil, and works quite well on the front for signing prints. For the #8 postcards I had problems and had to swap to 0.2mm fineliner. But they kind of bleed into the coating. Any suggestions?
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My cards are all addressed, going in the mail later today. Fun as always.
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Post offices were fast, the train is also already in Austria!
I also received that one, this morning. The long train made it across the Mediterranean sea to Cyprus!

As a student I was driving a car from NY to LA for the owner (do they still have these 'drive-away' services?). Somewhere along Route 66 I stopped because this train that never ended was passing. I had never seen anything like it. Thanks Bill for reminding me!
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I'm getting there....
All my cards are addressed. The post office ran out of international stamps, so I only have the domestic cards (US) ready for mail today. Hopefully they have international stamps back in stock today.

Two cards have made it here so far. Thanks Stephan and Bill! I love the excitement of checking the post box each day...
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Whooosh !! The sound of cards off on their way to you.

As others have said, great fun.
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