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Summer Postcard Swap
« on: May 09, 2012, 05:48:16 PM »
Announcing a new postcard exchange, "The Summer Postcard Swap"

The rules are the same but if you're new here, this is how it goes:

1)   Sign up by May 31 if you want to play.
PM me your name and address with country and e-mail.
I need your e-mail address to contact you since the forum only allows two private messages an hour.  If you don't send me your e-mail, it will take a LOT longer to get your list of names.

2)   Names will be sorted on June 3.
Since we have Filmwasters from around the globe, I'll sort and divide the collected names into manageable groups (about 12 per group) to keep the cost of printing and postage at a manageable level.
Next I'll make a list of the sorted names and addresses and send them to everyone that signed up by June 3.

3)   Postcards should be sent out by June 30.
Cards can be printed in the darkroom or with inkjet printers on any paper (6x4 or 5x7 inches)
The important thing is the negative used to make the print must be a film capture.

The subject matter is entirely up to you and it's not a competition either, so have fun with it!

You can send the same print to everyone on your list, or you can make different prints for each person, it's up to you.

Details about the image such as location, camera and film type written on the back with a short message are appreciated but not required.

Stamp, address and then sign the card so we know who it's from and drop it in the mail and then wait for amazing cards to arrive in your post box.

This is always a lot of fun, so don't miss out.

Once again the important dates to remember are:

May 31= last day to sign up.
June 3=names sorted into groups and sent to participants.
June 30= deadline to send out cards.


Thanks!
astrobeck, your humble postcard wrangler.





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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 11:11:45 AM »
I'm in :)

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 01:06:43 PM »
Thanks Leon, so far about 4 others have signed up!
 :)

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 04:15:19 PM »
I'm in Betsy..was just thinking about doing one of these...greatminds and all that!! will send my address but I am sure you have it! :)

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 04:24:09 PM »
This was fun last year, but sadly I just don't have time this year..

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 06:52:11 PM »
I'm in! it'll be good practise for a later event for me too :)
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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 07:20:01 AM »
I'm in and can send out real silver at last, joy !

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 10:43:01 AM »
Yes. Me too please  :) Hurrah!
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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 12:34:40 PM »
Yes me too ! More postcards for my filmwasterspostcardexchangecollection !

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 01:04:21 PM »
I'm a sucker for a print exchange! So, I'm in.

Thanks

Mike

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 03:21:39 PM »
Excellent!
We're already up to 13 on the postcard exchange!




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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 04:28:23 PM »
Okay, me too :)

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 05:32:18 PM »
I'm in this time ;D
The important thing is the negative used to make the print must be a film capture.

I've been playing around with Cyanotypes lately, the thing is I'm scanning 135 or 120 film to create an enlarged digital negative, does this still count?


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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 12:26:38 AM »
As long as the original capture was with film, you're good.

Welcome to the exchange!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2012, 12:42:57 AM »
Count me in!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012, 04:03:01 PM »
ah go on then - stick me down too!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 04:18:26 PM »
Got you on the list Alan!
Welcome to the exchange!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2012, 08:41:25 PM »
Just counted my pennies and decided I can make it :)
If there's a little space left, I'm in!
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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2012, 11:58:42 PM »
Yes Please Beck - count me in.

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2012, 08:14:54 PM »
Me too, I would love to be part of this.
/Britt

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 10:59:43 PM »
as Sofia Grace would say
"This is going to be so good!"

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2012, 12:07:36 PM »
I'm in as well.

PM sent.

Regards

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 02:00:58 PM »
So far we have 19 fabulous Filmwasters on the sign-up list for the exchange.

Just remember we're splitting the group to keep the cost down so everyone gets a chance to receive some amazing cards!!!!

Deadline to sign up is May 31

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012, 09:47:14 PM »
OK, call me twenty.

(You have my details.)

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2012, 10:02:25 PM »
do I hear 21   ??

 ;D

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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2012, 11:29:54 PM »
do I hear 21   ??

 ;D
What, no auctioneer gibberish before?
Like:

Nowwww we got twennnty do I hear twenty-one twenty-one twennny-one don't forget folks this is the deal of the centurrry just think of how much you'd pay for an or-i-gi-nal Taylor at the store...  ;D
 
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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 02:49:28 AM »
Thanks Francois!
I'm not sure anyone would appreciate my Texas drawl on the auction mike.
 ;D

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 03:28:53 PM »
I already ordered 24 postcards so could I have the entire list just so I can mail one to all?
..that doesn't mean I expect everyone to send me one..I just want to be able to send out all the cards I have ordered.

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 03:55:32 PM »
I don't see a problem with your generous offer Diane.

If anyone else wants to send to the entire list, just let me know.

Just be cool with not getting a card from the 'extra' names that are not on your exchange list.

The list is still growing and will grow a bit more before May 31, the final day to add names.
Currently the name count is 22.
 :)

« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 04:11:46 PM by astrobeck »

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2012, 06:15:59 PM »
Great idea Diane! I want to send everyone a postcard, too!

Urban

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2012, 11:37:03 PM »
I just really enjoy sending out the postcards..so not an issue at all how many I receive!!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2012, 02:57:31 PM »
I'm in too!!
 ;D

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2012, 07:28:31 AM »
Yes please Beck - I'm in!

(you have my details)
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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2012, 09:38:42 AM »
First timer! I'm in!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2012, 10:52:37 AM »

Started printing last night, flippin' great.  Monkeying about in the darkroom is definitly the best bit !

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2012, 04:00:21 PM »
We are down to the last two days for sign up!
As it currently stands, one list will have 12 names and the other will have 13.


If you're thinking of joining, please do before the end of the day on May 31.

I'll sort names June 3 and send your list then.

Thanks to all that signed up and
Happy post-carding!

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« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2012, 05:22:22 PM »
I already ordered 24 postcards so could I have the entire list just so I can mail one to all?
..that doesn't mean I expect everyone to send me one..I just want to be able to send out all the cards I have ordered.

Who did you order your postcards through? Any tips?

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« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2012, 05:31:45 PM »
Hi Jack!  I have used a local printer at least 4 times and they do excellent work! I also tried MOO once and they were also very good, and within my budget!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2012, 05:57:16 PM »
Jack and others....

You can also have them printed at a one hour lab, then use adhesive to stick them to watercolor or some other art type paper to make cards.

Have fun!

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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2012, 06:12:03 PM »
I did send a PM about signing up, but I'm not sure that it got through - just posting here to make sure. Let me know if you need my details again.
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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2012, 07:55:28 PM »
Please send your info! I didn't get it and don't want you left out!

 :) :) :)

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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2012, 09:44:20 PM »
Who did you order your postcards through? Any tips?
I always drymount or spraymount some real photos (rubber glue can also be used). I find that for low volumes like that, it's worth it.
I checked out my local Staples last year and their postcard stock was so thin it probably wouldn't have survived through the mail.

I find that prints done with instant printers that use a dry process don't like being rubbed during shipping. A bit of abrasion makes some colors disappear in some spots and the image looks weird. Inkjet is fine as long as it doesn't get rained on. From what I've heard, my Fuji Crystal Archive prints survived pretty good last year.
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Re: Summer Postcard Swap
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2012, 11:00:34 PM »
An updated list.  

Becky
Shaun
Late Developer
Miles
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Leon
Paul M
Diane
Ed
Piet
Mike G
Phil
Matt
David
Alan
Shane
Francois
Jonas
Britt
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Sandeha
Chricel
Keith
Jack J.
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Nick
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« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2012, 12:31:04 PM »
almost 30!! :o wow~
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« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2012, 05:24:17 PM »
for Americans international flat rate postage for postcards is now $1.05 for max 4 1/4 x 6 inch. $0.32 for domestic.
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« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2012, 10:29:11 PM »
for Americans international flat rate postage for postcards is now $1.05 for max 4 1/4 x 6 inch. $0.32 for domestic.
Geez! How come us domestic shipping is so friggin cheap!
Here in the Great North (Canada), Domestic is 0.61$, US 1.05$ and international 1.80$
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« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2012, 11:37:46 PM »
I was thinking of ordering some postcards from moo.com - I've got business cards from them before and their quality has been pretty good. Minimum order is 20, but then I'm sure I can always find a use for some extra postcards. Has anybody used them for this?
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« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2012, 12:26:27 AM »
Ordinal, I have used them a few times and the quality of the cards is great.

For those with an iphone you might take a look at hugmail or hugmail.com - I think that you can only use it from the UK, but, you can basically upload a photo which is then printed and posted for you. You can buy credits that include the postage to anywhere in the world very a VERY reasonable price. I have tetsted the service a few times to the UK and once to Crete and it seems to work fine.

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« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2012, 04:19:19 AM »
Geez! How come us domestic shipping is so friggin cheap!
Here in the Great North (Canada), Domestic is 0.61$, US 1.05$ and international 1.80$

Sending postcards from US to Canada or Mexico is $0.85. Maybe that's why the USPS is loosing tons of money? Canada Post... I hate Canada Post. ;D They have lost so many of my packages, it's unbelievable.
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« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2012, 04:33:52 AM »
I'm thinking about doing a different card size for the domestic US as it could be up to 6 x 11 inch for $0.45 shipped... Maybe I should think more about producing a decent photo instead of logistics.  :'(
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