RE: Software for QSL cards wanted


From: Joe Gervais (
Date: Sat Sep 13 1997 - 11:42:11 EDT

Howdy Ed (and Folks),

> Tell me how you produce them. What kind of stock, do you print
> both sides, do you have to put it in an envelope or can they be
> mailed like a post card?

I use #110 weight (also called Basis 110) cardstock, which
is about as stiff as my inkjet will handle. It's definitely
strong enough to send as a postcard if you're looking to
save 14 cents in postage per QSL. I do worry about bad wx
smearing the ink in the winter though, so I often switch to
using envelopes then.

I print two per sheet. The paper is dirt-cheap relative to
the ink, and at three per sheet I have about a 50/50 chance
of blowing one of the "end" QSLs due to very tight fit (which
wastes valuable ink).

I print on one side, use the other side for comments/address
(just like the postcards you buy - left half for message,
right half for address).

And definitely follow Nils' advice. A really cluttered HB
QSL, overloaded with freaky fonts and every color in the
spectrum (just because you can), can be a horrible sight to
behold. Though if one like that arrived confirming 2xQRP ND,
I'd think it was the most beautiful thing in the world. :-)

Cheers de AB7TT,

-Joe,, AZ ScQRPions (Phoenix)

AB7TT's True Signs of the End of the World:

1) Microsoft is now selling interactive Barney dolls. (Really!)
2) The Spice Girls.

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