Sunday, September 17, 2006

Postcards


I belong to more than one PostCard group and I decided to turn some of my Digital Art into Postcards. I am very pleased at how they turned out, but I have one small problem. I wanted to print the back of the photos like normal Postcards, but even though I have a good printer, the print does not seem to be drying properly. I only printed one of them, when I noticed this. I will leave it until tomorrow to see if it will dry. If it does not work, does anyone have any suggestions what I could do? I am going to make some stitched ones as well. I have to make one for a friend's birthday and I need to make 10 more for a swap. 5 Self Portraits and 5 Cut Out, similar to Margaret Beale's work..

11 comments:

Dorothy said...

These look luscious M... very well done.
I have had the same problem with the ink not drying on the back. This is because the back of most photographic quality paper is not prepared for printing. There is some Kodak paper that will do this, it is Kodak Picture paper. I got mine at PCWorld and I use it for folded cards. Dorothy

Grumpy said...

These look super Mags!

barbara ac said...

They are lovely, Margaret, so unusual. They should be on sale in an art gallery or similar!

Helen Suzanne said...

they are good mags :)a lovely collection and very inspiring for anyone who receives one.

feltedfibers said...

Hi Margaret, These look fantastic, I was going to suggest same as Dorothy about the Kodak P.Paper. The ones you have printed out you could stick them on plain postcards.
Jenny.

Diane said...

I use the two sided matte photo stock. It's unwrapped now so I don't remember the brand! I would spray both sides with Krylon matte sealer. Sometimes it rains on the mail delivery people and if it's inkjet printing, it may run.
:Diane

Joanna van said...

Hi Mags,

Why not trying printing on paper and attaching it to a card stock? I have tried this. I also know there are some great templates out there for postcards..but I don't have one. I am going to try and use sticky labels that also come in sheets.

Joanna

MargaretR said...

Hi Joanna and Dianne. Thanks for your help, but I think I may have solved my problem. I created my own postcard(back) using PSP and I was quite pleased. Printed it out and dried with a hairdryer and then sprayed with hairspray and it seems to have worked. I tried wetting one and it was fine, but I think I will have to put this lot in envelopes, because the glossy card is just slightly thinner than a postcard.
I will try and get some of the double sided Photo-stock too.
Thanks again
Mags

pat winter said...

I wish I could help you with this, but they sure are wonderful pieces.

Micki said...

Oooh, more of your wonderful digital images. I really am going to have to sit down and work through all of the PSP lessons I have accumulated.

Paige said...

I use avery postcards- they are meant for printers. The ones I use are plain white paper 4 to a 8.5" x 11" & the picture software I use has a page layout for setting up postcards. I put what I want on the front & the back, including the return address and to whom you are sending it to. I don't want the front picture messing up so I cover it in clear Contact brand paper. NOT the laminate kind as it does not stick very well for me; maybe it the humidity. They are not bright but everyone that recives them love 'em. I'm sure you may be able to find glossy but I can not attest to how they may work.