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2021 Dyxum Postcard Exchange

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Topic: 2021 Dyxum Postcard Exchange
Posted By: Fred_S
Subject: 2021 Dyxum Postcard Exchange
Date Posted: 07 September 2021 at 20:14
Given the appetite so far, expressed in the https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/2020-dyxum-postcard-exchange_topic138473_page1.html - DPE 2020 thread , I have decided to start a new thread for 2021 to get the 2021 Dyxum Postcard Exchange process going!



For those of you who weren't involved before, the details for registration can be found below.

SUBSCRIPTION IS OPEN UNTIL 19 SEPTEMBER 2021

INTRODUCTION
The 2021 Dyxum Postcard Exchange is open to all members of the Dyxum community.

The intent of the exchange is to share prints of your own photographs with other like minded Minolta/Sony camera users (and other hangers on!), whether Digital or Film, via sending them as postcards.

THE PROCESS
The exchange will be structured as follows:
   
Registration - This will be a set period as announced in this initial call to exchange thread.

Each member who wishes to participate in the exchange must register during the sign on period. Please do this by replying in this thread only - do not send any postal address details to anyone yet - we will ask for this later.

FOR THIS TO BE A SUCCESS, YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO SEND CARDS TO ALL YOUR DESIGNATED RECIPIENTS

You should show your intent to be involved in the call to exchange in this thread, but please DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS DETAILS ON THE PUBLIC FORUM!!!

Like last years there wont be a draw for practical reasons. Once we have closed the subscription, we will create a list where we will try to create maximal geographical spread and travel distances for the cards.

The idea is to send cards to 5 people below you on the FINAL LIST (to be published after the submission closing date!).

Print and Post - The second to last and most important step is up to you guys. It's time to get a printing and sending them out!

How you print them and how you do your postcards is totally up to you. Keep in mind that some postal systems may have maximum sizes for postcards, so as a rough guide, printing standard 4 inch by 6 inch cards would be a good standard. You can print using home printers, but it may work out better in the long run to print using a mini-lab service (& probably cheaper).

The postcard backs, again it's totally up to you. You will find that quite a few places will sell self-adhesive backs, which may make the process just that little bit easier.

Once you are done, address the cards (please get them right!), put the right postage stamp on for the destination and send them on their way!

Receiving cards - Hopefully, over the following weeks you should start to receive postcards to your letter box. Enjoy the cards, marvel at others photography and be inspired!

Once the registrations are done and the print, post and receive process is well underway, a new thread will be started (or we'll use this one) that can be used for feedback and other general discussion. Its a good idea to post that you have received a card, so we know that they are hitting the mark. Its also a good idea to maybe make a comment or two about the cards that you receive.

With any luck, the whole process should be done and dusted over a two or three month period (approximately one month for registrations, two months for printing, sending and receiving).

RULES
Now, without getting too wordy, I think there are a few common sense rules. Briefly:

Be Committed - For this to be a success, the members who participate should be committed to seeing the process through. If you say you are going to send cards, please ensure that you do send cards!

Image guidelines - As this is done under the banner of Dyxum, please ensure that the images you send conform to Dyxum guidelines. (i.e., no racist, sexist, violent, pictures depicting cruelty, drug use, sex or nudity)

Text guidelines - A short description of the postcards' subject is useful for the recipient!

SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES
Theme - The theme is open subject, but it might be a good idea to show something local to where you live. Maybe show an image that was taken, say, within 100miles/160km of your home? This is not a strict rule, but try and keep it close to home. Not that we don't want to see your vacation photos, but the point of the exchange is to make unique postcards from your locale.

Personalize your cards - Once you get the list of recipients, maybe it would be a good opportunity to do some research on the members on your list? Maybe you could personalize the message or the image on the card? Maybe you might be able to send them something that they may not normally look at and see? When receiving cards, look at what has been sent to you with an open mind.

Don't be tempted to stick your card between two pieces of cardboard and put them in an envelope. Half the fun of sending and receiving postcards is how they end up at the other end. Sure, they might be a bit bent, but that adds to the character of a postcard.

Once all your postcards have been received (or if you get no notification, towards the end of the exchange period), maybe show what you had sent?

Try not to be lazy! Make each postcard a different image (if you can).
Don't forget, this is a Film Friendly activity as well!
If anyone wants to make suggestions to these rules or guidelines, just make a post.

Lots of participants from lots of different countries make these exchanges fun, so sign up now, and lets beat the number of last year !!

THE FINAL LIST IS HERE: https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=140141&PID=1665931&title=2021-dyxum-postcard-exchange#1665931


Current LIST
1. gregja
2. pegelli
3. Howard_S
4. Idleidolidyll
5. aplmike
6. ADub128
7. IanC
8. Fred_S
9. MiPr
10. Hezu
11. nandbytes
12. maccroft
13. Harm vb
14. alpha_in_exile
15. KoBra64
16. Roger Rex
17. Dena
18. LAbernethy
19. bms44974
20. Phil Wood
21. ??????


Who's next???



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Replies:
Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 07 September 2021 at 21:15
Since this has been quite fun in the previous years, I am willing to participate also this year.

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Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 07 September 2021 at 23:11
I'll join in

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Posted By: Maccroft
Date Posted: 08 September 2021 at 20:11
Count me in again.
Now to get out and get some photos taken.


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 08 September 2021 at 20:21
So, if I understand it well, 5 members will be connected to me to whom I have to send a postcard, made from a picture, shot during the and for the DPE? Every one an other picture?

On the other hand, I will receive 5 postcards as well?

Sounds fun. Finally some other post in the mailbox than tax letters

I'm in.

BTW, a Christmas card is also possible?

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 08 September 2021 at 20:53
Great to have you on board guys! I have added you to the list.
The more the merrier, and nice to see some new participants too besides the more experienced DPE'ers!

@Harm: You are about right. However, there is no official rule for the picture to be taken during this DPE, but it has its charme.
Also, different cards are encouraged, but not mandatory. (I used to send two different cards only which was more convienent in the printing order).
X-mas cards may be a bit late (or early if you send in mid September ). And we do have a https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/christmas-2020_topic139023.html - yearly thread for X-mas wishes too

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 08 September 2021 at 21:01
Yeah, ok about the Christmas card, which I shot already...
I'm not yet familiar with the timeline of this project...


BTW, is it possible to add the countries of the participants already? Part of the fun...

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 08 September 2021 at 21:32
We will communicate the sendinglist shortly after the deadline for the subscription, and the fun can start after that. There is no official timeline , film shooters may take a bit longer too to get their prints flying.

The countries can be found in the memberprofiles (visible for members only)

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Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 09 September 2021 at 15:55
I will join again - I have card stock ready! (I'm hoping to take some new photos, too, to print)

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 09 September 2021 at 21:25


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Posted By: Idleidolidyll
Date Posted: 09 September 2021 at 22:00
I'm not even sure our Post Office still sends postcards but I have some heavy paper and will create some cards. It will be fun sending and receiving these


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 10 September 2021 at 05:40
Nice to see new and old names here! Fred, let me know if you need help with randomizing the mailing list for maximum geographical distribution. But, you've done this before.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 13 September 2021 at 20:33
Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

I'm not even sure our Post Office still sends postcards but I have some heavy paper and will create some cards. It will be fun sending and receiving these
Your on the list!

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 13 September 2021 at 20:34
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

Nice to see new and old names here! Fred, let me know if you need help with randomizing the mailing list for maximum geographical distribution. But, you've done this before.

Thanks Art!, Indeed I've done it before, and should have the my 'tool' available.

Let's hope for a few more candidates

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 13 September 2021 at 20:35
Hey Fred, make sure Idleidolidyll sends a card to themself. They are on the list twice!

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 13 September 2021 at 20:41

Thanks for noticing Art!

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Posted By: Idleidolidyll
Date Posted: 15 September 2021 at 02:34
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

Hey Fred, make sure Idleidolidyll sends a card to themself. They are on the list twice!


Why not?! I talk to myself and reply quite regularly


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 16 September 2021 at 18:58
Hi all, participation was fun last year so I am in too.


Posted By: Roger Rex
Date Posted: 16 September 2021 at 22:45
I'm in please. For those who are a bit reluctant, yes, it is a little bit of work but great fun to receive cards, pictures and notes from Dyxum members all around the world. Fred, Thanks for running the show.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 17 September 2021 at 07:47
Welcome on board Peter and Roger!

Who's next ?????

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Posted By: Dena
Date Posted: 17 September 2021 at 17:46
Sounds fun, count me in!


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 17 September 2021 at 18:33
Great Dena!

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 17 September 2021 at 22:12
Hi Fred,

I haven't done this in a couple of years. Count me in!

Cheers... Brian

P.S. If it was only last year, I'm getting old

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Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 18 September 2021 at 01:50
I just found the surplus postcard backs from my last time around, I'll sign up for a card limit of 8 or less. Yes 5 is doable


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 18 September 2021 at 08:47

Welcome on board Brian and Lee!

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 18 September 2021 at 18:23
We had 19 players in 2020, 19 signed up so far in 2021. I hope we get several more.

Do we have a cut off date for sign-ups, Fred?

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 18 September 2021 at 19:01

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Given the appetite so far, expressed in the https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/2020-dyxum-postcard-exchange_topic138473_page1.html - DPE 2020 thread , I have decided to start a new thread for 2021 to get the 2021 Dyxum Postcard Exchange process going!

For those of you who weren't involved before, the details for registration can be found below.

SUBSCRIPTION IS OPEN UNTIL 19 SEPTEMBER 2021



Good te see that we are at least stable in the number of participants, but we could use more ofcourse.

We announced closure by tomorrow.
I will do some more shameless plugging tonight

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Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 19 September 2021 at 12:04
Not sure how I'll get them printed, but I'll be No 20.


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 19 September 2021 at 15:39
Great Phil! Thanks for joining and beating last year's number.
In previous rounds there has been extensive exchange of printing options. I am sure also this year other members are willing to help by sharing their experiences.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 19 September 2021 at 19:33
It looks like we will end up with these 20 participants, which is much better than last year . Thanks all for signing up.
I will produce and publish the final list tomorrow to get this going

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 19 September 2021 at 20:06
I'm curious....

Started to look for an outsourced printing company that sends the cards to me, so I can write them myself...

Anyone a good idea for the Netherlands?

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 19 September 2021 at 21:33
I am looking around too (again..). Had an address for 3 years, but had to change last year since that one was taken over and increased prices by 200% or so. I can't recall what I did last year though . I'll keep you posted, but maybe others have good ideas too.

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Posted By: Dena
Date Posted: 19 September 2021 at 21:57
Debating between MOO and ordering cardstock from Red River Paper. MOO has a big sale on this weekend, so have to decide quick. haha


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 19 September 2021 at 23:17
I've always been a "print at home" participant. I just got an Epson EcoTank ET-8500, replacing an XP-960. I'm not sure these are global model numbers. I'm very happy with these printers' results.

It's super quick for me to print my 4x6s here, then use "postcard backs" that I bought on Amazon (and previously THE2BUDS website).

I'm really looking forward to sending and receiving cards soon.

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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 07:22
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

I've always been a "print at home" participant. I just got an Epson EcoTank ET-8500, replacing an XP-960. I'm not sure these are global model numbers. I'm very happy with these printers' results.
At least that model is listed on Epson's Finnish language pages, so probably the model is available globally. The specs of that printer looks quite impressive, if I was looking for a new printer that or the A3+ sister model ET-8550 could be a strong contender. But alas, I'll stick with my colour laser for time being, despite that it is no photo printer and I haven't recently done much photo printing myself.

And I think I'll continue to Posti's online card printing and mailing service also this year since I still haven't found an alternative printing service where I could order a set of postcards with different images, only batches of 10+ cards with the same image. The downside is still that I cannot handwrite any of the texts on the backside.

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 19:07
@Hezu, yes, I am enjoying my ET-8500. If I had more room here, I'd get the ET-8550 for the bigger print options. I print mostly 4x6 (usually around this time of year , but with these new "tank" printers, I will print bigger now since it is more economical to print.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 19:31
OK, let's go! Here is the final list.

I did my best to maximize the geographical spread. Also, I looked at last year's list to avoid overlap. However, some overlap of geographical buckets and last year as sender or receiver was unavoidable.

The idea is to send cards to the 5 people BELOW you on the list (wrapping the list if you are close to the bottom). For example: #6 will be sending postcards to #7, #8, #9, #10 and #11.
At the end of the list, we will just roll forward to #1.
So #17 will send a card to #18, #19, #20, #1 and #2.

To make this happen each person should PM his postal address to 5 people ABOVE themself on the list. For example #3 should PM his postal address to #2, #1, #20, #19 and #18. Don't post your address here!!

One additional request is to write the date on your card. It's hard to tell when some of the cards were sent since the postmarks can be non-existent or illegible.

And if you have more than 5 cards available then just announce it in this thread. History has learned that there are always volunteers to get one of those via a PM with their address.

When PMing your postal address please mind its formatting - put it in exactly same format as expected by your post office: different countries use different formatting and it can be painful to make sure that all is done correctly.

BTW, the unspoken agreement is that postal addresses exchanged by PMs will be used solely for the purpose of Dyxum Postards Exchange. Please mind privacy of fellow Dyxumers!

1. IanC
2. aplmike
3. gregja
4. Fred_S
5. Dena
6. Howard_S
7. ADub128
8. MiPr
9. KoBra64
10. bms44974
11. nandbytes
12. Idleidolidyll
13. alpha_in_exile
14. pegelli
15. maccroft
16. Hezu
17. Roger Rex
18. LAbernethy
19. Phil Wood
20. Harm vb


Have fun all!!

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 19:41
Five PM's with my address have been sent

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 20:00
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Five PM's with my address have been sent

+1

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Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 21:02
+1


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 21:14
I'll get to my PMs later today ... still working this afternoon here in California.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 21:14
And my cards have been ordered too
@ Harm vb: I have sent you a PM

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Posted By: Idleidolidyll
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 21:20
Five PM's with my address have been sent too!


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 21:32
My address sent to 5 people above me on the list

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Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 21:43
Originally posted by MiPr MiPr wrote:

My address sent to 5 people above me on the list


Ditto.

Two received so far.


Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 22:31
My addresses sent too, received two so far.
Will start printing soon but will post once I have all five

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 23:08
I'm always surprised by how quickly this takes off! Three addresses received already and mine now sent out.

I'll now have to select some photos and organise printing. In previous years I have used Moo, who do great cards, but their minimum quantity is a bit of a hassle.



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Posted By: aplmike
Date Posted: 20 September 2021 at 23:09

PMs with my postal address sent to

    ianC
    Harm vb
    Phil Wood
    LAbernethy
    Roger Rex


Also ...

    I'll order extras of each of the photo I'm "scheduled to send;
    PM me with your postal data if you'd like one.

And thanks to all for participating, EXTRA thanks to Fred for organization
and admin !

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Posted By: Dena
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 06:15
Ok, finally getting how this works.. haha had a long week. I thought we were sending to everyone else. hehe

If your received a REPLY with my address, haha disregard if you wish. Or you can send on, your choice. haha

Now I have sent my address to the 5 on the list above me. I have 4 addresses of others.

If any others want one from me, just send along your addy. :-)

I've sent my address to these:
IanC
aplmike
gregja
Fred_S
harm vB


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 06:51
I've DM'd my address to my 5, and have received 5 addresses to send. Thanks for the quick turnaround, everyone! With luck, my cards are dropped in a mailbox in the next few days.

Let's go! I mention this every year ... this is my favorite Dyxum project!

@Fred_S, thanks for doing a great job with the list. My cards go to 5 different countries. Excellent work!

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 08:00
5 addresses PM'd out, received two so far

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 10:52
@dena Phew, that saved me composing a delicately worded reply! You're on the list if, as seems likely, I have some surplus cards.

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Posted By: IanC
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 12:09
I have sent my address to the five people on my list and already received five addresses to which I shall be sending postcards to. Big thanks to Fred for organising this year's exchange. I think this is great fun and just one of the features that make this forum so wonderful.

If I recall correctly I have to order a minimum of 10 postcards so I'll have some spares. I'll keep a couple just in case some of the ones I send don't get delivered and then open up a list for anyone who'd like an extra one from me. It will be first come first served!

Ian


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 17:39
Sent to 5, received from 5.

The game is on!

Indeed, a magnificent thanks to Fred for organizing this.

Maybe I'll make some more cards. If so, please drop me a line if you might want one. First come, first served.



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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 17:41
Nice to see the energy here!

My first DPE was back in 2010 and I have kept every card that I have received. I need to check to see if I skipped any of these challenges.

One request ... please write the date on your card. It's hard to tell when some of the cards I have received were sent since the postmarks can be non-existent or illegible. (Fred, in the future, we should update the "rules" to recommend this.)

I can't wait to send and receive!

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 19:47
Thanks all for the kind words.
Fortununately organising this is not too onorous.

I am happy with the 20 participants, although I had put the bar a bit higher for myself.
However, the level of energy immediately after the kick off is overwhelming and rewarding !


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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 19:51
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

Nice to see the energy here!

My first DPE was back in 2010 and I have kept every card that I have received. I need to check to see if I skipped any of these challenges.

One request ... please write the date on your card. It's hard to tell when some of the cards I have received were sent since the postmarks can be non-existent or illegible. (Fred, in the future, we should update the "rules" to recommend this.)

I can't wait to send and receive!


I joined the first year after I joined as forum member in 2017 and participated ever since. Just looked through all teh cards earlier this week which was good fun too.

I will amend the rules in case anyone will copy paste next year.

Another suggestion for a new rule came via a PM from Roger:
Everyone has to send a card to the organiser. I like that rule too ;-)

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 19:52
All five regular addresses are in. My ordered cards should arrive tomorrow

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 19:54
>>Everyone has to send a card to the organiser. I like that rule too ;-)

We used to do this when Rusty (up in Canada) used to organize this. I'll send you one, Fred. Same address as prior years?

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 19:56
Thanks Art! Indeed still on the same address here.

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: IanC
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 20:22
Fred, You're already one of my five. Does the rule of sending a postcard to the organiser mean I should send you two?

Ian


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 20:27
No thanks Ian. You're sending one to the organiser already

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Idleidolidyll
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 21:34
Just as the DPE comes to a head, I've been accepted into an art exhibition here in Auckland.
Looks like I'm gonna be busy!


Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 21 September 2021 at 22:29
5 out, 5 in. All I need now is to decide on 5 images and work out how to get them printed!


Posted By: Idleidolidyll
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 03:01
Ha! The stars align: Gallery wants 5 art works from me.

Looks like my 5 contacts all get one each from my exhibition.


Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 07:45
Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

Ha! The stars align: Gallery wants 5 art works from me.

Looks like my 5 contacts all get one each from my exhibition.
Sounds fine to me. And I can report that I've already sent my address to all those who are supposed to send me a card and received the five address to which I will send the cards. I'll report again, when I have chosen the photos and cards are on their way.

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Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 10:55
I have tried 3 postcard printers so far - Snapfish would't allow me to put text on the back (title of picture and a bit of explanation), Zazzle allowed me to do that but promised delivery within 9-18 days - so I went to Funky Pigeon and made one as a test, should be here tomorrow. If I don't find the print too dreadful I shall do the other four.


Posted By: Roger Rex
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 11:06
For those looking for a post card system, I use https://www.amazon.com/Post-Pix-Stick-Photo-Postcards-Romar/dp/B0061QO92W/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=post+pix+postcards&qid=1632305054&sr=8-1 - these . Just print a 4x6 and stick on the back - very easy - and leaves you in control of the printing.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 11:22
The link works, but the item is currently unavailable

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Roger Rex
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 11:40
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

The link works, but the item is currently unavailable


Fred,

Are you sure? When I use the link it states "In Stock" and I was able to place them in my cart. Maybe the link/source/availability changes for non U.S. locations. Perhaps a different source will work outside of the U.S. (if my assumption is correct about the problem you see).

Roger

Edit: I did not actually order. I have cards left over from last year.

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Hatred corrodes the container it is carried in. http://rogerrex.zenfolio.com/


Posted By: IanC
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 13:27
I used https://www.cewe.co.uk/?cref=ref_sem_goo_K5701831-VT%2125309020862%21kwd-10442332245%21260155176865%21%21c_12611_x&s_kwcid=AL%216025%213%21260155176865%21e%21%21g%21%21cewe%20photoworld - www.cewe.co.uk last year. I don't know if they ship overseas and the minimum order is 10 (If I don't get any requests for the extras I'll be ready for DPE 2022 )


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 13:56
@Roger: it might well be that my location creates this message about availability

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 16:29
I use these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRNY4MS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - postcard sticky backs from Photgrapher's Edge (via Amazon).

I'm still working through the sticky backs I bought from THE2BUDS from long ago, but they no longer sell them at their site.

The ones that Roger links to are available to me ... must be a regional thing.

With luck, I will print and send by this weekend. In the meantime, work gets in the way.

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 16:38
Looking through the postcards I have received in prior DPE campaigns. 70+ of them! Wow.

I keep most in Itoya 4x6 portfolio books that hold 24 cards. About 1/3 of the cards I have received have been non-standard sizes, so they sit loose.

I'm looking to seeing my new postcard arrivals.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 16:52
Sent my address to my 5 people, and I've received addresses from most.

I hope I can do justice to the assignment, for you esteemed Dyxum fellows. I will put forth my best effort!

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A7RM4, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Min 85/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, FE 135/1.8 GM, Tam 70-200/2.8
http://mattbarber.zenfolio.com/ - my web gallery


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 17:05
This morning I made some nice shots. Try to send them within a week...

But, still looking for a proper way. If not succesfull, I'll use envelopes ...

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 17:53
Found a Dutch site selling self adhesive postcard backs

See https://www.meerleuks.nl/categorie/postcard-label-stickers-c1594 - here

0,19/piece plus 2,95 delivery

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:27
So, ordered some hands full of these labels.

Delivery is 3,50.... a few cents more

In the evening I'm going to order the photo's.


Fun!

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:28
That's a good find, Fred, but I suspect postage for us will be very high - 9.95 to the rest of Europe (ex Benelux and DE) and 19.95 for 'outside' Europe. I suspect our dear leaders have pushed us (in the UK) into the latter category. But to spend 2 on labels and up to 10x that amount on P&P is not really viable ... So the search is on for a UK supplier.

On Amazon we have these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Herma-7758-Postcard-Label-Pack/dp/B00SWJUAC4 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Herma-7758-Postcard-Label-Pack/dp/B00SWJUAC4 , but these are pricey for a pack of 10.

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:29
I'm glad you guys found a postcard back source across the pond! I think the annual DPE keeps this industry going! Ha.

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:32
https://flic.kr/p/2mt874W">

Just some "Spielerei" with PaintDotNet.

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:34
Postcard back = ~US$0.40
Postage = US$1.15 international, US$0.35 domestic
Printing costs ... I need to figure this out since I print at home ... cheap with these new "big tank" inkjet printers

Joy of sending to and receiving cards from around the world, priceless!

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:40
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

So, ordered some hands full of these labels.

Delivery is 3,50.... a few cents more

In the evening I'm going to order the photo's.


Fun!

Glad I could help. I don't need them myself this year, just received my printed cards today, but it's good to have this option for future occasions.

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:44
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:


Delivery is 3,50.... a few cents more


That's not what they state in their FAQ section (2.95 if ot fits a
mailbox or 5.50 for bigger package).

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 18:55


Just ordered 30pcs... Just for sure...

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 19:01
That's an early sign up for DPE participation in the coming years   

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 19:04


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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 19:24
Received all addresses and ordered the cards!


Posted By: Roger Rex
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 19:52
Five in the mail today to: aplmike, Harm vb, Ian C, LAbernethy and Phil Wood. And one to Fred_S for running the show.

Last year one person did not get theirs initially (they were in the U.S). Some took as long as three weeks to arrive in Europe!

Roger

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 19:53
Ordered a double set: 5 different pictures, each 2 times.

Anyone interested? Please PM me...

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 19:55
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

That's an early sign up for DPE participation in the coming years   


Sorry, ordered 40.
But after paying they sent me another mail that the payment could not have been done... But I paid

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 20:02
Sorry I directed you to them..
Sounds like you need to give them a call tomorrow

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 20:11
No problem, I suppose it is a mistake...

I'll keep you posted.

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 22:09
Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

Just as the DPE comes to a head, I've been accepted into an art exhibition here in Auckland.
Looks like I'm gonna be busy!

Congrats Mike!

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/147603320@N02 - My Flickr    
https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Idleidolidyll
Date Posted: 22 September 2021 at 22:22
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:


Congrats Mike!


cheers. Someone is gonna get a special postcard. At least one of my artworks is a panorama that doesn't lend itself to the 6x4 format. I'll have to get creative if I'm to use it.


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 23 September 2021 at 22:17
OK, I finished designing my cards - order placed. It will take a week or so to get them. 10 cards, but two spares already booked - 3 available to whoever would like to get them.

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Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 23 September 2021 at 22:53
One spare booked - two left :)

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 24 September 2021 at 14:13
My stickers for the adressen have arrived. Thnxs Fred!
Mmonday I can collect the photos.

After mmonday they will be sent.

Fun!

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 12-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 24 September 2021 at 17:00
Glad to hear that Harm!

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Idleidolidyll
Date Posted: 24 September 2021 at 20:00
I've sent 5 addresses but have only received four.

maccroft, if you sent it, I haven't received it yet.




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