Some of you might know that I make my own postcards. Previously, I had been relying on a local drug store, and sometimes a small print shop, to print the photographs I wanted to used and then just slapped a postcard sticker on the back. Nowadays, I do that differently.
Since the prints I got from the drugstore weren’t really where I wanted them to be quality wise, and the print shop was just too expensive for me, I decided to get my own photo printer for Christmas.
I head a few models in sight, but I ultimately decided for a Canon CP1300 that I didn’t buy myself. It was gifted to me. The only problem I still had to solve was paper thickness. It was still to thin for my liking, and I feared that postcards wouldn’t make it and still look good when they would arrive at their destination.
It took me a while to figure out a satisfactory method to enhance the sturdiness of my postcards, but I figured out that a thin sheet of cardboard that I got from the craft shop between the photo print and the postcard sticker works well enough.
My first 2nd generation postcard, which I sent to my friends in Sweden, arrived without even a tiny kink in it! I’ll probably do more improvements over time, but for now, I’m happy with the result.
Oh, and I still use my own photographs for the postcards that I make.
A step to step guide on how I make my postcards.
- Take a photo and edit it to your liking.
- Print said photo.
- Glue a thin sheet of cardboard on it’s back.
- Stick a postcard sticker on it, or draw the address and stamp lines yourself.
- Address the postcards you made to some friends or your family, stick stamps on them, and post them off.
- Induce a smile on the recipients face;)
I hope you were successful following these steps. Have any tips or tricks up your sleeve? Tell me in the comments down below!