[Linux-ham] QSL Cards

Norman Young normany27597 at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 22 16:12:45 EST 2007

Interesting link re postcards.

I don't use all that many QSL cards, so I print my own on plain (unlined) 4 x 6 notecards from Office Max.  The cost is about 99 cents for 100.

I simply create a 4 x 6 document in my word processor (I have used WordPerfect, Word and OpenOffice.org), and design my card.  I create a small table for the QSL info, add a graphic of some sort (my favorite being a drawing of the Hatteras light), and add the usual info.  My printer prints 4 x 6 cards with no problem.  This lets me print what I need as I need it, and gives me the flexibility to modify the card quickly.

If anybody wants to see what I have done, I'll be glad to email a sample or two.  

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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 21:04:41 -0500
From: "Neil L. Little" <nllitt12669 at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [Linux-ham] QSL cards?
To: linux-ham at trilug.org
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I believe that this link will answer your question:

Neil, WA4AZL
JARS Forever!!
> Thanks guys for the suggestions. Next question. Does it really matter
> if the QSL card is 3.5" x 5.5" or could a regular postcard size 4"x6"
> size be ok? Why are they typically a smaller size?
> TNX,
> -Rob
> Neil L. Little wrote:
>> > I would say PhotoShop or PSGIMP to design the card then Kinkos for the
>> > printing/copying. They can do it on a card stock. Some places even
>> > have design services or have methods of getting your png/ psd sourced
>> > QSL cards into print.
>> >
>> > Printing QSL cards are nolonger something thats real expensive anymore
>> >
>> > Neil,WA4AZL
>> > JARS Forever!!
>>> >> Hi Folks,
>>> >> I was thinking about printing up a small batch of QSL cards. I was
>>> >> wondering if anyone had some suggestions for either some online or
>>> >> local places? So far it appears that most QSL cards are 5.5" x 3.5".
>>> >> But some places (like http://www.vistaprint.com/) only do postcard
>>> >> sizes.
>>> >> I've also seen http://www.star-cards.net/ and http://www.qslman.com/,
>>> >> but their prices are a bit high for a small batch that I want to do
>>> >> (~100).
>>> >> http://www.trilug.org/%7Erarousse/KI4BKE-QSL.jpg
>>> >> Thanks,
>>> >> -Rob, KI4BKE
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