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Postcard printing problem with postal service

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#1 +patseguin


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 14:06

This is not really a hobby but I couldn't figure out where to put this.


For a marketing campaign, I am design postcards for my business. I made a 2 sided design and bought glossy postcards from Office Max and printed about 20 to start. I sent one to my Dad just to make sure it went through the system OK. He showed it to me and the ink was partially smeared like it wasn't dry. I'm guess it happened running through a sorting machine.


Is there a way to prevent that from happening? Maybe a better quality card stock? I'm using an Epson ink jet so I am thinking it may not be avoidable and I'll have to use a professional printer.


Any advice?

#2 xendrome


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 14:10

Color laserjet might be your only good option.

#3 abecedarian paradoxious

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 14:26

Another option may be laminating them after printing.

#4 +Nik L

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 14:47

I have done this before on a large scale.  We used a wax printer.