Post # 1
I was reading the recent posts about making your own RSVP postcards, and I thought I’d share this. http://tinyurl.com/dhfv4q
These are regulations from the post office, as related by OvernightPrints.com, concerning where you can and can’t print, in order to guarantee delivery. There are some areas that are required to be blank so the post office can put barcodes on them.
Happy DIYing! ^_^
Post # 3
Thanks for the link! I would have totally missed those regulations!
Post # 4
This is awesome! Thanks for the link!!
Post # 5
Thankfully I didn’t have to deal with all these regulations for USPS. I actually had them make mine and send them out (postage included). I got 100 save the dates for $93.00. Their website it premiumpostcard.com. I loved it we got to design it by ourself and upload all the address. just a heads up if any other lady’s do not want to address, seal and put postage on the save the dates.
Post # 6
I just called the USPS to check on this very thing! The customer service department said that it’s no problem to mail a postcard with rounded corners, and no extra fee. So, either the customer service rep didn’t know what I meant, or the regulations have changed! 🙂 Happy sending!!
Post # 7
Yea I actually sent out 100 cards with rounded corners… and at least 90% (hopefully all) of them got to their destinations. I hope it wasn’t a fluke b’cuz I love rounded corners!
Post # 8
This is kind of an old post… but does anyone know if there are certain paper weight restrictions? Does normal card stock work? Thanks!
Post # 9
Normal card stock should work just fine. I don’t know if there are specific restrictions – there probably are, of course, but I think anything in the range we’d think of as normal card stock would not be a problem. If anything, you might want to check on the limits for the size dimensions – how long and how tall it can be before you need to upgrade to a more expensive stamp.
Post # 10
I DIY’ed RSVP postcards, and USPS has definitely made some updates regarding postcard sizes and restrictions.
Standard First-Class postcards shouldn’t exceed 6″ x 4.25″ and .016″ thickness (your average cardstock and photo paper are usually just fine!), and they cost .32 to mail.
But if your postcard is any larger or thicker than this, then it costs .45 to mail.