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disappointed with my vista thank you postcards

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#1 SunBride

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    Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:47 AM

    they are so thin! Like thiner than cardstock and WAY thinner than a regular postcard. I was just pulling out out of the box and I creased the edge and there is a crease mark. I'm scared they are going to get badly messed up when mailed. I'll write "do not bend" on the envelope but I don't think that will be enough. I'm thinking of including a really thin piece of cardboard / thick cardstock with them to avoid folds, but that would be a lot of work to cut enough of them (and don't know where I'd find that much cardboard/thick cardstock).

    It's not that big of a deal considering the price I paid (20$ for 50 - they were free but I added envelopes for 5$ and the cheapest shipping to canada was 15$)

    #2 rodent


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      Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:58 AM

      i've always been really impressed with mine. i wonder if yours are defective. i've seen mine on people's desks & they are in great shape after going through the mail.

      I'll go compair the thickness...

      #3 lucy106

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        Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:59 AM

        Oh no!!! I just ordered mine last week!! I think your idea of the cardboard is a good one!!! Would be a pain but would keep them nice too!!!

        #4 rodent


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          Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:03 PM

          mine are as thick as my cardstock & the cover of a paperback book. I don't put them in envelopes & they arrive fine. I've been really happy with them.

          #5 Leslie-Xcaret09

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            Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:11 PM

            Im surprised because I was very impressed with mine also! None of mine got ruined in the mail and I did not use envelopes. Maybe they were defective? Or ...maybe they make them different now? strange

            #6 boscobel

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              Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:23 PM

              I haven't mailed any of mine yet, but I have ordered two different sets from VP and I think the quality is great for the price of shipping. Perhaps they have changed the paper they use? Or perhaps they have heavier postcards as the norm in Canada??

              #7 amandalovesryan

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                Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:07 PM

                i made mine on shutterfly and they are great. you want me to email you my "thank you" from the sand?
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                #8 thomastaci22

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                  Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:20 PM

                  I was really impressed with mine as well. I was actually afraid that they were going to be really thin and cheap looking. But I loved them. I have gotten a few back in the mail and there were a little damaged, but nothing terrible. And I just sent them by themselves.

                  #9 SunBride

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                    Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:56 PM

                    mine were shipped from canada, so probably printed in canada too and the printing must be different.

                    so you guys find that it is the same as a regular postcard?

                    They are definitely thicker than regular paper, but only about half as thick as a regular postcard (and I'm not talking canadian postcards, because I have postcards from all over the world!) So I would say they are kinda like photo paper?

                    Maybe I'll call and complain, I assumed it was the norm but now I think it's to do with their canadian printing shop.

                    Thanks amandalovesryan but I have mine aleady designed (as in my signature).

                    #10 rodent


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                      Posted 11 June 2008 - 02:33 PM

                      mine are definitly thicker than photopaper. but i think a regular postcard might be thicker. I'll check...

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