That is why most people print graphical-limited inkjet QSLs or very limited quantity of graphic-heavy cards to send. On that note, the only reason I could think of to use an inkjet printer to make graphic-heavy QSLs is to be able to have an array of images to print on the obverse of the card. Other than that, IMHO you're wasting your money trying to use an inkjet printer for QSLs.
Originally Posted by WA6MHZ
I started out trying to do inkjet QSLs years ago and gave up, when like you, I found it was probably cheaper to send the other op's each a $5 bill with the QSO written on it rather than fight trying to get a 'cheap' inkjet QSL to look like I wanted it to. I have found it way cheaper to have a 1000 cards printed, with full color graphics and 2 sided printing, than try to print a 100 on an inkjet printer. In fact I just ordered my third box of 1000 this week from UX5UO QSLs.
Time for a shameless plug, but if anyone is considering getting QSL cards printed commercially, do yourself a favor and check out Gennady's services. You won't be disappointed.
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