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Enjoying The Uniqueness of Personalized Postage Stamps

Aug 17, 2007
With today's high number of new technologies and innovations, something is yet being added. It's nothing fancy really, but it is something worth raving about. If you haven't heard of personalized postage stamps yet, you are missing a lot from parcel and snail mail sending.

With the entry of photo postage in the market, it is refreshing to realize that the world of Internet and email has never really replaced holiday card sending covering all occasions, including graduations and weddings. And the good old stamp still has a place in this fast-paced world.

And the new twist in postage sending is the photo stamps. Which is personalized postage that you can use to send those timely holiday cards you need to send to far-away families and friends. With this innovation, you can print your favorite photo and use it as a real postage stamp. You can now pattern your picture stamp with the holiday card you are sending. You can now use your baby's photo for baptisms and wedding pictures for anniversaries.

And don't worry. The U.S. Postal Service duly approved this technology. You can be certain that your intended recipients will receive your mail or package rightfully. Well then, are you ready to order your very own customized photo stamps?

You can buy personalized postage stamps from authorized distributors verified by the U.S. Postal Service. Most of these companies are offering their services online, to make it convenient for you to upload your picture and have it printed effortlessly. The cost may vary, depending upon your requirement. The usual 37-cent one is commonly priced at less than $17 per sheet. And each sheet contains about 20 photo stamps. For higher denomination and for volume orders, distributors usually give out good discounts.

Any picture with a good taste can be passed off. There maybe a few guidelines to follow as to what pictures can be used. But generally almost all photos are accepted. You can put pictures of your dogs, your baby, or even of yourself. There is really no restriction for as long as the picture is not notorious or vulgar in nature.

Photo stamps were introduced only early this year but currently, these stamps are getting good raves and positive feedback. A lot of people had availed of them to date. One big distributor had reported to receive an order of 100,000 sheets of photo stamps within the first week of its market test. An order of 100,000 sheets of photo stamps is totals to 2 million individual stamps produced.

Personalized postage stamps are used exactly the same way as postage stamps. It can be used for First-Class Mail, Priority Mail, and Express Mail. Initially, it is projected to run for a whole year. And USPS itself gives consumers the ability to print their photo stamp online through the Click-N-Ship program at no additional costs.
About the Author
Craig Thornburrow is an acknowledged expert in his field. You can get more free advice on the ability to print postage and photo stamps at http://www.printingpostage.com
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