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    BS, EnCE, ACE, Cellebrite 11001001's Avatar
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    Postal Service in your Pocket

    I read this article on Wired News this morning:

    "An Original Way to go Postal"

    Basically, Stamps.com has a new trial service, in which you can create your own custom sheet of 20 real, US stamps. It's called PhotoStamps.

    I decided to try it out this morning by making a stamp of my family crest.

    I created myself a new account, and proceeded to look around. I couldn't find anything about image size or resolution restrictions anywhere. So, I decided to just try it. The image I uploaded was 350 x 350 pixels. After uploading it, I was brought to an image editing screen that had a preview of the stamp, and editing tools. It automatically sized the image down to fit in the space provided, but you are able to flip, rotate, zoom, and move the image so that it shows up on your stamp exactly how you want it to. You can also choose from about eight border colors.

    It saves the images you upload, so that you can go back and order more at a later date if you want to. Shipping is only $2.99.

    Sounds great, right? Here's the catch:

    A normal sheet of 20 first-class US stamps ($0.37 each) costs $7.40. A sheet of custom stamps costs $16.99.

    So, I figured, what the hell? ONce the novelty wears off, I'll probably never order them again, but, hey ... do you have stamps with your family crest on them???
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    At least it was your family crest... and not the "family jewles"....
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    Bah. They won't make stamps with the jewels on 'em.

    from: http://photo.stamps.com/conditions/

    3. Content Restrictions

    You are responsible for all of the images you upload to our site. You must have the legal right to copy and display each image that you upload, share or print. You should assume that all text, graphics and images that you find on the World Wide Web are subject to a copyright. In general, it is a violation of federal law to copy text, graphics or images that are subject to a copyright and use the copyrighted material on PhotoStamps labels created using this service without the consent of the owner of the copyright. Before copying any text, graphics or images, you must confirm that it is in the public domain and not subject to a copyright or obtain the consent of the owner of the copyright to use the material. You authorize Stamps.com to cooperate with copyright owners who claim that you have infringed or may infringe their intellectual property rights. This cooperation includes, but is not limited to taking the following action without notice: disclosing your material and any other information you have disclosed to us to the copyright owner or its agent and destroying all alleged infringing material.

    You further agree not to use the PhotoStamps website or service:

    A. For any unlawful purposes;
    B. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, unlawful, deceptive, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy or publicity rights, supportive of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, illegal or otherwise objectionable;
    C. To upload material that emulates any form of valid indicia or payment for postage;
    D. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that you do not have a right to transmit or communicate under any contractual or fiduciary relationship or which infringes any copyright, trade mark, patent or other intellectual property right or any moral right of any party;
    E. To harm minors in any way, including, but not limited to, content that violates child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws and laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct; and
    F. To upload or otherwise transmit any material which is likely to cause harm to PhotoStamps or anyone else's computer systems, including but not limited to that which contains any virus, code, worm, data or other files or programs designed to damage or allow unauthorized access to the PhotoStamps service or which may cause any defect, error, malfunction or corruption to the service.


    You agree that if Stamps.com, in its sole discretion, determines that any material you upload may not meet these content requirements, Stamps.com may reject your order without explanation, and will not charge you for your order.
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