Guideline QSL-cards (Private cards)

Delta-Xray Radio Club has made a set of Guidelines in order to support our members when designing and printing QSL-cards.

Please notice that the Guidelines are for "private" QSL-cards.
Cards for Official Club Activations are designed by the clubs QSL-card designer. By having just one person to design these cards we are sure that the cards lives up to the clubs standards and expectations (examples: That there size of box for "writing" QSO-data matches the labels we use for printing, that the right logo is used etc).




Intentions
We like our member to decide for themselves, but we kindly ask you to remember that QSL-cards represents not only you - they also represent the club. Therefore we strongly recommend you to follow these simple Guidelines concerning QSL-design and QSL-print. To have high quality QSL-cards, we recommend you to spend the money needed.



Guidelines

Design (size):
We recommend that the size of the QSL should be the "Ham-Size" (14,0 cm x 9,0 cm) - these cards are slightly smaller than the "normal" QSL's (15,0 cm x 10,0 cm) - but the Cards are more easy to handle (for instance: they fit better in an Envelope etc.)


Design (colours and design):
You can design the card almost exactly as you like it. Feel free to be inspired from our gallery of cards, see our site.
The design of these cards were all approved by the club.


Design (minimum requirements):
We kindly ask you to include the Clubs Official Logo on front of all QSL cards, also include some compulsory text which can be seen on all DXRC cards, i.e the Clubs logo, font, web links and Clubs email address.

A sample QSL with minimum requirements can be viewed here QSL Sample.


Design (support from Delta-Xray):
DXRC QSL-cards are a confirmation of a QSO, not a gallery in many fonts, text-effects etc.
Please check your card for misspelling and errors in general - and that the card is designwise in balance.
We will, if possible, help and support you, however we cannot promise you to design your cards.
If you cannot design the cards yourself, we recommend you to use the templates from our site and change name, address and callsign (Please contact Alberto for further instructions).
In case you receive help, please be nice and pay the expenses for the people helping you.
In this way he/she might also help the one asking for help after you :-)


Design (Evaluation/approve):
To secure that the design will not compromise the club, we recommend you to be in dialogue with the Club while designing the card, so you are sure, that your design will be approved.
Please contact Alberto for dialogue.
It is important to the club that the designs are nice, clean, beautiful and without erotic, pornographic or abusive/provoking images in any way.

Attention: The final design must be Approved by the Club before you print the cards.
Please contact Alberto for dialogue. Thanks.


Design school:
To secure that your QSL-card contains all needed information, you can visit "DXRC QSL-card Design School". Here you will be able to view all recommendations and minimum requirments we believe should be remembered while designing a QSL-card, design school web page is not yet finished. To visit the "Design school" click here.


Upload to our internetsite
When the card is designed, approved and ready for print, we would like to upload the approved card to our Library of cards, and even ask you for permission to give other members a chance to use your card in design via a template.
Please send the files to Darran in High Resolution - Darran will then upload the card to our internetsite.

Print (who should print the cards?)
You can use whatever printer you want. Please use a printer giving you high quality, as the cards will represent not only you - but also the club.
The club uses TopQSL as QSL printer as both quality and prices are acceptable.


Print (paper quality):
We strongly recommend that the Paper quality should be better than 220 gr/mē to avoid too slappy QSL's. All Printers can supply this quality - just ask them for it.

The QSL's printed by the club is printed at 300 gr/mē to give best possible quality. A thicker paper-quality might be a few bucks more expensive, but often worth to accept.


Print (plastic coating):
In order to represent the club in best possible way, we recommend you to order the cards with plastic foil - we recommend a good quality of foil. Plastic foil is a thin piece of plastic covering the card. If using a bad quality of foil, there soon can be problems with the foil - the foil might get loose and the Cards then look ugly.
Again, this is a few bucks more expensive, but worth spending money at.


Print (number to print):
You can print as many or as few cards as you like. We recommend you to print approx. 1.000 cards, as this give you good harmony between design-time and prize in total contra number of cards received.


Print (send cards to DXRC):
When you have received your printed QSL-cards from the printer, please emmidiately send 10 cards to DXRC - use this address, please:
DXRC Bureau
P.O. Box 2
6400 Sonderborg
Denmark
Cards must be sent for final approvement.
Thanks.



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Latest update: 22/09/2015