Happy Labor Day!

August 30, 2008

Just a reminder to those of you outside the US (or those in the US who don’t work for the federal government), Labor Day is on Monday (September 1).  As this is a US postal holiday, all weekend orders will go out on Tuesday instead.

Enjoy the BBQs (or whatever else you have planned)!

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Print Scales Up

August 29, 2008

While I’m sad to say that this isn’t one of the new features we will be announcing next week, it’s still a cool extension of print concepts.

Expanding 3D printing technologies (often used for rapid prototyping) from plastics to concrete, a USC group in conjunction with Caterpillar is testing a system to ‘print’ homes.  Once available, it should be able to print out a full house in hours.

Postful at Office 2.0

August 26, 2008

We’ve been working on some major updates recently, and we’re excited to say that we’ll be announcing them in just a little over a week at the Office 2.0 conference.

Aside from the obvious draw that Postful provides, there is an incredible group of panelists and speakers lined up.  More, there are going to be a lot of people that we’re looking forward to meeting in person after long online interactions.

There are still some spots remaining, so if you have a chance, register now.  Ismael Ghalimi and his team are putting together what looks to be a wonderful program, but it’s always the community that defines any conference, so we’d love to see as many of you there as possible.

For those who can’t make it, we’ll be posting updates here as well.

Many of you are sending your letters using PDFs or Word docs in order to gain better control over design, fonts and layout. But since the default has been to also print the body of the email, if present, this has led to some problems. Free email accounts add advertising. Many businesses and law firms have required notices which are appended. While we’ve worked to filter these out, this is not always successful.

To make this easier, we now offer the option to simply ignore all email message bodies. This means that only attachments will be printed. You can access this feature by going to your account preferences page. Just select the “ignore email bodies” option.

Screenshot of Preferences Page