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iStamps return

They're back! Those personalized stamps that allow you to turn your photos into postage.

The Postal Service this week launched the second incarnation of a project that allows customers to print personalized postage from their computers using their own photos. Earlier this year (second item), the Postal Service pulled the plug on the program after people started putting all kinds of things on stamps such as Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber.

The vendor, Stamps.com, has now tightened its screening process. And Stamps.com will also bar black-and-white images, in an effort to make it easier for screeners to weed out offensive images.

These aren't a deal. Stamps.com charges between $12 to $17 for a sheet of 20 stamps, depending on volume, a premium above the $7.40 cents customers pay for the same number of 37-cent stamps at the post office.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on May 13, 2005 at 12:14 PM


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