Self-made cards

I’m new to postcrossing and am slowly learning the ropes in terms of what people generally do/don’t like for postcards. I noticed a few threads (and on other forums, like reddit) that many people are not big fans of self-printed post cards – i.e., postcards that aren’t commercially made and sold. Is this because of the style of printing (i.e., offset vs someone’s inkjet) or because self-made cards are usually lower quality in general? I’m a professional photographer and have a number of shots that I think would make pretty cool postcards, but I also don’t want to go through the trouble of making that kind of card if most people would be annoyed by it and would prefer something more standard.


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