On this thick piece of acrylic I sliced up the addresses into two images and etched each one on opposite sides. the only way to look at the thing and make any sense of it is to close one eye and carefully move it around to change the angle.
With no changes to the bottom image in terms of distortion or size it's impossible to line up the front and back to make the whole address "pop" into view. You can't even get a whole zip code to line up just right. And yet it's still readable if you put just a tiny bit of time into it. So it should make it through. I even put Priority Mail postage on this one for an extra boost through the system.
Step 1: Make the Postcard Design
This card is a little bigger than normal at 7x5, but the rounded corners will make it a bit friendlier. Don't want anyone to poke themselves with this thing, right?
Now just plop in the addresses. Good old Flibberty and Howard get to resume their communication in this example. Thanks, guys!
Step 2: Create a Slice
Creating a slice is as simple as creating a new rectangle. Make it wide enough to vey comfortably fit each of the addresses and set the height to .05. Keep the fill color black for now as it will make the next few steps a lot easier.
Step 3: From One to Many
That go over just fine? Great! Now select the whole bunch and repeat until the pile is bigger than both addresses combined.
Step 4: Cut Out Every Other Slice
You could also incorporate this step into the previous one to save some time. I'll do that next time when I create smaller slices. For now this didn't take too long. Less time than writing this paragraph, that's for sure.
Step 5: Copy and Slide Down
You should now have two patterns that are offset by .05 inch.
Step 6: Get the Addresses Ready
Step 7: Bleach the Sucker
If you haven't done so already, separate the different groups into individual layers with the slices layer on top.
Step 8: The Cover-Up
Step 9: Sliced Up
Step 10: Etch and Cut
So my advice for anyone who would actually go though with this is... good luck! Results will vary with different machines and enjoy some trial and error. I would have made more, but I only had so much acrylic to work with. That's what I get for buying the cheap scraps at Tap Plastics.
Step 11: Success!
So no pics yet, but someday soon I will convince them.