Hello, I'm planning to print 5000-8500 monthly flyers/postcards in Letter/A4 format (or slightly smaller to look different) to be distributed via USPS EDDM*. Printing on both sides. The paper will needs to be thicker than normal copy/print paper, hence, I'm hoping to receive recommendations for: 1. Printer that can handle cardstock/thicker paper Goal is to be able to do budget printing (black/white or color) in bursts of 1000-2000 pages per session in acceptable quality (mostly text, no high graphics). Budget means the ink/toner is affordable and easy to obtain. 2. Paper type (thickness/type)/supplier. Either standard A4/Letter or ideally something slightly shorter/thinner (to look different), perhaps paper should have color/not white (to look different). Goal is the same find the balance between quality and the cost. In addition since the paper will be mailed it should withstand a bit of abuse. I'm very new to the subject matter. My apologies in advance. Thank you, ilya *EDDM More than 11-1/2 inches long, or more than 6-1/8 inches high, or more than 1/4 inch thick, except as allowed for EDDM-Retail flats under 140. For general retail mailability, all pieces 1/4 inch thick or less must be a minimum of 5 inches long and 3-1/2 inches high and 0.007 inch thick. EDDM-Retail flats must weigh no more than 3.3 ounces and must have a length greater than 10-1/2 inches long, or a height greater than 6-1/8 inches high, or a thickness greater than 1/4 inch thick. See 101.2.0 for general minimum and maximum dimensions. EDDM-Retail flats must be part of a saturation flats mailing with all pieces bearing simplified addresses meeting the saturation and addressing standards in 602.3.0. Each mailing must consist of 200 or more pieces or 50 or more pounds of mail up to a maximum of 5000 pieces per day per 5-digit ZIP Code. As an exception to this minimum quantity, a mailing to all addresses in a 5-digit ZIP Code area may contain fewer than 200 pieces when there are fewer than 200 deliverable addresses in the entire ZIP Code service area to which the pieces are mailed. All pieces in a mailing must be entered at the designated Post Office servicing the routes and Post Office Box sections to which delivery is intended. EDDM-Retail flats are not subject to the ZIP Code accuracy or Move Update standards. Additional basic standards for USPS Marketing Mail flats in 243.3.0 apply to EDDM-Retail flats, unless stated otherwise in 140. Not more than 15 inches long, or more than 12 inches high, or more than 3/4 inch thick. Flexible (see 2.3). Rectangular with four square corners or with finished corners that do not exceed a radius of 0.125 inch (1/8 inch). See Exhibit 188.8.131.52. Uniformly thick (see 2.4). Unwrapped, sleeved, wrapped, or enveloped.