My husband and I are thinking about starting a small business as a side income source. It would be just postcard printing, POD (print on demand) style, online store only (at least for now). I'm a photographer, so the kind of postcards would be cityscapes, street scenes, landscapes, etc. That means, there will be very bright, intense colors in the images. We want to print color front and b&w back, and possibly add the UV coating. Since this is going to be a real small business, a tiny one, we don't want to invest a whole lot, just in case the business is slow or whatever. I have a few questions and would appreciate any advice from the pros: 1. What kind of printer would suit this task best? We have a HP Color LaserJet CP1525nw printer but I'm not sure it would do the job right. I don't have to have a heavy-duty printer since the POD might mean just one card at a time, so no problem for me to flip it over and print on the other side. The key is to print good quality on preferably glossy paper and at a reasonable price. If you have a printer in mind, do you know what would be a rough average per 1 card printed? 2. What cardstock is optimal to use for a postcard 4x6" in size? And where is the best place to purchase it at decent/affordable prices? Would appreciate a website address or a business name, if possible. We're located in Dallas area, Texas. We don't mind investing in a large batch of precut cardstock (like 1-5-10K sheets or so), since the paper can last for years, I believe. Just don't want to spend too much on that. I have a hand guillotine and could use that too to cut the cards, but ideally it would be just easier to have the cardstock precut. 3. How do we add the UV coating? What machinery is needed for that? And how much do the supplies cost on an average? (say, per roll? sorry, I'm a total rookie in this area, but I'm willing to learn!) How big are those rolls (if they're rolls, not sheets) and how many 4x6" cards could be covered with one roll? Also, if the cardstock itself is glossy, is the UV going to add additional shine to it? Is it necessary at all? The cards aren't going to be sold in regular stores, beind displayed on the streets or shop windows, so no direct surn rays. Thanks in advance!