I found a local company..simply a stationary shop that sold the cards in bulk...unfolded along with the right sized envelopes...i sent Renee a couple and CT should have two in a couple days..so they can attest to the quality..they were not too expensive..then you can either print directly on the card or as i did..affix the print to the front. I found plastic shields at a store that is an office supply..they were pennies on the dollar..all in all not to bad. If you want a great cheap ink refill source..pm me. I use this alllllll the time and it is loads cheaper than buying cartridges..in fact they have an epson that retails for 59 dollars that you can put an auto feed in and never have to mess with those profit making cartridges again. I don't know if it is proper to promote a company on a thread so i won't until i am told it is ok.