Which printer to buy?
Firstly look at what you want to use it for. If you like to print in colour, but never print large runs, then desktop inkjet printers are the way to go. All the popular inkjet printer manufacturers ie: HP, EPSON, CANON, BROTHER, LEXMARK etc offer a range of excellent value for money printers. The disadvantages of using inkjet printers is the cost per page. Using the excellent range of "Jettec" compatible ink cartridges, the cost per page comes down, as the compatible cartridges are a good bit cheaper than the manufacturer's own printer cartridges. The logic behind the high cost of genuine printer ink cartridges is that the printers are initially very cheap to buy, so the manufacturer makes the printer cartriges more expensive to compensate for the cost of the printer in the first place.
From an end user point of view, all you want is cheap printing. If you do high volume colour printing, then a colour laser printer is the way to go. The colour toner cartridges are expensive, but outlast inkjet pinter cartridges & therefore they work out cheaper from a cost per page point of view. If all you do is black ink printing, then a standard monochrome laser printer is what you need. Laser printer toner cartridges last a long time when used in a normal domestic or small office environment.