You basically have two choices when it comes to color print: an inkjet printer or a color laser device. Inkjet printers are a great choice for most small print jobs and are relatively inexpensive to purchase. Color laser printers offer a lower cost per page and are much easier to maintain; there is no need to align the print heads every time you change a cartridge.
Not only do color laser printers offer lower operating costs, they can print an average of 1,500 pages per toner cartridge. When you compare that to the 150-page average offered by most inkjet devices you can really begin to see the cost advantage of color laser printers. Laser printers fuse the toner to the paper using heat, which means no drying time or messy smearing. Color laser printers also come in a variety of sizes and can accommodate any size print job. If you often print large size documents, consider an A3 color laser printer. They can easily handle paper sizes up to 11×17.