Why Get a Laser Printer?

A good PostScript laser printer costs as little as $299 (for example, the Brother HL-5370DWT) but a good inkjet printer costs the same or less. So why buy a laser printer?

Here are two reasons:

  • Prints from a laser printer cost much less than from an inkjet prnter — only about 2ยข per page when you add up all the costs, including the printer and its toner. If you print a lot of black-and-white pages, this really adds up.
  • If the laser printer includes PostScript (as the one above), your prints will look exactly as they will look when your files are printed on film or plates โ€” even if they contain placed EPS files.