For black-and-white, it's an epic win for laser, no discussion. ~20,000 papers on one $30 toner, it's not even funny. But my question is for color. So I went to Staples the other day and out of curiosity compared the costs of a color laser printer as compared to a color inkjet printer. A color Brother inkjet printer, for example, is $100, while a laser color printer is $400 (approximate figures, both are multifunction). So I went to check the cost of refills. A brother ink cartridge including all the colors is ~$40, and prints ~600 papers. A brother color toner costs $70, and you need to buy 3 colors, so $210 for the set. And they each state that they print ~1,500 papers. ... Hunh?! Am I missing something here? Aren't toners supposed to be much cheaper in the long run than ink? Then why is it quadruple the price, and prints out the same amount of paper? Sure you have to replace the ink more often, but it's still cheaper?