Should i get a b&w laser printer? and just worry about doing color at a kinkos, or mooching off a friend? Or spring for a color laser? The cost of printing on an inkjet is just too much to be practical i think. how often do you need to print color in college? i'll probably take some computer/design classes for fun, but my major is in marketing. This will be the first of 4 years at college, so i'd like something that will last all 4 years, and i wouldn't mind spending a lot if it will last. in my family we've had terrible luck with printers, and nothing ever lasts more than 2 years, so i don't want to spend hundreds on a color laser if it is going to be the same way. Thanks for your advice, and i'd appreciate hearing some of your experiences with printers through college.