Not long ago, only large organizations had the space and budget for laser printers. Today, they're compact and affordable enough for small business and home use. These workhorses are ideal for bulk printing black-and-white documents quickly, at a low per-page cost. Color laser printers are great for rendering graphics. With laser printers, little maintenance is required beyond replacing cartridges. Moreover, since the toner comes as a powder, there's no waiting for documents to dry.