I have a colour inkjet similar (lesser model) to the one from Staples that Ω bought. I've been loyal to Epson ever since the days when one actually looked for an « Epson Compatible ». I'm sure we all remember when that would save you writing your own drivers, since most printing software like WordPerfect and WordStar would work right out of the box with an Epson)
Lately though I've not been happy with the build quality of the lower priced epson printers, and my current one eats ink for breakfast (If I were to print 1 copy of all of the manual posted in this thread I would easily go though my ink supplies at least once...black maybe a couple times. It's ridiculously expensive per page.
By the same token, a friend bought a $199 (CAD) cheap brother colour laser last year, prints on a regular basis, and has yet to replace any toner. It's faster (although the warm up time is slower), and has a much higher quality on plain ordinary paper (inkjets tend to prefer the more expensive « Bright-White » and treated papers for a good quality print.
My next printer will be a laser.
As far as the toner dust, I work in a small office surrounded by over a dozen laser printers for over 20 years and I'm still alive...At my (our?) age, if the fine dust has any serious health effects I'm way too old for it to be a concern.
I'll be dead long before the dust kills me!
Edited by PeBo, Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:46 AM.