Laser printers are speedy and precise making them a great option for those customers looking for a heavy-duty printer. For customers who print lots of documents, particularly text documents, a laser printer is probably the best option. They offer more precise printouts and are more economical in ink usage than inkjet printers.

While color laser printers are the preferred technology for printing text documents, they are more limited in their image quality and resolution than thermal dye printers or inkjet printers. For photo prints, inkjet and photo printers are a better option. A color laser printer is a great choice for informal prints, where photo-like image quality is not essential. Color laser printers are also good for making "test" prints before sending digital files out for professional printing.