<p>should i/do most students buy a printer?</p>

<p>yes you should. I don't really know about most students, but I don't have one and it's really a bother. Of course it depends on the size of your campus and how near to the closest computer lab you are.</p>

<p>Does anyone know of any good, small wireless printers?</p>

<p>@ ValleyView08</p>

<p>I definitely recommend a printer. It doesn't have to be the most expensive type. Look for a small, bargain printer that prints out well for under $100. Most campus printers require you to pay per sheet. If you want to save money, buy your own printer for your dorm room.</p>

<p>@ OKgirl</p>

<p>I don't know any wireless printers. Get a small, bargain printers at your local computer stores. They usually cost less than $100. It will fit in your dorm.</p>

<p>Depends on your school. Here, printing is free and the nearest printer is only a 1-2 minute walk from my room, so I don't bother with one.</p>

<p>Should you buy a printer, don't buy the cheapest one you can find. Often times cheap printers use more expensive ink. Try and find a balance between the price of a printer and the price of ink (separate color cartridges is a boon).</p>

<p>Can anyone recommend a good printer?</p>

<p>Laser (black and white) printer or color (deskjet) printer -- which is better for the typical college student?</p>

<p>Get the color printer. In my chem class, we had powerpoint slides that we could print out from the website and all the kids that had it printed in b&w had a hard time seeing everything correctly (imagine having something grey on another grey--it's hard to see)</p>

<p>Lexmark makes wireless printers. We have had one of their older (non-wireless) models for about 2 yrs now. Never had a problem. Has an option to buy "high yield" cartridges which hold 2x as much for just a couple bucks more. The print quality is pretty good, and I'm sure the new ones are even better.</p>

<p>I personally like HPs, just personal preference.</p>

<p>Whatever you decide to buy, just keep this in mind: The cheaper the printer, the more expensive the ink cartridges. If you'll print once a week, a budget printer might be a good choice, but for anything more than sporadic printing you'll probably want to spend $100-$200. The $50 HP printers have replacement ink that is $60...</p>

<p>If you want a list of wireless printers, there are a few pretty good ones here.
Wireless</a> Printers - CNET Reviews</p>

<p>Just a note: I have a Photosmart D7400 and I love it. The wireless & wired (both) work very well under both XP & Vista, the price is good, photo quality is superb and the ink lasts a long time.</p>