An all-in-one color laser printer can be purchased for $300 or up, depending on the amount of usage required, as of 2015. The majority of high-usage color printers are sold for more then $500.
Purchasing a color laser printer based on cost alone can be costly in nonmonetary ways. The cheaper printers cannot print thousands of pages a month like the more expensive ones. When purchasing an all-in-one color laser printer the costs of the consumables, such as toner cartridges, additional paper trays and drum units, should be considered. The lowest costing printer may be the most expensive to contain.