Ink Jet printers are still 'tops' for photoprint quality only surpassed by photo processors who use photographic techniques.
But laser has come a long way in recent times and colours aint arf bad. photographicly Some printers now and are thought to be more economic than ink jets
This is certainly borne out by my Dell 1320 that I purchased for £130 with two sets of toners 2 years ago,
I am still on the first set of toners
So fir general work lasers are worth looking at..
I got mine from Morgan Computers - currently they have FREE printers on offer you pay for the ink/toner