I don't use it often - I use it for my voluntary work and sometimes I will print out a recipe that I want to try.
I mostly use it for work as I do charts and lists of volunteers etc etc for my unpaid work!
I sometimes use the scanner also to photocopy things.
Although I do not use it a lot, I would not be without it - if I buy something for my work, I need to take a copy of the receipt to send in to head office....in other words, I seem to use it mainly for my volunteer work!
I have had a HP laser jet for years and I am still on the first toner cartridge. I bought two cartridges at the time as it was so cheap to buy two . . . .the second one may dry up before I get to it! Inkjets are lethal with the price of ink :((
We have a colour printer and we just use it to get copies . It doesn't seem like we use it that much, but we do get through the paper. I recently made some invitations online for a few Christmas parties we are having here in December, so had to print them off and post them to family and friends. That took up quite a bit of paper. They look lovely in colour. The pictures and special stationary would not look so good in black and white.
When my son was still up in Qld we'd both use HIS wonderful printer which did everything but wash the dishes!!! Just kidding,but you know what I mean! He did a lot of artwork printing with his printer/scanner/ copier,so I'd just use his machine as I could not see the point of us both having printers of our own. It was so much cheaper to print our own photos directly from the computer to special photo paper so that was what I used to use his printer for more than anything else!
I rarely have the need to use a printer these days.I tend to ask my neighbour if I may please use hers,when the rare need arises.
My printer is colour. I use it to print reference images for my art work. I print images that I want to transfer to other substrates as well. If my computer wasn't such a dinosaur I would probably play around with my art in photoshop and print it for different projects too.