Of course, you’ll have to buy your own toner and supplies at retail prices, but as long as these are budgeted for, it won’t be an unexpected expense.
When buying a printer, many people today will want to choose a laser printer. Unless you need certain features that you can’t get with other models, buying an inkjet printer can feel like a waste of money.
As an approximation, if you compare the cost of every time you buy ink for an inkjet printer to the cost spent on toner for a laser printer, the cost per print is about 10 times less for a laser printer.
The other reason for the recommendation is the lower price of laser printers. In the case of the slightly more expensive color laser printers, even they are probably very affordable now compared to what they were a few years ago.