When it comes to tools of the trade, every home office could use a compact printer. One with a wireless function even allows you to use WiFi to print directly from your phone or tablet. Before splurging on a new one, though, you should decide whether you want an inkjet or laser printer. An inkjet printer uses ink cartridges, and the superior printing quality is perfect for things like wedding invitations, official documents and color images. The downside is that ink cartridges dry up during long periods of inactivity, so you’ll have to regularly replace the cartridges whether or not you use the printer. If you do a lot of printing, and quantity is more important than quality, then you should consider a workhorse laser printer, which uses a toner cartridge that can produce up to 10,000 pages compared to an inkjet’s 1,000 pages. Once you’ve settled on inkjet or laser, it’s time to choose a brand.