Click the image for more information. One of the main things that helped me through both my undergraduate and graduate studies was owning a high-quality printer. It gave me the flexibility to continue to work on my designs until I was satisfied with them and often extended my working schedule.
If I were to recommend a printer today, I would suggest the EPSON Artisan 1430. At $300 you gain the ability to print on various types of paper up to 13 x 19 inches.