There have been a lot of comments on this website over the years about using an Alps printer for making your own decals. Since Alps is no longer available in the U.S. and it's technology is now held by a Japanese firm who aren't doing much with it, I'm wondering about an alternative. My printer is giving me more and more trouble so I'm looking at a replacement and am wondering if a color laser is the way to go, sort of a Christmas present for myself. The technology has been quite expensive, but like most the cost is coming down. I'm seeing HP units in the $500 range. I might try going with one as a replacement. Anybody out there have any experience or comments??