I remember back in the prime days of printers, where everybody was printing everything, we were all having fun with a piece of software called Clipart. Infact, it was because of software like that, which helped to bring fourth the printer revolution. We left DOT Matrix printers, and went to inkjet printers. It wasn't long before printers could do full RGB!
But then people were complaining about the speed all the time, and since schools were having computer labs those days, they needed something that could handle the load without taking all day, so laserjet printers became a thing. Trouble is, laserjet printers only printed in B&W.
They were primarily used for text and simple greyscale graphics only, like what you found on web pages back in the day. Color based laser printers didn't come out till later and were like over a thousand dollars. And still to this day, even though they came down in price, color laser printers are still like 500 dollars I think, while B&W models are around 300 I think.
But yeah, the clipart generation is what really spawned the printing generation. Kids today are living in a tablet world, where printing is much much less of a thing these days.