I noticed a sharp reduction in the amount of paper i used once i bought my analyser pro - it is superb. I did find myself having to do the additional test strip occasionaly, but much less often than not.
My advice (for what it's worth) is for you to spend the additional money, I dont think you'll regret it. And dont forget the analyser pro does much more than reduce the need for test strips.
And, printing is an expensive pastime. Anything that can reduce the cost (after the additional outlay) for people wanting to learn has got to be a good thing ... surely?