9/24/2010

Save Ink With Environmentally Friendly Fonts

While many of us may be printing less than we used to, thanks in part to more portable computing devices and the rise of technology such as email, we still can’t always keep our documents within the digital world. Not only is printer ink a bit too pricey for our liking here at Compare and Recycle but there is a concern about the environmental impact of the amount of paper and ink that is used.

While efforts to recycle paper are becoming more widespread, sadly we can’t just strip the ink from a page and use it again and so many don’t consider the ways in which to reduce the environmental impact of printer ink. The simplest way to save ink is obviously to put less of it on the page, but how do we do that exactly? We could put fewer words in the documents we write, but things might not make too much sense with parts missing, we could use a smaller font, but that might not be too easy to read, so how can we reduce ink usage?

Thankfully Ecofont have a solution which means that we can still write the same amount, we can keep the font the same size, but we can actually reduce the amount of ink being used simply by placing holes in each letter. Instead of having to print a solid colour for the entire letter, the parts which are holes use no ink at all meaning that each and every letter will require a little less printing. We’ve tested it out ourself here at Compare and Recycle and while the letters don’t look exactly the same as their hole-less counterparts they are  just as legible, there are even Ecofont versions of many popular fonts so you can still pick from your old favourites.

While these environmentally friendly fonts may not be suitable for all types of printing they’re absolutely fine for every day use so head over to www.ecofont.com and do your bit, it should even save you a little bit on money on printer cartridges.

Lee

Lee

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