101 Things Designers Can Do to Save The Earth


115. Use ecofont for business printing
February 9, 2009, 4:58 pm
Filed under: Ink, Studio Practices

Of course, you’re doing more business with PDFs than paper, right? But for those times when only a written document will do, change from Times Roman or Arial over to ecofont. It’s a free, multi-platform font based on Verdana, that’s full of holes — the Swiss cheese of type — to save around 20% of the toner you’re currently wasting. Ecofont isn’t Swiss, though, it’s Dutch; brought to you as a public service by the Utrecht-based design firm, SPRANQ.

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…or just use the light/thin version of helvetica or just the regular times new roman…then you actually saves more than 20% ink.

Comment by Peter Ørntoft

Ecofont counterbalances its ink savings with a greater paper consumption. Ecofont will, for sure, save ink without wasting increasing paper consumption up until 3-4 pages.

Comment by João




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