Ecofont Saves Ink, Reduces Printing Costs

How can you save ink and reduce printing costs? A Dutch company has designed a new font called Ecofont which promises to use 20% less ink while printing.

How much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink.

We tested Ecofont and here is what an enlarged version of the font looks like with all the spaces between.
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When printed in regular font sizes (they recommend size 9-10), these holes are hardly noticable, but they save ink. The sans serif format also helps to save more ink. The Ecofont is based on the Vera Sans, an Open Source letter, and is available for both PC and MAC. Ecofonts works best for OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007.

Download Ecofont. Its all about saving the environment.