We can all use ways to save money and letâ€™s face it; much of the printing we do is for ourselves. So in those situations, you can use a new font designed to use less ink. It is called Ecofont and was designed based on Verdana. The idea is the letters are full of holes so when it prints, it prints using much less ink. Above are examples of the text in Verdana 10 pt and Ecofont 10 pt.
Now I know it isnâ€™t pretty, but thatâ€™s not the point. If I need to print something to read later, reference as Iâ€™m working on something else, or just print to put in a file, the sample on the right is just fine. For those purposes, it doesnâ€™t have to be perfect. If Iâ€™m doing a presentation, sending a document to someone else or generally doing something for public consumption, I would obviously use a regular font. According to the website, this font uses 20% less ink than regular fonts. That is definitely money I can put to better use. How about you?
Thanks to BNetâ€™s Dave Johnson for blogging about this today!