Benefits Of Century Gothic For Printer Ink Costs Reinforced

2010-04-07 16:21:17

Published on 2010-04-07 16:21:17

Following our reporting of a story by the Register last month that switching to the font Century Gothic could help to cut the costs related to printer ink, as well helping to save the environment, the change has been recommended once again.

Dutch printer ink company, Printer.com, said that they conducted a test last year using two popular printers. The Canon Pixma MP 210 was used to simulate the printing of home users, while the Brother HL-2140 laser printer was used for business purposes.

The firm claimed that after the test, a saving between £13 and £52, could be made by just making a simple change in the font field in word processors and email engines.

Diane Blohowiak, from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, claimed that Century Gothic, when printed out, uses 30 per cent less printer ink than Arial and even beats a well-known "eco font".

She claimed that printer ink costs her department $10,000 per gallon, though it is supplied in smaller units.

By Canzil Ahmed

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