New Ecofont Can Save On Ink Costs
Posted by Jim Ottewill
A new font has been launched to help users of printers cut back on the amount of money they invest in ink cartridges.
The new typeface, which has been created by omitting parts of letters, is expected to be able to reduce printing costs by as much as 20 per cent.
PC World's Rick Broda, writing for the Washington Post, said that the font resembles Arial but with "lots of little holes punched out" of each letter.
"Obviously there are lots of outline-style fonts that would accomplish more or less the same thing. But most of them are fancy, showy typefaces - not many look like everyday Arial."
The Ecofont is based on Vera Sans and is best used with OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007 although results vary from printer to software used.
Other consumer-tips for saving ink from the Ecofont manufacturers include printing with unbleached paper, printing only when necessary and using a modern printer.