The Ecofont is a new environmentally friendly font which could cut your printer’s ink consumption by up to 20%.
It’s been developed in The Netherlands by SPRANQ, who found a way to leave tiny circles blank within individual letters to reduce the amount of ink used but still maintain readability. They say “After Dutch holey cheese, there is now a Dutch font with holes as well”.
The font looks similar to Verdana and works best used at smaller sizes, 9 or 10 point, when the holes are virtually invisible. It’s free to download and free to use, and is compatible with all computer operating systems. Once installed, it appears listed in applications under the name ‘Spranq eco sans’.
Of course, the best way to save ink is to print as little as possible, but there are times when you have to use the printer, so this could be another small way to reduce consumption and save a bit of cash at the same time.
You can download the Ecofont from http://www.ecofont.co.uk/
If you try it out, or if you have tried it already, please do post a comment and let us know what you think.