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Sustainable printing using the Ecofont

Ecofont is a design award winning software that inserts small holes into your printed letters. While this has no effect on legibility it reduces the the ink or toner use by 25%. This not only saves money but also saves some of the burden on the environment associated with production of printing supplies.

You don't have to use this software to take advantage of the idea. You can download the free Ecofont Vera Sans.

Using this pierced font for both copy and headlines can be fitting for any environmentally friendly business.

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morse's picture
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Or, you could use a lighter font.

qwertyale's picture
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eco frenzy

yes I'm brazilian xD

steveballmer's picture
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The whole "eco-thing" is a crock!
Nature can handle anything we throw at it!

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@morse: looks like your idea is better. The University of Wisconsin considered a switch to Ecofont, but then realized they would save *more* if they switched to Century Gothic.

Google "Century Gothic Saves More Ink Than Ecofont" for more info.

Ivan's picture

Printing at 70% opacity will save even more and won't slow down reading! :)

steveballmer's picture
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Real men use Times Bold at 100% opacity!

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