Ecofont

URL – http://www.ecofont.com/en/products/green/printing/sustainable-printing-using-ecofont-software.html

“Ecofont is designed to save ink, money and eventually the planet, but heaven save us from worthy fonts. Ecofont is a program that adds holes to a font. The software takes Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman and prints them as if they had been attacked by moths. They retain their original shape, but not their inner form, and so lose their true weight and beauty. They also usually go no bigger than 11pt, although at this size or smaller they may save you 25 percent of ink consumption.

The plus side: In 2010 Ecofont won a European Environmental Design Award. The downside: a study at the University of Wisconsin claimed that some Ecofont fonts, such as Ecofont Vera Sans, actually use more ink and toner than lighter regular fonts such as Century Gothic (although one could, of course, always print Century Gothic using Ecofont software).”

This was mentioned on a design blog and that’s so clever that it saves ink by creating dots of empty space in letters. The software can be dowloaded onto computer where it converts the document so that the letters have holes. There is a trend in all industries of being evironmentally friendly and I’m going to save this post for future projects related to green products. By reducing ink, reduces money and ink making the product more recyclable/ less ink need to be produced in the first place.

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