Friday, April 16, 2010

Going Gothic

Finding a New "Eco-Font"

Looking into ways to save money on toner cartridges, a University of Wisconsin professor suggested an "Ecofont" to his IT department. IT came up with an even easier solution—the commonly available Century Gothic font.  

The eco-font saves ink by filling each letter with tiny holes.  Century Gothic effectively removes even more ink.  Tiny changes in the amount of ink used to print each character adds up in the aggregate—whether that's your ink cartridge costs or Green Bay's nearly $100,000 in toner costs. Century Gothic uses 30 percent less ink in printing than the typical Arial setting, but there is a slight trade-off in paper use.

Find out more at NPR.  

1 comment:

  1. I've always preferred Century Gothic to Arial for aesthetic reasons anyway. It's my favorite common font.