Monday, November 9, 2009

Free Font: Ecofont


I love free fonts. Luckily, I recently ran across this free font called Ecofont. A Dutch design firm called SPRANQ designed it and claim it uses up to 20% less ink than typical fonts.

Per the example above, you can see the holes in a larger font. But when it's reduced, you can't see the holes. It has the same effect when you print. Most people print at a 9 or 10 point font; when you use Ecofont you won't notice a difference in legibility.

Some technical notes for those that are curious- the site says:
The Ecofont works best in OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007. Printing with a laser printer will give the best printing results.

And if you combine Ecofont with printing on both sides of the paper, woah! It's blowing my mind how you can make necessary printing more eco-friendly!

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