Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The ecofriendly font that saves on ink |

The ecofriendly font that saves on ink | guardian.co.uk: "The Ecofont saves on printing ink by … well, using less of it. Letters in the freely downloadable typeface contain multiple small circular holes, meaning that each letter requires less ink to be printed. As the designers put it: 'After Dutch holey cheese, there now is a Dutch font with holes as well.' Quite.

Though rather striking, the typeface is wholly readable (no pun intended) and is, apparently, most effective at nine or 10 point. It's also sans serif, because, of course, the little flourishes on serif fonts will use up more ink when being printed.

Spranq claims that the Ecofont will reduce ink use by up to 20% - not bad for something that was developed over 'lots of late hours (and coffee)'."


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