Sustainable printing, it’s not all about the paper!

April 2nd, 2014 | Marshall Moses

When printing in an office or for school you may be printing large amounts of material multiple times. Printing double sided, and trimming down content is always a great way to cut back on material use. Those are great ways to start, but if you could save yourself even more money at the printer by doing one simple edit, would you do it?

The money saving is in the ink! Different fonts use different amounts of ink based upon their volume. There are many different default typefaces to choose from, some of the most popular are: Calibri, Garamond, Times New Roman, and Cooper Black. The following shows each of the fonts compared at the same size, which do you think is the best for bulk printing?

Typefaces

If you answered Garamond, you are correct! Garamond is a great font face, it uses less ink while preserving legibility in smaller sizes. Many top selling books are printed in Garamond to save money at the printers, examples of those books include: the Harry Potter series, and the Hunger Games trilogy. Whether you’re printing a novel, or a memo you can make an impact on your wallet, and your environment with this simple change!


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