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The Ecofont

The Ecofont

Impact on Green Printing It was released late in 2008, but I've been waiting for the verdict on the Ecofont for a while. Based on Vera Sans, the font was created by SPRANQ, a creative communications agency in the Netherlands. It was designed and billed as an eco-friendly font because it uses less ink. National Geographic just featured it in their latest issue, so does that mean the Ecofont is catching on? The Ecofont is full of holes, “like Dutch cheese,” and because of all these holes, claims to use up to 20% less ink. At a small font size, the holes are almost invisible, with the ink bleeding through to fill the holes. As the website says, “the results vary depending on the software and the quality of your screen.” So what do users and green print lovers have to say? The opinion shared by those from Treehugger to Lifehacker seems to be that it's a great idea. A […]

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