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[OT] Ecofont - Less is more

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Friday, November 28, 2008
15 years ago2,905 views

A Dutch company designed a new font named the Ecofont, "Lots of late hours (and coffee) later have resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use.","The prints we make for our 'daily use' not only use paper, but also ink. Lots of ink"

The Ecofont is based on a open source letter, and is available for both PC and MAC for free.

More information on the website,
http://www.ecofont.nl/ecofont_en.html

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Mac, but anyway, interesting idea, and I love the end result

I love things like this.

Nikita Kondraskov [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Great way to save ink.
It would be even cooler if modern printers did this sort of saving by default.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Yes that would be nice indeed, but i like the font idea to.

Ink Conscious in New Orleans [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

A visually interesting font, if not quirky in large sizes.

But both my laser printer and the ink jet, produced by HP, have modes which will cut the ink usage way back [and surely all other manufacturers have this same facility.] A simple preference edit by me forced my printer driver to behave this way by default.

As I regularly use that ink saving feature on all printers, with the same effective 'graying' of the character set that I notice on this font, I wonder what would be the difference between this cute font, and my steps.

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