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Admin
01-06-2012, 10:53 PM
Font has different shape, space between letters, bold or not, and so it can makes a difference. Actually one font is quite popular but isn't free anymore, it was ecofont

looking on internet, I found some articles ( including wikipedia article ) , and Century Gothic seems to be a modern looking and could save 30% of ink.

but to be able to implement a on-the-fly font replacement of the pdf file with greencloud printer, I had to look at more tools and review

someone reported this link but it is dead now !
http://www.inkfarm.com/Recommended-Ink-Saving-Fonts---

the quick conclusion is this


"Our first choice of ink saving font for body type is Century Schoolbook, which the University of Wisconsin just picked for its publications (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125639616) because it uses less ink, and which the U.S. Supreme Court requires for readability. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Type_Family#cite_note-0) It is an excellent font and it is no wonder that it is the standard for such prestigious organizations."


I wonder if it would make sense to implement in greencloud a little tool to compare the % of ink covering the page, so it could be used to review different font based on the pixel values all over the page ?

Admin
01-07-2012, 08:02 PM
since my last post I found more sources and valuable tool to decide what font to use for your document, we are considering to be able to add an option to our green printing software (http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/greencloud-printer/) to switch the font to a saving-one on the fly. for that, we are using review about the ink coverage factor

http://blog.colortonerexpert.com/cost-effective-fonts/
according this one the best choice would be Garamond

if you want to calculate and compare the ink usage of your current font I recommand this excellent online tool :
http://www.inkfarm.com/What-the-Font

Admin
01-24-2012, 09:16 PM
another source from an article of Cnet

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20001913-93.html

in case you look for more data you can also refer to this source

http://blog.printer.com/2009/04/printing-costs-does-font-choice-make-a-difference/

Admin
01-24-2012, 09:20 PM
and another software to calculate ink coverage , I didn't try it

http://avpsoft.com/products/apfill/

jhnharvy773
01-25-2012, 05:51 AM
since my last post I found more sources and valuable tool to decide what font to use for your document, we are considering to be able to add an option to our green printing software (http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-software/greencloud-printer/) to switch the font to a saving-one on the fly. for that, we are sing review about the dell inks (http://www.inkjetsuperstore.com/dell-ink-toner-cartridges) coverage factor

http://blog.colortonerexpert.com/cost-effective-fonts/
according this one the best choice would be Garamond

if you want to calculate and compare the ink usage of your current font I recommend this excellent online tool :
http://www.inkfarm.com/What-the-Font
inkfarm really does a great work in providing accurate calculations of any fonts ink usage consumption. You can use it to know how much you ought to spend when changing font,it also calculates how much you can save..