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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004
    Not Of This World

    Here's a legal way to print money: change the font

    MILWAUKEE Here's a way you might save $20 this year: Change the font in the documents you print.

    Because different fonts require different amounts of ink to print, you could be buying new printer cartridges less often if you wrote in, say, Century Gothic rather than Arial. Schools and businesses could save thousands of dollars with font changes.

    Data on the subject from Printer.com, a Dutch company that evaluates printer attributes, persuaded the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to make a switch. Diane Blohowiak, coordinator of information-technology user support, has asked faculty and staff to use Century Gothic for all printed documents. The school also plans to change its e-mail system so it uses Century Gothic.

    "The feedback we've gotten so far has been positive," she said. "Century Gothic is very readable."

    The school of 6,500 students spends about $100,000 per year on ink and toner cartridges. Although students and staff can change the default font to something more ink-intensive, Blohowiak said the university expects to save $5,000 to $10,000 per year with the font switch.

    When Printer.com tested popular fonts for their ink-friendly ways, Century Gothic and Times New Roman topped the list. Calibri, Verdana, Arial and Sans Serif were next, followed by Trebuchet, Tahoma and Franklin Gothic Medium. Century Gothic uses about 30 percent less ink than Arial.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Thank you Dark Knight, good to know and the cartridges are not cheep.
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    And when someone breaks our wings,
    we simply continue to fly... on a broomstick.

    We're flexible like that.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Thanks. I just read and printed that out this morning. My boss always uses Arial. Greate way to save a few bucks.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    in the moment
    Darnit. I wish I had know this yesterday when I printed out docs in Ariel. I'm a day late and a dollar short, LOL!

    Thanks so much for the valuable info Dark Knight.....printer ink is quite expensive and it always seems to run out at the most inopportune time.
    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.


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