Two big problems exist with current ink cartridges: they are expensive and don’t provide eco-friendly printing.
Consider how many wasted pages you throw away each week. For every page you throw away, you are not only wasting money, but also wasting ink which will lead to more cartridges in landfills. Several steps can be taken to lengthen the life of your ink cartridge such as selective printing, using the “Print” tabs on websites, and previewing your page before printing to make sure you are satisfied. But that may not be enough, so what about eco-friendly printing?
According to a one company in the Netherlands, Ecofont has recently developed a new type of font that will reduce the amount of ink necessary for printing. What makes these fonts unique is that they are “perforated.” Tiny “punch holes” are placed in every character reducing ink and toner use by 25%; and depending on the size of the font, the holes are relatively invisible to the naked eye. This reduction in ink use will not only make your cartridge last longer, but will also save you money and reduce the amount of discarded cartridges.
Ecofont is planning to release 15 different font styles in the near future, but right now you can download a free sample of one type, Vera Sans Regular, from their website.