July 21, 2009
Something I spotted on Springwise recently was a new font designed to save ink. It doesn’t look very good at the size in the picture, but the smaller it is, the better it looks. The Ecofont is created by omitting parts of the letter so it uses less ink when printing each character.
The makers say that the results vary depending on your software and the quality of your screen but it works best in OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007. And it also depends on the quality of your printer, supposedly a laser printer will give the best results.
The Ecofont is based on the Vera Sans, an Open Source letter, and is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
October 31, 2008
Green Print have a little piece of software that they claim can save you around $90 per year. It does this by reducing the amount of paper and ink that you use when printing. It’s a free software download that:
- Removes wasteful pages
- Includes a PDF writer
- Can track how many pages (and money) you have saved
- Currently only works on Windows
If you get annoyed at wasting paper and ink, take a look at Green Print’s free download.