Do you spend a lot of money on ink or toner for your printer? If you print out guidelines and forms for shops, completed shops, and other records, you will eat through a toner cartridge in no time at all. There are ways to cut back on the amount of toner you use, such as saving completed reports as PDFs instead of printing them, but here is a new way to cut your toner use by up to 20%, even if you print just as many pages as you always have.
Dutch company SPRANQ has introduced a new font that has tiny holes in each letter. (They compare it to “Dutch holey cheese.”) As you can see in the graphic to the right, at normal sizes (10 – 12 point) the font looks solid. You can see the holes start to appear at 14 point, and they are quite obvious in the 24 point example.
This is not a font you would want to use for business letters or other external documents, but it works well for printing out mystery shop guidelines and forms, data from web sites, and other documents for your personal use. I printed a sample page and found it very easy to read.
The font will work on systems running Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X and Linux. You can download this free font at http://www.ecofont.com/en/products/green/font/download-the-ink-saving-font.html If you are not sure how to install a font on your computer, you will also find links to detailed instructions on the download page.
Why not try a painless way to save money on one of your biggest supply expenses?
Thanks to Anne Mitchell at The Internet Patrol for making me aware of this font.