I was recently reading an article in Douglas Magazine about how to reduce environmental impact in the workplace and came across an innovation that I found quite interesting. Ecofont, developed by Dutch communications company SPRANQ (www.spranq.eu), is a font designed to save you money and reduce waste. It achieves this by punching holes within each character of the font. Studies found that you could remove 20 percent of a character before it made it hard to read. This of course results in a 20 percent reduction in ink usage.
Upon further research I found out that Ecofont does not only come as a font that can be installed on any machine, but also comes in software form that will add a green printing icon to Microsoft Word and Outlook Express that will convert any text into Ecofont for the purpose of printing, pretty smart eh. I’m not usually one to be toting products online, but I thought this may be a good new years’ resolution for any office that could benefit both your bottom line and the environment.