For some, changing fonts is just like printing money | Technology News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Who would of thought the bean counters have gotten into what was once the territory exclusively of designers. They know are looking at the cost of ink used to print with different fonts…The next thing you know white spaces will be measured to insure the best usage of paper (or in the case of eBooks – electrons).

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.

The bean counters font of choice…Century Gothic. According to the article, while changing your default font may save the average user a few dollars a year, the benefits to large companies and educational institutions could save real money. The article quoted the IT support head at the University of Wisconsin who expects to see savings of $5,000 – $10,000 annually.

Just think, switching from Arial to Century Gothic could make your ink go 30% further…If all you print is words. Me, and from what I can tell, my family seem to print more graphics that actual text. Makes me wonder if it’s really worth the worry…

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