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According to a study performed by, an independent printer comparison site, printing in Century Gothic font rather than Arial can consume 30% less ink and help reduce costs.

In addition to Century Gothic font (size 11 - saves 30%), other Microsoft standard fonts that use less ink are: Times New Roman (size 12 - saves 28%), Calibri (size 11 - saves 23%), and Verdana (size 11 – saves 8%).

Simply by choosing a more eco-friendly font, such as Century Gothic, organizations can reduce waste and help trim the bottom line… Did you realize you can actually cut printing costs just by choosing another font? Even with everyone looking for new ways to save money, it’s doubtful most people have considered the font they use for letters, reports, and notices, but you can actually save 31% on your ink cartridge costs just by picking the right font. recently put this notion to the test using two popular printers. The Canon Pixma MP 210 was picked to simulate the printing of private users while the Brother HL-2140 laser printer was used to test business use. Both printers were left at their default settings (600 by 600 dpi). Changing only the font resulted in saving between $20 and $80 per year.

Arial, reigning as the most popular font, was used as the “zero” measurement, against which nine other fonts were tested. The clear winner was Century Gothic, which returned 31% savings in both printers. For the average private user, printing approximately 25 pages per week, this will easily generate a net reduction of $20 in a year. A business-user, printing approximately 250 pages per week, could save $80. If your organization uses multiple printers, you can save hundreds of dollars per year doing nothing more than picking a more economical font.

Century Gothic is a modern font that comes standard with MS Windows. Surprisingly, it even beat Eco-font which was specifically designed with efficiency and cost in mind. For those who require a more “traditional” look, Times New Roman provides a good balance between style and savings.


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9 comments to “Eco Friendly Font..”

  1. very intersting post ya:)

  1. Very informative post. I like it

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    Nice post :)!!

  1. Now that's a good piece of info. Thanks!

  1. Thank you :)


  1. I really did not know this one. I would keep it in my mind, when taking printouts.

  1. Thank you Rachna

  1. Very nice, interesting and informative post. Wonderful post.

  1. Thank you Babli