Three Fonts You Should Use Instead Of Arial To Save Printer Ink

Three Fonts You Should Use Instead Of Arial To Save Printer Ink

If you do a lot of printing, the Arial font can use up your ink a lot faster than others. Here are three fonts you’re better off using.

While it may seem like the only difference between fonts is style, some fonts have a much higher rate of ink consumption. According to Patrick Austin at Consumer Reports, Arial is one of the worst offenders:

…we got 27 per cent more mileage when using Times New Roman rather than Arial, a default font in many browsers. Calibri and Century Gothic both outperformed Arial, as well.

We’ve mentioned Century Gothic in the past, but now you can add Calibri and the classic Times New Roman to your list of ink-saving fonts. Austin also recommends Ecofont, which is specifically designed to save as much ink as possible while retaining readability. A lifetime licence for it will cost you $US20 ($27), but it might be worth it if you do a lot of printing. You can find a few more ink saving strategies at the link below.

5 Ways to Save on Printer Ink [Consumer Reports]

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