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We recently reported on a story about a college that changed the default font in its e-mail system to save ink when students print messages. Here’s a study that backs up the school’s decision.
Dutch company Printer.com ran a test of several popular fonts to see which used the least amount of ink.
Here are the rankings, starting with the most ink-friendly:
- Century Gothic
- Times New Roman
- Sans Serif
- Franklin Gothic Medium
The difference can be substantial — Century Gothic, for example, uses 31% less ink than Arial, according to Printer.com.
But there is a catch: Some of the fonts that use less ink, including Century Gothic, are wider than those that don’t, meaning you may use more paper by switching fonts.