Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Effect of Font Type on a School’s Ink Cost

Suvir Mirchandani and Peter Pinko (PDF) (via Chris Taylor):

This study identifies fonts that use ink most efficiently and estimates the amount of money a single school and a school district can save on ink by choosing efficient fonts for student handouts. […] Based on the analysis, it was concluded that a switch to Garamond, the most efficient font, would reduce ink consumption by 24%, thereby decreasing environmental damage and saving the school district approximately $21,000 per year.

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You may want to read this rebuttal from someone who actually knows about fonts and text.

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