Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year Recyclers!

Start out 2009 with a great new way to reduce resources. Try out the new ecofont that uses less ink! to help save on ink cartridges used and disposed of!

as you can see how the Ecofont is created by omitting parts of the letter. At the shown size, this obviously is not very nice, but at a regular font size it is actually very usable. Naturally, the results vary depending on your software and the quality of your screen. The Ecofonts works best for OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007. Printing with a laser printer will give the best printing results.
The Ecofont is based on the Vera Sans, an Open Source letter, and is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
Download it today! and Reduce, Reuse, Recyle!


PFehlig said...

What a great idea --- thanks for the tip, Judy!

bob said...

fascinating. this typeface is really based on the one used for the national transportation sign system in which reflector dots fill each letter character. this is an interesting idea -- and there are many ways to achieve similar effects with a wider variety of design treatments. for instance, reducing characters down to nothing more than vertical or horizontal lines would accomplish the same thing and could enable finer type styles to work in the same manner. another way people can reduce their use of ink (both inkjet and laser) is to simply create documents utilizing gray type rather than black. a gray typographic character is nothing more than a black letter reduced down to a grid of dots. the dots do not print, the surrounding black does. thanks for the post, judy!