A greener printer font


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NL Netherlands


About the project Edit

Ecofont Vera Sans was developed by SPRANQ in the Netherlands in order to reduce ink consumption when printing.

The Ecofont application program inserts small holes in other fonts in order to reduce ink consumption without reducing legibility.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Each character in the font contains tiny holes, thus reducing the amount of ink needed by approximately 15 percent when compared to the Vera Sans family on which Ecofont Sans is based.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Printer ink is usually very expensive and not good for the environment when thrown away. This method adopted by Ecofont is environmentally friendly: it uses less ink for the same amount of words and quality of legibility on a piece of paper.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The font has already been downloaded a million times and is currently being used in 35 countries.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The ditch creative agency SPRANQ came up with the idea of Ecofont.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

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