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An Eco-Friendly FONT?
Posted By Ginny Figlar Colón On March 30, 2009 @ 1:15 pm In Green Living, Green Tech | 3 Comments
I recently had to order printer cartridges on eBay and have them shipped to me from China. (I will spare you the details, but it involves incompatibility issues with European-sold cartridges.) This makes me feel extra guilty about anything I print now.
So I was happy to discover that a Dutch creative agency, SPRANQ , has found a way to reduce ink usage by up to 20 percent with its recently developed Ecofont . The font is designed with holes in the middle of the letters – sort of a Swiss cheese effect – and is free to download for personal use on a Mac or PC.
This got me thinking about other tricks and techniques I could be using to make every printer cartridge last a little longer. Here are some ideas I found to avoid unnecessary around-the-world ink shipments:
And when your ink cartridge eventually does start printing on empty, don’t forget to recycle it. Staples office supply giant offers $3 toward the purchase of a new cartridge when you drop off the empty one at any of its retail stores . Office Depot has a similar incentive program, and both offer remanufactured cartridges to lighten your impact even further.
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 SPRANQ: http://www.spranq.nl/en/
 Ecofont: http://www.ecofont.eu
 Staples office supply giant offers $3 toward the purchase of a new cartridge when you drop off the empty one at any of its retail stores: http://www.staples.com/sbd/content/about/soul/recycling.html
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