Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fonts: An Unlikely Ally for Green Printing

Apart from buying and using remanufactured or recycled ink and toner cartridges, more and more suggestions are now popping up on how you can strengthen green printing campaigns. Who would have thought that your choice of fonts can contribute to green printing? Read on as we discuss on the formatting of fonts on your documents and other files for printing. Yes, things as simple as the fonts that you use can either contribute or "sabotage' green printing.

Formatting the fonts on the files that you need to print can save not only trees but also on other resources like ink or toner and energy.

Choosing or using the right font type and size can allow you to maximize the amount of characters in a page which, in turn, reduces the amount of pages that you have to print. It will also be worth to note that you should select a font that is not very wide so it won't consume more spaces on the page. For example, the Courier type of font has wide letters so that each word typed will occupy bigger spaces on the page. Try Arial Narrow to see the difference, narrower font types can help increase the amount of words per page.

As much as possible, avoid typing with boldface fonts because this does not only consume more ink or toner but it also takes up more spaces on the page.

In this way, you do not only save on paper but also on your ink or remanufactured toner cartridges as well as on other resources like time and electricity. This also makes printing faster. So the next time you feel the need to print and the document still has to be encoded, type it in 12-point Times New Roman. Once you’re finish encoding, highlight all the text then change the font size or the font type until you find something smaller and readable.

Experimenting or browsing through the different types and sizes of fonts is not only fun and creative, it also encourages responsible green printing.

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