September 23, 2009 2:37 pm

EcofontHere at InventHelp, we try to keep the environment in mind when we print out emails, presentations and office documents. For those times when hitting the print button is a necessity, InventHelp’s Invention Girl has found a new type of font that uses less ink!

This new font invention is called Ecofont™. To reduce ink usage, the inventors experimented with ways remove as much of a letter as possible while keeping the font readable. They realized that adding holes into the center of the letter uses up to 20% less ink than conventional fonts. As the folks behind Ecofont say, “After Dutch holey cheese, there now is a Dutch font with holes as well.”

The Ecofont works best in OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007, and the inventors recommend using a laser printer for best results. The Ecofont is based on the Vera Sans, an Open Source letter, and is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Have a look for yourself at the Ecofont website – you can even download the font for free! To further offset any environment effects, Ecofont encourages users to invest in recycled paper or unbleached paper and consider plant-based ink options.

Sure, the Ecofont may not make meeting presentations any more exciting, but it can surely make them more “green” – and that’s something everyone here at InventHelp can appreciate!

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