When it comes to editing, I have to do things the old fashioned way – that is pen to paper. My guilty conscience works over time every time I print out my translation for the final edit. That is why I use recycled paper, front and back, before recycling the paper again. But that still leaves the problem of the wickedly expensive and wasteful ink.
Saving ink has always been possible by setting the printer to ‘rough draft’ mode, which would result in a lighter more imperfect print-out but fine for editing. Well, now there is another way to save on ink. It is a new font, the ecofont.
Under the motto ‘less is more’, the ecofont looks like a basic Vera Sans font until you take a closer look or blow it up making the holes visible. By covering the letters in small white cirlces, the ecofont will save you up to 20% of ink on each printed page.
Ecofont is the work of SPRANQ creative communications agency in the Netherlands. The new font is available to download for free from their website. It is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux systems. Find out more.