Does Font Matter?


November 21, 2014


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Does our choice of font matter? According to fourteen year old, Suvir Mirchandani it does! The teenager found and interesting way to reduce paper and ink, saving his school money as well as businesses. Through trial and error, tests, and measurement upon measurement, Mirchandani found that by switching from Times New Roman to Garamond, his school and any other company can save tons of money on printer ink each year. After his findings, he spoke to his school district, concluding that they could reduce their ink consumption by 24%, saving a whopping $21,000 a year. A large number for such a small change. His calculations didn’t stop there either! He estimates that if the federal government also switched fonts to Garamond, they could save 30%, resulting in $136 million each year, and if state governments commit as well, the country could save $234 million.

People and companies all over the world have been putting their heads together to try to combat the rising price of printer ink. A necessity in the corporate world yet incredibly expensive. Printer ink can ranger from $13 to $75 an ounce; that’s a big chunk of change out of your yearly budget. Whether or not the government will change fonts or continue looking for ways to save money on ink has yet to be seen but one thing’s for certain: we are looking to save!

Better Office System is committed to your business and that includes your office setting as well as your budget. There are a few ways you can reduce you printer ink cost and one of the main is reducing waste. Printer ink cartridges often has small leaks and evaporation. Combat these by being aware of how your printer is behaving, listening for odd sounds, and even investing in an Office Assessment. Contact Better Office Systems if you think it may be time to change your print environment.


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