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Recommended Ink Saving Fonts

Its becoming well known that different fonts can save you ink, but which do it best? We analyzed all 134 fonts listed in the ink-usage calculator and identified the best money saving fonts for ink economy, taking readability into consideration. Here are our top choices:

Ink Saving Fonts Choice #1
Headline Choice #1
Font: Modern No. 20
Coverage: 5.38
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Subhead Choice #1
Font: Quicktype Condensed
Coverage: 4.85
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Body Choice #1
Font: Century Schoolbook
Coverage: 6.19
Download Font
Ink Saving Fonts Choice #2
Headline Choice #2
Font: Goudy Old Style
Coverage: 6.19
Download Font
Subhead Choice #2
Font: Eras Medium ITC
Coverage: 5.52
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Body Choice #2
Font: Baskerville Old Face
Coverage: 5.07
Download Font
We used three criteria in developing these recommendations. First, we considered only ink saving fonts which you can download for free. Next, we eliminated fonts that are not designed for body type. For example, we eliminated the following typefaces from consideration:

Benjamin | Black Adder FTC | Ravie | Wishing Type | Fonts

Finally, we weighed remaining candidates for each of the qualities recognized as industry standards for readability and overall appearance.

Our first choice of ink saving font for body type is Century Schoolbook, which the University of Wisconsin just picked for its publications because it uses less ink, and which the U.S. Supreme Court requires for readability. It is an excellent font and it is no wonder that it is the standard for such prestigious organizations.

To provide some choices we offer a second, even more efficient ink saving font - Baskerville Old Face. While it does not have the same popularity as Century Schoolbook, it uses significantly less ink and is still very readable.

For more ink efficient tips check out our 2011 Printer Buying Guide.


Roseanna    7.06.11

At last, someone comes up with the 'right' asnwer!

CATHY.MCDONALD    10.04.11


CG-Paul     10.12.11

I have seen two diferent fonts cited from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay case study - one states Century Gothic, and one stated Century Schoolbook as their choice of Font. According to the ink usage calculator, Century Schoolbook uses 4.14% less toner/ink than the equivalent Century Gothic font.

supermimai    1.06.12

thanks, it was very useful, I m using your research for an article about the best saving font too,
do you know any software to replace fonts for a greener one ?

Inkfarm Sabina     6.18.12

We wrote an article on printer software for saving inks:

Jeff    5.16.13

The link for Goudy Old Style is broken. Do you have another?

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