$4731 per gallon! FONTS save you $$$

While researching replacement models for my OKI C3400n, I came across an article on the PC World website about bringing down the cost of using a printer. The first amazing fact is that 10 years ago, printer ink was close to $4731 per gallon, and the price isn't really coming down.  Yikes! I regularly use a 4-color laser printer during my creative processes.  I've had my current printer for about 6 or 7 years, and it's beginning to show it's age.   I think nothing of printing reference material, articles that I want to read at my leisure and color items like notecards and such.  A while ago I became more discerning in my printing habits when I realized I had generated my own personal "Mt. Everest" on my desk. One thing that surprised me in the article was this information on FONTS.  ..."Another simple way to save ink is to use a font that requires less of it. A popular study from Printer.com found that Century Gothic uses so much less ink than industry-standard Arial that a company printing 250 pages a week would save about $80 a year (emphasis mine) by doing nothing more than switching fonts. The more professional-looking Times New Roman was nearly as cost-effective. You can update the default font in Word through the Change Styles drop-down, and in Outlook through Tools > Options > Mail Format > Stationery and Fonts...." I love Arial for it's narrow, minimalist appearance, but I can learn to love Century Gothic and Times New Roman for their ability to save me money for art supplies!

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