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Green Font

The picture illustrates how the Ecofont was created by omitting parts of the letter. At the shown size, this obviously is not very nice, but at a regular font size it is actually very usable. Naturally, the results vary depending on your software and the quality of your screen. The Ecofont works best in OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007. Printing with a laser printer will give the best printing results.

The Ecofont is based on the Vera Sans, an Open Source letter, and is available for Windows,

Behind Ecofont

The Ecofont is developed by SPRANQ, based on a hunch of Colin Willems.

With the Ecofont, SPRANQ hopes to increase environmental awareness. Some ideas are:
End-users: print only when necessary, use a modern, efficient printer and use unbleached paper.
Graphic designers: use modern colour separation techniques to avoid unnecessary wastage in ink. In paper choice, take the environment into account.
• (Offset) printers: avoid modern laser techniques that make ink indivisible from the paper. Keep an eye on innovations, such as plant-based ink.

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