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    Exclamation Ryman Eco: The font inkjet printer companies don't want you to use

    As a graphic designer this really caught my attention... pretty interesting concept. Ryman, a British stationer has designed a new font with negative (non-printing) areas in each letter. The result is that each time you print something you're using ± 33% less ink or toner. I imagine the inkjet printer companies of the world such as HP, Epson, Canon and Brother ain't very happy about this.
    I just downloaded it and printed a letter. The funny thing is when it's printed at a reduced size, the ink spray filled in and you can't see the non-printing areas. But under a magnifying glass you can see that it used less ink.
    Doesn't look bad at all, actually it's a nice looking typeface. Get in solid at your office and suggest everyone change their default font to Ryman Eco.

    Free download here:
    http://www.rymaneco.co.uk/






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    Thought it was pretty clever m'self.

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    Some kid just came up with another new font this past week too with the same result. I think he was pitching it to the US govt as a nine-figure cost savings in ink for the govt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borla View Post
    Some kid just came up with another new font this past week too with the same result. I think he was pitching it to the US govt as a nine-figure cost savings in ink for the govt.
    Must be this guy. Of course we could all use Helvetica Ultra Thin Condensed and save ink. Might be kinda hard to read.

    I like his idea about Garamond.

    http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/5...#axzz2xyMTDpiD

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTRV8D View Post
    Must be this guy. Of course we could all use Helvetica Ultra Thin Condensed and save ink. Might be kinda hard to read.

    I like his idea about Garamond.

    http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/5...#axzz2xyMTDpiD
    Yup, that's the one I was referring too.

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    Almost any thinner font would work just as well, duh.

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    Pretty nifty.

    I'll try it.

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