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Save up to 31% on ink and toner costs by switching fonts.

submitted on May 7, 2010 by Solstice in "Member's Lounge"
I caught this article recently, with its companion article, and thought it may interest some of you.

Certainly it makes sense that the kind of type font you use on a regular basis can affect your ink and toner longevity, but I really did not know it could make that large of an impact.

http://consumerist.com/2010/05.....othic.html
http://blog.printer.com/2009/0.....ifference/



Arial was used as the baseline font for the study, which happens to be the one I employ regularly.
              

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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on May 7, 2010
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    That is amazing! Arial is my favorite font too since it offers the best read-ability IMHO.
    I wonder if you can in a similar way reduce the monitor power consumption by playing with the settings, and how significant it is
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on May 7, 2010
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      I know I can with my laptop, but I've never bothered to see if I can with my desktop.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on May 23, 2010
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      I did some research, and crunched some numbers.

      Certainly you can adjust the brightness control on you LCD desktop monitor to save energy, this was not in doubt, but the real question was how much money might one save.

      The savings are not dramatic, but anything is helpful. Lots of small changes add up over time.

      For example, by changing my brightness setting from 100 to 85 on my LCD monitor, I can anticipate saving approximately $5.00 in energy costs per year.

      If nothing else, adjust your settings to reduce your carbon footprint.

      Most people will not really notice a change from 100 to 90 brightness.

      I did not really begin to notice until the 80-85 range, although it turned out that having my monitor brightness set to 80 was actually less strain on my eyes over time.
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    • samm_is
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      Posted by samm_is on August 7, 2012
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      Applies even more to LCD-CCFL, and even LED backlit Tvs - unless of course you are in a really brightly lit room.
      Thanks for posting the articles - I was just pointed to them.
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    deathbynosleep
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    Posted by deathbynosleep on May 23, 2010
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    why didn't they use the same font size for all?
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on October 6, 2010
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    Giving this one a bump given the subject of my recent topic posting to save more on ink and toner.

    http://www.buxr.com/topic/save.....dd-on_3721
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on January 26, 2011
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    For those who may not have gotten to see this topic when posted.
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    psplove
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    Posted by psplove on January 26, 2011
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    Wow, 264 days ago, that's long long time, maybe on that day i still not a BUXR member.
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    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 26, 2011
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    You can also switch to print in draft mode to save ink!
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    • DebsFreebies
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      Posted by DebsFreebies on August 7, 2012
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      Good point...print quality isn't a big deal unless you need to use it for professional purposes or artwork.
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on August 7, 2012
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    I always switch to fast draft. Got to save the ink.
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on August 10, 2012
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    Did you know you can save ink by not printing coupons? Big Grin
    Just click “Help” in the lower right corner of any bricks coupon printer page to get the coupon mailed to your home. Mr Green
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on August 10, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Wow, I never knew that. Thank you for the heads up on that info.

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