Department of Defense

Century Gothic Font Usage to Save Ink

Many businesses have found that they can save tens of thousands of dollars a year by switching to a less ink-intensive font such as Century Gothic, rather than using the more common Times New Roman, 12 font (as directed by the Department of Defense for all official correspondence), or Arial font.

For example, the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, found that it could save up to $10,000 by switching to Century Gothic as the default font. The university, which has 6,500 students, spends $100,000 a year on ink and toner cartridges, reports Yahoo, via Associated Press. Now, the school is asking faculty and staff to use Century Gothic for printed documents, and the school will change the default font in e-mails to Century Gothic. While Arial is ink-miserly, it’s not nearly as stingy as Century Gothic, which uses 30 percent less ink.


If the savings for a small university, such as the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay can save $100,000 a year imagine the savings can be for the Federal Government!



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