Have you ever thought about how much a font can cost you when your designs go from computer to paper? Ink is a precious resource. This common household good can cost upwards of $75 per ounce – that’s more than some of the world’s finest wine, or the coveted Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum.
Middle schooler Suvir Mirchandani recently did his science fair project on the value of fonts, and how his school could cut printing costs by as much as 30% by a simple switch from Times New Roman to Garamond. By applying this same idea on a larger scale, the US Federal & State Governments could save a combined approximate $400 million per year on printing costs alone. Not too shabby.