Which font uses the most ink?

April 30, 2010
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

If you're being particularly cost-conscious about your use of printer ink or toner, you may be wondering which font you should choose to minimize ink use. Here's an infographic with the answer:

Measuring type

This is an interesting infographic in its own right, but what makes it cool is that these are not photoshopped images of Bic biros. Matt Robinson created this chart by writing the word "Sample" on a wall using a brand new biro for each font; the amount of ink remaining indicates the density of the type. In other words, the data is the chart. Brilliant! Click the link below to see how he did it.

Matt Robinson: Measuring Type 

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