How changing its font to Garamond could save the US gov $370m (oh no it won’t, see

Garamond type

A schoolboy in Pittsburgh reckons the US administration could save up to 24% of its printing costs – just by using a different font for its printed material.He discovered that by switching to Garamond, whose thin, elegant strokes were designed by the 16th-century French publisher in the 16th century by Claude Garamond, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24%, saving as much as $21,000 annually. On that basis, he extrapolated, the federal and state governments could economise $370m (£222m) between them.

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