Printers are still a must-have for any home. You can print out boarding passes, labels, templates, coloring pages, event tickets and so much more.
The downside is that ink is so expensive these days it's hard to justify using the printer for fun. Ink actually costs far more than gasoline.
There are ways for saving money on printing costs, however, and one is to use a font that puts down less ink.
Ecofont Vera Sans is a typeface that puts a bunch of tiny holes in each letter so it saves ink - up to 28 percent. You wouldn't want to use it for a formal paper or wedding invitation, of course, but for everyday printing it works fine.
Ecofont Vera Sans is free to download and use. The company also offers software that will make the rest of your fonts eco-friendly, but you'll have to pay a fee.