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Printer hack: Use one of these fonts to save ink and money

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Printer ink is the gift that keeps on taking. It costs a lot, it’s not even fun to use, and it always seems to run out in a snap. Soon you’re burning more money on replacements … and the vicious cycle restarts in a never-ending loop.

You can slow the cycle by using a different font when printing your documents. According to, Arial font gobbles up over 20% more of your ink than other fonts. Since Arial is one of the most popular professional fonts, a ton of people are wasting valuable ink thanks to a simple aesthetic choice.

So if you’ve ever wondered how to make ink cartridges last longer or how to save money on printer ink, try this trick. Using these four fonts can squeeze more mileage out of your printer. That also means significant savings in the long run.

These four fonts could save the country millions

One good choice is Times New Roman, a classic professional choice you can’t go wrong with.

Garamond is another excellent option. In 2014, a Pennsylvanian high schooler named Suvir Mirchandani made a shocking discovery.

He said his school could save $21,000 each year by printing all its handouts in Garamond font, CNN reports. Mirchandani then took his findings to the macro level, saying this font switch could save the U.S. federal government $136 million annually, and state governments could save $234 million each year.

Calibri is another font that uses very little ink, although it can appear unprofessional, so be wary of that.

Research from EBM says Century Gothic uses 30% less ink than Arial, which makes it a good choice. It’s pretty big, though, which means you may spend more money on document pages. (Still, though, pages are generally much cheaper than ink.)

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Instead, the Epson EcoTank saves you a ton of money with this trick

By using ink bottles and refillable ink tanks, Epson’s EcoTank offers the longevity traditional printers lack. With standard printers, ink runs out in the blink of an eye. Compare that to Epson EcoTank’s high-tech printers, which come with two years’ worth of ink when you buy them.

For example, if you only need black and white ink, you can print up to 7,500 pages in one bottle. That’s more than every book in the Harry Potter series combined. (Actually, since the Harry Potter series has around 4,101 pages in total, a single bottle provides almost twice the page amount as one of the world’s most beloved book series of all time!)

If you want to print in color, some replacement sets you can buy give you enough ink to print up to 6,000 pages. An Epson EcoTank is an excellent investment; not only are you getting a huge bang for your buck, but you’re also escaping the endless cycle of ink cartridge replacement that regular printers offer.

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Standard printers cost around 20 cents per page. In contrast, the EcoTank costs a measly 1 cent per page. Imagine how much money you’re saving in the long run!

Not only that, but Epson EcoTank printers come with integrated Wi-Fi and auto-setup. Now you can print hands-free with the help of Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant.

It’s no wonder why these printers are so popular. Luckily, we found a great deal you should take advantage of ASAP. Grab one of these high-quality printers to save a fortune on printing costs!

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