Switching typefaces on government forms could save millions
Think your bill for printer ink is steep? A Pittsburgh-area teen estimates that the federal government could trim over $130 million per year off its ink bill, just by switching from typical type fonts currently used on many government documents to a cleaner, more streamlined font known as Garamond. The study, which started out as a project for a school science fair, estimates that an additional $234 million could be saved each year if state governments made the same switch.
I can’t help but cringe every time I buy an ink-jet or laser-toner cartridge for my own use. Little did I know how much all the government paperwork I receive has been costing me in tax dollars. The best and brightest minds in Washington tell us they can’t cut costs; perhaps we should replace these waste-o-crats with middle school science students.
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