US Government has been searching for a way to reduce its spending for decades but recently a 14-year-old student came up with the way how to do it. Suvir Mirchandani from Pittsburg calculated that the Government would save as much as the staggering $400 million, simply from switching to Garamond font from Times New Roman font when printing official documents.
The high school student discovered that using a different printing font can save tons of money considering that the price of ink is two times higher than french perfume by volume. Preparing for a science fair project Suvir experimented with different fonts and estimated that the ones with thinner strokes could reduce the ink consumption with as much as 24% which means thousands of dollars per year in the case of his school. His estimation stated that it could be millions in reduced costs for the Government Printing Office. Suvir really hopes that his discovery would be taken into practice and also points out that using Garamond would save not only ink but paper as well thus helping the environment.