A1 Poster - Chemical formula of printing ink
So here I have made an Eco Typography experiment. The idea was to compare fonts that claim they are eco friendly, such as Ryman Eco or Helvetica Ultra Light (which in theory should be quite eco friendly). I want to see if there are many differences between these two typefaces. Ryman eco claims it can save up to 33% ink, when printing. I find this hard to believe, as it is quite a bold and 'chunky' typeface that is still nowhere near as ethical as Garamond. Is Garamond the only typeface that cannot be beaten when it comes to being the most environmentally friendly? I'm not too sure; I need to find out... This poster design shows both Ryman Eco and Helvetica Neue - UltraLight. I wanted to spell the phase "how much ink does this use?" to allow the reader to begin to ask them selves to same question when they are printing.
I also want to compare different inks. Examining how eco friendly ink can be while also taking into considering legibility, cost, print quality etc. Maybe ink is already quite eco friendly? I know that if you print any thing large scale with the use of toner ink (which is made up from powder, that is heated, to make a print) is meant to be very eco friendly as there isn’t even any ink. So no waste or left over ink is ever a problem, and these ink cartridges are massively recyclable. It does lend the question, "I’m I wasting my time?" Is there a point to try and find the most ethical print process? Will it actually make a difference? Catch me on the other side to see what I find out.
Just thought this was quite interesting, a project aimed at getting people to draw with ink. Could be useful to look back at this website at some point. Why not check out there’re website and maybe even get involved InkTober