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Utilization and Energy-Saving Analysis of Inkjet and Laser Printed Eco-Hollow Embedded Fonts: A Comparison of English and Thai Alphabets

Version 1 : Received: 18 February 2021 / Approved: 19 February 2021 / Online: 19 February 2021 (14:19:47 CET)

How to cite: Imjai, T.; Wattanapanich, C.; Madardam, U.; Garcia, R. Utilization and Energy-Saving Analysis of Inkjet and Laser Printed Eco-Hollow Embedded Fonts: A Comparison of English and Thai Alphabets. Preprints 2021, 2021020441 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0441.v1). Imjai, T.; Wattanapanich, C.; Madardam, U.; Garcia, R. Utilization and Energy-Saving Analysis of Inkjet and Laser Printed Eco-Hollow Embedded Fonts: A Comparison of English and Thai Alphabets. Preprints 2021, 2021020441 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0441.v1).

Abstract

The utilization of eco-fonts for office printing is a sustainable, “green” printing concept, which has obvious economic benefits. As a result, it has a significant effect on environmental sustainability. This practice's fundamental problem is the decreased quality of text printed using eco-fonts compared to those printed with regular fonts. The aim of this research is eco-font efficiency estimation, i.e. determination of toner usage reduction level of inkjet-printed documents typed with this font type, as well as estimation of the extent humans perceive differences between text printed with eco-font and the one printed by its “non-eco“ equivalent. Combining the instrumental measuring method and digital image analysis, it was found that this simple principle (eco-font utilization) enables substantial toner usage reduction for an inkjet printing system. At the same time, a visual test showed that the visual experience of text printed using eco-font was sufficient. In addition, awareness of the benefits that eco-font utilization brings, change users’ attitude towards eco-font quality. The concept of removing the black pixel from this commonly used Thai font has a great potential for the sustainability printing process, and this simple solution could be applied to other languages as part of the GIT campaign.

Subject Areas

Green Information Technology; Energy saving-font; Ink toner consumption; Hollow embedded font; Sustainable printing.

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