Sunday, 11 January 2015

Ink coverage for 300 fonts

For printer running costs and fonts see also

    I have some other posts about ink-saving and how to save paper with different layouts.
      Inkfarm.com/font_coverage.php is a good compilation of ink coverage by font, with slightly different results to the few tests on fonts for ink usage and printer running costs that I've done at the bottom of this page. This is useful stuff to know if your'e interested in printer running costs. Other tests from Printer.com or Which Magazine seem to contradict as well - it's not just mine and inkfarm's that are different. I've copied inkfarm's results order or lightness, then in alphabetical order, getting figures from their source code. So far as I can see, they have taken a set of fonts from their operating system and tried to add which font exactly is being used so they've added descriptions like EF, ITC, MT, FB, or LT.
      For some of the fonts I have got around to linking with a site that shows a large preview - AZfonts - or a wikipedia entry or even the company that produced the font.

      EF = Elsner + Flake                                     Wiki 
      FZ = Fantazia Fonts                           luc.devroy.org
      ITC= International Typeface Corporation
                       Wiki
      MT = Monotype Corporation                               Wiki
      FB = Font Bureau                                        Wiki
      LT = Linotype                                           Wiki

      This list mixes types of font. Calibri is sans-serif, and so slightly harder to read as printed body text. Inkfarm's own recommendation for readability according to standard rules of thumb is
      Baskerville Old Face, which comes in a free open source version. One way of getting a copy is to download and open the zip file, then cut and past to the windows/fonts folder if all the relevant background is in place.


        1.2500 HighEmotions [numeric only]
        1.3400 Palace Script MT
        1.3800 Bernhard EF Fashion
                   Identifont    Wiki 
        1.5900 Kunstler Script
        1.7900 Parchment
      or
        2.1700 Luke
        2.2600 ADONIS
        2.2600 Calibri (Body)
        2.4100 Binkley
        2.4200 Miles
        2.4500 Devon
        2.4700 Edwardian Script ITC
                                 Wiki
        2.6000 WishingType 
        2.6500 French Script MT                 no sample     Wiki
        2.6800 Huntson
        2.7700 Feliz

        2.7700 Feliz
        2.8000 English Script EF
        2.8700 Charlee
        2.9200 Benjamin
        2.9300 Sabina
        2.9700 Melted Text
       
        3.0200 Betsy
        3.0200 Bradley Hand ITC
        3.0700 Chiller

        3.1300 Vladimir Script                 Identifont
        3.1700 Maxell
        3.2000 Freestyle Script
        3.2000 Kartika
        3.2500 KingsFont
        3.2600 Eras Light ITC
        3.2900 Monotype Corsiva

        3.2900 Zapf Chancery                   Identifont     Wiki
        3.3100 Maximo
        3.3800 PaintStroke

        3.4700 Vivaldi  
        3.8100 FlairRoman
        3.8700 Informal Roman
        3.8800 Juice ITC
        3.9100 Blackadder ITC
        3.9400 Futura Lt                                      Wiki
        3.9600 Perpetua                                       Wiki
        4.0000 Britannic EF ExtraLight                        Wiki
        4.0100 Felix

        4.0200 Vrinda
        4.1100 WhiteWater
        4.3200 Stern
        4.4400 SmallRose
        4.4900 SnowWrite
        4.5700 Tempus Sans ITC
                         Identifont

        4.0500 Niagara Engraved                  Identifont
        4.0800 Chong
        4.0900 Dakota
        4.1100 Kendric
        4.1500 Papyrus [Letraset ITC]                         Wiki
        4.1700 Macbeth
        4.3300 Cassandra
        4.3600 Colonna MT
        4.3900 MS Mincho
        4.4000 Garamond
        4.4300 Courier
        4.4300 Courier New
        4.5000 Bodoni MT Condensed              Identifont
        4.5100 Rage Italic
        4.5200 Pristina
        4.5300 Goudy Old Style
        4.6700 Gigi
        4.7300 BEll MT
        4.7400 Cody
        4.8400 AE
        4.8900 Bruce
        4.9600 Diane
        5.0700 Baskerville Old Face             Identifont   Wiki 

               recommended by inkfarm for legibility 
        5.1200 Bonnie
        5.1300 Linea EF
        5.1500 Mistral

           5.1700 Tw Cen MT Condensed      
        5.2000 Californian FB
        5.2000 Poor Richard                     Identifont 
        5.2600 Harrington
        5.2700 Brush Script MT
        5.2900 Iris
        5.2900 OliveOil
        5.3100 Gill Sans MT Condensed                        Wiki
        5.3400 Blair

        5.4000 Times (Italics)
        5.4600 Agency FB
        5.5600 High Tower Text

        5.6000 Tracy
        5.6300 Bodoni MT                        Identifont   Wiki
        5.7100 Modern No. 20
        5.7300 Footlight MT Light
        5.7300 Niagara Solid
        5.7600 Celeste
        5.7700 Imprint MT Shadow

        5.8200 Times
        5.8200 Times New Roman

        5.8800 Brody
        5.8900 Lynn
        5.8900 QuickType Condensed
        5.8900 QuickType II Condensed
        5.9900 Mohammed
        6.0400 Bodoni MT Compressed
        6.0400 Onyx
        6.1100 Classic
        6.2300 PlayBill
        6.3100 Darnell
        6.3200 Chantal
        6.3800 Clarence
        6.4400 Dana
        6.4900 ReturnToEarth
        6.5300 Danny
        6.5500 Calibri
        6.5600 Book Antiqua
        6.5600 Palatino
        6.5600 Palitino Linotype
        6.6000 Corbel
        6.6200 Arial Narrow
        6.6200 Gloucester MT Extra Condensed
        6.6200 Helvetica Condensed
        6.6200 Helvetica-Narrow
        6.6400 Cambria
        6.6400 Cambria Math
        6.6700 Calisto MT
        6.7800 Candara
        6.8100 QuickType
        6.8100 QuickType II
        6.8800 Century
        6.8900 Maiandra GD
        6.9000 Franklin Gothic Book
        6.9300 Bria
        6.9900 Eras Medium ITC
        7.0300 Constantia
        7.0400 Herman
        7.0500 Bodoni EF
        7.0500 Hana
        7.0900 Balloon EF Drop Shadow
        7.1000 Century Schoolbook (Italics)
        7.1400 Copperplate Gothic Light
        7.1800 QuickType II Mono
        7.1800 QuickType Mono
        7.2500 Futura Bk                                     Wiki
        7.2500 Gill Sans MT                                  Wiki
        7.3200
      Maxell
        7.4800 Ecofont Vera Sans                             Wiki
        7.5300 Gill Sans MT Ext Condensed Bold
        7.5400 Felix Titling
        7.5600 Castellar                         Identifont
        7.6100 Plakata EF ExtraCondensed
        7.6200 OCR A Extend                                  Wiki
        7.6200 OCR-A II
        7.6600 Georgia                                       Wiki
        7.6600 Rockwell Condensed
        7.6700 Bookman                                       Wiki
        7.6700 Bookman Old Style
        7.7200 Consolas                                      Wiki
        7.7500 Perpetua Titling MT               Identifont
        7.8400 Calvin
        7.8400 Century Schoolbook                            Wiki
        7.8400 NewCenturySchlbk LT
        7.9200 Century Gothic (Italics)
        7.9800 FirstHome
        8.0300 Futura Md
        8.0400 Jackie
        8.1000 Arial                                        
      Wiki
        8.1000 Estrangelo Edessa
        8.1000 Gautami
        8.1000 Helvetica
        8.1000 Latha
        8.1000 Mangal
        8.1000 MV Boli
        8.1000 Raavi
        8.1200 RealVirtue
        8.1600 Lucida Bright                                 Wiki
        8.1800 AvantGarde
        8.1800 Century Gothic                                Wiki
        8.1900 Feltpoint                                     Wiki
        8.2200 Franklin Gothic Medium Cond
        8.3400 ModernArt
        8.3700 Britannic EF Medium
        8.3900 David
        8.4100 Akeem
        8.4700 Arial (Italics)                               Wiki
        8.4700 Helvetica (Italics)
        8.4700 Lucida Calligraphy                            Wiki
        8.4800 Arial Unicode MS
        8.4900 Microsoft Sans Serif
        8.5200 Lucida Sans                                   Wiki
        8.5200 Lucida Sans Unicode                           Wiki
        8.5400 Braddon
        8.5600 RoaringFire
        8.6300 Gatlinggun

        8.6600 Abracadabra  
        8.7700 Chinaone
        8.7800 Lucida Fax
        8.7900 Flippant
        8.8100 JustStew
        8.9100 Bitstream Vera Serif
        8.9800 Lucida Console
        8.9900 Harlow Solid Italic

        6.1400 Tw Cen MT
        6.3000 WalbaumFrakturEF
        6.4600 Sylfaen
        7.1600 Segoe UI
        7.6500 Viner Hand ITC
        8.0100 Script MT Bold
        8.1000 Shruti
        8.1000 Tunga
        8.1500 Times (Bold Italics)
        8.4100 Trebuchet MS                                  Wiki
        8.6600 Abracadabra
        8.9800 Tahoma
        9.0500 Verdana (Italics)
        9.0500 Wired
        9.0600 Times (Bolded)
        9.2800 Verdana                                       Wiki
        9.9300 Tw Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold

        9.0000 Lucida Sans Typewriter
        9.0300 Berlin Sans FB
        9.0500 OpenClassic
        9.1200 Comic Sans MS
        9.1600 Rockwell
        9.1800 Bitstream Vera Sans
        9.2000 Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
        9.2000 Franklin Gothic Medium
        9.2000 Micheal
        9.2800 MS Reference Sans Serif
        9.4000 Delaney
        9.4600 OCR B MT
        9.6900 Clowningway
        9.7700 Billy
        9.8300 PeopleStype
        9.8600 PlakataEFBoldCondensed

       10.0400 FontFever
       10.1700 Matura MT Script Capitals
       10.2700 Franklin Gothic Demi Cond
       10.3000 Cambell
       10.3500 Griffen
       10.3500 Kristen ITC
       10.4200 Jokerman
       10.4300 Denise
       10.4300 Lincoln
       10.7000 Lucida Handwriting
       10.8200 Eras Demi ITC
       10.9700 Algerian
       11.0800 Forte
       11.2200 Haettenscweiler
       11.2500 Desiree
       11.3700 Baily
       11.3900 Franklin Gothic Demi
       11.3900 Magneto
       11.4100 Cityscape
       11.5100 Clever
       11.5600 Futura Hv
       11.7000 Arial Rounded MT Bold
       11.7900 Elegance
       11.7900 Elegance 

       11.9100 Sublime
       11.9500 Century Schoolbook (Bold Italics)
       11.9900 Britannic Bold
       12.0500 PostBoy
       12.0700 BritannicEFBold
       12.1900 Mario
       12.3000 Elephant
       12.3100 Adriana
       12.4500 Bodoni MT Black
       12.4700 Century Schoolbook (Bolded)
       12.6100 LivingWell
       12.6500 Arial (Bold Italics)
       12.6500 Helvetica (Bold Italics)
       12.6600 Copperplate Gothic Bold
       12.7300 Adrian
       12.8300 Crash
       12.8300 Crash
       12.9000 Century Gothic (Bold Italics)
       12.9200 Berlin Sans FB Demi
       12.9500 Century Gothic (Bolded)
       12.9800 Josie
       12.9900 Arial (Bolded)
       12.9900 Helvetica (Bolded)
       13.1100 Action
       13.1100 Action
       13.1700 Bump
       13.2700 Bauhaus 93
       13.2700 BlippoBlackEF
       13.3600 Engravers MT
       14.0600 Bernard MT Condensed
       14.2900 Genuine
       14.6100 Franklin Gothic Heavy

       14.8100 VerticalSmudge
       14.8300 Junior
       14.8400 Destine
       14.9600 Eras Bold ITC
       15.1100 BritannicEFUltra
       15.2600 Broadway
       15.5200 Cooper Black
       15.5300 BalloonEFExtraBold
       15.8200 Verdana (Bold Italics)
       15.8600 Verdana (Bolded)
       

       16.0600 Gill Sans Ultra Bold Condensed
       16.5700 Arial Black
       16.7800 James
       16.8000 Counter

       17.3900 Design
       17.0400 Stencil
       17.6100 Impact
       17.9100 Snap ITC
       18.3400 Killian
       18.5600 Rockwell Extra Bold
       18.9600 MarketPro

       21.3600 Goudy Stout

       21.4200 Wide Latin
       22.6400 Ravie
       23.6700 Gill Sans Ultra Bold

       25.8400 Showcard Gothic

      =================================================================

       
       13.1100 Action
       13.1100 Action
        2.2600 ADONIS
       12.7300 Adrian
       12.3100 Adriana
        4.8400 AE
        5.4600 Agency FB
        8.4100 Akeem
       10.9700 Algerian
        8.1000 Arial
       12.6500 Arial (Bold Italics)
       12.9900 Arial (Bolded)
        8.4700 Arial (Italics)
       16.5700 Arial Black
        6.6200 Arial Narrow
       11.7000 Arial Rounded MT Bold
        8.4800 Arial Unicode MS
        8.1800 AvantGarde
       11.3700 Baily
        7.0900 BalloonEFDropShadow
       15.5300 BalloonEFExtraBold
        5.0700 Baskerville Old Face
       13.2700 Bauhaus 93
        4.7300 BEll MT
        2.9200 Benjamin
        9.0300 Berlin Sans FB
       12.9200 Berlin Sans FB Demi
       14.0600 Bernard MT Condensed
        1.3800 BernhardEFFashion
        3.0200 Betsy
        9.7700 Billy
        9.1800 Bitstream Vera Sans
        9.2000 Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
        8.9100 Bitstream Vera Serif
        3.9100 Blackadder ITC
        5.3400 Blair
       13.2700 BlippoBlackEF
        5.6300 Bodoni MT
       12.4500 Bodoni MT Black
        6.0400 Bodoni MT Compressed
        4.5000 Bodoni MT Condenced
        7.0500 BodoniEF
        5.1200 Bonnie
        6.5600 Book Antiqua
        7.6700 Bookman
        7.6700 Bookman Old Style
        8.5400 Braddon
        3.0200 Bradley Hand ITC
        6.9300 Bria
        2.4100 Brinkley
       11.9900 Britannic Bold
       12.0700 BritannicEFBold
        4.0000 BritannicEFExtraLight
        8.3700 BritannicEFMedium
       15.1100 BritannicEFUltra
       15.2600 Broadway
        5.8800 Brody
        4.8900 Bruce
        5.2700 Brush Script MT
       13.1700 Bump
        6.5500 Calibri
        2.2600 Calibri (Body)
        5.2000 Californian FB
        6.6700 Calisto MT
        7.8400 Calvin
       10.3000 Cambell
        6.6400 Cambria
        6.6400 Cambria Math
        6.7800 Candara
        4.3300 Cassandra
        7.5600 Castellar
        5.7600 Celeste
        6.8800 Century
        8.1800 Century Gothic
       12.9000 Century Gothic (Bold Italics)
       12.9500 Century Gothic (Bolded)
        7.9200 Century Gothic (Italics)
        7.8400 Century Schoolbook
       11.9500 Century Schoolbook (Bold Italics)
       12.4700 Century Schoolbook (Bolded)
        7.1000 Century Schoolbook (Italics)
        6.3200 Chantal
        2.8700 Charlee
        3.0700 Chiller
        8.7700 Chinaone
        4.0800 Chong
       11.4100 Cityscape
        6.3800 Clarence
        6.1100 Classic
       11.5100 Clever
        9.6900 Clowningway
        4.7400 Cody
        4.3600 Colonna MT
        9.1200 Comic Sans MS
        7.7200 Consolas
        7.0300 Constantia 
       15.5200 Cooper Black
       12.6600 Copperplate Gothic Bold 
        7.1400 Copperplate Gothic Light
        6.6000 Corbel
       16.8000 Counter
        4.4300 Courier
        4.4300 Courier New
       12.8300 Crash
       12.8300 Crash
        4.0900 Dakota
        6.4400 Dana
        6.5300 Danny
        6.3100 Darnell
        8.3900 David
        9.4000 Delaney
       10.4300 Denise
       17.3900 Design
       11.2500 Desiree
       14.8400 Destine
        2.4500 Devon
        4.9600 Diane
        7.4800 Ecofont Vera Sans
        2.4700 Edwardian Script ITC
       11.7900 Elegance
       11.7900 Elegance
       12.3000 Elephant
        2.8000 EnglishScriptEF
       13.3600 Engravers MT
       14.9600 Eras Bold ITC
       10.8200 Eras Demi ITC
        3.2600 Eras Light ITC
        6.9900 Eras Medium ITC
        8.1000 Estrangelo Edessa
        4.0100 Felix
        7.5400 Felix Titling
        2.7700 Feliz
        2.7700 Feliz
        8.1900 Feltpoint
        7.9800 FirstHome
        3.8100 FlairRoman
        8.7900 Flippant
       10.0400 FontFever
        5.7300 Footlight MT Light
       11.0800 Forte
        6.9000 Franklin Gothic Book
       11.3900 Franklin Gothic Demi
       10.2700 Franklin Gothic Demi Cond
       14.6100 Franklin Gothic Heavy
        9.2000 Franklin Gothic Medium
        8.2200 Franklin Gothic Medium Cond
        3.2000 Freestyle Script
        2.6500 French Script MT
        7.2500 Futura Bk
       11.5600 Futura Hv
        3.9400 Futura Lt
        8.0300 Futura Md
        4.4000 Garamond
        8.6300 Gatlinggun
        8.1000 Gautami
       14.2900 Genuine
        7.6600 Georgia
        4.6700 Gigi
        7.2500 Gill Sans MT
        5.3100 Gill Sans MT Condensed
        7.5300 Gill Sans MT Ext Condensed Bold
       23.6700 Gill Sans Ultra Bold
       16.0600 Gill Sans Ultra Bold Condensed
        6.6200 Gloucester MT Extra Condensed
        4.5300 Goudy Old Style
       21.3600 Goudy Stout
       10.3500 Griffen
       11.2200 Haettenscweiler
        7.0500 Hana
        8.9900 Harlow Solid Italic
        5.2600 Harrington
        8.1000 Helvetica
       12.6500 Helvetica (Bold Italics)
       12.9900 Helvetica (Bolded)
        8.4700 Helvetica (Italics)
        6.6200 Helvetica Condensed
        6.6200 Helvetica-Narrow
        7.0400 Herman
        5.5600 High Tower Text
        1.2500 HighEmotions
        2.6800 Huntson
       17.6100 Impact
        5.7700 Imprint MT Shadow
        3.8700 Informal Roman
        5.2900 Iris
        8.0400 Jackie
       16.7800 James
       10.4200 Jokerman
       12.9800 Josie
        3.8800 Juice ITC
       14.8300 Junior
        8.8100 JustStew
        3.2000 Kartika
        4.1100 Kendric
       18.3400 Killian
        3.2500 KingsFont
       10.3500 Kristen ITC
        1.5900 Kunstler Script
        8.1000 Latha
       10.4300 Lincoln
        5.1300 LineaEF
       12.6100 LivingWell
        8.1600 Lucida Bright
        8.4700 Lucida Calligraphy
        8.9800 Lucida Console
        8.7800 Lucida Fax
       10.7000 Lucida Handwriting
        8.5200 Lucida Sans
        9.0000 Lucida Sans Typewriter
        8.5200 Lucida Sans Unicode
        2.1700 Luke
        5.8900 Lynn
        4.1700 Macbeth
       11.3900 Magneto
        6.8900 Maiandra GD
        8.1000 Mangal
       12.1900 Mario
       18.9600 MarketPro
       10.1700 Matura MT Script Capitals
        3.1700 Maxell
        3.3100 Maximo
        2.9700 MeltedText
        9.2000 Micheal
        8.4900 Microsoft Sans Serif
        2.4200 Miles
        5.1500 Mistral
        5.7100 Modern No. 20
        8.3400 ModernArt
        5.9900 Mohammed
        3.2900 Monotype Corsiva
        4.3900 MS Mincho
        9.2800 MS Reference Sans Serif
        8.1000 MV Boli
        7.8400 NewCenturySchlbk
        4.0500 Niagara Engraved
        5.7300 Niagara Solid
        7.6200 OCR A Extend
        9.4600 OCR B MT
        7.6200 OCR-A II
        7.3200 Old English Text MT
        5.2900 OliveOil
        6.0400 Onyx
        9.0500 OpenClassic
        3.3800 PaintStroke
        1.3400 Palace Script MT
        6.5600 Palatino
        6.5600 Palitino Linotype
        4.1500 Papyrus
        1.7900 Parchment
        9.8300 PeopleStype
        3.9600 Perpetua                                   Wiki
        7.7500 Perpetua Titling MT
        9.8600 PlakataEFBoldCondensed
        7.6100 PlakataEFExtraCondensed
        6.2300 PlayBill
        5.2000
      Poor Richard                               Identifont
       12.0500 PostBoy
        4.5200 Pristina
        6.8100 QuickType
        5.8900 QuickType Condensed
        6.8100 QuickType II
        5.8900 QuickType II Condensed
        7.1800 QuickType II Mono
        7.1800 QuickType Mono
        8.1000 Raavi
        4.5100 Rage Italic
       22.6400 Ravie
        8.1200 RealVirtue
        6.4900 ReturnToEarth
        8.5600 RoaringFire
        9.1600 Rockwell
        7.6600 Rockwell Condensed
       18.5600 Rockwell Extra Bold
        2.9300 Sabina
        8.0100 Script MT Bold
        7.1600 Segoe UI
       25.8400 Showcard Gothic
        8.1000 Shruti
        4.4400 SmallRose
       17.9100 Snap ITC
        4.4900 SnowWrite
       17.0400 Stencil
        4.3200 Stern
       11.9100 Sublime
        6.4600 Sylfaen
        8.9800 Tahoma
        4.5700 Tempus Sans ITC
        5.8200 Times
        8.1500 Times (Bold Italics)
        9.0600 Times (Bolded)
        5.4000 Times (Italics)
        5.8200 Times New Roman
        5.6000 Tracy
        8.4100 Trebuchet MS
        8.1000 Tunga
        6.1400 Tw Cen MT
        5.1700 Tw Cen MT Condensed
        9.9300 Tw Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold
        9.2800 Verdana
       15.8200 Verdana (Bold Italics)
       15.8600 Verdana (Bolded)
        9.0500 Verdana (Italics)
       14.8100 VerticalSmudge
        7.6500 Viner Hand ITC
        3.4700 Vivaldi
        3.1300 Vladimir Script
        4.0200 Vrinda
        6.3000 WalbaumFrakturEF
        4.1100 WhiteWater
       21.4200 Wide Latin
        9.0500 Wired
        2.6000 WishingType
        3.2900 ZapfChancery



      Printer running cost tests of different fonts for ink coverage

      These tests are separate from inkfarm and just a dabble from AZfonts previews, accessed as urls to an online photo converter, downloaded as jpegs with 100% quality, then uploaded to http://lab.dejaworks.com/dev/inc-toner-consumption-calculator/,
      The choice of text could make a couple of percentage points difference, with Univers above Calibri for the first text sample but below Calibri for the standard Lorem Ipsum text sample.
      Re-loading a sample of Helios Light that had been on the blog showed an increased ink coverage from 6.82 to 9.77 for unknown reasons.

      It should be possible to skip a stage: save as .png and upload to dejaworks, but the background counted as black instead of transparent so it didn't work. It should also be possible to upload from azfonts straight to the editor, but a randomised default text uploads instead of the selected one.

      06.75 Roman Hollow FZ
      sample of Roman Hollow font used for an ink coverage test



      6.75 Parchment MT
      sample of Parchment font used for an ink coverage test

      06.82 Helios Thin PT
      sample of Helios Thin font used for an ink coverage test


      07.00 Eras Light ITC
      sample of Eras Light font used for an ink coverage test


      08.68 Informal Roman
      sample of informal roman font used for an ink coverage test


      09.49 Garamond MT Roman
      sample of a Garamond font used for an ink coverage test




      11.02 Baskerville Old Face
      sample of Baskerville Old Face font used for a black coverage test



      13.68 Calibri regular
      sample of Callibri Regular font used for a black coverage test

      12.49% Times Roman
      sample of a Times Roman font used for a black coverage test

      13.85 Gulliver

      13.93 Univers LT regular
      sample of a Univers font used for a blackness coverage test

      16.17 Adonis
      sample of Adonis font used for an ink coverage test

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