Clever teenager says he can save US governments £240m by changing font on official documents


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Suvir Mirchandani spent hours measuring and weighing ink used in different fonts (Picture: CNN) Suvir Mirchandani, 14, spent hours measuring and weighing ink used in different fonts (Picture: CNN)

One clever 14-year-old has devised a plan to save the government millions just by changing the font they use on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani worked out that by using Garamond font, which is lighter and thinner, it would use around 25 per cent less ink than the favoured Times New Roman.

When he began to come up with project ideas for a school science fair, it suddenly dawned on the teenager that while huge efforts have been made to save paper, little attention has been paid to the ink.

By switching to a Garamond font, it is estimated the US government could save up to 25% on ink (Picture: CNN) By switching to a Garamond font, it is estimated the US government could save up to 25 per cent on ink (Picture: CNN)

‘Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,’ Suvir told CNN with a chuckle.

He started to work out how much his school…

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