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Graphic designers reveal the true cost of comic sans

Comic Sans is an eyesore for readers and a punchline for designers, but the list of crimes levelled against the infamous font doesn’t just end with aesthetics.

In a new infographic from Pixart Printing, it’s revealed that Comic Sans can be as much a strain on your bank account as it is your eyes. Printer ink, as it turns out, is an expensive business, costing more per litre than nail polish, whiskey and even Chanel No.5 perfume. So what are the implications of a simple font change from Helvetica to Comic Sans? Can the American spelling ‘Color’ be that much more cost efficient than the UK ‘Colour’? And can these decisions have wider environmental implications? Read below to find out.

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Infographic via Pixart Printing

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