Posted on April 16, 2007 Under Life

As “green” becomes the new “red, white and blue,” we’ve been seeing a lot of innovative ideas that work conservation ideals into our daily lives. Greenprint is another such idea– it’s a software program that scans documents queued to print for wasted pages based on set of “waste criteria.” Pages the program believes to be empty or too unimportant to print are highlighted in red so you can go through the document and double check, adding back to the print queue pages you indeed want to print that got flagged as waste. The program incorporates a helpful pdf reader and an easy to use print preview feature as well. As you can imagine, In a huge pdf print job, this will save a lot of paper. A demo can be found here for those interested. Greenprint is a member of 1% for the Planet and also ran a promotion in March where they planted a tree for each copy sold, and if they reached a half million units in sales, they promised to match it, making it a “million tree March”– no word on how many units they did sell though. The software is free to try for 14 days, $35 for individual use, and $70 for a business copy.