I thought instead of just complaining, I would search for better ways and found this free eco font.
An Eco Font - the font has holes in it so it uses less ink. When I typed a sample, you could not tell the holes were there until I chose a LARGER font size. I don't know if I will use the eco for nicer printing, but I shall try it for rough drafts and go from there!
Other FREE fonts
A link with lots of links :)
A Sign Language font