300 Million Pages Saved with NIV Comfort Print®

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 2023 – Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is pleased to announce a reduction in 300 million printed pages since switching their New International Version (NIV) Bibles to their exclusive Comfort Print typefaces.

NIV Comfort Print is a highly readable typeface that is also spatially efficient, directly contributing to the company’s initiative to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce unnecessary paper usage. Zondervan partnered with 2K/DENMARK, the foremost Bible type foundry, to create this typeface to complement the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—the NIV.

“We are delighted that in our quest to develop readable, elegant Bible typefaces, we continue to contribute to long-term sustainability,” said Melinda Bouma, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Zondervan. “It is gratifying to know that around 4,000 trees were saved due to the development of these proprietary typefaces.”

What does 300 million pages look like?

• Stacked up, the pages would be more than three miles high, or roughly 12 Empire State Buildings.
• Placed next to each other, they would cover 2,000 football fields.
• If the pages were laid end-to-end, they would stretch further than 1.5 times around the earth.

300 Million Pages Saved


About Zondervan: Zondervan, a worldwide leading Christian publisher of books and Bibles, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Its publications include a variety of Bible translations for all ages; books in different genres and subject areas for the general reader; curriculum for individual and group Bible study; books for children and young adults; academic resources including textbooks and reference books; ministry resources; and books on faith and culture. Zondervan is located in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit www.zondervan.com.

About Comfort Print: Zondervan Bibles teamed up with 2K/Denmark, the world’s foremost Bible typeface foundry, to create exclusive Comfort Print Bible fonts. NIV Comfort Print Bibles are easy to read at any size because the typeface was designed to be both efficient and readable. Zondervan Bibles believes that the beauty of the message should be reflected in the physical form of the book. Choosing the right typeface is one significant element in creating beautiful Bibles.