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Monday, July 27, 2009

Tools You Can Use: Make Any Web Page Print Friendly

"Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own".—Carol Burnett

By Scoti Springfield Domeij

Save Paper. Save Printer Ink. Save Money.

When you print off the web, does it include a lot of printed gibberish that you don't want? Need to print something off the Internet for research or a teaching handout, but dislike how printing from a web page uses up precious ink and paper? PrintFriendly provides a button to add to your browser, blog or website that strips down and prints the bare bones document of a web page. Plus, PrintFriendly even reformats the info to look great.

How It Works

  • Prints Clean:
    PrintFriendly removes ads, navigation, and all the junk you don't want to print.
  • Prints Pretty:
    PrintFriendly uses best practices in print typography to format your document for great readability.
  • Customize the Printed Page: Save even more paper and ink. Remove images, paragraphs, and get a PDF.

Add These Features to Your Web Site or Blog

Bloggers and website owners want repeat readers. If content adds value to people's lives, adding the PrintFriendly button to a website or blog allows your audience to print info they can use.

  • Print Preview: Readers will see exactly what they'll be printing.
  • Provides Great Looking Pages: Print with no effort or technical experience.
  • Reader Customizes Printed Content: Cool print tools like "remove images," or select to remove content.
  • Get PDF: Your readers will love this easy-to-use feature.

3 comments:

Roxanne Sherwood said...

I'll definitely have to get this. Thanks for the tip!

Lisa Jordan said...

Oh, wow, what a great suggestion! Thanks for sharing. Do you know if it's Mac friendly?

Scoti Domeij, Director, Springs Writers said...

I'm sorry. I don't know if it's Mac friendly and I don't have a Mac, YET. Otherwise, I would give it a try.