Print Friendly Optimises Web Pages For Printing

Print Friendly Optimises Web Pages For Printing

There is a significant disconnect for most web sites between how they look on the screen and how they print off your printer. Print Friendly streamlines sites so you only print what you need.

Many times when you go to print an article you find online, the way you see the article and the way your printer sees the article are two entirely different things. More web sites are starting to deal with this issue—mostly news sites—and offering a link to a print friendly version but there are still tons of sites not up to speed.

Dump in a URL using either their website or a bookmarklet and get a printer0friendly version of the site back. It formats the page so what you see on the screen is what prints, instead of dozen pages of empty tables and advertisements. You can even—like the previously reviewed Firefox extension Nuke Everything Enhanced—selectively remove components that Print Friendly left in but you may not need or want to print. Check out the demonstration video below to see Print Friendly in action:

Print Friendly is a free service and can be used by visiting the site and plugging in the URL to your article, by using their handy bookmarklet, or if you’d like the service for your own web site by getting a Print Friendly button for it. If you have your own nifty tree and toner saving printing tricks, sound off in the comments below. Print Friendly [via GeekSugar]

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