Printing a web page is very easy task but if you go for printing a blog post from any of your favorite blog, it would take atleast 2 pages to a average of around 5 pages. This is because you are looking to print the useful article, but the printer software does not know whats your requirement and prints everything displayed on the screen, hence wasting both your papers and the Printer’s Cartridge Ink. Now here is a very cost effective and professional solution which can both save your money as well as give you better looking print outs of the blog posts you select.
Just visit the website printfriendly.com and access the web page URL for which you are looking to take a print out as shown in the below example.
Next the website will redirect you to a optimized page which has all the tweaks already implemented. In case of a blog you will find that everything ranging from the header logo, sidebar ads, footer content is totally removed and you are left with the Blog Post title, content & Images within it. Hence you are ready with the content which you really need to get it printed. Also while you mouse over different sections of the page you will find that the different areas are selected and printfriendly.com allows you to deleted any area you wish from the final copy as shown below.
Just select the ‘Remove Images’ option and the editor would remove all the Images from the web page and display you the ‘Only Content’ version of the same page. You have three different ways to store the final edited version :
- Email – This option allows you to send the edited webpage to anyone in the form as a Interesting Link through email.
- Print – This option when clicked would directly send the edited webpage to your default printer and get it ready for printing.
- PDF – The PDF option allows you to save the edited page in the form of a PDF which you can either send to someone through email or else print at the later stage.
The web service is also available to website owners and bloggers in the form of a Button which can be implemented on their blogs by adding the code or else downloading wordpress plugin which will enable them to show a small ‘Print’ & ‘PDF’ button useful for their readers.
Overall this service does look more simple to implement that the previously mentioned PrintWhatYouLike.com which allows you to remove ads & graphics from print out copies. Also the website allows you to save the optimized pages as PDF for a greener earth.