How to Make Web Pages More Eco-Friendly to Print in Any Browser

Nancy Messieh 12-05-2017

There are lots of tools Top Tips & Tools to Help With Printing Webpages No matter how hard you try to go paperless, sometimes you just need to print that webpage. It might be for directions, an article for class, a handout for a meeting at work, etc. As... Read More out there that help you make web pages ink-friendly (and therefore eco-friendly), but they often require that you use a particular browser. But then there are a few tools that work regardless of your browser or the page you’re trying to print, and they couldn’t be easier to use.



One of the fastest ways to convert a web page to a text-only page is Textise. To use the service, just paste the URL into the site and it will convert it all to basic text.

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This is really useful if you want to print out an article but get rid of images, ads, and any other extras that will use more paper — and more toner. One con to using a site like Textise is that all text on the page will be included, so you’ll have to delete extraneous text like words that appear in the menu.

With Textise you can customize how the text appears, the font color, the font type, and the font size, and can also share a shortened URL to the page you’ve converted.

Print Friendly

If you prefer more structure and control, you can opt for a tool like Print Friendly. Enter the URL and Print Friendly will reduce the page to a basic format while retaining images associated with the page.


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The great thing about Print Friendly is that you can selectively remove images, paragraphs, and sentences. You can also save pages as PDFs. If you are a Chrome user, you could also install the extension to convert pages with one click.

How do you make sure you keep your printing eco-friendly? Let us know in the comments. 

Related topics: Green Technology, Printing.

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  1. m-p{3}
    May 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    It would be great of some other paper formats were available (like A6) that would make it good to read a PDF as is on an eBook reader like the Kobo.