6 browsers for printing web pages to make your life easier

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  • Many browsers have now implemented the ability to save and print web pages that you visit.
  • The guide below will act as a list showcasing the best browsers that you can use to print web pages.
  • To read more about printing web pages, check out our dedicated Printing Hub.
  • If browsers are what you are interested in, you should visit our dedicated Browsers section.

Users often need to print web pages when browsing. Thus, it’s important that browsers include a good number of printing options.

The best browsers for printing will enable users to configure their page printouts in various ways with built-in options and additional extensions.

Then users can print more specifically what they need from pages and remove clutter along the way. Check our list of top browsers for printing web pages effortlessly.

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Best browsers for effortless webpage printing

Opera

 

Opera is one of the best browsers you can use if you often need to print text or entire webpages while surfing the Internet.

The browser features excellent webpage loading speeds thanks to its ad and tracker blockers which block unnecessary scripts. In this manner, you can quickly access the content you need.

To further improve your printing experience in Opera, you can also install a dedicated Print addon that offers you additional printing options. Thanks to this addon, you can print webpages with one click.

There are many more printing addons compatible with your Opera browser. Some let you print in plain text, print to PDF, or print only images. Feel free to explore Opera’s collection of print addons.

If you don’t want to install any addons, you can simply set a custom keyboard shortcut to print without preview.

Opera

Opera

An excellent web browser that offers many useful tools, including the ability to save and print your web pages.
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UR Browser

A lot of users are unfamiliar with the new UR browser. It’s a Chromium browser that has a similar UI design to Chrome. From a printing perspective, UR is a good choice as users can add all Chrome’s printing extensions to the browser.

For example, users can add the Print Friendly & PDF extension to UR that enables users to remove superfluous text, images, and other content from pages before printing.

UR users can also remove images and headers and footers from pages, adjust margins, select alternative paper sizes, and configure scale with UR’s built-in printing options.

UR Browser

UR Browser

A fantastic web browser that puts privacy above all else, and also features the ability to save and print your web pages.
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Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is Windows 10’s default browser and PDF software. Edge is one of the best browsers for printing as it includes a built-in Clutter-free printing option that removes superfluous page elements to save ink.

In addition, Edge users can remove headers and footers from pages before printing. However, one of the best things about Edge is its Add notes option that enables users to add notes to web pages and highlight text on them without any extra add-ons.

Then users can print the annotated web pages with Edge. Users can also open and print PDFs with Edge, which a bonus.

Note that Edge is currently a browser transitioning from EdgeHTML to a Chromium engine. Users can already try out Beta versions of Chromium Edge.

The final stable version will be compatible with Chrome extensions. Therefore, users can also add Chrome’s printing extensions to Chromium Edge to extend the browser’s printing options.

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Vivaldi

 

Vivaldi packs in a plethora of options and tools for browsing and printing. This is a great browser for printing as users can customize page displays with its Page action options.

For example, users can select Filter Black and White to convert pages to black and white, which can save users a lot of color ink. Vivaldi users can select to remove images from pages, which saves even more ink.

Furthermore, Vivaldi incorporates a screenshot utility with which users can capture a smaller selection of a webpage in an image. Then users can print those screenshots instead of whole pages.

Vivaldi is another Chromium browser that shares similar printing options to Chrome and UR for paper size, layout, and margins. It includes the same settings for removing headers and footers and background images.

In addition, users can select a Simplify page setting that strips down pages for printing. If that’s not enough, however, users can also tap into Chrome’s vast extension repository to add some great printing extensions to Vivaldi.

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Mozilla Firefox

 

Mozilla Firefox is another of those browsers that include a Simplify Page option for printing that strips away superfluous page content to save ink.

Users can also adjust margins, headers, footers, and page backgrounds from Firefox’s Page Setup window. This browser doesn’t include any built-in option for removing images from pages.

On the other hand, Firefox users can still do that by adding the Textise add-on to the browser. That extension converts pages to a text-only mode, which is ideal for printing purposes.

Firefox also includes its own screenshot utility. After capturing a screenshot in Fox, users can then add highlighting or text to webpage images before saving and printing them.

Thus, this browser incorporates additional annotation options much the same as Edge.

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers for printing primarily because of its vast repository of extensions for printing and customizing page displays.

PrintWhatYouLike and Print Friendly& PDF are two add-ons that make up for Chrome’s lack of a built-in clutter-free printing option. Users can also customize page displays to save ink with the Text Mode extension for Chrome.

Aside from its extensions, Chrome also includes some handy printing options. Users can select a Two-sided setting to print on both sides of the paper and also adjust the scale of pages from Chrome’s print preview.

Google Chrome provides two DPI print quality settings, and users can also remove headers and footers and images from pages before printing.

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So, take your pick from one of the above browsers to print web pages. Those are browsers that enable users to strip down and annotate pages for printing with their built-in settings and additional extensions to save both ink and paper.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.