Are you browsing the web and you found an interesting article or tutorial? Do you want to print it, but you are annoyed by the fact that it gets printed with all the annoying ads and sidebars from the website that you are visiting? In this guide, we show you how to print any page from any website, without ads and other junk that you do not need. We cover all the major web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera. Let's get started:
How do I print a webpage without ads, in Google Chrome
There are many ways to print a webpage from Google Chrome without ads. One of the quickest involves first installing the Reader View extension. Press "Add to Chrome" and confirm your choice.
After the Reader View extension is added to Google Chrome, load any web page that you want to print. Scroll down to its end, to make sure that any lazy loading algorithms for images and other multimedia content do not negatively impact your printing. Then, click or tap the Reader View icon on the right side of the address bar.
The same webpage is loaded again, by the Reader View, this time without ads and other distracting elements which are not part of the content of the page that you are viewing.
To start the printing process, press CTRL+P on the keyboard or use the printing button on the sidebar of the Reader View.
How do I print a webpage without ads, in Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox has a Reader View built in. First, load the webpage that you want to print, and scroll to its end, so that all images and content are loaded. Then, click or tap the Toggle reader view button on the address bar, or press F9 on your keyboard.
The same webpage is loaded in the Reader View that eliminates ads and other distractions.
To start the printing process, press CTRL+P on the keyboard and choose the printing options that you want to use. The webpage is going to be printed just like in the Reader View.
How do I print a webpage without ads, in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge has a neat feature called "Clutter-free printing." To use it, first visit the webpage that you want to load, and scroll to its end, to make sure that all its content gets loaded before printing. Then, hit CTRL+P on your keyboard or click "Settings and more" and then Print. In the print dialogues, scroll down the list of options on the left, and click or tap the drop-down list for "Clutter-free printing."
Set it to On, and you see a preview of what you are about to print, on the right. If you are satisfied with the result, click or tap Print, and you are done.
Microsoft Edge also has a Reading View that you can use for the same task. First, load the webpage that you want to print, and click or tap the Reading view button on the address bar, or press the CTRL+SHIFT+R keys on your keyboard.
The same webpage is loaded again, in the Reading view, without ads and other distractions. Then, use the Print button or hit CTRL+P on your keyboard, to get the printing started.
How do I print a webpage without ads, in Opera
After the add-on is installed, visit the webpage that you want to print without ads. Then, click or tap the Reader View button on the right side of the address bar.
The webpage is loaded using the Reader View, and it is without ads and other distractions. Press CTRL+P on your keyboard or use the Print button from the Reader View to start the printing process.
If you are looking for other methods which are not browser-specific, continue reading below.
Use PrintFriendly.com in all web browsers
This method works in all web browsers, even older ones like Internet Explorer. First, visit the webpage that you want to print and copy its URL (address). Then, open a new tab, visit printfriendly.com, paste the URL of the webpage, and click or tap the Preview button.
You see a preview of what you are about to print, without ads. Scroll down, and remove other elements you do not want to print, and then click or tap the Print button.
Some websites offer clutter-free printing on their own
Some websites like Digital Citizen, provide a print version of their pages that removes the ads, sidebars, and other distractions. To see what we mean, scroll this article to its very end, and then press CTRL+P on your keyboard. Look at the print preview. You are going to see that ads are not going to get printed: only the content of our articles.
Other websites too, offer print-friendly versions of their webpages.
Which is your preferred method for printing a page on a website, without ads?
No method is perfect, and the result may be disappointing sometimes. However, the solution that worked best for us is using printfriendly.com. What about you? Which method do you prefer for printing web pages without ads? Comment below and share your experience.