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Print pages off the web without all the ads

Print pages off the web without all the ads
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Note: CleanPrint has been discontinued. PrintFriendly is a good alternative.

I know this has happened to you before because it's happened to me, too. You go to print something from the web and end up with unwanted images, extra pages and next thing you know, a "replace ink cartridge" message pops up on your printer.

Not only is it annoying, but ink and paper costs can add up fast. If only there was a better way.

It turns out there is.

PrintFriendly automatically reformats whatever you want to print from a website. Navigation bars and ads are automatically removed, while the text and images you want are tweaked so you can read them easily.

Not happy with the automatic results? PrintFriendly lets you choose what items you want when printing. For example, you can save on ink and paper easily by deleting secondary images, changing font sizes and turning text into gray instead of 100 percent black.

PrintFriendly works as an extension with most browsers, or cut the web address of the article you want printed and go to the PrintFriendly website, paste and print. All the junk will be removed.

Download instructions

To get the PrintFriendly bookmarklet for your browser, navigate to the PrintFriendly home page. Scroll down until you see a blue button on the right side of the page labeled "Install the browser extension."

Click the button to add the PrintFriendly extension to your browser. PrintFriendly will detect the browser you are using and offer installation tips

Once the program has been installed, you will see a PrintFriendly icon in your browser apps section.

Now, whenever you need to print something in an ink-and-paper-friendly way, click on the PrintFriendly bookmarklet and follow the printing steps.

Bonus tip: If you're someone who does a lot of printing, you're going to need an efficient printer. Purchasing an EcoTank Printer from our sponsor Epson will cut down the cost you're spending on ink over time.

Epson EcoTank printers come with two years of ink already included, so you can finally kiss those annoying ink cartridges goodbye. So what are you waiting for?

Start saving now by clicking here to check out Epson's EcoTank.

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