Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PrintFriendly Solves the Big Image Problem

With todays digital cameras, pictures are getting larger, often too large. This can take up unwanted space in the printed or PDF version of the webpage.

Now with PrintFriendly & PDF you can choose the image size. In the PrintFriendly & PDF toolbar you'll notice a new option called "Images". In the menu you'll have the following options:


  • Full Size
  • Large
  • Medium
  • Small
  • Remove Images

New Feature: Images Menu lets you choose Full Size, Large, Small, or Remove Images

Here's an example of wonderful Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes recipe. You'll see the  images are great, but they're too large.

Problem is, when you print or save as PDF, each image can take a full page! In total, this recipe takes 7 pages.

Turn seven pages into two! With PrintFriendly's new image feature you can save five pages! Not only does this save paper and ink, but it can also be nicer for reading.

The new image feature is available in the PrintFriendly & PDF Browser extensions.

Do you have a recipe, knitting or blog/website this is the perfect feature for your print button. You can get the PrintFriendly & PDF WordPress Plugin, Blogger Widget, Drupal Module, and HTML button.

You can also use directly at PrintFriendly.com.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

PrintFriendly & PDF Pro

We just launched PrintFrienldy & PDF Pro! Publishers (websites) can buy our pro service for their website.

  • Ad-Free: Pretty simple, there's no ads. 
  • White-Label option: Removes "Powered by PrintFriendly & PDF" and all other branding.
  • Client-side for password protected websites
  • HTTPS for secure websites
  • Unlimited printing and pdf generation.
  • Customization options like header, footer, copyright, etc..
Who needs PrintFriendly & PDF pro? Well every website of course! Help your readers save paper and ink when they print, plus get a better reading experience.

How much does it cost?

We created the pro option originally for non-profits 6 years ago (we used to charge through paypal), and the price is still the same today.

$3.33 per month is all it takes to get PrintFriendly & PDF Pro if you sign up for a year; that's less than a cup of fancy coffee!

Why charge monthly/yearly and not just one time? We get this question a lot, and here's why: 

Servers. PDF generation is intensive and we use the best CDN networks and backends to ensure fast and reliable service. Also the hosted button images, css, js files add up. 

Ongoing improvements. We're passionate about creating a quality product and don't want to mess around with versions and holding off releasing something great until we can charge more.

Introducing Our New Pro Website

Buy Pro service for your website (domain). PrintFriendly & PDF pro service applies to any and all pages on your website.


Subdomains: Do you need PrintFriendly & PDF service for a website and multiple subdomains?

For Example:

White-Label: Removes "Powered by PrintFriendly.com and all other PrintFriendly & PDF branding.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Help us Translate PrintFriendly in Your Language

If you've been using PrintFriendly for a while, you already know that PrintFriendly can automatically translate to your language depending on the language settings of your web browser. However, we have a limited number of languages that our plugin has been translated into. And we'd like to make PrintFriendly available in more languages.

For this, we need your help. If you want to see if PrintFriendly is available in your language, simply go to the PrintFriendly plugin page and scroll down to Supported languages heading. If you are not seeing your language in there, you can help us add it!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Add PrintFriendly Browser Tool to Mozilla Firefox 35

Hey everyone! Today we're going to show you a quick tip on how to add PrintFriendly browser tool to the bookmarks bar on Mozilla Firefox latest version. As of now, the latest version available for Windows computers is 35. So we've made a nice little animated GIF file for you which you can see to learn how to add the PrintFriendly button to your bookmarks bar in moments!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Image Algnment

We launched a new feature for publishers using the PrintFriendly & PDF Button… Image alignment.

By default we align image to the right, allowing text to flow Left-to-Right around the images. Generally this is best for readability. 

However, align-right doesn't work well with certain kinds of content (like step by step instructions).

Now publishers can choose image alignment when they get the PrintFriendly & PDF button.

Check it out! http://www.printfriendly.com/button

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to Open PrintFriendly in a New Tab

By default, PrintFriendly button installed on your site will show a pop-up right within your page whenever someone clicks on it. However, if you want the button to open in a new tab, simply follow this tutorial.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > PrintFriendly & PDF from WordPress dashboard.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

PrintFriendly v5

We've been on a mission to create a new version of PrintFriendly. Our goal was to defeat insidious Browser Bugs, punch through error-filled HTML pages, and unify our website/plugin technology.

We created v4, but ended up having to scrap it. Would v5 be any different? Would we end up back where we started?

Practice makes perfect. After months of hard work we had an important victory, launching v5 on PrintFriendly.com.

The fight is not over yet though. We still need to integrate the plugin/extension/button technology, which has some major challenges. However, my confidence is renewed!

Special thanks to PrintFriendly developers Dragan & Manu! Dragan Stankovic has been in the ring fighting to make v5 happen. He analyzed parsing algorithms, and eventually created a new one in a different language. Manu J is the veteran, he created the foundation and has been the coach.