How to Easily and Quickly Print Web Pages in Google Chrome

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It's extremely easy to print a web page from Chrome; you can even start the whole print process with a simple keyboard shortcut. Below are instructions for printing a web page with the Chrome web browser.

Every web browser supports a print function. If you need to print a page from a different browser like Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Opera, see How to Print a Web Page.

If you need to print to your home printer from anywhere, consider using Google Cloud Print.

How to Print a Page in Chrome

The easiest way to start printing web pages is to use the Ctrl+P (Windows and Chrome OS) or Command+P (macOS) keyboard shortcut. This works in most web browsers including Google Chrome. If you do that, you can skip down to Step 3 below.

The other way to print a page in Chrome is through the menu:

  1. Click or tap the three-dot menu button from the top right of the Chrome window.

  2. Choose Print... from that new menu.

  3. Click/tap the Print button to immediately start printing the page.

Before printing, you can take this time to alter any of the print settings. See Print Settings in Chrome below for more information. You can change things like which page or set of pages to print, how many copies of the page should be printed, the layout of the page, the paper size, whether to print the page's background graphics or headers and footers, etc.

Don't see the Print button in Chrome? If you see a Save button instead, it just means that Chrome is set up to print to a PDF file instead. To change the printer to a real printer, pick the Change... button and choose a printer from that list.

Print Settings in Chrome

Google Chrome can print a page with the default settings or you can change them yourself to suit any specific need. Any changes you make are previewed for you on the right side of the print dialog box before committing to the print.

These are the print settings in Chrome that you should see during Step 3 above:

  • Destination: This is where you pick the printer to which Chrome should send the page. All currently installed printers are listed here, including Chrome's special Save as PDF option that lets you "print" the page to a PDF file.
  • Pages: The default option here is All so that all the pages will be printed. If you choose the other option, you can choose specific pages to be printed like 3 to print just the third page, or 2-5, 8 to print pages two through five as well as page eight. The total number of sheets that are to be printed is shown at the top of the print settings pane.
  • Copies: In this section, you can specify the number of copies that you wish to print. These are simply duplicates of whatever pages were chosen from the Pages section.
  • Layout: Print in portrait or landscape mode depending on the option you choose here. Portrait is the default choice and will print the web page taller than wide, while Landscape is the opposite and will print wider rather than tall.
  • Color: This is how you print in color or black and white in Chrome. Your printer must support color printing, else all prints will be rendered in black and white.
  • Options: Some printers support two-sided printing and will display that option here.
  • More settings: Click or tap this link in the print dialog box to see some additional options like paper size and margin details, a well as scale, the option to print the header and footer, and more.