Printer-friendly is a term used on the Internet to describe a web page formatted for printing . Normally, web pages include information and navigation that is only useful while browsing the website. Printer-friendly pages are designed to fit on an 8.5 “x11” or A4 sheet (see paper sizes ) and include only the content (plain text and images) of the page, along with source information. Inline hyperlinks become ordinary text, links on the margins may not be shown. Additional link target URLs may be shown. These tools are not included.
Printer-friendly pages are not only for printing on paper, but also for storage on machine-readable media such as hard drives , floppy discs or CD-ROMs . They are usually accessed through a link on the standard page. The link will be indicated by a printer icon.