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Cram as much text as possible onto a page with Hide Margins

The new hide margins feature squeezes out all the whitespace on a webpage.  Many websites put empty space around the content or between lines of text.  This makes the site really easy to read on a computer, but it is really wasteful when you print it out.  Hide Margins lets you fill the pages of your print job with 100% content.  I’ve seen sites where simply hiding the margins reduces the print size by half.  Hide margins is a bit more zealous than most PWYL features- anything aesthetically pleasing about a webpage will be replaced by a massive block of text.

15 Comments July 12th, 2010 by Jonathan

Mr. Happy Printer!

Our friend Kelly made this awesome clay action figure of the PWYL logo, Mr. Happy Printer!

2 Comments March 14th, 2010 by Jonathan

New Thumbnail Generation Service for Saving Clips

When you save a clip, PrintWhatYouLike uses a thumbnail generation service to create a small image of the clip.  We experienced issues with the service we were using, WebShotsPro.  When we originally released the clips feature, the thumbnail generation service was working well.  However, as time went on, WebShotsPro was no longer even generating thumbnail images.

We just switched to a new thumbnail generation service called WebThumb, and it works great!  WebShotsPro had a delay in generating thumbnail images, so sometimes it would take a long time to generate the image if there was a long queue.  PrintWhatYouLike had to periodically attempt to download the thumbnail image to see if it had been generated.  WebThumb generates the thumbnail image immediately, so by the time you are ready to create a page from your clips, the thumbnail images of all your clips will be ready for you!  This is a great improvement to the clips feature, and it will be much easier to create a page from clips.

Comments Off on New Thumbnail Generation Service for Saving Clips November 16th, 2009 by Cassie

More stuff for free!

Now you can save as many clips and change sets as you want, for free!   We’ve decided to end the paid account option on and support the site with ads instead.

2 Comments August 24th, 2009 by Jonathan

Easier Way to Make Your Website Printer Friendly

Now it is even easier to use PrintWhatYouLike to generate a printer friendly format for your site!  The print button will now automatically format your site for printing.  Just select the button you would like to include on your site and copy the print button code to your site. It’s that simple! Get the print button for your website

If you don’t like how PrintWhatYouLike automatically formats your site, you can customize how your site is formatted for printing with the PrintWhatYouLike editor.

3 Comments June 25th, 2009 by Cassie