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    Printing plug-in for jQuery

    Try the Demo


    • Print specific & multiple DOM elements
    • Preserve page CSS/styling ** or add new CSS; the world is your oyster!
    • Preserve form entries
    • Canvas support




    Advanced Features

    $('#kitty-one, #kitty-two, #kitty-three').printThis({
        importCSS: false,
        loadCSS: "",
        header: "<h1>Look at all of my kitties!</h1>"


    Check the printThis wiki for common issues and questions

    Covers common issues related to styling and printing limitations regarding page breaks


    Now with TypeScript definitions.


    Debug leaves the iframe visible on the page after printThis runs, allowing you to inspect the markup and CSS.


    Copy CSS <link> tags to the printThis iframe. On by default.


    Copy CSS <style> tags to the printThis iframe. Off by default.


    Includes the markup of the selected container, not just its contents. On by default.


    Provide a URL for an additional stylesheet to the printThis iframe. Empty string (off) by default.


    Use a custom page title on the iframe. This may be reflected on the printed page, depending on settings. Blank by default.


    Eliminates any inline style attributes from the content. Off by default.


    Filter which inline style attributes to remove. Requires removeInline to be true. Accepts custom CSS/jQuery selectors. Default is "*"


    The amount of time to wait before calling print() in the printThis iframe. Defaults to 333 milliseconds. Appropriate values depend heavily on the content and network performance. Graphics heavy, slow, or uncached content may need extra time to load.

    header & footer

    A string or jQuery object to prepend or append to the printThis iframe content. null by default.

        header: "<h1>Amazing header</h1>"
        footer: $('.hidden-print-header-content')

    As of 1.9.1, jQuery objects are cloned rather than moved.


    The base option allows several behaviors. By default it is false, meaning a the current document will be set as the base URL.

    If set to true, a <base> attribute will be set if one exists on the page. If none is found, the tag is omitted, which may be suitable for pages with Fully Qualified URLs.

    When passed as a string, it will be used as the href attribute of a <base> tag.


    This setting copies the current values of form elements into the printThis iframe. On by default.


    As of 1.9.0 you may be able to duplicate canvas elements to the printThis iframe. Disabled by default. This has received only limited testing and so may not work in all browsers and situations.

    As of 1.12.2 you can call printThis directly on a canvas element.


    A doctype string to use on the printThis iframe. Defaults to the HTML5 doctype.


    Deletes script tags from the content to avoid errors or unexpected behavior during print. Disabled by default.

    copyTagClasses: false

    Copies classes from the body and html tags into the printThis iframe.
    Accepts true or test for the strings "b" and "h" for the body and html tags, respectively.
    Disabled by default.

    copyTagStyles: false

    Copies style attributes from the body and html tags into the printThis iframe. Added to provide support for CSS Variables. Accepts true or test for the strings "b" and "h" for the body and html tags, respectively.
    Disabled by default.

    beforePrintEvent: null

    Function to run inside the iframe before the print occurs.
    This function has not been validated on all browsers.

    beforePrint: null

    Function called before the iframe is populated with content.

    afterPrint: null

    Function called after the print and before the iframe is removed from the page.
    This is called even if debug: true, which does not remove the iframe.

    All Options

        debug: false,               // show the iframe for debugging
        importCSS: true,            // import parent page css
        importStyle: false,         // import style tags
        printContainer: true,       // print outer container/$.selector
        loadCSS: "",                // path to additional css file - use an array [] for multiple
        pageTitle: "",              // add title to print page
        removeInline: false,        // remove inline styles from print elements
        removeInlineSelector: "*",  // custom selectors to filter inline styles. removeInline must be true
        printDelay: 333,            // variable print delay
        header: null,               // prefix to html
        footer: null,               // postfix to html
        base: false,                // preserve the BASE tag or accept a string for the URL
        formValues: true,           // preserve input/form values
        canvas: false,              // copy canvas content
        doctypeString: '...',       // enter a different doctype for older markup
        removeScripts: false,       // remove script tags from print content
        copyTagClasses: false,      // copy classes from the html & body tag
        copyTagStyles: false,       // copy styles from html & body tag (for CSS Variables)
        beforePrintEvent: null,     // function for printEvent in iframe
        beforePrint: null,          // function called before iframe is filled
        afterPrint: null            // function called before iframe is removed

    Please read

    • "It's not working" without any details is not a valid issue and will be closed
    • A url, or html file, is necessary to debug. Due to the complexities of printing and this plugin, an example is the best way to debug
    • When troubleshooting, set debug: true and inspect the iframe. Please report your findings when reporting an issue
    • Every user should be active in the debugging process


    • Look at alternative to setTimeout ($.deferred?)


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