jQuery printing plugin; print specific elements on a page – printThis

In this post I am going to share simple jQuery plugin which help you to print any html page or specific content or element of page just one click. This plugin is loaded lot’s of feature which help you to customize the printing methods and other things.


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


Load the jQuery and printThis JS Library on Page.

<!-- jQuery -->
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
  <!-- printThis -->
  <script type="text/javascript" src="printThis.js"></script>

Basic Example
use the very basic method the print selected element.


Advanced Features:

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

header & footer

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

Here are the list of options you can use to customize the plugins.

    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
    beforePrintEvent: null,     // function for printEvent in iframe
    beforePrint: null,          // function called before iframe is filled
    afterPrint: null            // function called before iframe is removed

See live demo and download source code.


This awesome plugin is developed by tameemsafi. Visit their official github repository for more information and follow for future updates.