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-webkit-print-color-adjust

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The -webkit-print-color-adjust property is a non-standard CSS extension that can be used to force printing of background colors and images in browsers based on the WebKit engine.

/* Keyword values */
-webkit-print-color-adjust: economy;
-webkit-print-color-adjust: exact;

/* Global values */
-webkit-print-color-adjust: inherit;
-webkit-print-color-adjust: initial;
-webkit-print-color-adjust: unset;

Syntax

The -webkit-print-color-adjust property is specified as one of the keyword values listed below.

Values

economy
Normal behavior. Background colors and images are only printed if the user explicitly allows it in their browser's print settings dialog.
exact
Background colors and images of the element to which this rule is applied are always printed, user's print settings are overridden.

Formal definition

Value not found in DB!

Formal syntax

Syntax not found in DB!

Examples

Forcing white-on-black printing

article {
  -webkit-print-color-adjust: exact;
  background: #222;
  color: #eee;
}

Specifications

Not part of any standard, though there is a proposal in the CSSWG wiki to standardize it.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
-webkit-print-color-adjust 17
17
Chrome does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
Before Chrome 26, if background images are clipped (for example, when using background-image sprites) and -webkit-print-color-adjust is set to exact, then backgrounds will appear distorted when printed. Solid backgrounds and background images that are not clipped (i.e., backgrounds that have narrower and shorter than the element to which they are applied) are printed correctly. See Chromium bug 131054.
79
79
Edge does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
No No 15
15
Opera does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
6
6
Safari does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
-webkit-print-color-adjust 37
37
WebView does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
18
18
Chrome does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
Before Chrome 26, if background images are clipped (for example, when using background-image sprites) and -webkit-print-color-adjust is set to exact, then backgrounds will appear distorted when printed. Solid backgrounds and background images that are not clipped (i.e., backgrounds that have narrower and shorter than the element to which they are applied) are printed correctly. See Chromium bug 131054.
No 15
15
Opera does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
6
6
Safari does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
1.0
1.0
Samsung Internet does not print backgrounds of the <body> element. If this property is set to exact for the <body> element, it will apply only to its descendants.
Before Chrome 26, if background images are clipped (for example, when using background-image sprites) and -webkit-print-color-adjust is set to exact, then backgrounds will appear distorted when printed. Solid backgrounds and background images that are not clipped (i.e., backgrounds that have narrower and shorter than the element to which they are applied) are printed correctly. See Chromium bug 131054.

See also

  • WebKit bug 64583: "WIP: Add CSS property to control printing of backgrounds for individual elements"
  • CSSWG wiki: print-backgrounds - a proposal to standardize this property
  • CSS Color Module Level 4: the color-adjust property - a newer proposal to standardize this property

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