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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.


-webkit-print-color-adjust: economy | exact


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


This property is inherited.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)
Not supported Not supported Not supported 6.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? Not supported Not supported Not supported ?

Body element backgrounds are not printed

Currently neither Chrome nor Safari print backgrounds of the body element. If this property is set to exact for the body element, it will apply only to its descendants.

Chrome clipped image bug

When background images are clipped (for example, when using background-image sprites), due to Chromium bug 131054, they will appear distorted when printed from the Chrome browser with -webkit-print-color-adjust: exact. Solid backgrounds and background images that are not clipped (i.e. have lower width and height than the element to which they are applied) are printed correctly.

  • WebKit bug 64583: "WIP: Add CSS property to control printing of backgrounds for individual elements"
  • CSSWG wiki: "print-background" - a proposal to standardize this property


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