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;


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



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.

Formal definition

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Formal syntax

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Forcing white-on-black printing

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


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

Browser compatibility

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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