When you are using Gmail in a Chrome browser, printing without Gmail (or other) logo is quite simple. Use the “inspect element” webmaster feature build into Chrome to remove the logo. Here is how it works:
First open the message you want to print, click on the print icon or choose print from the drop down menu. Now you see a screen like this:
Cancel the print task by clicking CANCEL. ( We need to remove the logo first, only then we want to go ahead with printing ).
Now, RIGHT click the LOGO and choose “Inspect element” from the menu. ( Remember, you need Chrome to do this ). On the bottom half of the browser a window, containing the source code, will become visible.
Inspect element will allow us to manipulate the elements of a webpage in real-time locally. Any changes will be visible immediately.
We just want to remove the logo. The line of code that contains the logo is automatically selected (it has a grey background), so it should be easy to spot.
Now finally right click anywhere in the grey-background line of code (the line will now get a dark-blue background) and from the menu choose “Delete node“.
Now the logo is gone and you can print the e-mail, without logo, by pressing CTRL-P or right-mouse-print.
PS: You can remove whatever you want from whatever website you like by using this method of right clicking the element you want to remove and following these instructions. The changes are local only and will be undone when you refresh the page. Naturally you’re not changing anything on the server.
18 thoughts on “How can I print emails without gmail logo? (Chrome)”
lol Thank you for this, and I will follow the directions if it’s the only way, but I do suggest you change “quite easy” to, at least, read: “inconvenient, but not difficult” – quite easy would be a setting in gmail which turns it off. Having to do this every time, is ridiculous and no easier than copying and pasting the email into a word processor.
Thanks for this
Thanks heaps for posting this advice. It worked well.
Amazing that Google doesn’t have a print config section in settings to allow users to turn off page elements before printing. We shouldn’t have to edit page code or add a browser plugin. My 80yr old mum just wants to print without the Gmail logo causing pages to split!
Thanks a lot, I hate printing the logo, specially if I’m printing in color.
I’ll post this tip (in Spanish) in my site and will give you proper credit.
So glad to find this solution. I agree with Danielle, this is not an EASY fix. Telling an average user to go into HTML code to do something is ridiculous at best. Get with it Gmail and make Gmail work FOR its users not make them work to use it.
Honestly the only reason I switched to Gmail was because of the syncing of contacts on my android. Issues like this have me considering switching back to Yahoo. That, and why in the heck can’t I just sort my inbox by columns rather than having to search for something. Would that be so difficult?
Thanks a lot for ur hints…It works in a gr8 manner….it helped me a lot…gmail must find a solution to make it possible to print without its logo…
To clarify your instructions for Google Chrome browser on Windows (I haven’t used Firefox)… based on my experience to make this work you have to highlight/select the logo BEFORE right clicking and choosing â€œInspect elementâ€ from the menu. It’s not enough to just right click on the logo. It has to be selected by clicking the left button and dragging the mouse across the logo, just like you select text in a document. Then you right click on the selected logo and follow the rest of your instructions.
This also works for advertising logos or unwanted tables in the rest of the document, which are often at the bottom. Just select the logo or table, right-click and “Inspect Element”, etc. If you try to delete a table, the or element might be selected in the code. So before you “Delete Node”, click on the preceding line of code, then “Delete Node” and the entire table will be deleted not just one cell or a row.
Some power of Chrome extension would help on this one: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/print-gmail-without-logo/niooegglpelonkgbeejcplccleadcfdc
this was great, no more inspect element
This tip also works in the current Firefox 32.0.1. And you don’t have to select the logo first – just right click it.
Thanks for this tip!
go to chrome store and add this extention and it works like a charm. just go to chrome store and type in. Print email without logo, it will show you the extention and just click to add and done Now I dont have to go inspect element every time
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thanks for the tip
Whoa, nice tip. This will probably be useful for many things beyond Gmail messages, too.
Thanks so much!
thanks a lot for taking the time to help people solve this nasty problem!
Important mails look much better without the silly Gmail logo