A DOMPDF Wrapper for Laravel

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v0.6.1 2015-12-21 19:51 UTC


For Laravel 4.x, check the 0.4 branch!

Require this package in your composer.json and update composer. This will download the package and the dompdf + fontlib libraries also.

"barryvdh/laravel-dompdf": "0.6.*"


Laravel 5.x:

After updating composer, add the ServiceProvider to the providers array in config/app.php


You can optionally use the facade for shorter code. Add this to your facades:

'PDF' => Barryvdh\DomPDF\Facade::class,


After updating composer add the following lines to register provider in bootstrap/app.php


To change the configuration, copy the config file to your config folder and enable it in bootstrap/app.php:



You can create a new DOMPDF instance and load a HTML string, file or view name. You can save it to a file, or stream (show in browser) or download.

$pdf = App::make('dompdf.wrapper');
return $pdf->stream();

Or use the facade:

$pdf = PDF::loadView('pdf.invoice', $data);
return $pdf->download('invoice.pdf');

You can chain the methods:

return PDF::loadFile(public_path().'/myfile.html')->save('/path-to/my_stored_file.pdf')->stream('download.pdf');

You can change the orientation and paper size, and hide or show errors (by default, errors are shown when debug is on)

PDF::loadHTML($html)->setPaper('a4', 'landscape')->setWarnings(false)->save('myfile.pdf')

If you need the output as a string, you can get the rendered PDF with the output() function, so you can save/output it yourself.

Use php artisan vendor:publish to create a config file located at config/dompdf.php which will allow you to define local configurations to change some settings (default paper etc). You can also use your ConfigProvider to set certain keys.

Tip: UTF-8 support

In your templates, set the UTF-8 Metatag:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>

Tip: Page breaks

You can use the CSS page-break-before/page-break-after properties to create a new page.

.page-break {
    page-break-after: always;
<h1>Page 1</h1>
<div class="page-break"></div>
<h1>Page 2</h1>


This DOMPDF Wrapper for Laravel is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license