Laravel Mpdf: Using Mpdf in Laravel 5 for generate Pdfs.

v1.1 2017-04-22 18:07 UTC


Easily generate PDF documents from HTML right inside of Laravel using this mpdf wrapper.

Important Note

Currently supported mpdf version 6.1.3


Require this package in your composer.json

"require": {
	carlos-meneses/laravel-pdf: "^1.0"

or install it by running:

composer require carlos-meneses/laravel-pdf

To start using Laravel, add the Service Provider and the Facade to your config/app.php:

'providers' => [
	// ...
'aliases' => [
	// ...
	'PDF' => Meneses\LaravelMpdf\Facades\LaravelMpdf::class

Basic Usage

To use Laravel Mpdf add something like this to one of your controllers. You can pass data to a view in /resources/views.

use PDF;
class ReportController extends Controller {
	public function generate_pdf() 
		$data = [
			'foo' => 'bar'
		$pdf = PDF::loadView('pdf.document', $data);
		return $pdf->stream('document.pdf');


You can use a custom file to overwrite the default configuration. Just create config/pdf.php and add this:

return [
	'mode'                 => '',
	'format'               => 'A4',
	'default_font_size'    => '12',
	'default_font'         => 'sans-serif',
	'margin_left'          => 10,
	'margin_right'         => 10,
	'margin_top'           => 10,
	'margin_bottom'        => 10,
	'margin_header'        => 0,
	'margin_footer'        => 0,
	'orientation'          => 'P',
	'title'                => 'Laravel mPDF',
	'author'               => '',
	'watermark'            => '',
	'show_watermark'       => false,
	'watermark_font'       => 'sans-serif',
	'display_mode'         => 'fullpage',
	'watermark_text_alpha' => 0.1

To override this configuration on a per-file basis use the fourth parameter of the initializing call like this:

PDF::loadView('pdf', $data, [], [
  'title' => 'Another Title',
  'margin_top' => 0

Headers and Footers

If you want to have headers and footers that appear on every page, add them to your <body> tag like this:

<htmlpageheader name="page-header">
	Your Header Content

<htmlpagefooter name="page-footer">
	Your Footer Content

Now you just need to define them with the name attribute in your CSS:

@page {
	header: page-header;
	footer: page-footer;

Inside of headers and footers {PAGENO} can be used to display the page number.

Included Fonts

By default you can use all the fonts shipped with Mpdf.

Custom Fonts

You can use your own fonts in the generated PDFs. The TTF files have to be located in one folder, e.g. /resources/fonts/. Add this to your configuration file (/config/pdf.php):

return [
	'custom_font_path' => base_path('/resources/fonts/'), // don't forget the trailing slash!
	'custom_font_data' => [
		'examplefont' => [
			'R'  => 'ExampleFont-Regular.ttf',    // regular font
			'B'  => 'ExampleFont-Bold.ttf',       // optional: bold font
			'I'  => 'ExampleFont-Italic.ttf',     // optional: italic font
			'BI' => 'ExampleFont-Bold-Italic.ttf' // optional: bold-italic font
		// ...add as many as you want.

Now you can use the font in CSS:

body {
	font-family: 'examplefont', sans-serif;

Get instance your Mpdf

You can access all mpdf methods through the mpdf instance with getMpdf().

use PDF;

$pdf = PDF::loadView('pdf.document', $data);


Laravel Mpdf is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license