Generate PDFs in Laravel with this mPDF wrapper.

v1.63 2021-04-08 10:19 UTC

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Last update: 2023-05-08 14:55:25 UTC


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


Require this package in your composer.json or install it by running:

composer require vzool/laravel-pdf

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

'providers' => [
	// ...
'aliases' => [
	// ...
	'PDF' => vzool\LaravelPdf\Facades\Pdf::class

Basic Usage

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

use PDF;

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',
	'defaultFontSize'    => '12',
	'defaultFont'        => 'sans-serif',
	'marginLeft'         => 10,
	'marginRight'        => 10,
	'marginTop'          => 10,
	'marginBottom'       => 10,
	'marginHeader'       => 0,
	'marginFooter'       => 0,
	'orientation'        => 'P',
	'title'              => 'Laravel PDF',
	'author'             => '',
	'watermark'          => '',
	'showWatermark'      => false,
	'watermarkFont'      => 'sans-serif',
	'SetDisplayMode'     => 'fullpage',
	'watermarkTextAlpha' => 0.1

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;

Set Protection

To set protection, you just call the SetProtection() method and pass an array with permissions, an user password and an owner password.

The passwords are optional.

There are a fews permissions: 'copy', 'print', 'modify', 'annot-forms', 'fill-forms', 'extract', 'assemble', 'print-highres'.

use PDF;

function generate_pdf() {
	$data = [
		'foo' => 'bar'
	$pdf = PDF::loadView('pdf.document', $data);
	$pdf->SetProtection(['copy', 'print'], '', 'pass');
	return $pdf->stream('document.pdf');

Find more information to SetProtection() here: https://mpdf.github.io/reference/mpdf-functions/setprotection.html


Add a new instance called instance which will return your mPDF instance.


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