Laravel 9 TCPDF Example | Generate HTML to PDF

Hello artisan,

In this tcpdf laravel example tutorial, we will discuss laravel tcpdf example. We will see in this tcpdf laravel 9 tutorial how to integrate tcpdf in laravel application. This tutorial will give you a complete step by step example of how to use tcpdf in laravel. I will show you laravel tcpdf generate pdf file.

You can use this example code in your laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8 and laravel 9 versions. We will use elibyy/tcpdf-laravel composer package to generate a pdf file in laravel. I will use SetTitle(), AddPage(), writeHTML(), and Output() methods to create a pdf file in laravel tcpdf. So let's follow the below steps to create laravel pdf file tcpdf example:


Step 1 : Install Laravel

First of all, we need a fresh Laravel version application using the bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run the bellow command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app


Step 2: Install elibyy/tcpdf-laravel

Now, we will install elibyy/tcpdf-laravel package for creating pdf files in laravel. so, let's run the below commands:

composer require elibyy/tcpdf-laravel


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Step 3: Create Route

In this step, we need to create one route for generating pdf using tcpdf in laravel. let's add the below route on web.php file.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\PDFController;
| Web Routes
| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These
| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which
| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!
Route::get('pdf', [PDFController::class,'index']);


Step 4: Create Controller

in this step, we need to create PDFController with the index() method. Add the below code to the controller file.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Elibyy\TCPDF\Facades\TCPDF;
class PDFController extends Controller
     * Write code on Method
     * @return response()
    public function index(Request $request)
        $filename = 'demo.pdf';
        $data = [
            'title' => 'Generate PDF using Laravel TCPDF -!'
        $html = view()->make('pdfSample', $data)->render();
        $pdf = new TCPDF;
        $pdf::SetTitle('Hello World');
        $pdf::writeHTML($html, true, false, true, false, '');
        $pdf::Output(public_path($filename), 'F');
        return response()->download(public_path($filename));


Step 5: Create Blade File

Now we will create a pdfSample.blade.php file to generate HTML to pdf file. so let's create the following blade file.



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Now you can test. hope it can help you.


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