Laravel 6 Generate PDF Tutorial Example From Scratch

We would like to share with you how to create pdf and download pdf in the laravel 6 Application.
Today we will implement pdf functionality with example step by step in laravel 6 based project.

Most of the E-commerce projects, Shopping websites, E-Marketing Websites have built-in laravel. These types of websites generate invoices, acknowledgment, tickets and many more things. In this case, we use the laravel dom-pdf packages and easily create invoices, acknowledgments, tickets, etc.

We will use laravel dom-pdf package, generate and download pdf in few simple steps. Just follow the few steps and learn how to use dom-pdf in laravel.

Laravel PDF Tutorial


  • Install Laravel App
  • Setup Database
  • Install laravel-dompdf Package
  • Make Route
  • Create Controller & Methods
  • Create Blade View
  • Start Development Server
  • Conclusion

Install Laravel App

First, we need to download the laravel fresh setup. Use the below command and download fresh new laravel setup :

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Setup Database

After successfully download laravel Application, Go to your project .env file and set up database credential and move next step :

DB_DATABASE=here your database name here
DB_USERNAME=here database username here
DB_PASSWORD=here database password here

Install laravel-dompdf Package

Now we need to download the laravel-dompdf package, it package help to create and download pdf. Laravel dompdf pacakge has convert blade view to pdf. Use the below command and download laravel dompdf :

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf

After successfully install the laravel dompdf package, open the config/app.php and config the providers and aliases :

'providers' => [


'aliases' => [

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

Make Route

We will create two routes in web.php file. Go to app/routes/web.php file and create two below routes here :

 Route::get('pdf_form', '[email protected]');
Route::get('pdf_download', '[email protected]');

Create Controller

We need to create a controller name PdfController. Use the below command and create Controller :

php artisan make:controller PdfController

After successfully create controller go to app/controllers/PdfController.php and put the below methods :

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Redirect;
use PDF;
class PdfController extends Controller
    public function pdfForm()
        return view('pdf_form');

    public function pdfDownload(){

        'name' => 'required',
        'email' => 'required|email',
        'message' => 'required'
         $data = 
            'name' => $request->name,
            'email' => $request->email,
            'message' => $request->message
       $pdf = PDF::loadView('pdf_download', $data);
       return $pdf->download('tutsmake.pdf');


Create Blade view

In this step we need to create blade view file. Go to app/resources/views and create one file name pdf_form.blade.php :

<title>Laravel Generate & Download Pdf Tutorial</title>
<link href="//" rel="stylesheet" id="bootstrap-css">
<script src="//"></script>
<style type="text/css">
background-color: #f1f1f1;
<div class="container contact">
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-8 offset-md-2">
<form action="{{ url('form-store') }}" method="post" accept-charset="utf-8">
<div class="contact-form">
<div class="form-group">
<label class="control-label col-sm-2" for="fname">First Name:</label>
<div class="col-sm-10">
   <input type="text" class="form-control" id="name" placeholder="Enter Name" name="name">
   <span class="text-danger">{{ $errors->first('name') }}</span>
<div class="form-group">
<label class="control-label col-sm-2" for="email">Email:</label>
<div class="col-sm-10">
   <input type="email" class="form-control" id="email" placeholder="Enter email" name="email">
   <span class="text-danger">{{ $errors->first('email') }}</span>
<div class="form-group">
<label class="control-label col-sm-2" for="comment">Comment:</label>
<div class="col-sm-10">
   <textarea class="form-control" rows="5" name="message" id="message"></textarea>
   <span class="text-danger">{{ $errors->first('message') }}</span>
<div class="form-group">
<div class="col-sm-offset-2 col-sm-10">
   <button type="submit" class="btn btn-default">Submit</button>

Now we create a one more blade view file name pdf_download.blade.php. Go to app/resources/views create file. This blade view file will download as pdf file. so put the below code here :

  <div id="content">
    <h2>Hello <b> <span style="color:red">{{ ucfirst($name) }}</span> </b></h2> 
    	{{ $message }}

Start Development Server

We need to start development server. Use the php artisan serve command and start your server :

 php artisan serve
If you want to run the project diffrent port so use this below command
php artisan serve --port=8080

Now we are ready to run our example so run bellow command to quick run.



In this laravel pdf download tutorial, We have successfully created a PDF file and downloaded the pdf file. If you want to replace other data in your pdf file so you can change it. our examples run quickly.

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