PDFreactor 6

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Convert HTML to PDF

PDFreactor enables electronic publishing and web-to-print, supporting the latest W3C Web Standards for HTML5 and CSS3 Paged Media. PDFreactor 6 also adds support for the HTML5 Canvas element and its new JavaScript engine empowers the use of popular JavaScript libraries and frameworks including jQuery, Prototype and Flotr2. The Raster Image Output functionality to create PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF or BMP images instead of PDF documents is available optionally.

PDFreator is typically used for server-side creation of PDF, ranging from dynamic data-driven documents (forms, invoices, reports, data sheets etc.) for electronic distribution to complex and high-quality PDFs (catalogs, marketing collateral, technical documentation, journals etc.) for print and electronic publishing.


PDFreactor Highlights

new HTML5


Create PDFs from your HTML5 documents without additional pre-processing or clean-up. Supports all HTML5 elements.

new JavaScript


Transfer your JavaScript driven layouts and widgets to your PDFs. Support for HTML5 Canvas, flotr2 and other JavaScript libraries.

new Web Fonts

Web Fonts

Enhance your documents with beautiful fonts without having to install any fonts on the server or the user's system.

new CSS3


Use cutting-edge CSS3 to create great looking tables, text and more. Apply gradients to elements and transform, rotate and scale them.

new new Raster Image Output

Raster Image Output

Create raster images from your HTML documents. Generate thumbnails, previews and high-fidelity graphics from your documents. Supported image formats include PNG, JPG and multipage TIFF. More...

Cross platform. Java, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python, .NET


Written in 100% pure Java, PDFreactor can be deployed in a wide variety of operating systems. Integrate it into the environment of your choice using the Java, PHP, .NET, Python, Ruby and Perl API.

Merge and Overlay


Merge your document with existing PDFs by appending or overlaying them. Place multiple pages on one sheet and even rearrange the order of pages in your resulting document.

Input formats. MathML, SVG, Barcode


Enhance your documents using resolution independent SVG images, MathML formulas, barcodes and QR codes. Embed multimedia objects such as videos and Flash into your PDFs.

Layout. Multi-column, running table headers


Create typeset-quality PDF documents using multi-column layouts (including automatic balancing and column break control), running table headers and footers as well as footnotes.

Accessibility. Section 508, Tagging, PDF/A


Minimize the additional overhead for the creation of accessible documents (in line with accessibility guidelines such as Section 508) through automatic tagging of PDFs and PDF/A compliance.

Internationalization. BiDi, LTR, RTL


Ensure your documents are ready for a global market through support for a wide range of languages and writing systems. Use both RTL and LTR text and benefit from automatic Arabic shaping.

Printer Marks

Printer Marks

Printer marks including trim marks, bleed marks, registration marks and color bars can be automatically added to the pages. Specifying the PDF page boxes allows the content to bleed off the trim area.

Beautiful looking documents

The PDFreactor samples show how to create beautiful looking documents like Guidebooks, Catalogs, Newspaper, Reports and official Forms with simple CSS using selected styles and layout options. More Samples...

PDFreactor Sample - Guidebook PDFreactor Sample - Newspaper PDFreactor Sample - Precipitation Report PDFreactor Sample - Form W-8BEN




Test-drive PDFreactor

Download the latest PDFreactor package and use the PDFreactor Demo Application which allows you to easily and quickly experience PDFreactor's HTML printing capabilities. Try It Now!

Product Data Sheet

To dowload the PDFreactor data sheet follow one of the links below:

PDFreactor Data Sheet (English)

PDFreactor Data Sheet (German)


Catalog Production with Pimcore PIM and PDFreactor

This real customer sample shows a remarkable 680+ page product catalog from Walter Bösch GmbH & Co KG. A Web-to-Print project done by the elements Group (pimcore GmbH) using PDFreactor embedded into Pimcore PIM, an open source enterprise product information management framework.

A printer‐friendly PDF (DIN A-4, 32MB) with direct links to the Bösch B2B shop is used for downloads and electronic distribution.

A print compliant PDF (extract, 12 MB) with a size of about 170 MB went to a print shop for the production of hardcovers.

more info about PDFreactor Pimcore Edition


Thousands of users around the globe use our products to streamline the process of print and electronic publishing. Within the world market, we maintain over 2500 corporate customers in over 40 countries, and we want to keep that figure growing!

Deutsche Telekom Neota Logic Deutsche Post Worldnet Hansgrohe Fraport European Central Bank Deutsche Bank Citibank Campbells BMW BASF AIG Vodafone VHV The University of Iowa T-Systems Swiss Re Singtel Siemens Bosch Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Olympus Lufthansa Ortec Finance

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Request a free trial and integrate the leading HTML to PDF printing component into your Web Apps. more


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Case Studies

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