Recommendations for pdf generators

hi, everyone,

  i have googled around for some pdf generators. Found
1) PDF::Writer which is a little dated
2) Rupdf (
ruby-pdf-rails-plugin/ and
- it's a little dated. Last revision was on 15th of Dec, 2007.

Any recommendations for pdf generators?

thank you


...and see Ryan Bates' Railscast on prawn:


If you can afford it, PrinceXML is awesome. Also see: or

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

i did before i posted. thanks

Looks good as i had a quick glance at the sites. Hmm PrinceXML .
We’ll read.

keep 'em recommendations flowing in, guys and gals :slight_smile:

Rails plugin:

you can generate PDF from HTML templates with CSS styling

Indeed a very promising project, but way behind on PrinceXML, so it depends on your budget and requirements in the end which one you choose. Also wkhtmltopdf is very memory hungry as far as I remember. That said, it’s a pretty active project, so it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt