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Simple python wrapper for wkhtmltopdf

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A simple python wrapper for the wkhtmltopdf lib ( with flash support.



  • Xvfd
  • wkhtmltopdf
  • flashplugin-nonfree
  • python 2.5+



  1. Install Xvfd:

    $ sudo apt-get install xvfb
  2. Install Fonts:

    $ sudo apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-scalable xfonts-cyrillic
  3. Install wkhtmltopdf:

    $ sudo apt-get install wkhtmltopdf
  4. Install flashplugin:

    $ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree


  1. From git:

    $ git clone
    $ cd python-wkhtmltopdf
    $ python install


Simple Usage::

  1. Use from class:

    from wkhtmltopdf import WKHtmlToPdf
    wkhtmltopdf = WKHtmlToPdf(
  2. Use from method:

    from wkhtmltopdf import wkhtmltopdf
    wkhtmltopdf(url='', output_file='~/example.pdf')
  3. Use from commandline (installed):

    $ python -m wkhtmltopdf.main ~/example.pdf
  4. Use the api (installed):

    $ python -m wkhtmltopdf.api &
    $ wget http://localhost:8888/?

Required Arguments:

  • url - the url to convert to pdf
  • output_file - the pdf file that you want to create

Optional Arguments:

  • screen_resolution (default: [1024, 768])
  • color_depth (default: 24 (bit))
  • flash_plugin (default: True)
  • disable_javascript (default: False)
  • delay (default: 0 (millisecs))
  • orientation (default: Portrait)
  • dpi (default: 100)
  • no_background (default: False)
  • grayscale (default: False)
  • http_username (default: None)
  • http_password (default: None)
  • header_html (default: None)
  • footer_html (default: None)


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