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ReportLab's unique PDF generation toolkit is used by thousands of developers around the world for generating attractive documents direct from raw content and data. We offer a commercial and open source version of our software, both of which are available for immediate download.

  • Create documents directly from database and XML feeds.
  • Draw images and charts directly into PDF.
  • Dynamically include tables of content, page numbers and tags into documents.
  • Fill out digital forms
  • Deliver dynamic PDFs directly to a web browser.
  • Reuse pages and image assets from exisiting PDFs.

ReportLab PLUS

ReportLab PLUS is our powerful commercial package used by some of the world's biggest companies. ReportLab PLUS makes creating complex PDFs as simple as writing HTML. Content, templating and dynamic behaviour is controlled by our XML-based Report Markup Language (RML) which will be instantly famliar to any web developer. 

We include tools that allow you to take and reuse design assets from other files, meaning you can quickly use ReportLab's automation abilities whilst producing exactly the same documents you current make manually. All ReportLab output is ready for professional print (and can include markings and bleed areas with a few simple commands) so a single production run can give you both web and print output.

ReportLab PLUS licenses come with a guaranteed number of support hours from our own in-house developers to get you up and running. 

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Reportlab open-source

The core of our PDF tool-kit is freely available as an open-source package. Whilst lacking some of the more powerful toosl found in ReportLab PLUS, Python-proficient developers can often produce fantastic systems from this software alone.

New features and performance enhancements filter down to the open-source package from ReportLab PLUS over time, and it is the revenue generated from the commercial package that allows us to keep this support.

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Tailored Complete Solutions

Our software solves the problems of some of the biggest companies on the planet. If you think ReportLab could help you but do not have the development resources or time to implement your solution please talk to us - ReportLab can build it for you. We have over a decade of experience working with large multination companies who need efficient, robust and often secure systems developed.

  • Dynamic automated report and document generation
  • Advanced web interfaces
  • Hosted, cloud-based systems
  • Data management 
  • Integration into your existing IT infratructure

Please take a look at our case studies pages or get in touch for more information. 

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