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express node.js pdf-generation

HTML to PDF with Node.js

I’m looking to create a printable pdf version of my website webpages. Something like express.render() only render the page as pdf

Does anyone know a node module that does that ?

If not, how would you go about implementing one ? I’ve seen some methods talk about using headless browser like phantom.js, but not sure whats the flow.

Extending upon Mustafa’s answer.

A) Install http://phantomjs.org/ and then

B) install the phantom node module https://github.com/amir20/phantomjs-node

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C) Here is an example of rendering a pdf

var phantom = require('phantom');   
phantom.create().then(function(ph) {
ph.createPage().then(function(page) {
page.open("http://www.google.com").then(function(status) {
page.render('google.pdf').then(function() {
console.log('Page Rendered');
ph.exit();
});
});
});
});

Output of the PDF:

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EDIT: Silent printing that PDF

java -jar pdfbox-app-2.0.2.jar PrintPDF -silentPrint C:\print_mypdf.pdf