How to add and use TCPDF in magento 2

The question:

I am adding one custom pdf functionality in my magento store, for that I want to use TCPDF but I am not able to add it. it always shows that class is not found and all.
Can anyone tell me what is proper way to add and use tcpdf in magento 2 ?

Thanks in advance.

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Try to run following command from M2 root directory

composer require tecnickcom/tcpdf

After install, use following way to create new PDF document tcpdf

// create new PDF document

Method 2

Here is the solution to install TCPDF without composer ;

  1. Download TCPDF from

  2. Change the name of the file root directory after extraction to TCPDF

  3. Inside this directory, there is a tcpdf.php file, change the name to TCPDF

  4. Open the file and change the class name from tcpdf to TCPDF_TCPDF , am very sure those that are really familiar with Magento will know why.

  5. Copy the files into your Magento “lib” folder in the root Magento installation directory.

  6. And you have successfully incorporated TCPDF with Magento, from anywhere in Magento, you can call this class by $tcpdf = new TCPDF_TCPDF() .

Working tested in magento 2.1.10.

Reference –

Method 3

For that you can add "tecnickcom/tcpdf": "*" in your root composer file. here tecnickcom/tcpdf is TCPDF library and * contain the latest version of TCPDF. If you want to use any specific version TCPDF then replace with * with version number.

After updating the composer file you just need to run composer update command from magento 2 root directory. After successfully downloading TCPDF you can use in every place of Magento 2 like block,helper etc

here is the my composer file

    "name": "magento/project-community-edition",
    "description": "eCommerce Platform for Growth (Community Edition)",
    "type": "project",
    "version": "2.1.2",
    "license": [
    "require": {
        "magento/product-community-edition": "2.1.2",
        "composer/composer": "@alpha",
        "tecnickcom/tcpdf": "*"
    "require-dev": {
        "phpunit/phpunit": "4.1.0",
        "squizlabs/php_codesniffer": "1.5.3",
        "phpmd/phpmd": "@stable",
        "pdepend/pdepend": "2.2.2",
        "fabpot/php-cs-fixer": "~1.2",
        "lusitanian/oauth": "~0.3 <=0.7.0",
        "sebastian/phpcpd": "2.0.0"
    "config": {
        "use-include-path": true
    "autoload": {
        "psr-4": {
            "Magento\Framework\": "lib/internal/Magento/Framework/",
            "Magento\Setup\": "setup/src/Magento/Setup/",
            "Magento\": "app/code/Magento/"
        "psr-0": {
            "": "app/code/"
        "files": [
    "autoload-dev": {
        "psr-4": {
            "Magento\Sniffs\": "dev/tests/static/framework/Magento/Sniffs/",
            "Magento\Tools\": "dev/tools/Magento/Tools/",
            "Magento\Tools\Sanity\": "dev/build/publication/sanity/Magento/Tools/Sanity/",
            "Magento\TestFramework\Inspection\": "dev/tests/static/framework/Magento/TestFramework/Inspection/",
            "Magento\TestFramework\Utility\": "dev/tests/static/framework/Magento/TestFramework/Utility/"
    "minimum-stability": "alpha",
    "prefer-stable": true,
    "repositories": [
            "type": "composer",
            "url": ""
    "extra": {
        "magento-force": "override"

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