Generate a single PDF

How to generate synchronously a single PDF - Abyssale REST API

This feature is available from the Prime plan.


There are 2 ways to obtain a PDF from the Rest API:

1. Using a Print format in your template

Using one of the available Print format & then choosing the "Print Multi-format" Type will enable the PDF type by default when generating that format.

2. Using the image_file_type property

You can add an image_file_type property to the API generation payload with a "pdf" value.

Generate a PDF

A single page PDF is created by sending data and customisation parameters to the POST /banner-builder/{templateId}/generate endpoint, which will respond synchronously with a payload containing the URL of the generated PDF.

  • Supported template type: Static

  • Generation response type: Synchronous

Properties available for each type of component are available here.

Get the default payload

To ease the creation of your payload, just go to one of your Template and choose Abyssale Rest API in the Generation Methods list. You will find the default associated payload in the console (Feel free to remove unnecessary properties/elements):

Sample request

Do not forget to replace {YOUR-API-KEY} and {templateId}

curl -X POST -H "x-api-key:{YOUR-API-KEY}" -H "Content-Type: application/json"  \
-d '{
  "template_format_name": "main-crisp",
  "image_file_type": "pdf",
  "elements": {
    "image": {
      "image_url": "",
      "fitting_type": "cover",
      "alignment": "middle center"
    "text_title": {
      "payload": "Send best wishes to your lovelies with little easter gifts!",
      "color": "#FFFFFF",
      "font_size": 48,
      "font": "61566327-33c5-11ea-9877-92672c1b8195",
      "font_weight": 700,
      "line_height": 120,
      "alignment": "top left"
}' \{templateId}/generate

Sample response

  "id": "5978e8d9-ab34-4735-a2cb-fe95c2c56251",
  "file": {
    "type": "pdf",
    "url": "",
    "cdn_url": "",
    "filename": "996739f4-b563-428a-a6e8-ec3cb8bd03d4.pdf"
  "format": {
    "id": "Facebook Feed",
    "width": 1200,
    "height": 628
  "template": {
    "id": "46d22c62-d134-44d3-a040-138e4ea9ea08",
    "name": "Abyssale demo - FB Feed",
    "created_at": 1602256303,
    "updated_at": 1602685407


The Abyssale Pdf Generation API can return the following error codes :

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