PDF generation performance

Data on PDF generation performance was collected by running the following tests:

  • 1, 10 and 100 pages of plain text.

  • 1, 10 and 100 pages of plain text with one image on each page.

  • 1, 10 and 100 pages of rich text with background images, tables, formatted text, horizontal lines and different font types and sizes. The first page also contained barcodes.

Ten samples of each type were used, and the average calculated. Note that 100 pages is not a maximum limit, just a reference point for the performance tests, which are based on an average document structure. In many cases, documents with more than 100 pages can be generated.

Note: Adding barcodes may increase the generation time by up to additional 2 seconds (depending on the number of barcodes).