in reply to PDF::API2 header and footer
Some months ago I needed to find solution to produce PDF documents on the fly. I've looked throw CPAN modules related with PDF but I've chosen another tool - HTMLDOC. It allows you produce PDF or PostScript documents from HTML. This programm has many features: common header and footer, background image etc. You can buy this programm but also you can use free version which keeps all needed functionality.
Hope it will be useful for you.
Michael Stepanov aka nite_man
It's only my opinion and it doesn't have pretensions of absoluteness!