I would like to have a line between each item purchased on the PDF invoice.

I went to Mage>Sales>Model>Order>Pdf>Items>Invoice>Default.php, made a local copy to not change the core items and added the following line after draw Tax:

/* Separator Line */
$page->setLineColor(new Zend_Pdf_Color_GrayScale(0.5));
$page->drawLine(380, 30, 380, 40);

But it doesn't show up. Can someone let me know how the best way to do this. Would be great, thanks

2 Answers 2


The code is right, below code works for me

$page->setLineColor(new Zend_Pdf_Color_GrayScale(0)); //black
$page->drawLine(10, 100, 600, 100);

I think you put it in wrong position. Try to put it in different line/file, before or after, to see if it is printed.

  • Could you perhaps give me a gibt where too put it
    – Stefan
    Commented Jun 22, 2015 at 10:40
  • yes, try to put it in \app\code\core\Mage\Sales\Model\Order\Pdf\Invoice.php between $this->_drawItem($item, $page, $order); and $page = end($pdf->pages); (line ~144)
    – LucScu
    Commented Jun 22, 2015 at 12:45

Your code is drawing a small vertical line towards the bottom of the page.

Here's one way to add the lines between each item line in Mage/Sales/Model/Order/Pdf/Invoice.php:

In getPDF() after $this->_drawItem($item, $page, $order); add:

$page->setLineColor(new Zend_Pdf_Color_GrayScale(0.5));
$page->drawLine(25, $this->y+12.5, 570, $this->y+12.5);
  • Thanks Luca S and Colm. Marked Luca S as solution as he was first. I found my problem I had the fooman extension to print orders and so I had to add this to: code/community/Fooman/EmailAttachements/Model/Order/Pdf/Order.php
    – Stefan
    Commented Jun 26, 2015 at 11:09
  • 1
    this is a great solution. Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 6:13

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