By Cheryl Otstott
Looking for a way to tag your documents as a draft or label it as confidential? Then watermarks may be the answer for you.
A watermark is an image printed in the background of a copied or printed page or pages. You can also use watermarks to put a version number or a date on a document. There are several predefined watermarks you can use or you can create your own.
Here is a video showing the watermark setup on a Phaser printer.
I like watermarks because it is a visual representation to let me know I am working, for instance, with a draft version of a document. This is very helpful for documents that are printed out multiple times for editing and revising.
Watermarks can also be used to put your name on a document you created, that way no one can take credit for your work! Watermarks are a simple way to secure your confidential or intellectual property.
The marks can be customized; you can choose the size, orientation, font and even color of the watermark to fit your needs.
- Not all options listed are supported on all printers. Some options apply only to a specific printer model, configuration, operating system, or print driver type.
- Watermarks are not supported for some print drivers when booklet is selected or when more than one page is printed on a sheet of paper
Watermarks can also be added to copies on some of our machines. Standard watermarks available for copies include the words Draft, Confidential, the Date and Time, a Control Number or a watermark of your creation. The watermark is a great security feature as well because they cannot be removed or manipulated, as you might be able to do with a header or footer..
To learn more about the watermarks available on your machine please search for “watermark” in Online Support for your model printer.
Below I have added the screenshot of the Watermark Editor on the Windows drivers. Remember your screens may vary depending on your model of printer and how your machine is set-up, so these screenshots are only examples. Example, another good watermark word!!
This article was published in partnership with Altron Bytes Document Solutions.