Setting a custom watermark position on PCL5 documents

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July 05, 2018, at 08:58 PM by Aaron Pouliot - Added category Watermarking
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Printers|+]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Watermarking|+]]
May 16, 2017, at 04:24 AM by peterf - Updated to reflect 17.1 release
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(:title Setting a custom watermark position on PCL 5 documents:)
This article explains how to deal with a case where PCL 5 watermarks print in the wrong position or do not print at all.
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(:title Setting a custom watermark position on PCL5 documents:)
This article explains how to deal with a case where PCL5 watermarks print in the wrong position or do not print at all.
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Applications that create PLC 5 documents are required to know the printable areas of the printers that they will be printed on. PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of document pages so it has to deduce the printable area from the documents.

The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the
page. Therefore if the printable area implied in a PCL 5 document does not match the printer it is printed on, PaperCut watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong location.
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Applications that create PCL5 documents are required to know the printable areas of the printers that they will be printed on. PaperCut can place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] anywhere within the printable area of document pages, so it has to utilise the printable area reported by the document itself in order to place these correctly.

The PCL5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the
page. Therefore if the printable area implied in a PCL5 document does not match the printer it is printed on, PaperCut watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong location.
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->'''1)''' Go to [@Printer Details@] → [@Summary@] → [@Advanced Configuration@]  → [@Apply watermarks to all pages@]

->'''2)''' Set [@Position@] to Custom
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->'''1)''' Go to [@Printer Details@] → [@Summary@] → [@Advanced Configuration@]  → [@Apply watermark and digital signature to all pages@]

->'''2)''' Set the position to [@Custom@]
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As the PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page this location will not depend on the printable area of the page that PaperCut deduces from the PCL 5 document.

!!! Please also check
If a watermark does
not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log. If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|+]].
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As the PCL5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page, this custom location will not depend on the printable area of the page that PaperCut deduces from the PCL5 document.

!!! Please also note
"Full page" watermarking is
not supported by PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF in conjunction with PCL5 drivers. If a watermark does not print, then there may be some description of why it did not under the "Application Log" subtab of the "Options" tab in the administration console. If there no description there, please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|+]].
July 25, 2011, at 05:46 PM by 24.22.46.113 -
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|+]].
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log. If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|+]].
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Printers|+]]
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January 20, 2011, at 03:44 AM by peter - Used wiki commands better
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|Reporting Watermark Problems]].
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|+]].
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems]].
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|Reporting Watermark Problems]].
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|Reporting Watermark Problems]].
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems]].
January 20, 2011, at 01:05 AM by peter - Added link to new ReportingWatermarkProblems KB article
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log
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If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log . If there no description there then please read [[ReportingWatermarkProblems|Reporting Watermark Problems]].
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This article is for cases where a PCL 5 watermark prints in the wrong position or does not print at all.
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This article explains how to deal with a case where PCL 5 watermarks print in the wrong position or do not print at all.
November 09, 2010, at 04:45 AM by peter - Gave reason for reading page
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(:title Setting a custom watemark position on PCL 5 documents:)
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(:title Setting a custom watermark position on PCL 5 documents:)
This article is for cases where a PCL 5 watermark prints in the wrong position or does not print at all.

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As the PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page this location will not depend on the printable area of the page that PaperCut deduces from the PCL 5 document.
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As the PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page this location will not depend on the printable area of the page that PaperCut deduces from the PCL 5 document.

!!! Please also check
If a watermark does not print then there may be some description of why it did not in App.Log

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[-keywords: pcl 5 watermarking, watermark, pcl 5, pcl5-]
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(:title Setting watemark position on PCL 5 documents:)
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(:title Setting a custom watemark position on PCL 5 documents:)
November 09, 2010, at 04:33 AM by peter - fixed typo
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The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page. Therefore it the printable area implied in a PCL 5 document does not match the printer it is printed on, PaperCut watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong location.
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The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page. Therefore if the printable area implied in a PCL 5 document does not match the printer it is printed on, PaperCut watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong location.
November 09, 2010, at 04:20 AM by peter - more simplification
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Applications that create PLC 5 documents are required to know the printable areas of the pages on the printers that the documents will be printed on. PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of document pages so it has to deduce the printable area from the document.

The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page. Therefore it the printable area implied in a PCL 5 document does not match the printer it is printed on, PaperCut watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong long location.
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Applications that create PLC 5 documents are required to know the printable areas of the printers that they will be printed on. PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of document pages so it has to deduce the printable area from the documents.

The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page. Therefore it the printable area implied in a PCL 5 document does not match the printer it is printed on, PaperCut watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong location.
November 09, 2010, at 04:19 AM by peter - Simplified wording
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PCL 5 printers do not have commands for telling PCL 5 documents the printable area of pages. Therefore applications creating PLC 5 documents are required to know the printable areas of the pages on the printers that the documents will be printed on.

PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www
.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of pages so it has to deduce the printable area from the document.

The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page. Therefore it the printer driver does not have an accurate knowledge of the printable area of the actual page, PCL 5
watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong long location.
to:
Applications that create PLC 5 documents are required to know the printable areas of the pages on the printers that the documents will be printed on. PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of document pages so it has to deduce the printable area from the document.

The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at
the top left corner of the page. Therefore it the printable area implied in a PCL 5 document does not match the printer it is printed on, PaperCut watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong long location.
November 09, 2010, at 04:14 AM by peter - Removed some words
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PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of pages so it has to deduce the printable area of the PCL documents created by other applications. It does this based on the way documents are created so if a PCL driver designed for printer A is used with printer B then PaperCut will position watermarks based on the printable area it deduces from the document which is for printer A.
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PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of pages so it has to deduce the printable area from the document.
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As the PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page this location will not depend on the printable area of the page that PaperCut infers from the PCL 5 document
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As the PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page this location will not depend on the printable area of the page that PaperCut deduces from the PCL 5 document.
November 09, 2010, at 04:07 AM by peter - Added image
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(:title Setting [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermark]] position on PCL 5 documents:)
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(:title Setting watemark position on PCL 5 documents:)
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PaperCut attempts to place watermarks at the bottom or top of the printable area of pages so it has to deduce the printable area of the PCL documents created by other applications. It does this based on the way documents are created so if a PCL driver designed for printer A is used with printer B then PaperCut will position watermarks based on the printable area it deduces from the document which is for printer A.
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PaperCut attempts to place [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermarks]] at the bottom or top of the printable area of pages so it has to deduce the printable area of the PCL documents created by other applications. It does this based on the way documents are created so if a PCL driver designed for printer A is used with printer B then PaperCut will position watermarks based on the printable area it deduces from the document which is for printer A.
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->'''1)''' Go to [@Printer Details@] → [@Summary@] → [@Advanced Configuration@]  → [@Apply watermarks to all pages@]

->'''2)''' Set [@Position@] to Custom

->'''3)''' Set drop down lists to @@Distance from top of page@@ and @@Distance from left of page@@

->'''4)''' Set the desired location of the watermark

As the PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page this location will not depend on the printable area of the page that PaperCut infers from the PCL 5 document
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(:title Setting watermark position on PCL documents:)

!!Method 1
- Using printer-level overrides
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(:title Setting [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-watermarking.html | watermark]] position on PCL 5 documents:)

!! Background
PCL 5 printers do not have commands for telling PCL 5 documents the printable area of pages. Therefore applications creating PLC 5 documents are required to know the printable areas of the pages on the printers that the documents will be printed on.

PaperCut attempts to place watermarks at the bottom or top of the printable area of pages so it has to deduce the printable area of the PCL documents created by other applications. It does this based on the way documents are created so if a PCL driver designed for printer A is used with printer B then PaperCut will position watermarks based on the printable area it deduces from the document which is for printer A.

The PCL 5 coordinate system has its origin at the top left corner of the page. Therefore it the printer driver does not have an accurate knowledge of the printable area of the actual page, PCL 5 watermarks positioned at the bottom of the page will be in the wrong long location.

!! Solution
 
November 09, 2010, at 03:23 AM by peter - Added PCL watermark positioning page
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(:title Setting watermark position on PCL documents:)

!!Method 1 - Using printer-level overrides

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