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July 05, 2018, at 09:00 PM by Aaron Pouliot - Added category Watermarking
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Categories: Tips & Tricks

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Categories: Watermarking

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PaperCut can insert watermarks into PostScript print jobs. PostScript allows precise control of watermarking and it is available on most modern printers. PaperCut watermark insertion takes a minimally invasive approach:

  • Only PostScript print jobs are watermarked.
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PaperCut can insert watermarks into PostScript, PCL5, and PCL6 print jobs. PostScript in particular allows us precise control of watermarking, and is available on most modern printers. PaperCut PostScript watermark insertion takes a minimally invasive approach:

August 26, 2010, at 01:43 AM by peter - Final edits for clarity and style courtesy Rick
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PaperCut, as of version 10.5, supports watermarking (and digital signatures) as a core feature. See the manual for details.

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PaperCut, as of version 10.5, supports watermarking (and digital signatures) as a core feature. See the user guide for details.

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  • It only watermarks PostScript jobs.
  • It changes the PostScript of that job as little as possible.
  • When there is any possible conflict between the watermark with the original PostScript, PaperCut leaves the original PostScript alone.

This means that

  • PaperCut should never prevent watermarks that were in print jobs before PaperCut processed them from printing.
  • There may be times when watermarking is enabled in PaperCut and a job is printed with its own watermark and the PaperCut watermark will not print. This will be due to PaperCut and the PostScript driver that created the job using the same PostScript operators to do watermarking. If you see this, please email the name of the printer and driver to support@papercut.com.
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  • Only PostScript print jobs are watermarked.
  • The PostScript of the print job is changed as little as possible.
  • Conflicts between the PaperCut watermark and the original PostScript are resolved by leaving the original PostScript intact.

There may be times when watermarking is enabled in PaperCut and a print job is printed with its own watermark in a way that conflicts with the PaperCut watermark. In this case the PaperCut watermark should not be printed. If the PaperCut watermark is printed instead of a watermark in the document, or if the PaperCut watermark fails to print when the document does not contain a watermark, there may be a conflict between the PostScript driver and PaperCut. If you see this, please email the name of the printer and driver to support@papercut.com.

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(:title How to Implement Watermarking or Burst Pages / Separator Pages (showing usernames on prints) :)

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(:title Watermarking and Burst / Separator Pages - Showing print job information on prints :)

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Burst pages are often preferred over watermarking where it is not desirable to include any extra information on print jobs.

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Burst pages are often preferred over watermarking where it is not desirable to include any extra information on print jobs, however burst pages use one extra page per print job and add significantly to paper waste.

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  • CUPS can produce burst pages, however burst/banner pages on CUPS are not currently supported by PaperCut.
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  • While CUPS can produce burst/banner pages, they are not currently supported by PaperCut.
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From version 10.5 onwards PaperCut can insert watermarks into PostScript print jobs. PaperCut watermark insertion takes a minimally invasive approach:

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PaperCut can insert watermarks into PostScript print jobs. PostScript allows precise control of watermarking and it is available on most modern printers. PaperCut watermark insertion takes a minimally invasive approach:

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  • There may be times when watermarking is enabled in PaperCut and a job is printed with its own watermark and the PaperCut watermark will not print. This will be due to PaperCut and the PostScript driver that created the job using the same PostScript operators to do watermarking. If you see this then please email PaperCut tech support.
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  • There may be times when watermarking is enabled in PaperCut and a job is printed with its own watermark and the PaperCut watermark will not print. This will be due to PaperCut and the PostScript driver that created the job using the same PostScript operators to do watermarking. If you see this, please email the name of the printer and driver to support@papercut.com.
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NOTE

This article is about watermark and separator pages that already in print jobs before PaperCut processed them. Watermarks inserted in print jobs by PaperCut are discussed below.

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PaperCut, as of version 10.5, supports watermarking (and digital signatures) as a core feature. See the manual for details.

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Can PaperCut do watermarking or burst pages?

PaperCut takes a passive approach to print monitoring and control, and modifies print jobs as little as possible. This ensures the maximum compatibility with the widest variety of drivers. Additionally, watermarking and burst pages are generally either features of the print driver or operating system.

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  • PaperCut should never prevents watermarks that were in print jobs before PaperCut processes them from printing.
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  • PaperCut should never prevent watermarks that were in print jobs before PaperCut processed them from printing.
August 24, 2010, at 04:04 AM by peter - Added section on PaperCut watermarking
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NOTE

This article is about watermark and separator pages that already in print jobs before PaperCut processed them. Watermarks inserted in print jobs by PaperCut are discussed below.

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PaperCut takes a passive approach to print monitoring and control, and does not actually modify print jobs in any way. This ensures the maximum compatibility with the widest variety of drivers. Additionally, watermarking and burst pages are generally either features of the print driver or operating system.

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PaperCut takes a passive approach to print monitoring and control, and modifies print jobs as little as possible. This ensures the maximum compatibility with the widest variety of drivers. Additionally, watermarking and burst pages are generally either features of the print driver or operating system.

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PaperCut Watermarking

From version 10.5 onwards PaperCut can insert watermarks into PostScript print jobs. PaperCut watermark insertion takes a minimally invasive approach:

  • It only watermarks PostScript jobs.
  • It changes the PostScript of that job as little as possible.
  • When there is any possible conflict between the watermark with the original PostScript, PaperCut leaves the original PostScript alone.

This means that

  • PaperCut should never prevents watermarks that were in print jobs before PaperCut processes them from printing.
  • There may be times when watermarking is enabled in PaperCut and a job is printed with its own watermark and the PaperCut watermark will not print. This will be due to PaperCut and the PostScript driver that created the job using the same PostScript operators to do watermarking. If you see this then please email PaperCut tech support.
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Keywords: banner, footer, header, injection, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page)

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Keywords: banner, footer, header, injection, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page), watermark, watermarking, job annotation

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  • CUPS can produce burst pages.
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  • CUPS can produce burst pages, however burst/banner pages on CUPS are not currently supported by PaperCut.
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PaperCut takes a passive approach to print monitoring and control, and does not actually modify print jobs in any way. Additionally, watermarking and burst pages are generally either features of the print driver or operating system.

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PaperCut takes a passive approach to print monitoring and control, and does not actually modify print jobs in any way. This ensures the maximum compatibility with the widest variety of drivers. Additionally, watermarking and burst pages are generally either features of the print driver or operating system.

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Burst pages are generally a single page inserted after a print job. They are most often used to identify the user who printed the job.

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Burst/Banner pages are generally a single page inserted after a print job. They are most often used to identify the user who printed the job.

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Keywords: footer, header, injection, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page)

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Keywords: banner, footer, header, injection, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page)

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Keywords: footer, header, injection, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page)

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  • There are some plugins to perform watermarking available. See the CUPS website for more details.
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Categories: TipsAndTricks

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Categories: Tips & Tricks

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Keywords: footer, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page)

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Keywords: footer, injection, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page)

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Keywords: footer, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page), cover (page)

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(:title How to Implement Watermarking or Burst Pages / Separator Pages (showing usernames on prints) :)

What is Watermarking?

(Wikipedia definition)

Watermarking a printed document generally refers to inserting extra text, such as a username or date at the the bottom of each page.

What are Burst Pages (AKA Separator Pages)?

(Wikipedia definition)

Burst pages are generally a single page inserted after a print job. They are most often used to identify the user who printed the job.

Burst pages are often preferred over watermarking where it is not desirable to include any extra information on print jobs.

Can PaperCut do watermarking or burst pages?

PaperCut takes a passive approach to print monitoring and control, and does not actually modify print jobs in any way. Additionally, watermarking and burst pages are generally either features of the print driver or operating system.

On Windows:

  • Windows can produce burst pages that can include several variables; this is outlined in a support article here.
  • Third party applications are available that can perform watermarking.
  • Some printer drivers (generally of the high-end / office variety) can also perform watermarking.

On CUPS (the print system on Mac OS X and Linux):

  • CUPS can produce burst pages.
  • There are some plugins to perform watermarking available. See the CUPS website for more details.

Categories: TipsAndTricks


Keywords: footer, userid, collect (a print job), bottom (of page)

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