Watermarking Limitations

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Supported Print Languages

PaperCut currently can watermark PostScript, PCL5, and PCL6 spool files. “Full page” watermarking is not supported in conjunction with PCL5 content, however.

The driver must also be a Type 3 driver and not a Type 4 driver.

Mixed Page Sizes and/or Orientations

PaperCut watermarking currently assumes all pages in a document will have the same page size and orientation. If they do not then the watermark may print at the wrong location on some pages.


For PostScript use a bottom of page watermark.

For PCL5 and PCL6 use a top of page watermark. This is needed because the internal coordinate systems for these languages have their page origins defined at the top left of each page.

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Article last modified on March 15, 2018, at 10:20 PM
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