How to Print on Watermarked Paper

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Manufacturers place watermarks on paper for various reasons, ranging from company identification to security. The marks usually consist of text, images or geometric designs, and these become part of the paper during the production process. Print on watermarked paper once you determine the correct orientation of the mark.


Step 1

Hold the paper up to light. The watermark is visible when the light shines through the back of the paper.

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Step 2

Locate the right side of the paper as determined by the direction of the watermark text or graphic. If the watermark is text, it should read from left to right; if it is an image, it should be right side up and facing you.


Step 3

Learn how to place the watermarked paper in the printer tray so it prints right side up. Place a mark on a sheet of paper, insert it into the printer with the marked side down and print a test sheet. Take note of where the information prints on the paper in relation to the mark you made.


Step 4

Insert the watermarked paper into the tray using the result from the previous step as a guide. Make any edits necessary to the document you wish to print, then click the print button.