Online Support Assistant
May 17th, 2013
No, this is not the watermark left on your wood furniture when your friend puts that glass covered in condensation down right next to the coaster!!! Nor is it the mark left after the flood caused by bubble bath gone wrong the night that babysitter used too much Mr. Bubble!! But I digress… A watermark, in this case, is an image printed in the background of a copied or printed page or pages. Watermarks can be used on a document to designate the document as confidential or as a draft. Or you can put a version number or a date on the document. There are several predefined watermarks you can use or you can create your own. The watermark is a handy feature on many of our machines.
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.
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 machine. To get to your machine’s support page click here and enter your machine model number, then type ”watermark” in the search field.
Below I have added the screenshots of the Watermark Editor on the Windows drivers (watermark editor is also available in the Mac drivers) and a screenshot of what the copy watermark screen might look like on your machine. The third image is a couple of samples of watermarks. Click on the images to bring up a larger view. Remember your screens may vary depending on your model of machine and how your machine is set-up, so these screenshots are only examples. Example, another good watermark word!!
April 30th, 2013
Let’s talk about a couple of features used in the basic copy function - Edge erase and Image shift. These layout adjustments help to give you the highest quality copies possible by fixing some of the edge and alignment issues you might encounter if you use a less than perfect original.
The edge erase will allow you to erase marks on copies that are made by punched holes, staples, headers, footers and any other stray marks in the margins. By modifying the edge deletion parameters you can eliminate those unsightly marks so your original will look clean and show no evidence of the holes or staples. With the edge erase feature you can choose All Edges which will produce a consistent margin erase on all margins from 0 to 2 inches in size. The Individual Edges independently erases each margin in differing amounts between 0 to 2 inches. The Individual Edges feature gives you more flexibility; you can choose top, bottom, left or right and repeat the setting for 2 sided copies.
The Image Shift feature is a layout adjustment feature that will allow you to auto center the copy or adjust the image shift independently using the margin shift or the preset shift right and shift down features. The image can be shifted in an amount from 0 to 2 inches. Copies can also be made with a margin added to the top, bottom, left, or right. When making two-sided prints, the shift position can be set for both side one and side two.
To find the instructions for using these features on your machine access the support page for your machine and then search on edge erase or image shift. Try incorporating these features next time you have a less than perfect original that you need to copy. You will be surprised at how much better your copy will look.