Watermark in a nutshell

A watermark is a semi-transparent line of text or an image added into a file to indicate that the file is owned by a person or an organization, and that the file should not be replicated or spread without their permission. In most instances, watermarks are visible, but in exceptional cases, special text-based watermarks are embedded in a way that they become visible only after the document is scanned or printed.

To safeguard their confidential information and intellectual property many companies continue to add bespoke watermarks to their documents.

The following figure is a diagrammatic representation of the watermark process:

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