What is a Watermark  

A watermark, also known as recognizable patterns and images on paper, appears in different shapes and shades when viewed via broadcasted light. Generally, the marks get produced on paper following two steps. The dandy roll process is quite simple to follow to produce the marks on a paper. On the other hand, there is cylinder mould process; which is a bit complex process than the previous one. The visibility of the mark also varies as the process of its making. Few watermarks portray its meaning at a glance. At the same time there are different other types of watermarks as well that require total involvement of brain to pick out what does it mean. The use of watermarks is generally view as a safety marks on the notes of banks, postage stamps and also on passports and on different other legal documents as well.

Variations of watermarks:

Nowadays watermarks are available on digital forms along with the patented forms of the marks. They are now available as video watermarks and photo watermarks. These two different types’ of watermarks have distinct features and they are being used for different purposes. Let’s learn in detail.

Uses of video watermarks:

  • Video watermarks are being used as logos on different web videos
  • It helps one to learn the location of the video.
  • It also helps in advertising the name of the video producer and brings the result what one can expect from online marketing. “You tube” is a good example in this regard.
  • The watermark also help the owner to maintain their own copyright and also make the videos secure
  • At the sometime, the watermarks hit effectively all plagiarized staffs.

Uses of photo watermarks:

Photo watermarks work almost similar as video watermarks, still there are a few difference between the applications of the two.

  • Unlike video watermarks, photo watermarks can be picked out easily.
  • It generally protects a picture from all kinds of unauthorized uses.
  • It seems difficult to remove the marks from a photo and that is the copyright of the photo remains safe and secure always.

What are artificial watermarks?

An artificial watermark is applied on a paper during its printing process. In order to produce artificial watermarks a specially prepared varnishes or inks are being used. The uses of this particular ink make the watermarks visible from particular angles only, not from all the sides. A few artificial watermarks need help of black lights to make it visible and understandable. Most of the businesspersons use these watermarks, as they are available in economic rate. Moreover, they can easily customize the watermarks to use it for different purposes. On passports and different other official documents this particular watermark is used.  However, the drawback of using this watermark is that a skilled counterfeit can easily fake these artificial watermarks.

True watermarks:

Using a special tool called dandy roll true watermarks is being produced. The process of creating a watermark using dandy roll is easy and simple. You have to press the roll against a paper when you are dying it and the images on the roll are transferred on the paper automatically. Different business owners are using both the artificial and true watermarks in large in order to maintain the copyright of their business. If one can design the watermarks properly, he or she can protect a business from pirated staffs easily.

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