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How to create and use watermarks on a HP Designjet T120

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@skuks 

 

If you spend any amount of time on various forums, including our own Community, you will discover that leaving out critical details is a hallmark of the request process.  Nearly everyone does this at some point.  After all, when you are sitting in your office staring at the problem, it is so obvious.  Smiling.

 

In this case, however, even though the information about which software is perhaps vital in context, the inquiry is actually about whether the printer can provide the Watermark as part of the printing process.  

 

I could easily have shortened the exchange by accepting the question in a more literal sense.

 

In fact, my first draft answer included the (now) obvious answer - I removed this part of the response.  Ah, well.  In retrospect, I ignored the obvious clue:  type of printer.

 

 

.dwg file format - partial excerpt from the Wikipedia article on the subject:

DWG (from drawing) is a proprietary[2] binary file format used for storing two- and three- dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for several CAD packages including DraftSight, AutoCAD, BricsCAD, IntelliCAD (and its variants), Caddie and Open Design Alliance compliant applications. In addition, DWG is supported non-natively by many other CAD applications. The .bak (drawing backup), .dws (drawing standards), .dwt (drawing template) and .sv$ (temporary automatic save) files are also DWG files.

 

 

@Patrickloko 

 

Now I understand why you were hoping the printer could apply the watermark for you.

 

In my experience, printers typically do not participate in the data / document creation process.  There might be exceptions, of course.

 

My answer is "No, the printer does not provide / create a Watermark."

 

Possible Workarounds

 

If you have full control over the design / editing process, you might be able to create a watermark type seal (faded / washed out image) and then apply (insert) the little "watermark" into your drawing.   For example, use Word to create your Watermark in the Word document and save the document.  Use Snip to "cut out and save" the Watermark portion of the document - save the file as an image file.  Open your Design software and insert the Watermark image where ever you want it.

 

No Watermark possible?  Create a  small logo and insert that in the four corners of the design.

 

 

Someone who works in your field has likely solved the problem of watermarks - your CAD software support people might have an answer.  You cannot be the only one in the world to want a Watermark on your design.  Smiling.

 

 

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@Patrickloko 

 

Forgive my possible ignorance on the subject - I have never used a Designjet printer.

 

Side Bar: 

  • As soon as I opened your printer's Website Support homepage, I saw a reminder for updating the firmware and a link to the How-to Instructions.
  • At this writing, Firmware update is dated 1 April 2019.
  • Please check at your convenience.

 

 

If the Watermark to which you refer is a Watermark placed in a document,

The following is relevant to recent versions of Office Word and may be helpful.

 

Tab Design > Watermark   

Custom Watermark >

Select "Picture watermark" > 

From a file > Find and select your file

Click Washout if you want the watermark to blend into the background

 

Click "Auto" or pick a size (our already small example is placed at 50%)

Click OK

 

Word_WaterMark_2Word_WaterMark_2

 

 

Reference and Resources – Places to find (more) help and learn about your Printer

Printer Homepage – “Things that are your printer”

Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, Videos, Bulletins/Notices, How-to, Troubleshooting, User Guides, Product Information, more

HP DesignJet T120 Printer

 

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Hi everyone,

 

Thank you Dragon-Fur for your reply, but the files that I usualy  print are .DWG  files. Therefore I'm back to square one.

 

Thank you anyway.

 

 

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Hi Patrickloko.

It would be very useful if you say what printing program you are using... There are many differences in each program, but with common principles of work ...

 

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@skuks 

 

If you spend any amount of time on various forums, including our own Community, you will discover that leaving out critical details is a hallmark of the request process.  Nearly everyone does this at some point.  After all, when you are sitting in your office staring at the problem, it is so obvious.  Smiling.

 

In this case, however, even though the information about which software is perhaps vital in context, the inquiry is actually about whether the printer can provide the Watermark as part of the printing process.  

 

I could easily have shortened the exchange by accepting the question in a more literal sense.

 

In fact, my first draft answer included the (now) obvious answer - I removed this part of the response.  Ah, well.  In retrospect, I ignored the obvious clue:  type of printer.

 

 

.dwg file format - partial excerpt from the Wikipedia article on the subject:

DWG (from drawing) is a proprietary[2] binary file format used for storing two- and three- dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for several CAD packages including DraftSight, AutoCAD, BricsCAD, IntelliCAD (and its variants), Caddie and Open Design Alliance compliant applications. In addition, DWG is supported non-natively by many other CAD applications. The .bak (drawing backup), .dws (drawing standards), .dwt (drawing template) and .sv$ (temporary automatic save) files are also DWG files.

 

 

@Patrickloko 

 

Now I understand why you were hoping the printer could apply the watermark for you.

 

In my experience, printers typically do not participate in the data / document creation process.  There might be exceptions, of course.

 

My answer is "No, the printer does not provide / create a Watermark."

 

Possible Workarounds

 

If you have full control over the design / editing process, you might be able to create a watermark type seal (faded / washed out image) and then apply (insert) the little "watermark" into your drawing.   For example, use Word to create your Watermark in the Word document and save the document.  Use Snip to "cut out and save" the Watermark portion of the document - save the file as an image file.  Open your Design software and insert the Watermark image where ever you want it.

 

No Watermark possible?  Create a  small logo and insert that in the four corners of the design.

 

 

Someone who works in your field has likely solved the problem of watermarks - your CAD software support people might have an answer.  You cannot be the only one in the world to want a Watermark on your design.  Smiling.

 

 

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