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09-09-2012 10:32 AM
Follow the steps below in order to disable the configured Watermark:
1. From the application used to print, click the File menu and select Print. The Print window appears.
NOTE: The Print window might be minimized: Click the blue triangle next to the product model (Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.6) or the Show Details button ( Mac OS X v10.7 or 10.8) to see all available settings.
2. To access the print settings click the lowest selection box listed as the name of the program (e.g. TextEdit)
Will appear as Copies & Pages within Microsoft Office applications.
3. Select Watermarks.
4. Uncheck the box next to Watermark to disable it.
You may save the settings for future use by clicking Presets > Save Current Settings as Preset...
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02-21-2013 04:32 PM
I have the same exact problem and have turned watermarks off and on and back off several times and still have the same problem. I have a laserjet pro 400 m451dn printer. I have uninstalled and reinistalled the printer twice as well. Any other suggestions?
03-01-2013 06:23 PM
I had the same problem. The word "DRAFT" printed on pages from all applications within Mac OS X 10.5.8. The printer at school was an HP LaserJet 500 Color M551, which is very similar to the LaserJet Pro 400 m401dn in this thread. "DRAFT," in outline letters, printed on MS Word documents (Mac Office 2008), PDF documents, and TextEdit documents. Some people mentioned that there was a software driver update or HP Printer Utility update with Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6, that fixed this issue. However, no such updates were available for 10.5.8. (I wondered if the user's home HP printer driver, HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Printer A909a, might have caused a conflict with the HP 500 M551 somehow.) I searched forums online. In the end, I added a printer preset. You can do this by opening up Text Edit and typing a few words. Then go to File > Print, to pretend to print. Make sure to choose the arrow beside the Printer Name to make additional options appear beneath. Under Orientation, it will most likely say TextEdit or Layout. Look through the options in that dropdown for a Watermark option. It might be under Printer Features. Watermark will likely already be unchecked, meaning it is supposedly off. Obviously, if you are reading this thread, you are still getting the printed word "DRAFT," even though the printer says Watermark is off. My solution was to create a blank watermark. Put a check mark beside the watermark option. Where it gives you the option for watermark text, move the dropdown to choose Custom. Then type nothing in the text box. Then beside Presets, choose the dropdown and Save As. Give the Preset a name. I called mine NoWatermark. Save/Apply if necessary. Now, instead of choosing the "Standard" printer preset, the user chooses the "NoWatermark" preset when printing with this printer. Once I did this, there was no "DRAFT" text printed on pages.
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
I've tried your trick to make a new preset with "custom" without anything in the window. The problem is that when I print out the page it still prints a watermark - this time with "custom"!
Is there any other way to override this?
I should add that I'm operating on MAC OS X, Windows 2011 and I've recently moved from Australia (where I purchased the software) to US if that is at all relevant.