A watermark is a graphic element that can be placed in the background of your invoice or other company document.
Watermarks are most effective if they are created in light colours. This way the text over the watermark is easily readable.
A watermark can be a small logo or a large image, covering the whole document with a small logo at the top and an address at the bottom, as shown below.
If necessary, contact a graphic designer for help creating your watermark.
For a resolution of 72dpi, the watermark should be 595×842 pixels to fill an A4 page.
72dpi = 595 x 842 pixels
96dpi = 793 x 1122 pixels
150dpi = 1240 x 1754 pixels
300dpi = 2480 x 3508 pixels
The equation is therefore:
dpi/2.54 * 29.7
dpi/2.54 * 21.0
length = (pixels * 25.4mm) / dpi
pixels = (dpi * length in mm) / 25.4mm
dpi = (pixels * 25.4mm) / length in mm
If you are creating the watermark using a graphics program such as ‘Paint’, the default DPI is 96 and the watermark should be a maximum of 793 x 1122 pixels.
150dpi is fine for a graphic on a standard print out or e-mailed documents, whereas 300dpi is better for a formal print out.
Creating a watermark in Paint
Description of how to create a watermark in MS Windows’ standard program, Paint.
If you experience problems, refer to the Paint IT support or a graphic designer.
- Open the Paint program on your PC
- Select Resize
- Select the Pixels in the box that appears
- Remove the check mark for ‘Maintain aspect rotation’
- Set the horizontal to 793
- Set the vertical to 1122
- You have now set the size for your watermark
- Save your watermark so that you have a template to work with
- Insert the text and/or pictures that are to appear on your watermark
- Save the watermark as a PNG file and upload it to your document in Uniconta