The first step is to create a layer for each potential watermark and change the Transparency property. A transparency setting of 0 is opaque. The higher the value, the more transparent objects on the layer will appear. I will use a value of 60.
The second step is to create a text style for the watermarks. This isn't absolutely necessary, but I like to define text styles for different applications.
Thank you for watching this video on creating custom watermarks or plot stamps. Please visit these links for more and our schedule of and AutoCAD training.
The concave side of the screen is pressed into the wet paper, concentrating fibers within the design and creating a dark watermark (available for Genuine Watermarks only).
Learn more about our papers below:
: Also known as Kozo Paper, these papers are made from the bark of the Mulberry Tree. The long fibers of the mulberry kozo paper give this paper a soft feel, yet they create a highly durable paper.
Tear the edges of Mulberry Kozo Paper and you get a soft, feathered edge creating a perfect accent for projects such as stationery, wedding invitations and scrapbooks.
The next step is to create the watermark text on the appropriate layer, choosing the rotation angle and other desired text properties. I create my watermarks in Paper Space on layout tabs. When I switch to the Model Space tab, the watermark doesn't show.
Dickinson approached the problem in a slightly different way then Nicholas-Louis Robert. Instead of pouring fibers through the forming wire, his machine dipped the forming wire into a vat, much in the same manner as hand made paper. This allowed him to create water marks and four-sided deckled edges comparable to hand couched paper.
Chiyogami (Yuzen) Washi starts with a Kozo Paper base, intricate designs are then silkscreened onto the paper by hand creating a colorful and exotic paper.
After the foils, water is further removed using flat suction boxes. The suction boxes remove the majority of the water, changing the stock consistency from 2% to 20% fiber content. Above the first couple of suction boxes a skeleton roll covered with wire may ride on the top of the paper mat. This roll called a “dandy roll” compresses the paper, releasing any trapped air and improving the surface. The dandy roll can be covered with various wire patterns, which may simulate the forming wire and may have recessed or raised elements-designs imparting a watermark onto the paper. In areas where the watermark elements, usually a wire design, are above the surface of the dandy roll, fewer fibers are allowed to settle, and the paper appears light. If the watermark elements are below the dandy roll surface, more fibers are allowed to settle than in the rest of the paper, and the paper appears darker in these areas.
The paper comes in two weights (300 & 425gsm) and three finishes (Hot Pressed, Not & Rough). All sheets are of premium quality, and bear the stamp and watermark of the Royal Watercolour Society, which attest to the close involvement of the President and Council of the Society during the design and production processes, as the paper-maker John Purcell recalls.
Water jets are positioned over the edges of the forming wire to control the width of web, creating what’s called the deckle edge. The first fibers forming the mat on the wire are oriented in the direction of the machine; this is the wire side of the paper. If the rest of the fibers in the slurry were allowed to orient themselves in the same direction, the paper would have poor tear resistance and surface properties. If gravity was the main method of dehydration, the machine would have to be run at low speeds to overcome the orientation problem, the alternative is to remove the water quickly while the fibers are still agitated from the effects of the headbox.
‘As a result of our testing process, we created the cylinder mould made RWS watercolour paper in 2002. The specification we chose was 80% cotton, 20% linen; surface sized with gelatine; deckle-edged. We chose the shade and we designed a watermark. The range we chose was to have 300 gsm and 425 gsm in HP, NOT and Rough surfaces.’