Papers with watermarks


Papers with watermarks have a long past, surely documented is for the first time a watermark in an Italian certificate from 1282.

Predominantly in the form of trademarks or authenticity mark, historians have determined the enormous number of 175,000 watermarks for the period just between 1600 and 1800.

What is a watermark and how is it created?                                                         

Depending on the type of procedure, it is referred to

line water signs, shady water signs, molette watermarks.










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Shady water sign “Karl Marx” –   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      VEB Wolfswinkel,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     probably created  in the mid-1980s – from the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    collection of Alfred König

Of course, you get every paper from us with watermarks, from all over the world and also those “that actually no longer exist,” such as Strathmore Writing.


How expensive is an individual watermark ?

The original shape of the watermark results from the old technique of paper making, in which sheet after sheet is made by hand.  A time-consuming and expensive process, but in theory itis possible to work with edition 1. All machine-made watermarks, on the other hand, require a considerable minimum amount, which is usually 500 kg.


Both handmade watermarks such as machine-made can be obtained via us. We are happy to discuss the possibilities with you. Please get in touch with us.


“Artificial” watermarks, as they are often called, have nothing to do with the traditional process.  Here, in a patented process, the translucent effect is only achieved retrospectively with a special ink.

We believe that we must not talk about a “substitute,” but that it is a stand-alone technique that has its own charm.
IDEAL if you want to equip your stationery or brochures with your own company logo.

Cost-effective, fast, in every edition: More information can be found here.



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