What is Watermarked Paper?

watermarked paper is an identifying image or pattern in paper that appears as various shades of lightness/darkness when viewed by transmitted light (or when viewed by reflected light, atop a dark background), caused by thickness or density variations in the paper. Watermarks vary greatly in their visibility; while some are obvious on casual inspection, others require some study to pick out. Various aids have been developed, such as watermark fluid that wets the paper without damaging it.

Watermarked paper conveys a sense of elegance, formality and security, making it a wonderful option for a wide range of special professional and personal applications. The watermark papers at The Paper Mill Store have been pre-watermarked by the manufacturer to add a touch of elegance to each sheet, but we would be more than happy to create custom watermarked paper for you as well. All the best paper brands are represented here, so you can be proud to work and create on these watermarks.


The origin of the water part on a watermarked paper can be found back when a watermark was something that only existed in paper. At that time the watermark was created by changing the thickness of the paper and thereby creating a shadow/lightness in the watermarked paper. This was done while the paper was still wet/watery and therefore the mark created by this process is called a watermark. Watermarks were first introduced in FABRIANO, Italy, in 1282.


There are two main ways of producing watermarks in paper:

  • The dandy roll process.
  • The cylinder mould process.




  • Watermarked papers are used in more formal applications.
  • It is used in making business letters, resumes.
  • Watermarks have been used on postage stamps and  currency.
  • It is used in government documents.
  • These papers are printer-friendly, so they come in handy in everyday applications.


Sadiq paper is one of the leading paper mills in Pakistan. We are one of the leading paper manufacturers in the Pakistan involved in both traditional and developing markets


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