Welcome to the world of watermarks

   The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the phenomenom known as the watermark. Until my job was downsized, I worked for Appleton Papers Inc., as the watermark designer. The position was more than simply a job to me; I had a great interest in watermarks and their history. In these pages you will be able to read a history of watermarks, view a gallery of watermark images from antique books and other documents from my personal collection, and see how watermarked paper is produced.