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With its templates and easy interface, Microsoft Word makes making business cards for your company a fast task. Word’s simplicity doesn’t always leave certain tweaks and customization which you would possibly be accustomed to, including adding a watermark to the business cards (on the other hand, you can use an AI watermark remover to remove watermarks instead). While you’ll be able to add watermarks to full-page Word documents, it’s unacceptable to automatically try this to a page of business cards. There’s a watermark workaround, though, which can facilitate your easily marking your territory.


Using a graphic watermark is optimal thanks to getting some visual interest on your card and separating it from the pile of little rectangles with little typefaces. Your watermark is often your company logo, a customer-favorite product, or perhaps a headshot of the worker whose card you’re making. Additional text can also be a perfect thanks to getting your company motto or slogan onto your identity card while ensuring it stands out aside from the opposite wording on the cardboard.


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Graphic Watermark

The key with a graphic watermark is to confirm it remains visible while not overshadowing the text on the cardboard. Click the “Picture” button after adding the graphic by clicking the “Insert” tab to do this. Browse to and double-click the image for the watermark. Once the image is on the cardboard, click the new pink “Picture Tools” tab and ribbon. Click the “Position” button on the ribbon and choose “Square Text Wrapping,” which allows you to move the watermark into any part of the identity card. Which takes the vibrancy out of the image but still lets it show through, click the “Recolor” menu on the ribbon and choose “Washout.” Click the “Send Backward” button on the ribbon to put the image behind the text on the cardboard, giving it that watermark look. Once the image is complete, right-click it and choose “Copy,” then click each identity card on the template and choose “Paste.”

Text Watermark

Add a text box to the cardboard by clicking the “Insert” tab, clicking the “Text Box” button on the ribbon, then choosing “Simple Text Box.” Word adds a text box to the template and a brand new orange “Text Box Tools” tab and ribbon open. Click inside the text box and kind the text, like “Confidential” or “Open 24 Hours.” Click the text box. To take the white background off the box so it doesn’t block text, on the ribbon, click the “Shape Fill” menu and choose “No Fill.” To remove the black border, click the “Shape Outline” button and choose “No Outline.” Drag the text to your preferred place on the card. Click on the “Home” tab after highlighting the text. Change the text’s color to a lightweight gray, red, or your preferred watermark color. Once the text box watermark is complete, right-click it and choose “Copy,” then click each card on the template and choose “Paste.”