OL Learn

Dev/Test versus Prod License Watermarks

There are two different PlanetPress Connect license types.

  • Production License
  • Development/Test License

When generating optimized output with a Production license the page prints without a watermark. However when using a Development/Test license there is a 45 degree watermark on the page.

Is this normal or is my installation stuck in trial mode?

Just want to verify if it is necessary to have 2 Production Licenses if we want our Test Server to generate output without watermarks. For our Development server the watermarks really don’t matter.

I also saw this post and assuming that this will only work with a Production license if it is normal for a Development/Test License to display watermarks.

Is there a way in PP Connect to use “Preview” or “Print Proof” without the resulting PDF having a watermark?

You could Print via a remote Connect Server instead from PlanetPress Connect Designer. To do this:

    Click on Window > Preferences on the menu bar
    Click on Print > General > General Settings
    Enter the IP address (or host name) , username\password the remote Connect Server
    Click on Test Print Server URL to confirm connection to the remote Connect Server can be established.

To generate output without watermark, go to File Print, then click on the Advanced button and select the Output Local option.

It is quite normal for a DEV/TEST Connect licence to be watermarked.
And yes, if your setup your Workflow Connect plugins to use a Connect Server which is licensed with PRODUCTION licence, you will not have a watermark. Same for the Design tool. Although, remember that it might taxes your server performance, as both DEV/TEST and PRODUCTION will be using the same server.

I would suggest your setup only some Workflow processes, or branches, to use the PRODUCTION server licence as to only remove watermak when needed.

Thanks for the clarity and I agree that connecting to the Production license should only be used if absolutely necessary. If they need to be watermark free all the time then they will need a second Production license of their Test Server.