PDF file stamping

In this article:

What is a PDF stamp?

What does it look like?

How to apply a PDF stamp

When you can't use a PDF stamp


What is a PDF stamp

A PDF stamp is a security measure that has proven to be a successful method against piracy. It will discourage customers from sharing your product because doing so would make their email address visible.

It literally stamps the buyer's email address at the bottom of every single page of the document. 

Important! Do not apply pdf stamping to password-protected pdf files. Your customers will not be able to download the file. You can use either the password or the stamp, but not both.

What does a pdf stamp look like

Note: If you're using full-page visuals or other specifically formatted content at the bottom of any of the document page(s), the PDF stamp may interfere with these. To make sure the stamp is applied correctly, you may want to test it by downloading your own product from your store first. 

How to apply a PDF stamp

You can apply a PDF stamp to any of your products that are in .pdf format and not password-protected. To apply the stamp:

  1. Create or Edit a digital product
  2. Upload a .pdf file
  3. Check the Enable PDF stamping box
  4. Save your product

When you can't use the PDF stamp

PDF stamping can't be applied if:

  • The file is compressed (.zip or .rar)
  • The file is password-protected
  • The file is larger than 500 MB

If you would rather use a password-protected PDF document or a write-protected PDF then you will need to choose only one safety feature. These methods are not compatible and can not be used together.


Q: Is the PDF stamp customizable?

A: No, the PDF stamp font, size, and placement are not customizable.

Q: Can I place the PDF stamp somewhere else on the page?

A: No, it's not possible to customize the placement.

Q: Can other documents be stamped?

A: The PDF stamp is only able to be applied to .pdf files.

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