Snowbound Introduces Watermarks to Its Pure HTML5 Document Viewer (11/1/17)

Waltham, MA (November 1, 2017) - Snowbound Software, the market leader in document viewing technology, today announced the addition of watermarks to the firm's award-winning pure HTML5, web-based document viewer.

VirtualViewer® HTML5 v4.9 for both Java and .NET now offers watermarks for users who need to mark page backgrounds with specific notifications such as "Private", "Confidential", and "Do Not Distribute".

"With the addition of watermarks, users are able to protect documents and intellectual property from being copied," said Snowbound's Sr. Sales Engineer, Ed Berberian. "This has been a very common feature request from our customers and we are excited for them to be able to streamline their document archiving and optimize their event-driven workflows."

Users can easily add watermarks to their document via a new button on the left sidebar of the viewer. Additional watermarks functionality includes:

  • The ability to customize the appearance of the watermark (direction, location, and sizing), the text of the watermark, and the opacity of the watermark (transparent or solid).
  • The ability to select predefined watermarks such as "Edited by", "time/date printed", "page number", "total pages", and "document name" to expedite the workflow process.
  • Functionality for administrators to restrict who has access to the watermarks feature based on user permissions.

"Whether it's a lawyer working on a contract, an insurance provider compiling confidential documents or a government employee working on a press release, watermarks is a critical feature for users in a variety of industries looking to protect their documents and better collaborate with other users on the same document," said Berberian.

Snowbound's VirtualViewer HTML5 document viewer is a pure HTML document viewing solution enabling file retrieval through a universal web application. It does not require any client-side installation or plug-ins such as Flash, Adobe, or Office. VirtualViewer HTML5 works with any modern browser, provides on-the-go mobile document viewing, and delivers flexible cross-platform support. We offer a variety of out-of-the box connectors for several popular ECM applications, as well as a built-in-interface that offers a suite of APIs that allow you to seamlessly integrate the viewer with any repository, including homegrown applications.

Pricing and Availability
VirtualViewer HTML5 v4.9 for Java and .NET is available now. Visit to demo. For more details, please call (617-607-2010) or visit