Configure Digital Signature Appearance: Visible vs. Non-Visible Signatures
PSPDFKit offers comprehensive support for creating digital signatures, encompassing both visible and invisible signatures. The primary distinction between these two types lies in the customizable appearance aspect. Visible digital signatures, as the name suggests, are visually represented on a document, allowing users to easily identify and interact with them. Meanwhile, invisible digital signatures remain hidden within a document, leaving no visual trace. However, both types of signatures provide the same level of security and validity, ensuring the integrity of a digital document.
Visible Digital Signatures
The table below shows an example of what each signature appearance mode looks like by default.
By default, the signature watermark is set to the PSPDFKit logo. If you want to remove the watermark, set
false. If you want to use a different logo, customize the
watermarkImage property. Supported file types for the logo are PDF, JPEG, and PNG.
The other properties (
showSignDate) configure whether the signer’s name, reason, location, and sign date should be displayed, respectively.
Invisible Digital Signatures
Invisible digital signatures don’t have any appearance. As described in the [add a signature field] guide, you can create an invisible digital signature by setting its
boundingBox property to have a
height of zero. This ensures that the signature remains hidden from view but still retains its cryptographic properties and validity. To see how invisible digital signatures function in practice, you can explore our demo.