Add Dynamic Stamps to PDF in Java

A dynamic PDF stamp usually consists of some dynamic information, such as system date and time, and other information like company name, “Approved By” and so on. This article will introduce how to add a dynamic rubber stamp to PDF by using Spire.PDF for Java.

import com.spire.pdf.annotations.PdfRubberStampAnnotation;
import com.spire.pdf.annotations.appearance.PdfAppearance;

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.geom.Point2D;
import java.awt.geom.Rectangle2D;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

public class DynamicStamp {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //create a PdfDocument object
        PdfDocument document = new PdfDocument();

        //load a PDF file

        //get the first page
        PdfPageBase page = document.getPages().get(0);

        //create a pdf template
        PdfTemplate template = new PdfTemplate(185, 50);

        //create two fonts
        PdfTrueTypeFont font1 = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Elephant", Font.ITALIC,16), true);
        PdfTrueTypeFont font2 = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", Font.ITALIC  ,10), true);

        //create a solid brush and a gradient brush
        PdfSolidBrush solidBrush = new PdfSolidBrush(new PdfRGBColor(;
        Rectangle2D rect1 = new Rectangle2D.Float();
        rect1.setFrame(new Point2D.Float(0,0),template.getSize());
        PdfLinearGradientBrush linearGradientBrush = new PdfLinearGradientBrush(rect1,new PdfRGBColor(Color.white),new PdfRGBColor(,PdfLinearGradientMode.Horizontal);

        //create rounded rectangle path
        int CornerRadius = 20;
        PdfPath path = new PdfPath();
        path.addArc(template.getBounds().getX(), template.getBounds().getY(), CornerRadius, CornerRadius, 180, 90);
        path.addArc(template.getBounds().getX() + template.getWidth() - CornerRadius,template.getBounds().getY(), CornerRadius, CornerRadius, 270, 90);
        path.addArc(template.getBounds().getX() + template.getWidth() - CornerRadius, template.getBounds().getY()+ template.getHeight() - CornerRadius, CornerRadius, CornerRadius, 0, 90);
        path.addArc(template.getBounds().getX(), template.getBounds().getY() + template.getHeight() - CornerRadius, CornerRadius, CornerRadius, 90, 90);
        path.addLine( template.getBounds().getX(), template.getBounds().getY() + template.getHeight() - CornerRadius, template.getBounds().getX(), template.getBounds().getY() + CornerRadius / 2);

        //draw path on the template
        template.getGraphics().drawPath(linearGradientBrush, path);
        template.getGraphics().drawPath(PdfPens.getRed(), path);

        //draw dynamic text on the template
        String s1 = "REVISED\n";
        String s2 = "By E-iceblue at " + dateToString(new java.util.Date(),"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss");
        template.getGraphics().drawString(s1, font1, solidBrush, new Point2D.Float(5, 5));
        template.getGraphics().drawString(s2, font2, solidBrush, new Point2D.Float(2, 28));

        //create a rubber stamp, specifying its size and location
        Rectangle2D rect2= new Rectangle2D.Float();
        rect2.setFrame(new Point2D.Float((float)(page.getActualSize().getWidth()-250),(float)(page.getActualSize().getHeight()-120)),  template.getSize());
        PdfRubberStampAnnotation stamp = new PdfRubberStampAnnotation(rect2);

        //create a PdfAppearance object and apply the template as its normal state
        PdfAppearance appearance = new PdfAppearance(stamp);

        //apply the appearance to stamp

        //add the stamp annotation to annotation collection

        //save the file

    //convert date to string
    public static String dateToString(java.util.Date date,String dateFormat) {
        SimpleDateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat(dateFormat);
        return format.format(date);


Add Dynamic Stamps to PDF in Java