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NCR Forms

Leave the carbon mess behind with NCR Forms – the modern alternative to carbon paper! NCR Forms are an efficient way to provide multicolored copies of a single document with handwritten or typed information

  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Printed using superior quality stocks
  • Super-Fast Turnaround

Leave the carbon mess behind with NCR Forms – the modern alternative to carbon paper! NCR Forms are an efficient way to provide multicolored copies of a single document with handwritten or typed information

  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Printed using superior quality stocks
  • Super-Fast Turnaround

Carbonless (NCR) Forms

Leave the carbon mess behind with NCR Forms – the modern alternative to carbon paper! Tame disorder, increase your productivity, and streamline your workflow. NCR Forms are an efficient way to provide multicolored copies of a single document with handwritten or typed information.  They are useful where information such as quantities, checkmarks, or signatures will be added to the pre-printed form by hand.

Carbonless forms accomplish the same thing as their earlier predecessors but without the use of actual carbon paper. 

They are commonly used for receipts, order forms, or any situation where you want to give your client or another member of your staff a copy of crucial paperwork.  

The 2-part form consists of a white and yellow sheet glued together. What is written on the white sheet transfers to the yellow.  Gluing keeps the sheets aligned for properly placed information on both sheets.

The 3-part form consists of a white, yellow, and pink sheet glued together. What is written on the white sheet transfers to the yellow and pink sheets.

Forms are glued with fan-apart glue.  Fan-apart glue is high-tac enough to keep the sheets together but low-tac enough to allow them to be pulled apart easily without tearing the form. This allows the multicolored pages to stick together without gluing the entire stack together.  Glued forms are called sets. When ordering, order the number of complete sets you would like.

We also offer 4-part and 5-part forms.  Contact us for more information and pricing.


Order custom carbonless forms for effortless business transactions and to make a big first impression.

  • Zero mess and duplicate copies guaranteed
  • Full-color or black custom invoice book printing
  • The sequential numbering helps keep receipts in order
  • A useful tool across a number of industries

Popular Uses & Ideas

  • Order Forms
  • Packing Lists
  • Invoices
  • Receipts
  • Work Orders
  • Office Memos
  • Delivery Receipts
  • Service Contracts

Specs & Recommendations

  • Glued on either the long or the short edge
  • Full and solid color backgrounds are not recommended
  • Light ink coverage highly recommended
  • Adding bleeds is not an option on carbonless forms

With carbonless paper, the copy is produced by a chemical reaction between two different coatings, which are generally applied to the front and back of a base paper. This color reaction is caused by pressure (typewriter, dot-matrix printer, or writing instrument).

An NCR Form is a multi-part form constructed from carbonless copy paper (aka NCR paper). NCR Forms allow multiple copies of a handwritten or impact-printed document to be created simultaneously.  Originally named NCR forms after National Cash Register, the company that developed them, NCR is now commonly referred to as  “no carbon required”.

Create Your Very Own Custom Carbonless Forms

Present customized forms that lead with your company logo and name. Our extra features also strengthen your carbonless forms’ impact on customers.  You can also customize the colors of the sheets within the sets.  Manila tag is also an option for the back sheet.  Request a custom quote for these options.

Premium Padding


Bring multiple sets with you by combining them into one pad. We offer two handy and durable padding options:

  • Padded With Cardboard Back” binds all your carbonless forms sets to a chipboard. You can flip between sets and prevent the forms from folding during transit.
  • Booklet With Wrap-around Cover” has two functions. It acts as a front cardstock cover and as a separator between sets for writing.  We offer white and manila stock for the covers.
    Two-part sets are typically booked in quantities of 50 sets per book.  Three-part sets are booked in quantities of 25 sets per book.

Let us know what you want, and we will make it happen!  Please keep in mind, wrap-around books take longer to produce, and are not available as a RUSH item in large quantities.


Sequential Numbering

Having forms sequentially numbered maintains order from the very beginning. You avoid inputting the wrong information and have a reference for documentation.

Printing Options

You may need many copies of lengthy documents such as contracts. You can print on one or both sides and in black or full color.

Get in touch with our print experts to find out more about our custom carbonless form printing options. If you have a digital PDF of your artwork, you are ready to go!  

Good information to know: We cannot print from scanned files. Make sure to upload or submit a high-resolution file. This ensures that when we print carbonless forms, every detail comes out clear and easy to read, and any gradients or shading do not print too dark. Make sure you export your file as a PDF with a minimum of 300dpi resolution.  There will be a set-up fee for any file type other than a PDF. If a scan is all you have, we can create your form for you.  Design is $75 per hour.  Your final cost will depend on how long it takes to re-create your artwork.


Things You Need to Know About Carbonless Forms 

 

How do carbonless forms work?

Carbonless paper forms work with special coatings on the top and bottom of each page. When pressure is applied to the form, tiny micro-capsules of dye break open and combine with a clay layer on the sheet below to create a copy of the writing on the original top form. 

Are all loose forms glued together?

The parts in each set of carbonless forms are glued together according to your chosen location (top or side).  They are bulk boxed in an appropriately sized box.

Multiple form padding options are not available through our website, but we do offer them.  Contact us for full details.

What is the advantage of carbonless form printing over carbon paper?

Carbonless forms do away with placing carbon paper between two or more sheets. The pressure applied on the top form allows the imprint to transfer onto the succeeding sheets.  No more upside-down carbon that only prints on the back of the original.  No more “carbon hands”.

When can I expect my order to arrive?

You only need to wait 3-5 business days after proof approval for your order to be ready. The printing turnaround is the number of days to produce the carbonless forms. Shipping time to your indicated address starts after the printing turnaround.  Please keep transit times in mind when making ordering decisions.  Wrap-around books take longer to produce and are not typically subject to RUSH options. We will, however, do everything possible to meet your turn-time needs.

Can I just re-arrange the colored pages?

No.  Each page has a coating on it according to the order it is in, in the form.  The white sheet on top is just coated on the back (cb).  The second sheet in a two-part form is coated on the front (cf).  If you are printing a 3,4 or 5-part form, the sheets in the middle are all coated on the front and the back (cfb). 

 

Still have questions?  We are here for you!  Call us directly, and one of our seasoned professionals will help you.  Digital Press has over 100 years of combined print and pre-press experience.  Let us make it easy for you.

Design Templates

Design your ncr forms right the first time by using a template. Our templates are setup accurately assuring your print job is produced properly. To download, click the download template button below:

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