The acronym NCR in the printing industry stands for No Carbon Required; this is a special type of paper that is the modern day replacement to the old fashioned and messy blue carbon paper that was used to make duplicates, usually found in invoice and order pads.
With NCR paper there is no mess at all, the back of the first sheet is coated with micro-encapsulated dye. The face of the second sheet is coated with a clay that quickly reacts with the dye to form a permanent mark. Any further sheets needed are coated with clay on top and dye on the bottom allowing for 2, 3, 4 or even more copies of the original sheet.
When the top copy is written on the pressure of the pen/pencil (or dot matrix printer) makes the coating on the reverse of the top sheet react with the coating on the face of the bottom sheet, causing the micro-capsules to break and spill their dye, as the capsules are so small, the print obtained on subsequent sheets is very accurate.
NCR Sets are suitable for when the bottom copy is filed away separately and does not have to remain in a pad or a book. NCR Sets are great for when you need to copy of important documents. The only disadvantage of having NCR Sets is that they are supplied loose, so you would need a filing system to make sure you don't loose your important documents.
NCR Pads consist of 2 parts, 3 part or 4 part. Each NCR Pad comprise of 50 detachable sets. NCR Pads are our most popular type of NCR printing, glued with upvc glue and supplied with a sturdy 2mm grey-board back, a durable card cover and a 300gsm writing shield. Suitable for then the bottom copy can be filed away. Offen used in restaurants as pub invoices or in gyms as membership agreements
NCR Books are great for when you require the bottom copy to remain permanently bound for their records. They are ideal for invoices and work sheets. All our NCR Books are supplied with a stiff 2mm grey-board back, 160gsm durable cover (A range of colours available) and a 300gsm writing shield. The top white copy is perforated.
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