NCR and Carbonless Form Printing
An NCR (no carbon required) form is a type of paper that doesn't contain carbon, unlike standard paper. This is a very useful kind of paper material to have for your forms, as the absence of carbon allows ink to press through the papers underneath the paper that you write on, so you can easily have color-coded copies of forms with your signature or writing on them! Carbonless forms are particularly used for signing invoices, bills, receipts and other notices because they make the forms more organized through color and save people the hassle of signing multiple documents. They're also popular outside of businesses too, such as for official school paperwork.
Carbonless forms are padded on the top, so they're similar to notepads. All you have to do is peel it off to remove it from the padding. In addition, they're typically numbered so that you can easily track different form numbers (like invoice numbers) without having to write them down or label them yourself! Carbonless forms come in sets of different colors. As you write on the form, you can see the same writing on the papers under the current form in other colors.
Suggested Uses for Custom NCR Forms:
- Inventory Checks
- Medical Records
- School Paperwork
- Application Forms
NCR Form Sizes
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- 8.5" x 11"
These are the most popular sizes for NCR forms. Smaller NCR forms are typically used for invoices, bills, and receipts. For official documents and paperwork, we recommend our 8.5" x 11" (standard paper size) carbonless forms as they can include more text, images, and more room for signatures.
2 Part NCR Form and 3 Part NCR Form Printing
NCR forms come in parts that are consist of different colors. Sets in the two-part NCR form are white on the first page and canary (yellow) on the second page. Our three-part NCR forms have sets of three colors. The first page is white, the second page is canary, and third page is pink.
If you would like an NCR form with more parts, we'll be happy to print it! Call us for a custom quote at (212) 328-1174.
**Please indicate the starting number in the order notes when placing the order. Ex: write "93078" on the order notes so it can be printed with "93078" as the starting number.**
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If I order 500 2-part NCR forms, will I get 250 copies of each color of the NCR forms?
No, if you order any quantity of NCR forms, you will get each part in the quantity that you ordered. For example, if you ordered 500 copies of 2-part NCR forms, then you would get 500 copies of each part (in other words, 500 copies of white-colored NCR forms AND 500 copies of canary-colored NCR forms).
I do not want to number my NCR forms. Do I still need to specify the numbering location?
If you don't want to have numbering for your NCR forms, you can leave the "Number Location" choice alone. We will not number your forms if you chose "None" for the "Numbering" option.
What does it mean for NCR forms to be "padded"?
Padding in NCR forms refers to how it will with the quantity that you order. For example, if you want 500 NCR forms and chose no padding (loose sets), you will get the NCR forms alone. If you chose cardboard backing or booklet padding options, you can get 25, 50, or 100 NCR forms padded into separate cardboard backings or into booklets, until we reach the quantity that you ordered. For example, if you ordered 500 NCR forms with cardboard/booklet padding, we could print 20 pads with 25 NCR forms per pad, or 50 pads with 10 NCR forms in each pad, or 5 pads with 100 NCR forms each.
Will I receive my order in the turnaround time after placing the order?
After you place your order and upload a design, we will check to see if your design for if it's in the right file size, format, quality (if it looks blurry, difficult to read, etc.) and any other factors that may affect its design to ensure that you get the NCR Forms that you imagined. After we finalize the design and you approve of it we will then put the NCR Forms into production, and you should receive the NCR Forms within the said turnaround time after it's been put into production.