How Does Carbonless Paper Work?

Posted by administrator | 30 Jan, 2014

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By Allen Woolf, Owner,

here We at have been printing carbonless paper for over 35 years now and that is probably the number #1 question we are asked when it comes to carbonless paper, how does the stuff work? How does the image transfer from sheet to sheet?

get link Let's look at how a 2 part set works, say a white top copy and a yellow bottom copy. The back of the white top sheet of paper is coated with micro-encapsulated colorless dye and oils and is known as a CB sheet, meaning coated back. The CF (bottom yellow) sheet has a clay based absorbent coating.

autopzionibinarie gratis When the pressure of a pen or pencil is applied, the capsules of the white CB ply are ruptured and the dyes are released to react with the clay coating on the yellow CF ply and forms a visible image. Now if there is a third copy, say pink, then the middle sheet is know as CFB sheets, meaning the paper is coated on both front and back but the transfer process is the same. The pressure of writing or typing breaks the capsules and reacts with the coatings below to form a visible image.


Remember, using carbonless paper is a fast, effective and cheap way to reproduce documents, receipts and other business forms. You can duplicate documents without having to go to a scanner or copy machine.

What is Consecutive Numbering?

Posted by administrator | 24 Jan, 2014

What is Consecutive Numbering?
by Carl Lane, Webmaster

Consecutive or sequential numbering refers to the printing of numbers in sequential order on sets of forms or other printed pieces. Each form or piece gets a unique number and is printed in either ascending or descending numerical order. At we have found that sequential numbering is a very popular option but we have also found that not everyone knows the different types of numbering.

Sequential numbers can be printed almost anywhere on a sheet or form and can be positioned horizontally or vertically. Numbers can also be repeated in another position on the form under certain conditions.  Many carbonless forms such as invoices and purchase orders may require consecutive/sequential numbering.  Numbers printed in sequential order allow the form to be controlled by the end user. e.g. 00001, 00002, 00003, etc.

 When developing your artwork, consider adding a box to your artwork for numbering, making it easier for your customers or employees to find and reference a specific job or transaction. At our standard number size is 3/16” tall and each digit is stepped at 5/32 of an inch. You may also differentiate your number by color. Most printers allow a choice of colors, typically black or red, to make your number stand out. You may start your sequencing at any point you like, or pick up where you left off on your last print order.  If you are thinking of using sequential numbering on your carbonless forms, please give our printing experts at a call for helpful advice on how to best set up your artwork and submit your carbonless forms for print.

Consecutive Numbering is an inexpensive and effective way to maintain accurate records and improve organization. At, we can number a variety of sheet sizes and up to a 10 part carbonless set. Many printers have a special numbering machine which can accurately guarantee unique numbering in a precise location. Quality control procedures are in place to ensure numbering accuracy.

Crash Numbering

A numbering machine makes an impression of a number, that you can actually feel, on a multiple part carbonless form. The number may be printed in either red or black ink on the top sheet (part one) and is transferred as an image through the whole set by pressure, in the same way as writing on it. This is sometimes referred to as “crash” or “crush” numbering when numbering multi-part carbonless forms. Do be aware that the more parts there are in a carbonless set the result are not as crisp and clear the further from the top sheet the impression goes.

Digital Numbering

Forms are numbered at the digital press as they are being printed. The number is printed in black, or for an additional fee may be any color you choose, on each part because each part is being numbered separately before they are collated together. All parts do not have to be numbered when doing numbering at the digital press and the number location can change from part to part.

While both of these methods of numbering lead to the same result, your printer may choose one method over the other depending on many factors;  quantity to print, ink colors within the printed piece,  time factor and many other production related variables.  The print experts at offer helpful advice on how to best meet your particular needs.

Can I Use Carbonless Paper In My Laser Printer?

Posted by administrator | 15 Jan, 2014

Can I Use Carbonless Paper In My Laser Printer?
by Karla Hermann, Customer Service Representive

I have been asked this question many times here at CarbonlessUSA for those of you who want to print your own invoices, purchase orders, and other business forms.

The answer is yes, you can print your own forms in your laser printer with the carbonless paper we have available.  The carbon capillaries are built into the paper allowing for a copy without the pressure of a dot matrix printer.  The paper we have available at is compatible with all modern day laser printers.

There is a convenient pre-collated, sheet-fed carbonless paper for printing 8-1/2 x 11 forms, invoices, receipts, etc. It is a 20 pound paper (the same thickness as standard laser paper), that comes in 2-part, 3-part, and 4-part reams.

A 2-part ream of paper is pre-collated white/yellow, white/yellow, etc… down through the ream.

A 3-part ream of paper is pre-collated white/yellow/pink, white/yellow/pink, etc… down through the ream.

A 4-part ream of paper is pre-collated white/yellow/pink/goldenrod, white/yellow/pink/goldenrod, etc… down through the ream.

Each ream will make different amounts of forms. A 2-part, 8-1/2 x 11 ream will make a 250 sets. A 3-part, 8-1/2 x 11 ream will make 167 sets. A 4-part, 8-1/2 x 11 ream will make 125 sets. You can purchase as little as 1 ream of paper from

Hope this helps you in printing your own customized forms. For more assistance please contact the website, or simply call me at 1-800-788-4901, ext. 110.

What is Carbonless Paper?

Posted by administrator | 8 Jan, 2014

What is Carbonless Paper?
by Kirk Joorabchi, Production Manager

A couple of years ago a good friend of mine was promoted to warehouse manager at a large manufacturing plant. As we visited he told me some of his new responsibilities would be ordering all of the printed forms that would be needed in such an operation. Well as an employee of I could not let a golden opportunity like this pass me by, so I asked him what type of carbonless forms do you use?

Dead silence! Finally he said "What is a carbonless form?" I said are you kidding me, you have been using carbonless forms all these years and you don't even know what they are? So I proceeded to explain to him that it was the white, yellow and pink paper that is stuck together and when you write on the top copy it goes through to the other copies without using carbon paper, thus it is called carbonless paper! Oh! Is that what they are? We always just called them business forms.

This conversation got me thinking, if my friend does not know what carbonless paper is, how many others don't either? Or better yet how do you explain to someone, like a print buyer, what it is or how it works?

Even though I have been printing carbonless paper since 1976, (the year I started my magnanimous printing career), I was not sure I could explain it properly. So having the awesome internet at my disposal I did a little research. Typing, "What is carbonless paper?" into the Google search box brought me to Wikipedia. They actually have a listing for carbonless paper! It's called "Carbonless copy paper". Look it up some time, you'll like the good illustrations that help explain how it works.

It said in part: source Carbonless copy paper (CCP), go to site non-carbon copy paper, or NCR paper is an alternative to carbon paper, used to make a copy of an original, handwritten (or mechanically typed) document without the use of any electronics. The process was invented in 1952 by chemists Lowell Schleicher and Barry Green, working for the NCR Corporation, as a biodegradable, stain-free alternative to carbon paper.[1] Early product literature piggybacked on NCR's corporate name by calling the paper migliori opzioni binarie truffa No trading demo gratuito Carbon click Required paper, a bacronym of National Cash Register.

How about that? My explanation was actually very accurate. What a great invention these two chemists came up with. If you have ever used carbon paper, you know how messy and problematic that it can be. Now you can fill out forms where ever you are, and not have to worry about what do I do with the carbon paper now. Carbonless paper has changed the business forms world.

It is similar to the rotary phone. The rotary phone was life changing and offered great convenience to many families. But with changing technology the way we communicate has changed for the better. Now our phones are neither rotary nor require any wires. Now we are able to communicate anywhere and anytime we want to. Although rotary phones still work and can still be purchased, they are not as convenient or as practical as a modern cell phone. Carbon paper can still be purchased and used, but it is still messy and impractical in most cases.

As technology continues to evolve we will continue to see a push for a paperless society. I am certain that at some time even carbonless paper will eventually go the way of the rotary phone. Many businesses today are already working toward that direction. My friend that was mentioned at the beginning of this blog works for just such a company. Even though much money has been invested to become paperless they still find themselves depending on good old reliable carbonless paper forms. For now they remain the easiest and most economical way for businesses to make multiple copies of a document anywhere and at anytime.