Is Carbonless Paper Safe?

Posted by administrator | 15 Apr, 2014

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by Kirk Joorabchi, Production Manager

here A group of graphic arts students from the local university came by last week for a tour of Like most visitors we have around here, they asked what is that smell? It’s a good thing that I am not overly sensitive! I explained to them that the inks and cleaning solvents and even the carbonless paper that we use have a small amount of VOCs, (volatile organic compounds), and that while we are accustomed to them, most visitors find them unpleasant. One of the students then asked: Is carbonless copy paper dangerous? Is carbonless paper toxic? Both are good questions. If he had asked me that 30 or 40 years ago I would have said there might be a good possibility. But the carbonless paper we use today is neither toxic nor dangerous.

opzioni in borsa cosa sono Much time and effort has been spent by the makers of carbonless paper to insure that it is safe to use even for prolonged periods.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) published a report in 2000 titled Niosh Hazard Review Carbonless Copy Paper, Where it stated in part:
“In conclusion, although the weight of the evidence indicates that exposure to CCP in the past has resulted in adverse health effects; it is uncertain whether current formulations of CCP represent a significant risk to exposed workers. Only a few cases of systemic reactions and allergic contact dermatitis have been reported in the United States or in Europe, which suggests that the risk of these serious outcomes is extremely low given the large number of people who have been exposed to CCP over a period of many years.”

It further stated: “This conclusion is based on the finding that three such cases have been reported in the peer-reviewed medical literature. No cases have been reported in the last 7 years, and thus there is no evidence that current exposures to CCP present a
risk for this health outcome.”

So while carbonless paper may have a slight odor, it is perfectly safe to use!

What Is Pre-collated NCR Paper?

Posted by administrator | 6 Mar, 2014

What Is Pre-collated NCR Paper?
by Karla Hermann, Customer Service Representive

I have many customers who want to print their own forms and ask about pre-collated ncr paper. We use pre-collated ncr paper to print our carbonless forms here at

Pre-collated ncr paper refers to carbonless sheets that have been assembled into the proper sequence to make a complete set.

For example, for a 2-part business form, the paper comes pre-collated in a ream in white/canary sequence. The pre-collated ncr paper can be used in laser, inkjet, and digital printers and copiers to produce your business forms. The paper also comes in 3-part, 4-part, and 5-part in standard colors of White/Canary/Pink/Goldenrod/Green.

The advantage of pre-collated paper is you can customize your NCR printing in any way you want. You can produce your own custom invoices, work orders, and purchase orders for your small or large business.

How to make your own carbonless purchase orders: The paper comes in reams and each ream is loose, pre-collated sheets. The packages are clearly marked indicating the “image side” of the paper. Be sure to print on the image side of the paper in order for them to function properly.

To make a 2-part form with white/canary, you will need to print two (2) copies of your invoice template from the file you are using. The paper will come out of your laser printer in proper sequence collated together. You can then staple or glue together. The hand-writing marks made on the white sheet will transfer through to the yellow sheet for a fully functional carbonless purchase order.

You can order blank pre-collated ncr paper on our website at Just click on “Blank Paper” to get a price with shipping.

How Does Carbonless Paper Work?

Posted by administrator | 30 Jan, 2014

How Does Carbonless Paper Work?
By Allen Woolf, Owner,

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?

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.

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.

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.

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