Carbonless Forms Are Reemerging As a Staple in Some Small Businesses

Posted by administrator | 23 May, 2013

For many business owners, carbonless forms continue to be an important part of their business processes. The problem is they are getting harder to find at reasonable prices. Most accounting and management software programs would love to have their users do one-stop receipt entry and printing, invoice entry and printing and etc.

For many businesses that works fine. For many other it does not work. Let me give you an example of a business is does not work. Eyeglass sales company employees find it much easier to use a carbonless form when determining a customer's prescription, lens, frame or coatings needs. The eye doctor performing the exam does not want to have a computer sitting on the exam tray and is much more comfortable with a small carbonless form that she/he can write the prescription on.

After the exam is finished the form goes to the salesperson on the floor for entering the frame type and selected options the customer chose. When finished, you have a copy available for the doctor's records, the accounting records, to send to the lens manufacturer communicating the prescription information, and, if need be, a copy for the customer.

Due to the decreasing demand, fewer printers are doing carbonless forms and the prices continue to go up. A select few printers have recognized the reemerging need by some businesses for them and are starting to re-enter the market place with much newer and faster equipment.

These days, forms are available in one color printing or full color printing. The full color printing is a more expensive option. They are available in custom or standard sizes. The standard sizes include 8.5" x 11", 5.5" x 8.5", and 4.25" x 5.5". They are available with no printing on the back pages or with printing on the back pages for additional charge. Typically, printers offer 2-part, 3-part, 4-part and 5-part forms standard or additional sheets at custom quote (going beyond 4-part impacts the quality of the copy on the deeper sheets). Standard options for gluing the sheets include top, bottom, left or right. The carbonless forms can even be bound into a book if that supports the filing system of the business. Printers also offer an option of drilling holes if you want to store forms in three ring binders. Several more options are available that we will not go into now.

If carbonless forms were a part of your business processes, you tried something else, and decided to go back, don't despair. The resurgence in use is lowering prices and the new printing technologies are improving quality.

If your business relies on the use of carbonless forms, don't despair. At CarbonlessUSA.com we are focused on bringing affordable, top quality carbonless forms back into the mainstream if your business needs them. We offer free artwork for developing your form design based on your guidance and offer free shipping within the contiguous US. Carbonless forms are reemerging, more available, more affordable and improving in quality.