What is an NCR Form?
No Carbon Required (NCR) or carbonless forms, as the name suggests, have eliminated the need for carbon paper between sheets to create multiple copies of the same form. The paper is chemically treated to transfer the impression from the first page to the subsequent pages with very little pressure.
What are NCR Forms Used For?
NCR forms have a myriad of uses with some of the most common being invoices, statements, purchase orders, contracts, work orders, applications and receipts where multiple copies are needed for customers, sales people, accounting, agents, mechanics, workers, etc.
Common Sizes For NCR
Standard sizes for NCR forms are half page (5.5" x 8.5"), full page (8.5" x 11") and legal (8.5" x 14") although custom sizes can be ordered to meet your specific need. The design orientation can be either vertical or horizontal.
Parts Are Pages
NCR forms are available in a number of pages, referred to as parts, ranging from 2 to 5 parts depending upon your need. Custom multi-form options are available as well if the standard options don't fit your needs.
Standard color sequence of multi-part NCR Forms:
- 2-part carbonless: white/yellow
- 3-part carbonless: white/yellow/pink
- 4-part carbonless: white/yellow/pink/gold
- 5-part carbonless: white/green/yellow/pink/gold
NCR forms can be ordered loose, padded, or bound into a booklet, a common practice for invoices or receipts. NCR forms can be padded in standard sets of 25, 50,100, or custom sets, and come with a chip board backing.
Carbonless forms can be printed on one side or two. Typically the front side includes the company logo and contact information as well as the form. The back side can be used for legal information or detailed instructions. NCR forms can be printed in a variety of ink formats from black only to full-color, or even with custom PMS or spot colors to match your corporate branding. You can specify different ink options for the front and the back of the form.
NCR forms can be numbered for essential record-keeping. Just specify the starting number and all forms will be numbered sequentially. Learn more about sequential numbering.