NCR Forms provide the functionality of carbon paper without the carbon paper. They are available in 2, 3, 4 and 5-part colored sets to clearly identify each page of the form. NCR Forms come padded in collated sets preprinted in either 1 or 2 colors. Numbering can be added if you prefer or when set serialized forms are required.
1 and 2 Color printing does not allow for bleeds.
NCR Forms are an efficient way to provide multiple color-coded copies of a single document that includes handwritten or typed information. They are the modern replacement for forms with carbon paper. NCR Forms eliminate the carbon mess and are a much more professional alternative to filling out multiple copies of a form on white paper. Use them for forms of all types, such as order forms, packing lists, invoices, and receipts. They are particularly useful where quantities, checkmarks, or signatures will be added to the form by hand.
The back side of the form is the perfect location for printing terms & conditions, warranty information, or other non-variable text that you want on every copy.
Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:
- 3.5″ x 8.5″
- 4.25″ x 5.5″
- 8.5″ x 5.5″
- 8.5″ x 7″
- 8.5″ x 11″
- 8.5″ x 14″
- 11″ x 17″
NCR paper provides duplicates when written or typed on without the use of carbon. Each sheet in a single set is a different color to make it easy to differentiate between copies. It’s better for the environment than carbon copy paper and makes record keeping easy.
We offer 2, 3, 4 or 5 parts with NCR paper, depending on how many copies you need in each set.
- 2 Part Forms come in White / Canary
- 3 Part Forms come in White / Canary / Pink
- 4 Part Forms come in White / Canary / Pink / Gold
- 5 Part Forms come in White / Green / Canary / Pink / Gold
NCR Forms come in 10 different inking options.
- 1/0 Black ink on the front; no printing on the back
- 1/0 Custom PMS color on the front; no printing on the back
- 1/1 Black ink on front and back
- 1/1 Custom PMS color on the front and black ink on back
- 2/0 Black ink & custom PMS color on the front; no printing on the back
- 2/0 2 custom PMS colors on the front
- 2/1 Black ink & 1 custom PMS color on the front; black ink on the back
- 2/1 Black ink & 1 custom PMS color on the front; 1 custom PMS color on the back
- 2/2 Black ink & 1 custom PMS color on both the front and back
- 2/2 2 custom PMS colors on both the front and the back
In order to reproduce Pantone colors, we will use ink of that specific color. Pantone colors in your file must be specified as the Pantone color you desire. Do not convert the Pantone color to CMYK. While many Pantone colors can be reproduced using blends of CMYK inks, this approach is only available when you order 4-Color Offset or Digital. This is because our 1 & 2 color presses have a maximum of two ink stations.
While many colors can be built as a blend of other colors (for example, red and yellow combined create orange), our 1 & 2 Color printing requires that your files specify that you want orange (Pantone #165) and not a mix of red and yellow.
We get rave reviews for our 1 & 2 Color printing. Following the guidelines above will make it easy for you to get what you want. If you don’t know the Pantone color equivalent for the color you want, you can find a Pantone sample book at most art and design stores.
Padding means the gluing of multiple pieces of paper stacked together on a single edge, as typically seen with pads of paper.
- Padding on Top
- Padding on the Left
- Padding on the Right
You have 3 options for numbering:
- No Numbering
- Red Numbering
- Black Numbering
Be sure to specify in your files where on the page you would like numbering. We do not have a default numbering placement
In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.
We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.
Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.
- Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
- Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
- Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don’t place crop marks inside the work area.)
- Artwork should have 1/8″ (0.125″) bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
- Safe Area is the 1/8″ (0.125″) area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
- If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125″) inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
Customer must supply appropriately sized print ready art for any images and logos they wish to use on the product. Editing of customer supplied artwork will be at an additional cost.