Please explain - NCR books & pads
With all the new Inkjet and Laser printers coming onto the market the need for NCR products has reduced. However, in some instances having a NCR (no carbon required) book or pad is still the best solution.
How does NCR work?
The principle of how NCR works is the same as carbonless paper.
To put it in simple terms; the top sheet has a substance A on the front that when pressure is applied by writing this chemical is pushed to the back of the sheet. The back of the sheet contains substance B, which when getting in contact with substance A sets off a colour change and that transfers over to the second sheet or bottom sheet.
This is for a 2 part book or pad, however for a 3 or 4 part book/pad there is an extra sheet or two, the middle copy. You might see the shortcuts 'CB', 'CFB' and 'CF' used, which basically means:
CB = Coated back and is the top sheet
CFB = Coated Front Back and is the middle sheet
CF = Coated front and is the bottom sheet
What colouring and number of sheets are available?
The colouring of the sheets is very standard and can be seen on this picture below, which also visualises the number of (sheet) parts:
What is the best job for NCR books/pads?
The NCR products are ideal for any business where a lot of duplicate signatures are needed. Mainly these are delivery pads, quotation books, restaurant order pads, receipt book, order and voucher books and much more.
Basically for anything where you need to duplicate a signature in an instant and want a clean, professional look. Not to forget an easy way of keeping these receipts all in one place.
What is the difference between a NCR book and pad?
A NCR book comes with a either a hard or soft front cover, a writing flap and is stapled with a tape finish. So you can keep all the duplicate copies secure in one place.
The NCR pad however only has a backing board with writing flap and glued finish.
See below for different cover and tape variations available:
This is the basic about NCR books and pads printing but of course can be more customised to your business needs.