NCR Sets FAQ's

1. What does ncr mean?

Ncr stands for no carbon required. In the "old" days if you wanted to duplicate copies of written text it was necessary to insert a sheet of carbon paper between the sheets that you wanted to have copied. Today using modern technology special paper is produced that permits the transfer of information from one sheet to another without the need for carbon paper.

2. What are ncr sets?

Ncr sets are used by companies and organisations that want to keep a copy of written records. The ncr loose sets can be duplicate, triplicate or quad "sets". The sets are tip glued together.

3. Can we have different colour paper in our ncr sets?

Yes. We have different coloured special ncr paper. Colours available are white, pink, yellow, blue and green. Typically we use white paper for the top copy, pink paper for the second copy, yellow paper for the third copy and blue paper for the fourth copy. You can however choose any colour paper combination you require.

4. What sizes of ncr sets are available?

As we custom manufacture your ncr sets we can make any size. However it is cheaper to manufacture your ncr loose sets if you order in standard sizes because then our specialist ncr loose set print machinery will not waste any paper. Standard sizes are A6 (148mm x 105mm), A5 (210mm x 148mm), A4 (297mm x 210mm) and A3 (420mm x 297mm).

5. What are typical uses of ncr sets?

Ncr sets are used by many organisations that need to keep a permanent record of hand-written business transactions. Typical uses are ncr invoices, ncr receipts, ncr purchase order sets and ncr delivery sets. We can easily recreate any of your existing ncr sets and if you are using proprietary stationery such as Sage stationery we can save you £££ s

6. What can we have printed on our ncr sets?

As we custom manufacture your ncr sets we can print totally bespoke to your design.

7. Can we have our ncr sets numbered?

Yes we can sequentially crash number the loose ncr sets in either red or black print. This is particularly useful for invoices.

8. Can we have our ncr sets printed in more than one colour?

Yes we can print your ncr sets in one, two, three and even full cmyk colour. It is cheaper to print in one colour and even cheaper if that one colour is black. Extra colours to print involve extra film and plates and additional cleaning down time between jobs. If your company logos have more than one colour we can easily convert them to grayscale and then we can print them along with your text on a single black plate. This saves you money on your printed ncr loose sets.

9. Can we print on the reverse of the paper in our ncr sets?

Yes. Many organisations like to have printed their terms and conditions on the reverse side. There is an additional cost for this as we have to make an extra film and plate, and the job in effect has to go through our machinery twice.

10. What artwork do you require to print our ncr sets?

If you have a graphic design department then our preferred artwork files are a press ready pdf file or an eps file with all text converted to outlines. If you do not have any artwork then you can simply scan and email your existing copy. (If you have any company logos then please provide these as separate tiff or high res jpeg files.) If you wish to design your own artwork then you can send as PC Word or PC Excel. If you have unusual fonts then please attach the font file. You can also you our free ncr templates and we will adapt them to suit your organisation.

11. How much do your ncr sets cost?

It depends on a few factors. The most important determinant of cost is the quantity that you decide to have printed. The price per unit drops considerably as the quantity printed increases. The other major factors are the numbers of colours to print and the size of the finished ncr product e.g. A6, A5 or A4.

Remember for our customers we provide FREE artwork services, FREE e-proofs, FREE templates and FREE carriage to one U.K. mainland address. Please call us today for your no obligation quote or complete the form for your bespoke ncr sets quotation.