NCR Forms FAQ

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What’s the difference between NCR Forms and Carbonless Forms?

There is no difference between NCR Forms and Carbonless forms, these are just two different names for the same product. “NCR” stands for No Carbon Required, taken from the initials of its creating company, National Cash Register.

When setting up my NCR forms document how much space should I leave for page edge margins?

NCR and Envelopes are exceptional due to the nature of the printing process. Most NCR forms and Envelopes are printed on paper that is the finished size, and the press used requires a minimum of 0.25” of grip. For this reason, please make sure to apply 0.25” of margins to these two products. This is known as the “Print Safe Zone”.

What is the double-sided option on page one and what is it typically used for?

Typically, important information such as terms and conditions, instructions, and “fine print” content is printed on the back of the form for the customer to ready without taking up all of the space on the front of the form. The content on the back should be a very light colour of approximately 50% opacity to not show through on the front side.

Can custom numbering be positioned anywhere on the page?

Numbering can be placed anywhere on the form but is usually positioned in an upper or lower corner. An area of at least 1” x 0.5” is required for the numbering, this can be indicated with a box or a prefix, such as “Invoice:” or simply left blank.

It is recommended to position the numbering a minimum of 1” away from the edge of the page.

The desired location for the numbering can be indicated by adding an overprint layer in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign to show where the numbering should go. However, care will need to be taken to ensure the overprint element is set up correctly.

If no specific location is indicated, the numbering will be positioned in the best available location with sufficient space (generally in the upper right corner).

What is the thickness of NCR forms and books?

The thickness of 2 part NCR is 0.5” per 50 sets, the thickness of 3 part NCR is 0.75” per 50 sets. For 25 sets of 2 part the thickness is 0.25”, and for 25 sets 3 part it is 0.375”.

How many books would I be getting based on the quantity I order?

It all depends on how many forms you order. For example, if your quantity order is 50, then you will be getting either 1 book of 50 forms or 2 books of 25 forms. The quantity is not the number of books, it is the number of forms ordered.

Example:

QTY ÷ SETS per Book = Number of Books

1000 Forms ÷ 50 Sets Per Book = 20 Books