What is NCR?

The abbreviation NCR stands for "No Carbon Required"; it refers to paper that's been treated with a specialised coating, which then reacts to the pressure of a pen.

Each sheet of paper is then fixed together with glue, and so what is written on the first sheet is then automatically copied onto the resultant sheets, all without needing to use carbon paper, which in comparison is much more messy.

NCR sets are the most simple and least-expensive type of NCR. Whether you have a 2, 3, 4 or more part NCR form, all of the parts are joined together with glue to make a single complete set.

They are then boxed and stored loose. Being loose NCR sets, they are perfect for office use where you can take the next NCR set from where they are stored.

Once completed, the individual paper parts can be seperated to pass on.

NCR pads are multiple NCR sets all fixed together into one single pad. Usually there are 50 sets to a pad, they are supplied with a writing shield that's placed underneath the current set. You can fill out your form and can then tear off the resultant sheets for distribution. You can then reinsert the writing shield under the next set within the pad.

NCR pads are useful if you wish to keep your NCR sets neatly together, which can be a great assistance when you are out visiting clients.

NCR books are similar to NCR pads in the fact that all your NCR sets are kept neatly together. The main difference is that with an NCR book, a part of the set is fastened to the book.

The NCR sets are stapled into the book, along with a plain cover and board backing. It is then bound with black tape to finish. Dependant on your needs, some of the parts are perforated so they can be simply removed from the book and handed out to wherever, but the final part is left fastened into the book.

NCR books are ideal for ensuring you have your file copies kept together, so that nothing can go missing.

Many businesses require copy or replication stationary, particularly for financial transactions and purchase management and at Hurricane Print, we have been producing No Carbon Required (NCR) Sets and Pads and Books since 1989.

Here at Hurricane Print, based in Perivale in North West London, we produce everything in-house and we have all the state-of-the-art equipment to produce all the NCR stationery you require in duplicate, triplicate, 6 copy or more if required. All sizes are possible with perforations and sequential numbering and can be made into books, pads and sets. In fact the options are endless.

You just need to talk to us so we can plan it together and work to your time scale and budget. With our help, you will have accurate, top quality printed business forms that you need to run your business.

We are happy to advise you on the right size and style and you can speak to us personally. We help all sizes of businesses from small start-ups to medium sized enterprises to large corporates.

If you need a fast turnaround, please get in touch as this is our specialty and if we can do it, we will.

As expert providers of printing services, we can advise and support you on your NCR printing orders to ensure you have the right product for your needs, with the right content and of course at the right price. Please call us on 020 8997 6578 or email sales@hurricaneprint.co.uk

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