Why NCR Printing Provides A Great Business Tool

Whilst today’s advanced online digital platforms provide us with modern avenues and tools in business. From communication to high-end printed materials, there are still many businesses that rely on more traditional practices. Amongst these is the often overlooked form of everyday printed stationery that can be utilised as a smart, professional-looking tool for your company and is both cost-effective and easy to use – the printed NCR receipt or invoice book!

What is NCR?

NCR – No Carbon Required – pads are the modern printing replacement for the old fashioned, and somewhat messy, blue carbon paper pads that were used to make duplicate copies of certain documents or forms. It’s a simple concept – the NCR paper is coated with a special dye on the reverse side of the sheet. When you write on the top sheet of the NCR pad, the dye automatically transfers the written content directly onto the sheet underneath producing an identical supplementary copy. You are, effectively, writing numerous identical copies, but only requiring a single written action! The business retains one sheet for their files whilst providing duplicate copies for the customer and other relevant parties. NCR printing is normally done in 2-part or 3-part sets and can be produced in different colours. The top sheet always being white and subsequent sheets in other colours to distinguish between the relevant recipients of each sheet. NCR pads produce the same results as the older, messier carbon paper system, but in a much neater and professional-looking way.

NCR Books or Pads

This is simply a booklet or pad created by having multiple sets of NCR paper glued together. The individual NCR paper sets can consist of two, three or four sheets to cater for the number of copies you need to produce, and these can be fixed together to form NCR books or pads. An individual ‘set’ can be written, then simply ripped from the pad leaving the remaining NCR sets for use for the next customer, client, or sale/invoice. Ordering NCR books also makes storage of the items easier and is more cost effective.

NCR Pads Uses

They are used by many businesses, especially those in industries such as retail, catering, and construction.  Indeed, any business environment where there is a requirement for instant multiple copies of an original document to be produced can make use of NCR printing.  Typical documents that lend themselves to NCR pads are: 

  • Invoices – In any retail environment there is a requirement for an invoice, or bill, to be presented to a purchaser. They record the item sold, the date and price and, in some instances, which employee has performed the transaction.
  • Receipts – The receipt is the mirror document to the invoice – it contains the same information as the invoice, but is issued after the transaction is complete, whereas the invoice is issued prior to the transaction. Both receipts and invoices are used in accounting to record and evidence sales transactions to verify requests and receipts for payment.
  • Delivery Notes – Often found with goods being transported between locations, these documents will itemise the specific objects being transported and act as a checklist at both points of departure and arrival.
  • Purchase Orders – Commercial documents outlining types, quantities and agreed prices for products or services are common business documentation and a good example of NCR documents.
  • Agreement Forms – Legal documents where it is necessary for a party to sign and agree to Terms and Conditions or similar. These documents are often produced in duplicate books or continuous forms.

Invoice books and duplicate books are typically supplied as stapled, spine-taped and perforated, which allows your office copies to be retained in one place in the book for safe storage and easy reference.

Personalised NCR Pads

To give your business that extra appearance of professionalism and gravitas, consider having personalised NCR books or NCR pads printed. Personalised NCR sets will benefit your business by providing constant brand reinforcement, a professional image and appearance, along with that personal touch that builds business relationships with customers. All your customers will especially appreciate the easy-to-use and less messy stationery.

Choose Colin Cross Printing Services 

Established for over 50yrs, Colin Cross Printers offer a huge range of printing services. Covering Preston, Lancaster and further, they are a reliable, family run business with customer service at the heart of everything they do.

If you’re looking for NCR printing in Preston or NCR printing in Lancaster, then don’t hesitate to email them at info@colincrossprinters.co.uk or call them on 01995 602288 today to find out how they can help you. 

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