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NCR (Carbonless Forms) Printed in North East England by MD Print Shop

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NCR (Carbonless Forms) Printed in North East England by MD Print Shop

We print your custom design onto a specialist paper called NCR. We then produce your job to your exact requirements.

NCR paper has eliminated the need for blue carbon paper (which can be messy to use). The acronym NCR stands for 'No Carbon Required' Carbonless forms. This is a specialist type of paper which is a replacement to blue carbon paper (that was previously used to make instant duplicates of a printed business form).

NCR Printing

NCR paper has no mess, the reverse of the first NCR sheet of paper is coated with a specialist coating micro encapsulated dye. The front of the second NCR sheet is coated with a clay which very quickly reacts with the dye to form a permanent mark on the NCR sheet. Any subsequent NCR sheets needed are also coated with the clay on top and dye on the bottom. This enables 2,3,4 copies of the original completed form.

Completed NCR form

When the top NCR sheet is written on, pressure of the pen or pencil makes the coating on the reverse of the top NCR sheet react with the coating on the face of the bottom NCR sheet, causing the micro capsules to react and break and spill the dye. As the capsules are so small, the print obtained on subsequent NCR sheets is very precise. NCR paper even works if you are using a dot matrix printer.

NCR Print

We are the custom NCR print experts. 

Personalised to your design 
Choose one of the options below when ordering: 
1. FREE File Upload (Send us your print ready design) 
2. Professional Design Service + £28.00 (Bespoke design for your order. Proof included. Choose this option if you need more complex design work)

Specialised additional services
Finishing services such as consecutive numberinghinged writing shields and hole punching are available so each job can be completed to your exact requirements. It is also possible to select a bespoke NCR paper colour sequence (available at a surcharge) when ordering.

NCR Print

    Whatever your specific NCR printing requirements, we can help. We think custom printed NCR products are a fantastic 'physical' product which is very relevant and useful - even in this digital age.

    We offer four sizes as standard; A4 (210 x 297mm), A5 (148 x 210mm), A6 (105 x 148mm) and DL (99 x 210mm). A3 size and bespoke sizes are also available on request.

    We have a very helpful FAQ page which answers the most common questions we receive from customers.

    NCR print

    All prices exclude VAT at the current rate.
    Pay securely online.

    NCR print

    THE HISTORY OF NCR PAPER

    It is intriguing to remind ourselves of the history behind NCR paper.

    The initial concept of transferring ink onto two separate sheets of paper, thus making two copies was made by two men (Englishman, Ralph Wedgewood and separately Italian, Pellegrino Turri). They were both trying to help blind people write letters, without making a mess when using pen and ink.

    Back in 1806 an English man Ralph Wedgewood designed a stylograph machine and to go with it, the very first invented carbon paper. This was a thin sheet of paper which was coated with wax and ink. This was placed between two sheets. Then horizontal metal wires were placed on the top sheet to be used as a guide for blind users. Ralph Wedgewood further developed his idea by making it possible to transfer information from one sheet to another. This idea was then used in businesses and private documents. A new system was the further developed in which the  writing on the first sheet of paper was written using a metal stylus. The subsequent pressure of this passed through the carbon paper and created an imprint of the writing onto the reverse side of the immediate sheet below. A new business was launched to sell this brand new invention to a range of businesses in England. Lots of people appreciated Ralph Wedgewood’s invention and the idea. Businessmen however still wanted their documents to be written using traditional pen and ink due to concerns about forgery. At this time carbon copies of any document had no legal standing in a court of law.

    Printing press

    In 1808 an Italian man called Pellegrino Turri invented a type writing machine which also used black carbon papers. This was to help his wife to write letters after she became blind. This invention was to go on and help in the development of type writers later in the century. Both of these men were instrumental in creating 'carbon paper' and the idea of transferring words from one sheet of paper to subsequent sheets. They also provided a new method of writing from a traditional pen, something which had been in use since the early 7th century.

    Later in 1823 the American Cyrus Dakin started producing a similar carbon paper to that of Ralph Wedgewood. He then started to sell it to the Associated Press. Businessman Lebbeus Rogers noticed the use of Dakin’s carbon paper and decided to set up his own company (L. H. Rogers and Company) in order to mass produce carbon paper. This was to be used in a new invention linked to this process, namely the type writer! Carbon paper was starting to take off in the business world. The transfer of information to make two, three or more copies of any important document was starting to be widely used by companies.

    It wasn't until back in 1953 that NCR carbonless paper (No Carbon Required) was then invented by 2 chemists named Lowell Schleicher and Barry Green. They both who worked at the National Cash Register. They had invented a brand new process which had eliminated the need for carbon paper (which was inserted between sheets). They had now created a system where ink was released from tiny bubbles inside its texture to be released when pressure was applied, most commonly by a pen. This system together with rapid advances in photo copying and information technology throughout the 20th Century, led to a decline in the old carbon paper system. Schleicher and Green’s invention of NCR paper back in 1953 revolutionised copying throughout the world and is in widespread use to this day.

    Printing presses

    So how does NCR paper work? On the front of each sheet of NCR paper, (except for the top NCR sheet) is a special layer of re-active clay. On the back of each sheet of paper (except the bottom NCR sheet) are very small particles of ink. When pressure is made to the top sheet, usually with a pen, the ink and clay are squeezed together at the point where this force is exerted. This creates an outline on the top sheet of the NCR paper below. Today, multi part NCR pads, NCR books and NCR sets can be found in offices and businesses throughout the world. They are used in numerous situations to enable vendors and customers to keep instant copies of important documents.

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    Roller Banners - Perfect for Social Distancing! Made by MD Print Shop

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    Roller Banners - Perfect for Social Distancing! Made by MD Print Shop

    Roller Banners are proving very popular at the moment. We manufacture custom printed Pull Up Banners which are widely used for Social Distancing measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. We can print from your design or if you need help with designing your Roller Banner - we can help! Each Roller Banner comes with a FREE Carry Case and they are extremely easy to pull up. Our light weight banners are currently our second most popular product after NCR Print products.

    Roller Banners

    Fantastic Quality Roller Banners - printed to your needs. Pull Up Display Banners are perfect in Reception Areas, Conferences, Shows, Exhibitions etc. Prices start from £49.00 with FREE UK Mainland Delivery - Buy Online Now!

    Prices start from only £49.00 with FREE UK Mainland Delivery.

    Printed on durable, scratch-resistant 220mic Banner PVC, our Roller Banners come pre-fitted into their stand with swing-out feet for stability. They also come with a FREE HANDY CARRY CASE!.

    Supplied with your Custom Design and Graphics, Roller Banners will Help Market Your Brand!

    Available in the following sizes: 

    • 800 x 2000mm
    • 850 x 2000mm
    • 1000 x 2000mm

    Quality Full Colour Printing to face side only.

    We can print from your supplied PDF file or let us design for you.

    If you require a bespoke quotation for Roller Banners, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Roller Banners are sometimes referred to as Pull Up Banners, Pop Up Banners and Roll Up Banners.

    Prices are for all Roller Banners to be printed to the same design.

    All prices exclude VAT at the current rate.

    Pay securely online.

    Banner Printing

    If you want to promote a new product with a point of sale display stand, or need to bring out the big guns at an exhibition - use our pull up roller banner print service. Lightweight and portable roller banners are custom printed, personalised with your logo and brand identity and message.

    Prices start from only £49.00 with FREE UK Mainland Delivery.

    Each personalised Roller Banner includes a lightweight and handy carry case, which is perfect for transporting your branding or promotion to events, shows, displays or from the office.

    No matter what message you’re pull up banner says, they are easy to pop up design and cassette ensures that whenever you are promoting your business, your potential customers will be very impressed. Your message will be loud and very clear, attracting positive attention!

    Roller Banners

    Prices start from only £49.00 with FREE UK Mainland Delivery.

    Printing Machinery

    Check out the production cycle of our bespoke printed Roller Banners:

    STUDIO

    As with all artwork designs that comes through to us, first stop is with our professional artwork studio team. 

    Our experienced team will ensure that your artwork design is okay to use and print. They’ll pick up on things like transparency issues, the use of RGB colours or resolution issues (remember that we require artwork at 150 DPI for large format products). If they’re satisfied that the file is ready for production, they quickly upload it and send to production.

    PRINTING

    Display roller banners are printed on our fantastic HP Scitex 11,000 machinery. We use this press for all of our large and wide format printing. This is because of its ability to print on a comprehensive range of substrates. This machinery is also able to print on 220mic PVC which we use for the display roller banners we manufacture. The Scitex machinery can also print onto more unusual substrates such as dibond and correx. It can even print onto 300mm material!

    Roller Banners - Click to order!

    The Scitex machinery is an ink jet printer, so it doesn’t use toner and instead it applies ink drops onto the substrate. The print heads used to apply the ink can adjust in size as necessary to produce your print to an amazing high quality. Large ink drops to create smooth block colours but the Scitex machinery can also apply highly precise drops for finer intricate detail.

    TRIMMING PROCESS

    After the printing process, your display roller banner will move straight onto guillotining and for roller banners, this means our Cauhé 260 guillotine. We will normally trim between 25 and 50 display roller banners at a any one time for efficiency.

    This guillotine is actually capable of cutting much more than that but handling such a large number of display banners can be a complex procedure and can lead to damage if due care is not observed. In order to ensure the quality of your roller banner, we keep the number in production down to a more manageable level.

    Our guillotine is pre-programmed with settings for all the different sized customised products that we manufacture and print. The back wall of the guillotine automatically moves to the next position after each precise cut. This is so that your display roller banner can be pushed against it and be in the correct position to be cut. This automation means that our experienced operator simply has to select to right program and rotate your roller banners when needed.

    PACKAGING

    Once trimmed, your display roller banners need to be assembled. They will be taken to our packaging area where our experienced production team attach the printed banner to the retracting mechanism within its case.

    Importantly, we do this process manually so that a human eye can assess the precision of the fitting. Even by doing this manually, our packagers only take roughly 3 minutes to assemble a roller banner and make sure everything is perfect for dispatch. Each order for roller banners is quality checked before dispatch.

    Click Here to Order Your Roller Banners Now!

    Here to help you

    We offer a FREE Bespoke Quotation Service. Please let us know your print and design requirements and we will come back to you promptly with a competitive quotation. Most price enquiries are quoted within one hour. Call the UK Custom Business Print Experts for advice! 

    Call us: (0191) 289 4755

    Email: sales@mdprintshop.co.uk

    Customer reviews.

    We encourage customer reviews on each of our product pages. This customer feedback is invaluable and gives us the perfect opportunity to learn direct from what our customers say about our service. All reviews on our site are genuine and verified. Currently the vast majority of our reviews give us 5 STARS! We are immensely proud of this. Let us know honestly what you think of our service and we will be appreciative of your review. If you do happen to experience a problem with your order we will be more than happy to work with you to solve this - we genuinely want you to be happy with us.

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    Letterheads - Branded Business Stationery Custom Printed

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    Letterheads - Branded Business Stationery Custom Printed

    Letterheads Custom Printed in North Tyneside by MD Print Shop. Perfect for Solicitors and Legal Professionals etc. We manufacture custom printed stationery for professional businesses throughout the North East and wider UK market. Our premium quality letterheads will help ensure your business has a strong brand identity.

    letterheads

    We offer FREE UK Mainland Delivery with every order along with the reassurance your are dealing with print professionals with over 25 years experience.

    Contact us to discuss your printed Letterhead requirements.

    Ensure your business has the right brand image and message. We work with you to provide amazing quality bespoke stationery and promotional items which will help your business grow.

    print Press

    Letterheads are a staple piece of business stationery and are used widely by Solicitors Practices and Estate Agents etc.

    They are useful for any official business documents from formal letters to invoices and employee contracts. Letterheads are sometimes also referred to as bill heads and letter headings. Letterheads are perfect for clients who want to show a professional business image.

    Letterheads

    Contact us for a FREE quote or order online!
    Our very clever GMG software ensures all print colours are consistent. This is regardless of what paper stock or press we print on.

    Contact us to discuss your printed Letterhead requirements

    If you require a specialised paper such as Conqueror, please contact us for a bespoke quotation. We also have a very helpful FAQ page which answers the most common questions we receive from customers.

    Letterheads FREE Delivery

    Letterheads are available to order online on the following paper types:

    • 120gsm. Premium Uncoated
    • 120gsm. Uncoated 100% Recycled
    • 160gsm. Premium Uncoated

    The most popular paper we print onto is the 120gsm. Premium Uncoated which is a fantastic sheet of paper. Please contact us if you would like us to send you samples of the papers we use for Letterhead printing.

    Letterheads Printed

    In this digital age, a professional letterhead can be a good old fashioned method of communicating with your customers. We currently print letterheads for a range of professional companies including Solicitors, Accountants, Law Firms, Engineering Businesses and IT Businesses etc.

    Contact us to discuss your printed Letterhead requirements

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    NCR Print - North East Carbonless Form Printing

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    NCR Print - North East Carbonless Form Printing

    Personalised NCR Print Provider MD Print Shop are here to help with all your NCR Carbonless Form printing needs. We can print your order in one ink colour or Full Colour (we print all sheets in full colour - not just the top sheet).

    We manufacture branded and custom forms, sets, pads and books for customers throughout the UK.

    NCR print

    NCR paper has no mess, the reverse of the first NCR sheet of paper is coated with a specialist coating micro encapsulated dye. The front of the second NCR sheet is coated with a clay which very quickly reacts with the dye to form a permanent mark on the NCR sheet. Any subsequent NCR sheets needed are also coated with the clay on top and dye on the bottom. This enables 2,3,4 copies of the original completed form.

    When the top NCR sheet is written on, pressure of the pen or pencil makes the coating on the reverse of the top NCR sheet react with the coating on the face of the bottom NCR sheet, causing the micro capsules to react and break and spill the dye. As the capsules are so small, the print obtained on subsequent NCR sheets is very precise. NCR paper even works if you are using a dot matrix printer.

    We are the custom NCR print experts.

    FREE Delivery

    We print your custom design onto a specialist paper called NCR. We then produce your job to your exact requirements.

    NCR paper has eliminated the need for blue carbon paper (which can be messy to use). The acronym NCR stands for 'No Carbon Required' Carbonless forms. This is a specialist type of paper which is a replacement to blue carbon paper (that was previously used to make instant duplicates of a printed business form).

    Here at MD Print Shop we specialise in NCR Print. It is intriguing to remind ourselves of the history behind NCR paper.

    NCR Print

    The initial concept of transferring ink onto two separate sheets of paper, thus making two copies was made by two men (Englishman, Ralph Wedgewood and separately Italian, Pellegrino Turri). They were both trying to help blind people write letters, without making a mess when using pen and ink.

    Back in 1806 an English man Ralph Wedgewood designed a stylograph machine and to go with it, the very first invented carbon paper. This was a thin sheet of paper which was coated with wax and ink. This was placed between two sheets. Then horizontal metal wires were placed on the top sheet to be used as a guide for blind users. Ralph Wedgewood further developed his idea by making it possible to transfer information from one sheet to another. This idea was then used in businesses and private documents. A new system was the further developed in which the  writing on the first sheet of paper was written using a metal stylus. The subsequent pressure of this passed through the carbon paper and created an imprint of the writing onto the reverse side of the immediate sheet below. A new business was launched to sell this brand new invention to a range of businesses in England. Lots of people appreciated Ralph Wedgewood’s invention and the idea. Businessmen however still wanted their documents to be written using traditional pen and ink due to concerns about forgery. At this time carbon copies of any document had no legal standing in a court of law.

    MCR Print

    In 1808 an Italian man called Pellegrino Turri invented a type writing machine which also used black carbon papers. This was to help his wife to write letters after she became blind. This invention was to go on and help in the development of type writers later in the century. Both of these men were instrumental in creating 'carbon paper' and the idea of transferring words from one sheet of paper to subsequent sheets. They also provided a new method of writing from a traditional pen, something which had been in use since the early 7th century.

    NCR Print

    Later in 1823 the American Cyrus Dakin started producing a similar carbon paper to that of Ralph Wedgewood. He then started to sell it to the Associated Press. Businessman Lebbeus Rogers noticed the use of Dakin’s carbon paper and decided to set up his own company (L. H. Rogers and Company) in order to mass produce carbon paper. This was to be used in a new invention linked to this process, namely the type writer! Carbon paper was starting to take off in the business world. The transfer of information to make two, three or more copies of any important document was starting to be widely used by companies.

    NCR print

    It wasn't until back in 1953 that NCR carbonless paper (No Carbon Required) was then invented by 2 chemists named Lowell Schleicher and Barry Green. They both who worked at the National Cash Register. They had invented a brand new process which had eliminated the need for carbon paper (which was inserted between sheets). They had now created a system where ink was released from tiny bubbles inside its texture to be released when pressure was applied, most commonly by a pen. This system together with rapid advances in photo copying and information technology throughout the 20th Century, led to a decline in the old carbon paper system. Schleicher and Green’s invention of NCR paper back in 1953 revolutionised copying throughout the world and is in widespread use to this day.

    NCR print

    So how does NCR paper work? On the front of each sheet of NCR paper, (except for the top NCR sheet) is a special layer of re-active clay. On the back of each sheet of paper (except the bottom NCR sheet) are very small particles of ink. When pressure is made to the top sheet, usually with a pen, the ink and clay are squeezed together at the point where this force is exerted. This creates an outline on the top sheet of the NCR paper below. Today, multi part NCR pads, NCR books and NCR sets can be found in offices and businesses throughout the world. They are used in numerous situations to enable vendors and customers to keep instant copies of important documents.

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    NCR Print - The History of NCR Paper

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    NCR Print - The History of NCR Paper

    Here at MD Print Shop we specialise in NCR Print. It is intriguing to remind ourselves of the history behind NCR paper.

    NCR Print

    The initial concept of transferring ink onto two separate sheets of paper, thus making two copies was made by two men (Englishman, Ralph Wedgewood and separately Italian, Pellegrino Turri). They were both trying to help blind people write letters, without making a mess when using pen and ink.

    Back in 1806 an English man Ralph Wedgewood designed a stylograph machine and to go with it, the very first invented carbon paper. This was a thin sheet of paper which was coated with wax and ink. This was placed between two sheets. Then horizontal metal wires were placed on the top sheet to be used as a guide for blind users. Ralph Wedgewood further developed his idea by making it possible to transfer information from one sheet to another. This idea was then used in businesses and private documents. A new system was the further developed in which the  writing on the first sheet of paper was written using a metal stylus. The subsequent pressure of this passed through the carbon paper and created an imprint of the writing onto the reverse side of the immediate sheet below. A new business was launched to sell this brand new invention to a range of businesses in England. Lots of people appreciated Ralph Wedgewood’s invention and the idea. Businessmen however still wanted their documents to be written using traditional pen and ink due to concerns about forgery. At this time carbon copies of any document had no legal standing in a court of law.

    MCR Print

    In 1808 an Italian man called Pellegrino Turri invented a type writing machine which also used black carbon papers. This was to help his wife to write letters after she became blind. This invention was to go on and help in the development of type writers later in the century. Both of these men were instrumental in creating 'carbon paper' and the idea of transferring words from one sheet of paper to subsequent sheets. They also provided a new method of writing from a traditional pen, something which had been in use since the early 7th century.

    NCR Print

    Later in 1823 the American Cyrus Dakin started producing a similar carbon paper to that of Ralph Wedgewood. He then started to sell it to the Associated Press. Businessman Lebbeus Rogers noticed the use of Dakin’s carbon paper and decided to set up his own company (L. H. Rogers and Company) in order to mass produce carbon paper. This was to be used in a new invention linked to this process, namely the type writer! Carbon paper was starting to take off in the business world. The transfer of information to make two, three or more copies of any important document was starting to be widely used by companies.

    NCR print

    It wasn't until back in 1953 that NCR carbonless paper (No Carbon Required) was then invented by 2 chemists named Lowell Schleicher and Barry Green. They both who worked at the National Cash Register. They had invented a brand new process which had eliminated the need for carbon paper (which was inserted between sheets). They had now created a system where ink was released from tiny bubbles inside its texture to be released when pressure was applied, most commonly by a pen. This system together with rapid advances in photo copying and information technology throughout the 20th Century, led to a decline in the old carbon paper system. Schleicher and Green’s invention of NCR paper back in 1953 revolutionised copying throughout the world and is in widespread use to this day.

    NCR print

    So how does NCR paper work? On the front of each sheet of NCR paper, (except for the top NCR sheet) is a special layer of re-active clay. On the back of each sheet of paper (except the bottom NCR sheet) are very small particles of ink. When pressure is made to the top sheet, usually with a pen, the ink and clay are squeezed together at the point where this force is exerted. This creates an outline on the top sheet of the NCR paper below. Today, multi part NCR pads, NCR books and NCR sets can be found in offices and businesses throughout the world. They are used in numerous situations to enable vendors and customers to keep instant copies of important documents.

    Union Jack flag - made in the UKQuality guarantee - 5 gold starsFree delivery logo  

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