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NCR (No Carbon Required) Carbonless Print Service - MD Print Shop

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NCR (No Carbon Required) Carbonless Print Service - MD Print Shop

We manufacture custom NCR (No Carbon Required) Sets, Pads and Books for businesses UK wide. We only use the highest quality Carbonless paper and make sure each job we produce is fantastic quality. Trust the NCR Print Experts to deliver a truly bespoke, professional product direct to your door!

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Personalised and Printed Invoices, Receipts, Job Sheets, Order Pads, Document Forms, Waste Pads and Transfer Forms etc. Made to order and printed onto NCR (No Carbon Required) Self Carbonating Paper. Each job we manufacture is order and will be printed to your exact needs (with your business information and logo and branding etc). Proudly crafted business products made with love and care in the UK.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    NCR print experts - here to helpWe only print quality NCR Carbonless Products which are quality checked before dispatch. We have a proud reputation of being a quality NCR print provider to the UK marketplace.

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    Invoices, Receipts, Job Work Sheets, Transfer Forms etc.

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    Invoices, Receipts, Job Work Sheets, Transfer Forms etc.

    Here at MD Print Shop we specialise in printing custom branded NCR Forms, Sets and Pads for businesses in the UK. NCR printed forms are printed to each businesses unique branding and company information.

    As each job we manufacture is made to order, we can make sure your order is personalised to your exact needs. We use Specialist Carbonless Paper which means when you write on the top NCR sheet, an impression is automatically made on subsequent NCR sheets below - there is no need for the old fashioned messy blue carbon paper.

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    NCR Carbonless Forms printed

    Custom NCR Forms are used widely for the following purposes:

    VAT Invoices

    VAT Receipt suitable for any business that gives written receipts. Includes space at bottom for your VAT registered number.

    Order Pads

    Order pads are suitable for restaurants or other businesses who are taking orders on the go. Fully personalised to your details.

    Job Sheets

    Job Sheet suitable for any business that delivers products and items to it’s clients. Peace of mind that both you and your customers have proof of completion. Custom printed to your business details.

    Delivery Notes

    Delivery note suitable for any business that delivers products and items to it’s clients. Peace of mind that both you and your customers have proof of delivery. Printed to your exact business needs.

    Waste Transfer Notes

    Waste transfer notes for businesses that transport refuse, rubbish collection, conveyancing and similar services. Usually sequentially numbered to make record keeping simple. Printed to your exact business needs with your branding and company information.

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     Carbonless Business Forms


    NCR Carbonless Printing service

    Personalised and printed NCR (No Carbon Required) printed forms can be supplied as 2 part, 3 part and 4 part. We can also Sequentially Number your order for you from any number of your choice. As each job we produce is manufactured to order, we can fully personalise your job. Your order will be printed to your brand design with your company logo and business information - exactly as you need it!

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    We offer FREE UK Mainland Delivery with every order. We are the UK NCR Printing experts with over 26 years experience. Please confirm us for expert advice or order online right now.

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    Personalised NCR Books

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    Personalised NCR Books

    Based in the North East, we Specialise in Printing Personalised NCR Books (Perforated). They are available as Duplicate, Triplicate & Quadruplicate and are made to order.

    Custom Printed 2/3/4 Part NCR Forms, bound into book form. Personalised to Your Requirements. Perforated then Stapled and Bound into Books of 50 NCR (No Carbon Required) Sets. Choose Single Colour Printing or Full Colour Printing. Available in the following sizes; A4 (210 x 297mm), A5 (148 x 210mm), DL (99 x 210mm) and A6 (105 x 148mm).

    Perfect as Personalised Invoices, Receipts, Time Sheets, Job Sheets etc. We always send a proof for approval before printing your order. If you need any help with design - we are here to assist.

    Bespoke NCR Books Printed (Made in the UK)

    Available as:

    • Duplicate NCR Books (2 part)
    • Triplicate NCR Books (3 part)
    • Quadruplicate NCR Books (4 part).

    We Provide Excellent Customer Service and Quality Bespoke Printed Products. We have 25 Years Experience in Printing and you can Trust in us to Deliver and Hassle Free Print Service. Contact us now if you need Expert Advice.

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