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Personalised Printing Service - Order Online

We are a trusted Family Run, Print & Design Business - Based in North East England. We Specialise in Printing Customised Business Stationery & Promotional Products. Shop Online Now or ask for a FREE Quote. We offer FREE UK Mainland Delivery with every order! 

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Hello, I'm Mark Drummond, founder of MD Print Shop. With 25 years experience in commercial print management, I decided to create my own business, helping clients with their bespoke Print & Design Needs. We are Based in the North East and use Lithographic, Digital & Wide Format machinery to provide quality Print Solutions.

We specialise in quality, custom business print and offer excellent, attentive customer service. We are based in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear and serve the entire UK. Think of us as your Print Department.

We use the latest generation digital print technology along with traditional lithographic presses to ensure you receive a first class printed product. Each job we produce is made to order with tender love and care and printed onto the best quality print media. Our custom Business to Business (B2B) print and design service is second to none. We are trusted UK print professionals and we are here to offer expert advice if required. Most orders are from happy, repeat custom.

We serve the entire UK and all local areas. Please click here for more information regarding our local appointment service. The beauty of our service is everything is made to order. You will receive quality business printing customised to your exact needs, with excellent personal service.

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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.

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Branded Business Stationery from MD Print Shop

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Branded Business Stationery from MD Print Shop

It's 2020 and time for a fresh new look for your business brand image and time to re-stock the cupboards in your office. We are here to help with all aspects of design and print for your business. We Print Branded Business Stationery and Customised Promotional Products.

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Customised Business Form Printing - MD Print Shop

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Customised Business Form Printing - MD Print Shop

Carbonless Paper Printing supplier MD Print Shop supply bespoke NCR forms, sets, pads and books for companies throughout North East England and the wider UK. Manufactured Carbonless forms are printed and designed from scratch to each businesses details and branding/logo etc. 

Carbonless paper is available as Duplicate (2 part), Triplicate (3 part) and Quadruplicate (4 part). When an impression is made (usually by a pen) on the top sheet, and impression in immediately made on subsequent NCR sheets below.

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Standard sizes available include A4, A5, DL and A6. Custom sizes are also available on request.

We can customise your personalised forms to your exact needs. Popular uses are for Invoices, Purchase Orders, Remittance Advice, Requisition Forms, Receipts, Booking Forms etc. Your bespoke form design can be supplied print ready by you or let us design for you.

We are specialist printers on customised business forms for the UK market. We have 25 years experience in this field and are here to offer expert advice.

FREE UK Mainland Delivery with every order

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. 

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. 

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 

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MD Print Shop - Quality Business Printing

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MD Print Shop - Quality Business Printing

Let’s get 2020 off to the best start with some great print bargains! Get £20.20 OFF your order when you spend £99.00. The discount will be automatically applied as you order on our website. 

MD Print Shop are the North East Print Champions. We offer FREE UK Mainland Delivery with every order. 

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We’ve also created some exclusive special deals for you. Explore more of our product range and see what else we can do for your business.

MD Print Shop have a wealth of experience creating professional products designed to help your business flourish. We print personalised business stationery and promotional products which help support your brand image and message. Professional quality printed products have the power to enhance your presence in your busy sector.

Our product range includes Carbonless NCR Forms, Pads, Books & Sets, Business Cards, Flyers Banners, Envelopes, Flags, Signs, Booklets, Letterheads, Compliment Slips, Strut Cards, Posters, A-Frames, Legal Corners, Post Cards, Correspondence Cards, Invitations, Table Talkers, Presentation Folders etc. 

Contact our professional team for a FREE consultation and see how we can help your business.

T: 0191 289 4755
E: sales@mdprintshop.co.uk

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We Design, Print & Promote You!

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We Design, Print & Promote You!

We are your local printer, based in Tyne & Wear. We operate a state of the art website which can easily take your order. 

We offer a comprehensive range of payment options to make life easy. We also offer a FREE Appointment service in the North East region and will pop out to see you to discuss options available.

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MD Print Shop also offer a professional and experienced graphic design service which can help with all aspects of design. Our design expertise includes logo design, stationery design, brand design, website design, signage design etc.

Whatever your business print and design requirements - we are here to help.

Our creative design and print service covers the entire UK and we offer FREE UK Mainland Delivery with every order.

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