Carbonless Forms Key Terms
Learn the basic terms associated with ordering carbonless formsThe carbonless business form can make producing multiple copies of important documents a lot faster and easier. From invoices to contact forms, the carbonless form can be a lifesaver. Carbonless forms are so much more convenient than their out-dated carbon copy counterparts.
Before ordering carbonless forms, take some time to review key terms associated with the printing and ordering process. Learning the specifics of the carbonless technology and printing process can save you time in the long run.
Pre-made or custom
ProofA proof is a copy of an image, or item like a carbonless form, used to show the client before the printer prints the items. The client must review the proof carefully to make sure he approves of the item.
Micro-encapsulated dyeMicro-encapsulated dye is the dye coated on the back side of each carbonless sheet. The dye works like a carbon paper would between the sheets and allows for the writing to be transferred to each sheet in the pack.
Four color processThe four-color process is one that uses the primary colors printed one on top the other to produce a range of many colors used for printing artwork and other full color images. Many companies offer four-color processing on carbonless forms.
Sequential (consecutive) numberingSequential or consecutive numbering is the printing of numbers in order on invoices, forms, tickets, envelopes and more. Carbonless forms can be printed with sequential numbering to use in many fashions. The number can be printed on the top sheet only, or on all sheets of the carbonless pack.
Carbonless rollsA carbonless roll, also called carbonless register paper, is available in long rolls to use as credit card register receipts for retailers and restaurants. The paper is two-part with a carbonless layer on the top allowing for the customer to sign and return the top and have a copy of the signed receipt in the bottom part.
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