NCR Forms

NCR Forms Options


  • Carbonless NCR Paper

  • Multiple Part Options

  • Pantone Available

  • Padding Included

  • 3-4 Day Turnaround

  • Overview
  • Recommendations
  • Ordering Tips

NCR Forms Overview

Carbonless paper was invented by chemists working for the NCR Forms Company in the early 50's. Carbonless forms paper is commonly called NCR Forms, which is a short form for ‘No Carbon Required’.

Carbonless forms paper works equivalent to carbon paper. It simply makes a copy of any document, generally the handwritten part of the document without using a photocopier or any other method. Carbonless forms paper is also ideal for any company looking to lower on environmental waste and want to advance her productivity.

The way carbonless forms paper works, is when pressures applied to the top sheet it causes micro-capsules on the backside of the sheet to break and drop their dye, which act in response with clay on top of the sheet below, giving off a nearly perfect copy. This whole process creates a duplicate of the original writing on the first sheet on top of the next sheet giving the several copies of the same print.

Carbonless forms started out being known as NCR Forms or NCR Printing and have many uses such as invoices, sales receipts, work orders, home care forms, almost any business form. The old carbon forms were messy, but the new NCR or carbonless forms are quick and easy to use.

Our standard NCR forms come padded in collated sets preprinted in either 1 or 2 colors. Black or red numbering can be added if you prefer or when set serialized forms are required.

1 and 2 Color printing does not allow for bleeds or borders. Artwork should have 5/16" (0.3125") space in from the trim line for grippers. For more information, see the "File Setup" tab.

  • Standard Sizes
  • Any Size

NCR Form Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:

  • 3.5" x 8.5" NCR Forms (No Bleeds)
  • 4.25" x 5.5" NCR Forms (No Bleeds)
  • 8.5" x 5.5" NCR Forms (No Bleeds)
  • 8.5" x 7" NCR Forms (No Bleeds)
  • 8.5" x 11" NCR Forms (No Bleeds)
  • 8.5" x 14" NCR Forms (No Bleeds)
  • 11" x 17" NCR Forms (No Bleeds)
  • NCR Paper
  • Color
  • What is Pantone?
  • No Coating

No Coating

This product prints in a professional, finished quality.

  • Explanation of Turnaround Time
  • Next Day
  • 2-3 Days
  • 3-4 Days
  • 5 Days

Explanation of Turnaround Time

See a quick chart showing turnaround times

Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For orders shipping to the blue zone, please use the Eastern time zone (New York). For orders shipping to the red zone, please use the Pacific time zone (California). Please see the below map:

Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order.

Production map of NCR Forms

Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.

  • Padding
  • Numbering
  • Shrinkwrap and Rubber Bands


Padding means the gluing of multiple pieces of paper stacked together on a single edge, as typically seen with pads of paper.

  • Padding on Top
  • Padding on the Left
  • Padding on the Right


You have 3 options for numbering:

  • No Numbering
  • Red Numbering
  • Black Numbering

Be sure to specify in your files where on the page you would like numbering. We do not have a default numbering placement

  • 1&2 Color

1&2 Color

Please see quantities available in the pricing calculator.

To request a custom estimate, click "Estimates" at the top of the page.

We typically print more than the quantity ordered. Because printing is a manufacturing process, the total finished quantity may vary. We usually ship a few more than you order, but sometimes quantities can vary +/- 5%. Standard industry procedure is to consider this range shipment in full.

  • Get NCR Form Templates
  • File Preparation
  • File Orientation
  • No Bleed - See Specifications
  • Proofs and File Check

Please Select Template Below:

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.

EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

Have a question about NCR Forms or Carbonless Forms?
Please call us at 267-300-0003.

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