Carbonless Books

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Carbonless books or NCR (no carbon required) books or Carbon copy books help transfer information within your business. Transactions can be recorded and pages can be distributed as well as keeping a permanent record copy inside the books.

Our Carbonless Book product line includes a wide variety of sizes and configurations. Our custom carbonless pads are constructed by inserting snap-out style forms into a scored wrap around cover and stitching (stapled) to form a book. When using the cover is inserted between the sets of forms so that they will not image on to form below the one being written on. This product is ideal for carbonless invoice books, order forms and custom sales books.

Carbonless book construction video.


How does carbonless paper work? 

Carbonless papers have been treated with chemicals that react when written on.The chemical on the back of the first sheet is different than the chemical on the front of the second sheet, when you write on the first sheet the impression makes the two chemicals react to one another.

Does it matter what size the stub is on my form?

No, but it needs to be at least 1/2" maximum 3/4". Our standard is 3/4" .

Can you print Carbonless Books in a non standard paper sequence?

Yes we can. There is an upcharge depending on the colors chosen.

Is there an extra charge for changes between parts within a Carbonless Book?

Yes, only because we will need additional plates to print the forms. 

I do not want the printing on the backside of my Carbonless Book pages to show through to the front, what do I do ?

We can screen the type back 30%. If the type is unreadable once screened we would recommend printing in solid black and print on 20lb papers.

What is red crash numbering?

Crash numbering is numbering that is placed on NCR carbonless forms by impacting with a numbering head after the forms are printed. The number prints in red on the first part of the form , then carbonless imaged on the parts below.


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Carbonless book construction video.


Overall Size of BooksTotal Number of FormsPrice
8 1/2 x 11 3/4 ( tears out to 8 1/2 x 11 )200$ 72.26
500$ 94.20
800$ 106.98
1000$ 139.54
1500$ 180.24
2000$ 241.86
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"Parts" refers to number of copies in your form . Example : if your form has white , yellow , and pink copies, it is a 3 part form .

Example: A carbonless book that has 50 - 3 part forms in it has 150 sheets of paper in the book, or there they are 50 sets of 3 part forms in the book .

Forms are booked with a wrap around 100lb manilla cover with 2 staples or stitches thru the stub of the forms to hold it together .

Carbonless book construction video.

Standard paper weight for snapout forms is 15lb . 

20lb paper can be added to part 1



Standard :

2 part - white , yellow                                        

3 part - white , yellow , pink

4 part - white , yellow , pink , gold

Any other sequence is considered non - standard .

Example of non standard paper sequence for a 4 part form: White , green , yellow , pink

Available colors : yellow , pink , green , blue , gold

For non standard sequences part 1 must be white . Contact customer service for non white sheets for part 1.

1 color 1 side means each part of your form will print on one side in 1 color of ink.

1 position red consecutive crash numbering.

Number can be placed anywhere on the page.

Crash numbering means the number appears red on part 1 and is a carbonless image on the parts below it.

Numbers are 3/16" tall .   123457

Covers can be printed from 1 to 4 colors .

2 hole punching :

2 - 1/4" holes , 2 3/4" on center 

3 hole punching :

3 - 1/4" holes , 4 1/4" on center

holes are drilled through all parts

* contact customer service for other configurations


Plate changes are for forms that have different copy printed on different parts. Example: blockout printed on part 3 of a 3 part form .


By choosing "one full perforation " the cost will be added for one full horizontal or vertical perforation on all parts .

Please show on your artwork the location of perforation.

For multiple perforations contact customer service .

The stub perforation is not considered an extra perforation.

Total :$ 112.26
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Estimated Total :$ 112.26

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