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A Short Introduction to Carbonless NCR Forms
Most of us remember the days when we needed a carbon paper to make or receive copies of invoices and receipts. A growing trend is the use of NCR Forms or Carbonless Copy Paper.
NCR Stands for No Carbon Required, which is a word play on the company that developed the technology: National Cash Register. The underside of NCR forms are covered by a sheet of encapsulated ink, so that when the pressure of a writing utensil is being used on top, the encapsulated inks essentially breaks and follows the trail of the writer onto the sheet below it. The sheet below is coated with a reactive clay layer, which catalyzes a reaction between the encapsulated ink and leaves a permanent mark identical to the mark made on the top sheet.