Ideal for Sales Sheets, Receipt Pads, Customer Forms, Quote Sheets, Order Forms and Message Pads, NCR paper is an alternative to carbon paper, used to make a copy or copies of an original, handwritten document without the use of any electronics. It consists of sheets of paper that are coated on the bottom and/or top with micro-encapsulated dye or ink and/or reactive clay.
The back of the first sheet is coated with micro-encapsulated dye. The top of the middle sheet is coated with a clay that quickly reacts with the dye to form a permanent mark. The back of the middle sheet is also coated with the dye. The lowermost sheet is coated on the top surface with the clay with no coating applied to the back side. When someone writes on the sheets, the pressure from the point of the writing instrument causes the micro-capsules to break and spill their dye. Since the capsules are so small, the print obtained is very accurate.