NCR Sets are still used by many business each and every day. Some may never have heard of the term NCR Set but rest assured they are still as popular in business today as they ever were.
NCR sets are typically used for order pads, invoice pads and receipt books, they provide a quick and convenient way of not only writing out an invoice, receipt or order, but making an instant copy at the same time too. The original document can be passed to the customer whilst the copy or copies are retained as a record in the business.
The term NCR stands for ‘No Carbon Required’. The term ‘No Carbon Required’ should actually be better known as CCP or carbonless copy paper. The NCR acronym was coined by the inventors of carbonless copy paper in 1953, chemists Barrett K. Green and Lowell Schleicher. The chemist at the time worked for the company National Cash Register so the acronym no only fitted the invention but also focused attention on the company name.
Prior to the invention of carbonless copy paper the only choice you had if you needed to make an instant copy was using carbon paper. Carbon paper was originally invented by Italian Pellegrino Turri in 1801. You simply placed a sheet of blue carbon paper between two sheets of paper and whatever you wrote on the top sheet would be instantly duplicated via the blue carbon paper on to the sheet of paper below. Hey presto an instant copy, however the blue carbon paper was messy, left you with blue fingers and could be easily lost.
So from 1953 the sheet of blue carbon paper was doomed, NCR Sets became increasingly the method of choice for all manner of uses. Although the original NCR sets were produced exclusively by NCR, technological and process improvements meant carbonless copy paper started to be produced across the globe by printers large and small. The original NCR company may have now branched out to be a global leader in ATM’s but their name is still associated with these essential pieces of business stationary throughout the world.
NCR sets in Wigan
Apollo Print of Wigan has provided NCR sets for business for over 25 years. We take care of every element from start to finish, from design right through to print and delivery.
Choose your style the number of NCR pages you need, how the pad is bound, tell us how many parts you need – 2 part (duplicate), 3 part (triplicate) or 4 part sets (quadruplicate) and we do the rest.
Did you know?
The NCR company (National Cash Register) is one of the leading suppliers of automated teller machines world wide with some 830,000 ATM’s. So you probably deal with NCR more times than you realise.