Invoice books are also known as NCR Books (No Carbon Required) in the printing world, and are one of the most common everyday tools in a plethora of industries such as automotive, business-to-business, law, medical, produce, freight, engineering, retail, and even e-commerce. NCR books (or pads) are a simple way of making a few copies of the same physical document at the same time. It’s perfect for such things as purchase orders, receipts, delivery dockets, contracts, signatures, itemised pricing, quotes, invoices, and countless other boring admin tasks! The pressure from the pen tip produces a copy of your handwriting on the sheets below in the same set. A copy is usually given to the customer, one may be locked away or given to a third party, and usually one stays in the book for good measure.
You can choose for your books to be portrait or landscape, as well as if the padding/spine is on the long or short edge. We have some standard sizes like A3, A4, or A5, but you can have these customised to suit your purpose with ease. A very common option we see getting utilised in many ways is our “sequential numbering”. This could be as simple as an invoice number ticking up with each set used, or more complicated like a raffle ticket system or custom office numbering codes.
The first thing you’ll want to decide on is how many pages you want per “set”. A set can consist of 2 sheets (duplicate), 3 sheets (triplicate) and we’ve even printed quadruple and quintuple sets in the past for particularly adventurous clients. After this, how many sets do you want in each book? And how many books? We can manufacture them hardcover or softcover, there are a few lovely inside page colours to choose from (as well as the outside cover colour and the binding tape colour), you can have them printed black only or perhaps splash out a bit and add some extra ink colours, and you can even customise the perforation and writing plate if you wanted.
Don’t let any of that confuse you or scare you away, we’ve printed enough of these to know how easy the whole process is. Get in touch with us with all questions. Oh, and we can help out with your design from beginning to end too.
Some standard sizes…
- A5 (oversized)
- A4 (oversized)
Or your own custom size!
Options / Upgrades
A few different things to get you thinking…
- Page colour
- Cover/tape/plate colour
- Sequential numbering
- Duplicate, triplicate, quad, quin!
- 25 sets per book? 50? 100?
- Extra ink colours
- Custom perforation locations
NCR books and pads have varying turnaround times depending on style and quantity. But we will aim to have them out the door within 3-4 business days. If you have specific deadlines, let us know ahead of time and we’ll make it happen.
A few questions we get asked a lot when it comes to our books and booklets.