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Carbonless NCR Forms, Alive and Kicking!

I know, you probably think that the internet and all things screen related have signed the death warrant for carbonless printed NCR (No carbon required) forms, but that is not the case. Yes, a mobile sales agent armed with the latest iPad or tablet can bring up a form in no time, you can "sign" it with your finger and just like that, you bought a house! But carbonless forms are making a comeback in certain industries. Some businesses and organizations that must have an actual hard copy signature, or in industries where the environment is too harsh for modern electronic tablets and laptops rely on hand copy forms. Carbonless forms come in many different confirmations and color sets. Most common are the two and three part varieties. The two part usually has a white top sheet and a yellow bottom sheet easily attached at the top. The three part sets commonly add a third bottom pink copy. Perforation at the top, bottom or sides makes for a great option if you need to separate just a part of the form, like a matching number or instruction. You can also custom make carbonless sets in any color combination you choose. Another option is to have the forms bound in a pad form with a wrap-around cover, usually made of standard #110 manilla card stock that doubles as a divider between the set you are using and the next set. While the internet will surely continue to dominate the traditional forms market, we have seen a continued demand and increase in full color printing on carbonless forms. Gone are the days of boring 8.5" x 11" letter sized forms printed in just black in. Todays carbonless forms are sexy and colorful, and come in all sizes. Even better, with digital printing, you can do smaller cost effective runs, or versioning of different sets customized to a specific event or company. Still not sure about the cost effective use of carbonless forms?  Give us a call, we are happy to assist you.

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  • What materials are commonly used for labels and stickers?

    Labels and stickers can be made from various materials such as paper, vinyl, polyester, and polypropylene. The choice of material depends on factors like durability, application surface, and desired aesthetic.

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    Yes, AlphaGraphics offers customizable options for shapes and sizes to suit your specific needs. Whether you need standard shapes like circles and squares or custom shapes tailored to your brand, we can accommodate your requirements.

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    Yes, decals are designed to withstand outdoor conditions and can be applied to vehicles, windows, walls, and other outdoor surfaces. Our weather-resistant materials ensure longevity and durability even in harsh environments.

  • What printing techniques are used for labels and stickers?

    AlphaGraphics employs various printing techniques such as digital printing, offset printing, and screen printing, depending on the project requirements. Each method offers unique benefits in terms of quality, color accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Can you print variable data on labels and stickers?

    Yes, we offer variable data printing services, allowing you to personalize each label or sticker with unique information such as serial numbers, barcodes, QR codes, or names. This is particularly useful for product labeling, promotions, or event badges.

  • Do you provide design assistance for labels and stickers?

    Absolutely! Our team of experienced designers can help you create eye-catching designs for your labels and stickers. Whether you have existing artwork or need assistance with concept development, we'll work with you to achieve the desired look.

  • Are your labels and stickers easy to apply?

    Yes, our labels and stickers are designed for easy application. Depending on the type of adhesive and surface, they can be applied manually or with the help of application tools. We also provide instructions and guidance to ensure smooth application.

  • Can I order labels and stickers in bulk quantities?

    Yes, we can accommodate orders of all sizes, from small quantities to large-scale production runs. Our flexible printing capabilities allow us to meet your volume requirements while maintaining quality and consistency.

  • Are your labels and stickers eco-friendly?

    AlphaGraphics is committed to sustainability, and we offer eco-friendly options for labels and stickers. This includes using recycled materials, water-based inks, and environmentally friendly adhesives whenever possible.

  • What industries commonly use labels, stickers, and decals?

    Labels, stickers, and decals are used across various industries for a wide range of applications. Common sectors include retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, education, and hospitality. They serve purposes such as branding, product labeling, packaging, safety signage, and promotional marketing.

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