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Carbonless Books and Pads

Carbonless Books and Pads

At CMYK Colour Online we provide extensive options for carbonless (NCR) printing. We print both books and pads in duplicate, triplicate and quadruplicate in a number of different sizes.

When ordering carbonless books or pads, it is important that all artwork has been set correctly. To assist you in doing this we have included helpful information, images, diagrams and links to guideline templates on the page below:

Consecutive Numbering Explained

Helpful Information - Carbonless Books

Helpful Information - Carbonless Pads


Consecutive Numbering

NCR Numbering

If you require consecutive numbering, please choose this option when selecting your quantity. Whilst doing this you will also be required to indicate what number you would like the numbering to start from as well as the position of the numbering (see screenshot below).


  • Please note, the minimum area for consecutive numbering is 25 x 15mm.
  • Numbering cannot be placed closer than 6mm to the perforation.
  • Consecutive numbering cannot exceed seven digits.
  • Numbering is roughly 5mm high.
  • Numbering is always printed in RED.
  • Consecutive numbering cannot contain letters or symbols.

Diagram showing how to select NCR numbering

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Carbonless Books

Photo of a Carbonless Book

We offer carbonless books in A4, A5, DL and A6 sizes

Pricing for carbonless books can be found by clicking here and navigating to the item that you require.

  • Books are quarter bound with crocodile board cover and include a fold in pressure plate.
  • Printed on quality NCR (No carbon required) paper stock.
  • Printed in one colour only. This can be a PMS colour (Pantone Solid Uncoated), or Process Black. Please note, full colour (CMYK) printing is not available.
  • Consecutive numbering included (optional).
  • Terms and conditions on the back of the top copy (additional price).
  • Top copies perforated and bottom copy fixed.
  • All pages must have identical artwork.
  • External bleed is not available. All printing must be kept at least 6 mm from the edge of the tear-off page size.

Tear off size for Books:

  • A4 Book (Portrait) Bound at the LHS = 204 x 310mm.
  • A4 Book (Portrait) Bound at the Head = 215 x 299mm.
  • A5 Book (Portrait) Bound at the LHS = 137 x 215mm.
  • A5 Book (Portrait) Bound at the Head = 150 x 204mm.
  • DL Book (Portriat) Bound at the Head = 99 x 204mm.
  • A6 Book (Portrait) Bound at the LHS = 87 x 155mm.
  • A6 Book (Portrait) Bound at the Head= 105 x 137mm.

All book sizes except DL can be bound either at the LHS (left hand side) or the HEAD (top). DL books must always be bound at the short edge (this is the HEAD for portrait books, or the LHS for landscape books).

Artwork can be supplied in either portrait or landscape orientation.

To download guideline templates for all of our Carbonless Books please click here. Before using our templates please read through the read me file supplied.

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Carbonless Pads

Photo of a Carbonless Pad

We offer carbonless pads in A4, A5, DL and A6 sizes

Pricing for carbonless pads can be found by clicking here and navigating to the item that you require.

  • Pads are standard bound and include backing board and fold in pressure plate.
  • Printed on quality NCR (No carbon required) paper stock.
  • Printed in one colour only. This can be a PMS colour (Pantone Solid Uncoated), or Process Black. Please note, full colour (CMYK) printing is not available.
  • Consecutive numbering included (optional).
  • Terms and conditions on the back of the top copy (additional price).
  • No perforation, all pages are designed to be torn out.
  • All pages must have identical artwork.
  • External bleed is not available. All printing must be kept at least 6 mm from the edge of the tear-off page size.

Finished size for Pads:

  • A4 Pad = 210 x 297 mm.
  • A5 Pad = 148 x 210 mm.
  • DL Pad = 99 x 210mm.
  • A6 Pad = 105 x 148mm.

Pads are always glued at the short edge of the artwork (this is the HEAD for portrait pads, or the LHS for landscape pads).

Artwork can be supplied in portrait or landscape orientation.

To download guideline templates for all of our Carbonless Books please click here. Before using our templates please read through the read me file supplied.

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