Sequential Numbering on Carbonless Forms

What is Sequential Numbering?

Sequential Numbering on Carbonless Forms

Having sequential numbers printed on carbonless forms or other printed pieces, such as note pads, means to print a number on the form or printed item and the next form or printed item will have the next number in the sequence. Sometimes numbers can be descending or ascending depending on the requirements of the job needed.

When are sequential numbers used and what are they used for?

Sequential numbering is used on many types of forms and printed material. This numbering process can be used on carbonless forms (No Carbon Required), note pads, work orders, invoices, promotional pieces such as door hangars and more.

Why would you use sequential numbering is to have an accounting of each job done and a reference for the customer.
For example, if you had your car worked on and the oil was changed you would receive a carbonless invoice with a number on the form. Each customer would receive a different number associated with their oil change; providing the business an accurate method of tracking how many oil changes have been done in a given time frame.

How do you make the numbers or what makes the numbers?

There are many types of machines printers used to number Carbonless forms. One style is a letter press, another is a pneumatic numbering head which uses air pressure do drive a numbering head and crash imprint the number on the top sheet transferring the number to the other sheets. For example, if you were numbering a 2 part carbonless form you would have a black or red number on the top sheet and a crashed number on the second sheet. The image on the second sheet would appear black no matter what ink was on the top sheet as the carbonless paper transfers the image in black.

Are there other colors for numbering?

You can choose between black or red ink. Our default is to red ink, for customer convenience.

Where can numbers be placed on the form?

Usually numbers can be placed anywhere on the form the customer would like the number to be, allowing enough space on the form for the numbers to fit. Most numbers are ¼" in height and require a space large enough to handle up to six digits or less.

If you have any questions regarding your custom carbonless forms, please feel free to call us at 866-609-7936 and one of our customer service representative would be happy to help assist you in the design and process of your Carbonless Form.


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