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NCR Sets


NCR Sets are often used to duplicate handwriting onto additional sheets in order to save time and effort. They are commonly used for invoices, order details or client notes. At HelloPrint, you can order NCR Sets with two or three sheets in different colours. The NCR Sets are available in A4, A5 or A6. Additionally, you can choose your NCR Sets to be numbered, which is useful for your administration.

Note: The NCR Sets are completely blank. Make sure you provide a complete design (logo, lines, text etc.). It is only possible to provide 1 design for the front sheet and also for the sheets behind!

  • Printed in high quality full colour
  • Writable
  • Multiple sizes available
  • No other material options
Product specifications
Material Paper
Number of sets per pad Single sets
Material thickness 80/90/120 gsm
Quantity Starting at 10 pieces
Finishing With or without numbering
More information No perforations included
Design guidelines
Add 3 mm bleed.

To allow leeway for cutting differences in production, always add a bleed of 3 mm around all edges of your design. Make sure colours, background pictures and layouts extend into the bleed area so as to avoid leaving white lines as a result of cutting tolerances.

Keep 4 mm safety margin.

Keep all important text and images at least 4 mm away from the edge of the finished size.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Use the PMS colour code(s).

Use uncoated PMS colours for products printed on uncoated paper (offset paper, Biotop and Conqueror Vergé), and use coated PMS colours for products printed on machine coated papers (gloss and silk), and every other product printed with PMS colours (gifts, textiles etc.).

Positioning your numbering.

To specify the location for numbering on your design, please create a box that is at least 30 x 10 mm in size. You may position this box anywhere within the margin requirements on the first page.

Numbering is always printed in 100% black, using the font Helvetica Bold 12 pt unless you request otherwise.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats (PDF (1.4 or higher), TIFF, EPS, JPG). Deliver your files in one layer: the background layer.

Convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts.

Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Use the right values for full colour black.

Use Rich Black (C:63% M:52% Y:51% K:100%) for larger areas and text to get a deep black colour. Do not use this value for text smaller than 15 pt or plain text. This can only be used in full colour printing. For designing black smaller texts use 100% black.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Guide PDF
A4 (210 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 (148 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
What is this product? And what can I use it for?
  • ncr sets, is a glued set consisting of 1 white frontsheet, and 1 or 2 (depending on your choice) backsheets. The text you write on the frontsheet, will be copied through on the backsheets.

  • This product can be used:

  • Use as a receipt/invoice

  • Use as a delivery slip

What is the fastest possible turnaround?
  • The fastest possible turnaround for NCR Sets is:

  • 8 working days

  • Please note: Only applicable for products which require your design: To make sure that your order is delivered at the indicated time, it is important that we receive your file with your design for the product, on time (also called cut-off time). This way, the product can be moved into production on time. The deadline is always communicated at the final step when putting your product together and in the box on the right which details your entire order.

  • The cut-off time for your printed item may vary. This depends on the combination you choose. This has to do with the manufacturing technique and / or the order quantities.

  • Please note: The product delivery shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't supplied before the next cut-off time.

Which production techniques do we use?
  • For the production of NCR Sets, we use the following technique(s):

  • Offset Lithography/Litho printing: This technique uses wet ink and aluminium and rubber plates to transfer images and text onto paper sheets, resulting in sharp, vibrant, and consistent prints. While this method may require slightly more setup than digital printing, it's the most cost-effective option for larger print runs.

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • For the delivery of your NCR Sets we use multiple carriers. We use our most reliable carriers, which in most cases are UPS or DPD.
    We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).

I can't find the NCR Sets I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?
  • The NCR Sets chosen in most cases can be selected via our website.

  • If your material type, weight, quantity, size or other specification is not listed, you can request a quotation. It is also possible to request binding in another colour. We will send you our offer within 1 working day. Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

  • Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

On which side will the NCR Sets by glued together?
  • The NCR Sets will be glued together at the top if you choose upper bound or bound on top. The NCR Sets will be glued on the left side if you choose left bound.

What materials can I choose from?
  • 80 gsm offset: This is the most often-used paper for NCR Sets. The thin paper makes it easy to tear off and is perfect to write on.

  • 60 gsm offset: This paper is most commonly used for back sheets.

  • The back of the pad is made from 1 mm thick reinforced cardboard.

How are my writing sets numbered?
  • The size NCR Sets are numbered with 6 digits for technical reasons. By default, the number starts at 000001. If you want a different number, please contact us.

Out of how many sheets exists a set?
  • A set consists, depending on your choice, of 2 or 3 sheets. A set of 2 sheets consists of one white and one colored backsheet. A set of three sheets consists of one white sheet, and two colored backsheets.

What is Pantone printing?
  • Pantone colours are often used when a design only contains 1 to 4 colours. Pantone colours have a unique code within the Pantone Matching System (PMS), so that the result of colours used is always the same. PMS is mainly used for: Letterheads, envelopes, business cards and compliment cards.

Will my NCR Sets be printed in full colours?
  • The white frontsheets are printed in full colour on one side. The coloured backsheets are printed in 1 colour (black).

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!


At HelloPrint, you can number your pads for your administration. This will be a 6-digit number, starting at 000001. If requested otherwise, please contact us. Make sure you let us know where we should place the numbering by adding a box to your design (with or without border) of minimum 20 x 8 mm to your design. Use a light color for the box as numbering always takes place in 100% black.


One bundle is made up of the first writing sheet and the one or two subsequent copy sheets.

In order to guarantee the best prices on all our products, we only offer the most popular print runs below. Make sure you contact us if you need a different print run, we make exceptions in most cases!

Prices shown are per one design. For multiple designs, add multiple items to your cart and upload the different artwork to each item.

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Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Monday, 15 April 2024 11:30

£157.99 Excl. VAT

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