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Continuous Stationery


Continuous forms are multi-parts 'sets', that are fed through a dot matrix printer. Each 'set' of the form, could be 1, 2, 3 or 4 pages that are crimped together and, using the familiar perforated strip down each side, are then fed through your dot matrix printer.

The form is designed to work with your accounting software, such as Sage®.

If your form is to be filled out by hand, a delivery note for instance, then you only require a standard NCR (no carbon required) 'cut sheet' form. In other words, a regular form that has no tear-off perforated strip down the sides.

If this applies to you, then please see our regular Forms Print page.

Due to the widely variable options available with Continuous Stationery, we cannot publish complete prices in this section. However, we can show you a few of the standard 1 and 2 colour options. Please see below:

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1 Colour, 2 Parts - Form Size = 9½" x 11"
Quantity
No. of parts (sheets)
No. of colours
Price £
1,000
2
1
128.26
2,000
2
1
157.38
3,000
2
1
190.00
4,000
2
1
223.00
5,000
2
1
256.00
10,000
2
1
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Printed 1 colour to the face of each sheet.
Please add 10% if you wish to have your company Terms & Conditions printed in grey on reverse of the top sheet (usually Customer Copy)


1 Colour, 3 Parts - Form Size = 9½" x 11"
Quantity
No. of parts (sheets)
No. of colours
Price £
1,000
3
1
140.45
2,000
3
1
178.00
3,000
3
1
233.00
4,000
3
1
282.00
5,000
3
1
317.76
10,000
3
1
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Printed 1 colour to the face of each sheet.
Please add 10% if you wish to have your company Terms & Conditions printed in grey on reverse of the top sheet (usually Customer Copy)


2 Colour, 2 Parts - Form Size = 9½" x 11"
Quantity
No. of parts (sheets)
No. of colours
Price £
1,000
2
2
144.00
2,000
2
2
175.00
3,000
2
2
207.00
4,000
2
2
254.00
5,000
2
2
285.00
10,000
2
2
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Printed 2 colours to the face of each sheet.
Please add 10% if you wish to have your company Terms & Conditions printed in grey on reverse of the top sheet (usually Customer Copy)


2 Colour, 3 Parts - Form Size = 9½" x 11"
Quantity
No. of parts (sheets)
No. of colours
Price £
1,000
3
2
163.00
2,000
3
2
213.52
3,000
3
2
262.00
4,000
3
2
316.12
5,000
3
2
345.50
10,000
3
2
550.00
Printed 2 colours to the face of each sheet.
Please add 10% if you wish to have your company Terms & Conditions printed in grey on reverse of the top sheet (usually Customer Copy)

Please Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate and include delivery to one UK mainland address.

Contact us for prices on other combinations.

Join our other satisfied clients and request a quotation today!
 
Contact
Contact us here with your printing query or for requesting samples
We will deal with your enquiry as soon as possible
You can also call us on: 01635 255 552
     
   

Easy Check List
Quantity required?
e.g. 2,000 x 'sets'
How many print colours?
e.g. 2 colours + 1 colour reverse
How many parts?
e.g. 1, 2, 3 or 4 parts
Sheet colour of each part?
e.g. White = Top, Yellow = 2nd etc.
Is printing required on the reverse of the top copy?
e.g. Terms & Conditions for instance
If you would like any further details on continuous stationery then please contact Debbie or Paul on: 01635 255 552
     

The most common size used for Invoices, Remittance Advice, Credit Notes etc. is
9½"wide x 11" deep.
This form would tear down (after removal of the strips at the side holding the sprocket holes) to 8½" wide x 11".

Most companies request their Terms & Conditions are printed on the reverse of the top part (this is usually the Customer copy and generally printed on a white top copy sheet). We would normally print the Terms & Conditions in a grey ink, so as not to show through the sheet and interfere with the all-important info printed on the face. If supplying us with your Terms & Conditions, a Word document is fine, as we'll need to format the text to fit your form.

If the printing on the face of the sheets is the same on all copies, we call this 'All Parts Common'.

Sometimes Cross-Hatching (basically an image that blanks out part of the form) is used on one of the bottom sheets. The bottom sheet for instance could be exactly the same (common) as the sheets above but it may be titled Despatch Note and the boxes that hold the sensitive pricing information is 'blanked out' with cross-hatching. This means you do not need a separate form for your Despatch Notes which helps to keep costs down.

See also; 'Setting up your office to use Continuous Forms'

Continuous Stationery Forms can be designed in-house to any style or template you wish.

Proofs can be sent for you to check against existing forms or if you require one designed from new, then the easiest way is to print out a 'dummy' test sheet and we can design to fit that.

If you are using an existing Sage® or Pegasus® form, (in fact any form design can be replicated), and would like your logo and details added to the form then this is very easy to do. Just send us a copy of your existing sheet and we'll take care of the rest.

Some of the most common forms we provide are:

Invoices - Statements - Order Forms - Delivery Notes - Credit Notes - Remittance Advice
A4 continuous Letterheads
etc.

1 or multiple colours and 1 part or multiple part sets.

We also supply integrated forms, i.e. continuous forms with removable peel-out labels. Contact Debbie on 01635 255 552 for more information.

Setting up your office to use continuous forms

If you've never used continuous forms before then here's how to get started:

Firstly you'll need a dot-matrix printer, (also known as an 'impact' printer). This type of printer uses an inked ribbon and each character is in effect hammered onto the paper by tiny pins on the print head. The more pins on the head, the better the resolution (quality) of the final print. Entry level is 9 pins but for constant use 24 pins will give better results. This impact creates enough force to make an impression through a few sheets of carbonated paper. Here's a typical looking dot-matrix printer from the 70's/80's plus a modern equivalent, (both styles are readily available):

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Software

To use a dot-matrix printer any software that allows you to print can be used (pretty much everything). You can load the printer with plain sheets, or sheets already printed with a form design.

If using a program such as Sage® for your accounts, then this will ship with many standard templates of different sized forms. For instance, an average invoice size is 11" x 9½". When the form has been printed you'll be left with a perforated strip on the left and right edges, (with sprocket holes the printer uses for guiding the paper). These are usually torn off leaving nice clean edges. Each strip measure ½", so the final size of the form will be 11" x 8½".

Statement/Remittance Advice notes will be usually much wider, often with a vertical perforation allowing the remittance section to be removed at the client end which is hopefully posted back to you with a payment!

If using a program such as Sage® you will have the facility to modify all templates to suit your needs. The templates are populated with all the basic details you'll need, however if you are having a form designed then much of the detail will be pre-printed enabling you to delete out the unnecessary bits in your Sage® template.

A4 Size

Many companies prefer to send out invoices on their letterheads, and an A4 size (after tearing off the sprocket strips) is available. In this instance we would use 'micro-perfs'. With micro-perfs the holes that are used for tearing off the side strips are much smaller and closer together which gives a far neater effect so is perfect for continuous A4 letterheads.

Paper

When ordering continuous stationery for the first time, think carefully about how many 'parts' you'll need. The top copy, which is usually white would probably go to the customer. The 2nd copy, (which could be blue, green, yellow or pink for instance) is usually filed with the customer folder, the 3rd part could be filed in accounts etc. so only order what you think you'll use or otherwise you could end up throwing the bottom sheet away which is an unnecessary expense.

 

Keeping costs down

If your main stationery is produced in 2 or more colours, consider having your logo produced in 1 colour for invoices, despatch notes, etc. as this will greatly reduce the cost of your continuous stationery. Converting your logo to 1 colour is usually very easy, and there is usually no cost involved to do this on your behalf.

 

Artwork

It is recommended that unless you have professional software, such as QuarkXpress®, Adobe In-Design®, Adobe Illustrator® etc. it's best not to attempt the design of the form yourself as this needs to be done very accurately. A dot matrix printer has fixed spacing between lines of text, and this needs to be factored in when designing a form. Programs such as Word®, Publisher®, Photoshop®, Gimp® etc. are not suitable for form design.
 
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We will deal with your enquiry as soon as possible
You can also call us on: 01635 255 552
 
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