How to Print MultiPart Carbonless Forms in a Laser Printer

Carbonless Paper Applications

Multi-part carbonless paper in a laser printer? No way!

Yes way! There is a whole new breed of carbonless papers created specifically for use in laser printers. These NCR (“No Carbon Required”) papers are not only laser-compatible, but clean and green.

So how does this work? If you need a three-part form what do you do?

Check out the video below or click here to find out!


How to Print a Three-Part Form

First of all, you have to set your printer settings to print three identical copies of each sheet. Then you need to decide if you need straight or reverse collated materials. The way your printer pulls the paper and then outputs it will determine which you need.

Straight Collated Forms

In straight collated forms, the printer pulls the stock in the tray from the top of the stack. Then it outputs it face down.

For example; if you are using a three-part pre-collated form, the white sheet, face up, will be at the top of the stack, the yellow next and the pink last.

When they are output, the pink will be on top, face down. As you lift them off the tray and turn them over, they are in the correct order, ready for use.

Sometimes it’s easier to see than to read an explanation! Check out our video: How to Print on Straight Collated Forms

Reverse Collated Forms

Again, in reverse collated forms, the printer will pull the paper from the top of the stack, but it will start with sheet 3.

So you load your input tray with page 3 (the pink form) at the top, face up. Output will be white sheet on top, face up.

The pre-collated forms will be in the correct order to use. Be sure not to change that order, or they may not image through from sheet to sheet.

Need to see it? Check out our video: How to Print on Reverse Collated Forms

How to Keep Multi-part Carbonless Forms in Sets

The easiest way is to separate multi-part carbonless forms is by color, always make sure the correct color sheet is at the bottom of the stack.

Unlike the forms created for impact printers, these sets are not joined in any way. So what do you need to do to put them together? There a several ways:

  • Staple the sets together
  • Put them on a clip board
  • Glue them
  • Or use them as separate sheets

The choice is yours. You need to determine which works best for your application. By discussing your needs with a specialist in this product, you may find that the 3-part sets you were using can now be condensed into 2-part sets.

Carbonless Laser Paper Form Options

Do you have various different uses for carbonless laser paper? Perhaps you need some 2-part and some 3 or 4-part sets, then you may be best served by using all white carbonless forms, so that you can tailor the number of sheets to the application.

Do you have a 3-part shipping form or a 2-part statement or even a 4-part purchase order or delivery form? Using a white carbonless will allow you to choose the number of sheets as you print.

Benefits of Carbonless Laser Forms

Whatever your need, you can cut costs by the versatility carbonless laser forms offer. They will run on every machine, including laser, offset press, high-speed copiers and digital duplicators.

And a huge benefit over pre-printed forms is that if you change an address, a phone number or conditions, you don’t have to toss the unused portion of your forms. You simply print what is called for with the most pertinent information and you will always have updated information; no reprinting necessary.

To try multipart carbonless laser forms for yourself, request samples below.

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This post was originally published in February 2015. It has been updated in December 2016.


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