Carbonless Paper

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Carbonless copy paper has micro-encapsulated dye or ink on the back side of the top sheet, as well as a clay coating on the front side of the bottom sheet. When pressure is applied (from writing or impact printing), the dye capsules rupture and react with the clay to form a permanent mark duplicating the markings (elements like images, writing, or typing) made to the top sheet. In the span of seconds, intermediary layers act as multipart stationery, adding flexibility and convenience to any business exchange!