What is continuous or computer forms?

What is TSF or Tabulating Stock Forms?

What is OTC or One Time Carbon?

What is micro perforation?

What is an impact printer?


What is continuous or computer forms?

A series of connected forms with holes punched on the left and right sides that allow the paper to be fed continuously through a pin fed printing device. There is a perforation between forms to allow the user to tear them apart. The forms are fan folded into a stack, at the perforation, when they are manufactured.



What is TSF or Tabulating Stock Forms?

Tabulating Stock Forms (TSF) is basically continuous or computer forms without print. As opposed to continuous forms with printing or pre-printed continuous forms. TSF are generally used to print computer generated reports, statements or summaries.



What is OTC or One Time Carbon?

A lightweight paper that has a carbon coating that is suitable for transferring an image only one time in a given area, opposed to a pencil carbon that will repeatedly transfer an image. In the past it was widely used but with the introduction of carbonless papers, companies are slowly discarding this outdated and messy paper solution. In the Philippines, OTC paper is still very popular due largely to its cheaper cost (generally 20-30%); however it is only a matter of time before this form of paper is slowly replaced by carbonless papers.



What is micro perforation?

A special perforation that has a smaller tie than the usual perforation. This permits the sheet to detach easier than the average perforation. Perforations may run either horizontally, vertically, or both directions on a sheet. The area between cuts is called a "tie".



What is an impact printer?

A dot matrix printer or impact matrix printer refers to a type of computer printer with a print head that runs back and forth on the page and prints by impact, striking an ink-soaked cloth ribbon against the paper, much like a typewriter. All multi-part continuous forms are printed on impact printers. Some single part continuous forms are printed on high volume, high speed laser printers.









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