Adriana Penco left a comment on my post “Carbon Dating or Dating Carbon”:
“Well… I have to say that we in Argentina still use some carbon paper … To keep a mandatory copy of hand-written invoices for instance. Or in any hand-written form that needs one or more copies. You can easily get them at any stationery shop. This is common in South America, so I’d imagine that in a lot of other places it is too.”
What I thought was one of the best inventions leaving carbon paper for time capsules was the invention of NCR paper. Even here in Hungary all of our invoice books use NCR and not carbon paper. This is why I was so shocked the district office was not using it. NCR comes in multiple colors and can be printed to order just like any other paper product.
Definition of:NCR paper
“A multiple-part paper form that does not use carbon paper. The ink is adhered to the reverse side of the previous sheet. Originally developed by NCR Corporation and known as ‘NCR brand, carbonless paper,’ it has also been called ‘no carbon required’ paper.” PCMag.com