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    Some of my products are personalised/made to fit so when I do events/fairs I am taking samples and then am planning on taking orders. I have only done one event so far and kept forgetting what information I needed. I took a duplicate receipt book with me, but by the time I'd gone back and kept adding bits of info, the copy that I handed over to the customer was quite untidy and scrappy.

    Does anyone have printed up order forms, and are they carbon copied, so you can give one to the customer? If so, where did you buy them from?
    http://www.freckles-designs.co.uk/
    http://www.facebook.com/FrecklesDesigns

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    I created my own order forms with a smaller section at the bottom to tear off and give to the customer which has my contact details and I can write a shortened version of the order to give as a receipt. I use a perforating paper cutter to make the tearing off easier.

    It is perfect for me as I can ensure that they are specific to my product and the information I need so if anyone else fills one out, I have everything there - they simply fill in all the relevant sections and don't run the risk of missing things out.

    It is cheap and easy to do with a bit of practice and you can create any number of forms to suit whatever products you may need to (means you can add extra sections if required or take away those which aren't needed and amend them as and when you need to).

    Alternatively, get yourself a carbonless duplicate book which avoids that mess left behind by the carbon paper. Just remember to put the page protector behind each time or you will find the details go through onto a number of forms!

    Hope this helps.
    Ali x

    Etsy Shop: aliscraftstudio.etsy.com
    Facebook: AlisCraftStudio
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    • #3
      Thanks Alicat - fab idea. I looked at buying NCR books but to get them printed with the headers I'd want will cost a fortune which is why I like your idea with the tear off strip. I bought a sewing tracing wheel (£2) thinking that might work for the perforations but I think my papers too thick. Might try thinner paper...or any suggestions as to where to buy a cheap perforation tool?
      http://www.freckles-designs.co.uk/
      http://www.facebook.com/FrecklesDesigns

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      • #4
        You need a rotary cutter with interchangeable blades - then you can put in a perforating blade which will be fine through paper. They aren't cheap but last a long time.
        Ali x

        Etsy Shop: aliscraftstudio.etsy.com
        Facebook: AlisCraftStudio
        Follow me on Twitter:
        @AlisCraftStudio

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        • #5
          I print off 2 almost identical A5 sheets of paper with my own order form design on them. The top copy is white paper, the bottom copy is pink and has the words 'customer copy' on it. Then I staple the white copy on top of the pink one.

          I purchased some carbon copy sheets from a stationers (Staples in this case) - you know the sort you'd use in an old fashioned typewriter. Cut each A4 carbon sheet in half and placed it between the white and pink order forms. Voila! My own carbon copy order forms

          The carbon copy sheets weren't expensive (less than £2 for 10 and you can reuse them over and over). I already had some coloured paper so didn't have to buy that.
          Carol
          Pop Up Zoo Greetings cards - Raising money for Sands in memory of my precious son Ben Folksy Shop, Facebook Page, You Tube
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          • #6
            You should buy handwriting carbon paper as this gives a darker impression than typewriter carbon paper. A quick check on eBay turns up this A5 carbon paper. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pk-100-She...item27bea8d342

            Hope this is of use.

            Roger

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            • #7
              Originally posted by keystamp View Post
              You should buy handwriting carbon paper as this gives a darker impression than typewriter carbon paper. A quick check on eBay turns up this A5 carbon paper. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pk-100-She...item27bea8d342

              Hope this is of use.

              Roger
              It doesn't really matter which carbon paper you use. Don't forget that my contact details are already printed on the customer's part of the form, so it's only the specific order details that require the carbon copy for the customer.

              I've just checked the carbon paper I purchased from Staples and it is indeed 'hand copy' so sorry for not being clearer about that earlier.
              Carol
              Pop Up Zoo Greetings cards - Raising money for Sands in memory of my precious son Ben Folksy Shop, Facebook Page, You Tube
              Carol's Yummy Bakes - My new business Website, Facebook Page


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