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Do you still use carbon paper to write?



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Do you still use carbon paper to write?

I can still remember years ago when the use of carbon paper was very common. They are basically used when one need to write duplicate copies without having to write twice. The carbon papers are placed in between two papers while writing and a duplicate copy would be made immediately.

When was the last time you used a carbon paper to write?

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MomoStarr16

I don't use carbon paper ever when I Was writing. But in our office, our billing staff still use carbon paper when writing bills and transactions. And for me I only use carbon paper when I was a child. I use it to draw and trace my favorite cartoon character.



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jeffreyjose48

I am still using carbon paper. My uncle has a rice and oil business, I helped him and we use carbon paper when we give receipt to our customers.



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Youngshark

We also have an offline business as a family which is a shop and we have to give receipts from time to time. Without the modern receipt books our business relies on carbon papers to make duplicates of the contents of the receipt.



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MomoStarr16

I think carbon paper is not that outdated to use. It was useful even today in lots of company. Is there any high tech carbon paper made nowadays? I never heard of it yet. That is why carbon paper for me in my opinion is still good to use. Just like in your unlce's business.



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mark8625

Yeah I think so too. Some establishments are keep on using carbon paper in their companies. Some are does not because they embraced the new technology and for that they made they management to modern.



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Martinsx1

Most office works require carbon papers to be used especially when there are receipts to be written for stocks.

This makes the work of the sales representative a lot more easier because instead of having to write the receipts twice, the work would be done once with the use of carbon paper.



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Kakashi2020

Here we use carbonized receipts, which has 4 or 5 copies or pages. Technically it's still carbonized paper and most businesses are still using.

The last time I used a piece or sheet of carbonized paper was a very long time ago. I think it was when I started my first business in which I had to use a carbon paper whenever i would issue an official receipt to customers. Carbonized Receipts where not yet the norm during those days. But nowadays with all the technology around I don't think that Carbon Paper has any use left, it's obsolete nowadays.



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jeffreyjose48

There was a time that I was looking to buy a receipt paper. There are those that has carbon inserted in the receipt paper. There are those plane receipt paper that you need to insert the carbon copy.



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stbrians

Carbon papers died with handwritten and typewriter typed messages. We use computers and we can duplicste by photocopying or printing more copies.

Nowadays receipts come with inbuilt copies. You just write and copies are there. Mmmm



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Martinsx1

I really wouldn't classify carbon paper as being dead and I have a very good reason for saying so.

Have you seen anyone who works in the academic sector? Try and ask the individual how often they make use of carbon papers for receipts and even compilation of records and results.



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superlicca

I think you got the point. Some of my friends say that other small stores are still using carbon papers for receipts. It is not totally dead but the number of people who use carbon papers is lower compared before.



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emiaj55

Yes it is true. I also notices that though computerized, some receipt printers uses a carbon paper sandwiched between two papers that creates duplicate receipts. One for the customer and one for the store owner.



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superlicca

That is right! I see that kind of carbon paper in the bank. When I deposit money, I would fill in a two-copy of a deposit slip and that creates a duplicate.



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emiaj55

The bank! Yup that was where I saw those. I have been trying to recall where. Good thing you mentioned it.



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nrnlss

I haven't used carbon paper(in terms of working) since, when I start working, the scanners and computers will do the job. However, my mom and dad still used it and sometimes I do, just for fun.



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Martinsx1

I currently work on part time basis as a secondary school teacher and I teach Senior Secondary students Literature in English.

At the end of each team, I still take up the job of compiling their results on my subject and record it in their result booklets with the use of carbon paper. So, I basically use carbon paper every term end session.



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Youngshark

It is not yet that dead even though a lit of office documents and books come preprinted with a special paper for making copies. I think there
are still areas where it is still widely used and you would be surprised
to know that many people may still be using it.



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jaymish3

I agree the age of carbon paper is dead. However I have seen some old establishments that still use and I think that it is a matter of time before the use of carbon paper is gone forever. As the comments above are saying there is now special paper which helps duplication. However you need to be careful otherwise the duplication can happen on man pages and mess up all your records.But I agree that the era of carbon paper is truly over.



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Kakashi2020

The last time I've used carbon paper was a very very long time ago, when I was in grade school. We used it then in old typewriters to create duplicate copies since computer printers where really not available back then and there weren't a lot of copy machines available. The fastest way of creating a duplicate copy then was by using a carbon paper. I think the last time I used one was 30 years ago.



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Martinsx1

The first time I get to see how a carbon paper works with writing duplication, I was so amazed to see such science it's actually what it should be called. I grew up loving the use of carbon paper to write and eventually at this very moment, I still make use of it to write my students results in the college where I teach.



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mark8625

So do I. I was amazed how the carbon paper worked. I used it when I was in grade school and high school but when I was in college I stopped using it because computer were born that time and printert too.



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mitan143

Honestly, I can only see carbon papers when someone is creating a receipt for customers. And yes I still use carbon papers, why? It is actually not for my personal use but my aunt is the treasurer and one of her job is to collect the rental payment because we live in a building from their company. Therefore, my aunt need to buy cash vouchers with carbon papers for receipts and she asked me to do that so that's why I'm still experiencing to use a carbon paper.



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superlicca

It is good to hear that you are still experiencing using a carbon paper. I miss the old days and I am not seeing anyone around me using a carbon paper. My friend says that some of the stores that don't use a computer are still using a carbon paper for the receipt since the receipt is being done manually.



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emiaj55

From where I come from, carbon papers are still required in government's legal departments. They were required to use the typewriter for most documents and to easily duplicate such documents, they still use one or two carbon papers, per document.



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coolavender

I haven't used carbon paper in a long time. Like the typewriter, it was more commonly used when I was just starting to work. Back then, our office used a typewriter and dot matrix printers and we needed the carbon paper to produce duplicate copies.

Nowadays, businesses are using carbonless paper for receipts, invoices, cash vouchers, and purchase orders. It's also cheaper and faster to print duplicate copies using laser printers. Carbon paper was more commonly used with dot matrix which is quite expensive, slow, and noisy.



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amelia88

Haven’t used it in years! I do occasionally see businesses using it for paper based invoices and such, but for me in my day to day work life I honestly can’t remember the last time I would have used it.



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Martinsx1

Businesses can't really do without using carbon papers especially when it comes to writing receipts. Although there is some improvements on how these carbon papers are made now with receipts production.

There are some receipts recently that makes use of an already made in designed carbon papers. Once you write on the first page, it automatically writes its duplicate immediately.



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jpk0007

Yes, I do remember using carbon paper when I went to school many years back. it used to be fun seeing the carbon copy of whatever you wrote down on a paper. if one is not careful in placing the carbon paper right in between the two papers then sometimes you would not be able to get the exact copy of what you write. I guess carbon paper was widely used to make a duplicate bill of every transaction in the past when computers were not used widely.



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Corzhens

This reminds me of the olden days when the messy carbon paper was still being used to have multi copies of a manuscript that you will type. Whenever that chore is assigned to me in the office, I will always ask the secretary to help me and she would be doing the typing because she is quicker and more accurate. I am also good in typing but when there is carbon paper for a duplicate or even triplicate I seem to make many mistakes. With the advent of the dot matrix printer, I was greatly relieved that I need not use carbon paper anymore.



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cmoneyspinner

I didn't know they still sell carbon paper. (O.o) So my answer is: NO, I don't use carbon paper. Actually I didn't like carbon paper when I did use it. It was messy.



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amelia88

I feel the same - all that messy black ink would end up all over my hands! It was a nuisance more than anything, and I’m glad that for the most part it seems to be a thing of the past!



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emiaj55

I think the last time I used carbon paper was last year. I remember hanging out at my mom's office (she used to work at a government office) and as I was waiting for her so we could have lunch, I noticed her typewriter was loaded with two blank pieces of paper and a carbon paper in between. I remembered because I started typing random thoughts and ideas that later I turned into a short story. I think I still have the duplicate.



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superlicca

Carbon papers remind me of my childhood days. Although I never used this before my mom used to since she was a businesswoman. I would see a lot of carbon papers on her table with some receipt. I am not sure if anyone is still using this kind of paper but I find it very useful.



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EfficientNinja

The last time I used carbon paper was back in High School. I guess It's cheaper compared to the common bond paper or coupon bond. We use these during exams and exam papers are printed in mass on this type of paper.



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NerdIndeed

The last time I used one was 5-6 years ago when I was trying to make a copy of the buy-list a customer of ours had. I believe a lot of people still use it today for handwritten receipts particularly at humble stores like in public markets and such.



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wakethenight

Don't think I've ever used carbon paper. For sure, it's used in more rural areas where they don't have access to printers/copiers.



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Martinsx1

I don't believe that it's only in the rural areas that carbon papers are only used but then again it may be your individual perspective or perception on where they are most likely used but I'm putting it to you that in as much as we have all we do have with technology today, carbon papers are still well used in the urban areas and in big offices as well.



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mirodge

Carbon paper is commonly used at office specially when issued receipt. I don't think if it still existing in writing. Nowadays writers do have there own gadgets to writes & compile there content. We can easily do edit and delete, by just a click, hassle free.



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mark8625

Feels like I am too old now. I dont remember actually the last time I used carbon paper or even saw for long time. People usually use carbon paper in schools and other establishments. Cashiers always used carbon paper when they were doing their job manually for the receipt.



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Kakashi2020

Nope, I haven't seen one for decades. Eversince printers and copiers became the norm. When it comes to copying word documents I've been using copiers for so long now. If I can remember correctly the last time I've seen carbon paper was in a lumber store, I was buying some lumber and the clerk wrote a receipt, underneath it I saw a piece of carbon paper to make a copy of the receipt. Nowadays all manual receipts are in triplicate or quadruplicate and their all carbonized.



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jayjaydimson

Not really anymore, I used this carbon paper back when I was a kid, and on those days, I use it to make a drawing on multiple papers with just one draw.



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Barida

Yeah, I am a teacher right now and my students make use of the carbon paper to make drawings on a project about the means of transportation. It is nice to see all sorts of designs and drawing and to check how creative that they have become as well.



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mdayrit

The last time I was able to use carbon paper was around 8 years ago. We use carbon paper in the office for documents that needs several signed copies. We put carbon paper so that the signatory doesn't need to sign each copy. They just need to sign on top and the rest will have a signature as well. These copies will then be distributed to different departments concerned.



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esteban123

Yes I am still using the carbon paper to write in my work, because it is one of the used tool for making a duplicate copies for receipt and other important documents that need to have some extra copies. We really used it in my work since it give us some convenience and it really makes our work fast and efficient since without it will takes time to issue some receipt to the customers since we need to keep a copy for the customers and for the company. It really help us to save time so that we can easily work on other task that we want to do.



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Barida

Using carbon paper to write was I did 4 years ago when I was in the first year in the University. Our technical course prof told us that this is what we are going to do and doing it back then to analyze some economic models was really fun. Since then, I have not had any reason to make use of it.



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theresajane

At this time of our generation, no, I don't. People rarely use carbon paper in writing. But, one thing that I noticed in my country is the presence of carbon papers in government offices and money remittance centers. Well, aside from those places, I don't see a lot of carbon papers that easily.



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rlpzbeermoney

I worked as a cashier before and when people ask for a receipt, I have to bring out the receipt paper with carbon paper on its back. Not everyone adapts to technology. It's a drag writing stuff that could have been easily printed. Much more of a drag when customers want to return an item and I have to look for the duplicate.



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esteban123

I bet that my country still using the traditional way of duplicating documents through the use of carbon paper. I honestly witness them until now and I cannot explain why in these modern time my country is still using the old ways which is obsolete already. I wished that it would be change that habit and let us adapt to the changing environment that we have through the use of modern technology.



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jaybee19

The last time I used carbon paper was last May of this year when I had to make copies of receipts made from our Student Council Office because that's one of my duties as an officer. However, for daily consumption, I don't use any carbon paper because most of the documents I handle are printed.



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mirodge

Yes carbon paper still does exist!
As an office clerk I am still using carbon paper for document duplication. Sounds old school but it still useful in this techie time.



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rlpzbeermoney

Can you enligthen me how can documents that are already printed be duplicated using carbon paper? Isn't it faster to just photocopy or print another copy of the document? Plus doesn't carbon paper smudge sometimes?



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jayjaydimson

Not anymore, because there's a lot of ways now that can make your job a lot easier, like for example the printer, it prints out a lot faster than the carbon paper.



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iambeth

Most forms nowadays have the carbon paper embedded on the back of the paper for duplicates like deposit slips used in banks and some government forms. I don't know if it's the same though. Do they also call it carbon paper?



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rlpzbeermoney

It doesn't look like carbon paper but it is to my knowledge. It looks like an ordinary piece of paper with a copy of the form in front. I think they are using the same technology as printing receipts. You know how you can scratch a receipt and you can magically put a physical mark on the paper?



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iambeth

Yes I have seen those kinds of receipts. Thank you for taking time to clarify that.
Besides writing on those kinds of forms I don't believe carbon paper is still being used by writers nowadays.



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Jeane

I have a retail-related offline job. While it is possible to just print a receipt, most often we use these old-timey receipt books and must always use carbon papers.

As a writer however, I don't use carbon papers because when I do my writing on paper it most often is a first draft which will have to be re-written. However for any hand-written contracts, I guess I'd have to use a carbon paper.



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Judas2018

I've never used carbon paper for writing, but some restaurants, contractors, movers and delivery men use this sort of paper to square away receipts and customer signatures upon delivering items to their respective recipients.



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mhingnhormz

I only use carbon papers in my past work in making receipt, transmittal, vouchers, order, and any store works but in writing im not using it now. For the purposed to have a duplicate i prefer to photocopy my work after because it is more neat that using a carbon paper while working on it.



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koki12346

No, never have done that. But now that you mention it I am willing to try it. Thank you!



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luv2xacosta

I never use carbon paper now a days. I remember when I was child I use to steal my fathers carbon paper and I will write or something on my notebook using carbon paper. Oh I just love those days were gadgets are not that popular and kids use anything just to play around.



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