Carbon Release

A type of image transfer between separate plys of a business form by means of interleaved sheets of carbon paper, or a paper coated with black carbon. When the top sheets are written on (either by a hard-tipped pen, or a typewriter), the pressure transfers the carbon backing of the interleaved sheets to successive forms. Carbon release paper was used in the days before photocopiers, carbonless forms, and computers were commonplace.

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