Talk:Carbon paper

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Bold textArticle describes the sort of carbon paper that is (was) inserted between two sheets of paper. This sort of carbon paper can (or was) reusable. One would have a sheet of it sitting ready in a memo pad (the memo pad had alternate master and copy sheets). This sort of carbon apper is little used today (at least in the west, can't comment on elsewhere.

What about the sort of paper that you can actually write (or print) directly on which acts as its own carbon paper and will produce a copy underneath...this is still used (eg for doing multiple copies when a credit card is swiped on a old style card impresion device). Is this stuff still called carbon paper: or does it have another name? Should we distinguish between the two types of carbon paper?

--GPoss 12:23, Jul 27, 2004 (UTC)

See carbonless copy paper. (User:Alan Liefting modified the carbon paper article to link to the carbonless copy paper article in December 2004.)

Carbon paper and drugs[edit]

According to some of the DEA reports I've been reading, Carbon Paper seems to be a common wrapper for cocaine and heroin.[1][2][3] Does anyone have any idea why this is? Might be interesting to add to the article if we can find a good source explaining it. ---J.S (T/C/WRE) 03:47, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

"then wrap it up with carbon paper to avoid X-Ray scanning machines at airports" [4] - WTF? That makes no sense. ---J.S (T/C/WRE) 03:52, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Who invented it? Where did it first appear? When did it first appear, when did it get first acceptance in the market place? When did it become a commercial success? Who got rich from the intention? Did the inventor miss out on a share of the fortune it must have made in it's time? Who were the major manufacturers? What is the pigment actually made of? How is it made anyway? Surely somebody must still know all this stuff. It needs to be recorded for posterity before, like the product itself, it disappears. (talk) 17:14, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Another Use for Carbon Paper[edit]

A girl in a few of my classes is deaf and she asks me to take notes on the carbon paper for her since its hard for her to keep up with the teacher and the interpreter.

It's not exactly a novel use for carbon paper, but it's a clever idea so that you can take two sets of notes at the same time. Good for your for offering to help! --Ericdn (talk) 15:38, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
Surely this is simply what carbon paper was made for. Not really note worthy but good on ya for helping out a deaf girl :/Wolfmankurd (talk) 20:54, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Carbon Paper and Tattoos[edit]

Carbon paper is also used to transfer tattoo design from paper to skin. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:06, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Carbon paper and fuel cells[edit]

The section on fuel cells does not seem to belong. Please consider moving this bit of trivia to a more appropriate article, perhaps carbon fiber. Another alternative would be a disambiguation page for carbon paper, but the blurb on carbon paper in fuel cells does not seem big enough to warrant its own page. (talk) 21:17, 7 February 2015 (UTC)ysc