A: Padding Compound is essentially a thick, glue-type substance that is applied to the edges of plain paper to bond them together. You know, it’s the gummy substance used to hold sheets on a notepad. Once dry you can separate the number of sheets you desire.
Fan-A-Part Adhesive is specifically designed for carbonless forms (commonly referred to as NCR Paper or no carbon required). This thinner compound acts more like an activator as opposed to a glue. The carbonless form sheets are coated on one or both sides depending on the set count. For example: a 3 part form (white, yellow & pink sheets), the top white sheet would be coated on the back, 2nd the yellow has the coating on both front & back; while the last pink sheet is only coated on the front. When the Fan-A-Part was applied, the coated sides activate and stick together – allowing the forms to be “fanned apart” in sets of three once dried. This compound will not work on regular paper.
For additional help with padding, watch our video overview of the padding process.
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