Printing Lingo: What is Sequential Numbering?

Sequential Numbering, also known as Consecutive Numbering, refers to the printing of ascending or descending identification numbers so that each printed unit receives its own unique number.

Sequential Numbering is a popular feature on custom-printed forms

This unique number can appear in one position, or in multiple positions, on each document. In addition to providing a method for easy reference, sequential numbers provide a high degree of accounting control. Sequential numbers are often printed in red ink so they can be seen easily.

Virtually any printed item that needs unique identification can be sequentially numbered. For example, sequential numbering is frequently used on a variety of multi-part NCR forms and padded documents, such as contracts, invoices, purchase orders, receipts, quote forms, and order forms.

In addition, hang tags – such as inventory tags, inspection tags, and repair tags – are often printed with sequential numbers. Checks and raffle tickets are two other common examples.

If you have any questions, or have an upcoming project that would benefit from Sequential Numbering, give Formax a call at 866-367-6221. Or, if you already know your project specs and would like a quote, click here to submit our easy quote request form. As always, we look forward to assisting with your printing needs!

Take care!  Keith

About the Author

Keith Beaty is the owner of Formax Printing Solutions in St. Louis, MO. Formax provides a complete array of offset and digital printing services. Specialty areas include full-color printing, all types of softcover books, laminated printing, plus fulfillment and mailing services. If you ever have a printing question or project you would like to discuss, Keith is always happy to help. He can be reached at 314-434-5500 or 866-367-6221. Keith and Formax have been providing worry-free printing and related services for over 30 years.

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