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Press hard you are making multiple copies

French translation: "Veuillez appuyez fortement afin de bien imprimer sur toutes les copies."

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09:02 Nov 20, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: Press hard you are making multiple copies
At the end of a jobbing contract.
nela
French translation:"Veuillez appuyez fortement afin de bien imprimer sur toutes les copies."
Explanation:
Or else: "Veuillez presser fortement. Ceci est un formulaire à copies multiples."

I have often seen those contracts or fill-in forms that have several copies in different colours stacked up. The paper has some kind of coating that automatically prints on the underlying copies without the need of carbon sheets. But if you don't make sure you press really hard when you write on the top sheet, the copies underneath will be lighter and lighter until you may not be able to read them at all. This is why they ask people to press hard.

There really should have been a period or semi-colum between the two parts of the sentence.
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Summary of answers provided
naappuyer fort : papier autocopiant, copies multiples
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
najust a commentT.E.E.T.
na"Veuillez appuyez fortement afin de bien imprimer sur toutes les copies."Louise Atfield
naappuyer fermement pour faire plusieurs copiesConnie Leipholz


  

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appuyer fermement pour faire plusieurs copies


Explanation:
Je trouve la structure de la phrase en anglais un peu bizarre. D'après moi, on devrait dire "Press hard to make multiple copies".

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"Veuillez appuyez fortement afin de bien imprimer sur toutes les copies."


Explanation:
Or else: "Veuillez presser fortement. Ceci est un formulaire à copies multiples."

I have often seen those contracts or fill-in forms that have several copies in different colours stacked up. The paper has some kind of coating that automatically prints on the underlying copies without the need of carbon sheets. But if you don't make sure you press really hard when you write on the top sheet, the copies underneath will be lighter and lighter until you may not be able to read them at all. This is why they ask people to press hard.

There really should have been a period or semi-colum between the two parts of the sentence.

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1 day 6 hrs
just a comment


Explanation:
What Dauphine tried to explain is called "NCR"-paper, once invented by National Cash Register, and still in use although it is also referred to as "cancer"-paper because of the coating material.

Have a nice translation

Jan VAN AERSCHOT
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2 days 5 hrs
appuyer fort : papier autocopiant, copies multiples


Explanation:
Effectivement, la réposne de Dauphine me parît bien conforme à ce que l'on voit sur de tels documents.

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