A sheet of carbon paper is sandwiched between two sheets of paper and the pressure applied by the writing implement (pen, pencil, typewriter) to the top sheet causes pigment from the carbon paper to make a similar mark on the copy. More than one copy can be made by stacking several sheets with carbon paper between each pair. The top sheet is the original and each of the additional sheets is called a carbon copy (cc).
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