I am a graphic designer at a small newspaper, and the sales reps use tear sheets to write down the price of an ad, along with the name of the customer, their contact information, and instructions to me on what goes in the ad. Even though a lot of our contact is by email these days, we still continue to use the physical tear sheets.
There is a white sheet attached to a pink and yellow carbon copy, so when the sales rep writes the information once, she will have three copies to distribute. One goes to the customer, one to the graphic designer, and one goes on file at the office.
Lately, they have been asking me to scan in the tear sheets so that they can email them to the customers. I really wish we could just have an electronic form made up so that they could do this themselves, but even if I created one from scratch, they don’t have the design program on their computers, so they couldn’t open it and enter in the new information for each customer.