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Laser Check Printing

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High Volume Laser Check Printing to Blank Forms


What is Laser Check Printing?

Laser check printing is the process of printing checks directly from your accounting program to  a laser printer. The term "Laser Check Printing" is most commonly used to describe MICR laser check printing where the company, bank and MICR information is printed in a single pass through the printer. M.I.C.R. stands for Magnetic Character Ink Recognition. A properly formatted MICR line must appear at the bottom of every check to comply with banking requirements and insure that checks are smoothly processed through the banking system. The primary components of a laser check printing system include secure blank check forms, a MICR laser printer (or just a MICR toner cartridge) and software functionality that adds the required check elements such as the bank address, MICR line and signatures.

Laser Check Printing on Preprinted Check Forms:

Preprinted Software Compatible Laser ChecksMany popular accounting programs require preprinted check stock of a particular format. Such check stock is usually special ordered with the company name, address and MICR information preprinted on the forms.

Preprinted checks are loaded in a laser printer and are essentially "filled out" by the accounting program. While the use of preprinted laser checks is quite common and generally effective, preprinted laser checks present difficulties. Proper feeding through the laser printer is critical as preprinted checks are sequentially numbered. Feeding issues and printer jams cause serious problems when checks are printed out of sequence. Additionally, preprinted checks must be purchased in advance and safely stored until they are required. A high degree of obsolescence and waste is common when using preprinted checks as information becomes outdated whenever an address or bank account changes. When check printing is required for numerous bank accounts or companies the inconvenience of maintaining separate forms for each account can become overwhelming.

Laser Check Printing on Blank Check Forms:

Blank Laser Checks for Laser Check PrintingLaser check printing on blank check stock eliminates the difficulties associated with preprinted laser checks. Blank check stock costs less and is used in conjunction with a MICR laser printer and MICR laser check printing software (or with native MICR printing often found in newer accounting programs). Unlike ordinary paper, numerous security features are present in the blank check stock that is designed for use with laser check printing systems. Most formats contain warning bands, secure backgrounds, visible/invisible fibers and other features to insure document security.

For accounting applications that offer native MICR functionality, using blank check stock is a simple matter of purchasing the appropriate check format and entering the necessary information into the accounting program. Other systems require a more substantial effort and many require custom programming to perform MICR printing. Any accounting system, however, can be enhanced to perform MICR laser check printing on blank stock with our versatile, "add-on" software.

Leave the hassles of preprinted and numbered check forms behind with one of our laser check printing solutions!

CheckSprint for Laser Check PrintingIf your accounting system does not natively support MICR printing you can add MICR capability with one of our laser check printing software packages. Even if your accounting program can be configured to perform basic MICR printing it may be more sensible to purchase a separate program to handle check printing that provides greater security and flexibility. With the ability to audit and control the entire check printing process (and also recover from difficulties encountered during printing like printer jams) our versatile software will streamline and secure this very important task.


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Sean D. McCown, Business Solutions Consultant
American Solutions for Business, an Employee Owned Company
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Laser Check Printing creates checks suitable for Magnetic Character Ink Recognition

When evaluating the capability of your accounting program to perform MICR laser check printing on its own, remember that the check number in a MICR line is an incrementing number that is often padded with MICR symbols.

The business check number within a MICR line is also front-filled with a varying number of zeros which are usually not present in the data.


Therefore, even if your program offers a built-in form editor with the ability to use external fonts, it may still lack the capability to properly format a MICR line for printing on blank check forms.

Fortunately, Laser Check Printing Software is available to overcome the limitations of your accounting program. 

The ultimate in laser check printing security and efficiency...

Pressure Seal
Laser Check Printing

Pressure Seal Checks for Check Printing & Mailing without Envelopes

Pressure seal checks are sealed through a unique bonding process that does not require water or heat.

Pressure seal forms are tightly folded and sealed when processed through a pressure folder/sealer.
Patterns of a specially formulated cohesive "glue" become aligned during the folding process.