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How to Print Business Checks
with Your Computer

You probably know by now that your business can benefit from printing your business checks with your office computer and laser (or inkjet) printer. But you may still think that it might be too difficult or require too much technical expertise. Worry no more. There are only five simple things you need to know to print your own business checks, start to finish. Ready to learn more?

1. Accounting Software

Accounting software can benefit your business in countless ways. It stores vendor details, tracks categorized expenses, creates invoices, and provides financial clarity that is not only useful at tax time, but also throughout the year.

There are many popular accounting software programs that we hear our customers like to use (the list of our compatible programs is below), but we hear that QuickBooks and Sage accounting systems are the most commonly used.

Most Popular Software

  • ACCPAC® Compatible Business Checks
  • Best® Compatible Business Checks
  • CYMA® Compatible Business Checks
  • DacEasy® Compatible Business Checks
  • Great Plains® Compatible Business Checks
  • Intuit® Compatible Business Checks
  • MAS 90®, MAS 200® & MAS 500® Checks
  • Microsoft Money® Business Checks
  • Microsoft Business Solutions® Checks
  • MS Accounting® Business Checks
  • MYOB® Compatible Business Checks
  • One-Write Plus® Business Checks
  • QuickBooks Compatible Checks
  • QuickBooks Compatible Forms
  • QuickBooks Compatible Deposit Tickets
  • Peachtree/Sage 50 Compatible Checks
  • Peachtree/Sage 50 Compatible Forms
  • Peachtree/Sage 50 Compatible Deposit Tickets
  • Soloman® Compatible Business Checks
  • Timberline® Compatible Business Checks

In choosing your software program for your business, focus on what is best specifically for your organization in both the short- and long-term.

2. Business Checks (With Check Writing Software Option)

Business checks are a smart extension of your accounting software program. As you use your checks, these expenses will be tracked right in the system, updating everything automatically all in one place.

Most systems will require check writing add-on software (or a cloud-based option) to write checks easily across multiple accounts, so find one that works best for you.

As seen in this Business Checks Comparison Chart, there are many different options for your business to choose from. Checksforless.com® has laser voucher checks, laser wallet checks, and 3 per page laser checks in thousands of styles and titles to suit your business needs and your budget.

We guarantee that your laser checks will be 100% compatible with your current accounting systems, including QuickBooks, Peachtree/Sage 50, along with many other accounting systems. Plus, Checksforless.com® guarantees that your laser checks will match your existing system or software title and version. For custom systems, simply send us a voided check and we’ll match it exactly at no additional charge.
Business Check

Speaking of customization, Checksforless.com® offers comprehensive customization on all our business checks including logo options and colors to best represent your brand. If you’d like to read all about our check customization, feel free to check out our Options for Customizing Business Checks article.

Many of our customers choose blank check stock, especially businesses that manage multiple accounts. If you’ve moved up to managing multiple accounts or want to further control cash management by not having preprinted checks around the office, these are an ideal option for you, and it means you need a few more things on your checklist up ahead!

3. MICR Ink or MICR Toner

“MICR” stands for “Magnetic Ink Character Recognition” and it refers to the special numbers at the bottom of checks that include the account number, the bank’s routing number, check number, and other details. The Federal Reserve and all banks require that checks be printed with MICR ink or toner for ease of processing.

While most financial institutions read checks optically and magnetically, some lack the optical abilities. This means that if your check doesn’t have the magnetic ink, it won’t be read and can result in processing delays and fees – not to mention you are opening yourself up to unnecessary financial risk!

You will need MICR ink for check printing on inkjet printers, and you will need MICR toner for check printing on laser printers.

Note on preprinted checks: If this MICR line (bank account number, routing information, etc.) has been preprinted by a check printer and you are only printing payee information and the amount, you don’t need magnetic ink. For our preprinted checks, Checksforless.com® offers a 100% financial institution compatibility guarantee. Our state-of-the-art MICR matching system ensures readability by all financial institutions.

If you’d like to learn more, visit our MICR Ink/Toner article.

4. Inkjet or Laser Printer

Printing business checks on your computer is easy with your checks and accounting software.

While one of our other articles goes into great depth about business check printers, what follows here is a brief snapshot of basic printer recommendations.

If you print a small check volume (and are satisfied with slower printing speeds and less accessories), you should take a look at inkjet MICR printer options.

If you print a large check volume or have many employees involved (and are looking for faster printing speeds, more accessories, and more security features), you should research workgroup laser MICR printer models and options.

Bonus tip: If you want to know brand/make/model of printers that most of your fellow accounting software users prefer, search online for related forums!

5. Reputable Provider for Checking Products and Support

Business check security is incredibly important to Checksforless.com®, and we are proud to offer security and safety to our valued customers. When it comes to your business checks and financial reputation, we know how important it is to have a provider that you can trust. We guarantee your checks will meet or exceed industry bank processing standards, including Check 21 regulations. Additionally, all of Checksforless.com® checks exceed the security guidelines set by the industry and by the Check Payment Systems Association. For the full article on our commitment to business check safety, please feel free to check out our detailed Business Check Security Features article.

Checksforless.com® is also proud to offer our customers:

  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • Cost-savings: If you find a lower price on any of our business checks, we will beat it by 10%.
  • Faster turnaround timing: We provide a convenient online destination with easy ordering and fast production times. Our standard production time is 4-5 days, not including shipping time. If you need your order faster than our standard delivery time, you may choose from our expedited in-plant rush services and expedited shipping services or talk to us directly.
  • Expert advice: While our FAQ page is a great place to check out more information at a quick glance, our team of experts are always happy to help you with any more specific questions you have along the way.

Order online at Checksforless.com® or call 800-245-5775 toll-free to get started.

This page is made possible by Checksforless.com® For more than 35 years, Checksforless.com® has provided over 500,000 businesses with high quality business checksdeposit slips, and other banking supplies with easy ordering and fast production times; all at the guaranteed lowest price in the nation. Our discount business checks are easily customizable and compatible with over 4,500 software programs including QuickBooks and Peachtree/Sage 50. Email or call us toll-free at 800-245-5775 or visit us online at Checksforless.com®.

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