ASAP Checks U.S.
Are your checks Check 21compatible?
How much do your checks cost?
What types of checks do you offer?
When ordering checks, do I need to send a voided check?
When ordering deposit tickets/slips, do I need to send a sample?
How will you know which sample is mine?
Can you print my logo on my checks?
Can you print my drivers license number on my checks?
I recently changed my name. Can I make this change on my check order?
What is the "weight" of your check paper?
What security features do your check have?
My printer requires checks in reverse/descending order .. can you print them this way?
Can I have 2 signature lines printed?
Sometimes I fill out my computer checks by hand. Can I have lines printed on my computer checks?
Can I see a "preview" of how my information will look when ordering online?
How closely will the images on your website match the actual checks?
What is the difference between one check per page and 3 checks per page?
Why do the perforations not tear as easily as they did on my last order of checks? Did you change the paper?
If I order 500 checks for each of 2 checking accounts, do I use the 1,000 quantity price?
Yes! All of our checks are compatible with Check 21.
But there is more to the story. QuickBooks and Quicken versions prior to 2006 print the memo line in an area called the MICR clear band, violating the standards for checks even before Check 21 came along. Even with the 2006 versions, as of this writing only wallet
check printing has an option for the memo to be printed higher. We have failed in our attempts to convince Intuit to correct this problem with their software; we can only assume that they need to use up a large supply of already printed check paper.
What if I continue to use old-style checks?
If you use checks that are not compatible with Check 21 requirements then you run the risk of being charged a manual processing fee for every check (in the past, we have heard of these fees being in the range of $1 to $3 per check. Processing of your check will
also likely be delayed.
What is Check 21 all about?
Check 21 is legislation allowing banks and financial institutions to transmit images of checks rather than sending the physical checks to the bank the check is drawn on. As a result, as of late 2004 all checks must comply to the rules for where information is located, the contrast between background designs and what is printed and in particular that the bottom 5/8" (called the MICR clear band) be free of printing except for the magnetic ink numbers and symbols.
Anyone buying checks today should ensure that they are "Check 21" compatible, because your bank has the option of charging a fee for each check that they have to process manually.
Just go to the type of check you are interested and click on the Quantity to see the cost for each quantity for that style. Shipping and any applicable taxes will be added to your order on check out. And remember our Lowest Price Guarantee!
We offer computer checks (1-part in a variety of layouts for use with inkjet and laser printers for most accounting and personal finance software), manual business checks (1-part 3/page that you fill out by hand) and personal checks (1-part). All of our checks offer superior security features making them difficult to counterfeit or alter and we have a lowest price guarantee. We also offer blank check paper for those that print their own (this requires special software such as VersaCheck and MICR toner). Full details on all types are available in the Checks part of our website.
Yes. The first time you order check for an account, you must fax, mail or e-mail a sample voided check. This ensures that your account information will be properly encoded. We also use the sample to verify with your bank that the order is legitimate. If this is a new account, one of the "starter checks" the bank provides is fine.
If you cannot supply a sample, your bank should be able to provide something called a MICR or Check Specification Sheet instead. Please ensure that a bank representative fills it out for you instead of just giving you a blank form.
Write your order number clearly on the sample. If you are unable to send us a sample or specification sheet, let us know and we will do what we can to process your order without it.
Yes. The first time you order deposit slips for an account, you must fax, mail or e-mail a sample deposit ticket/slip. Write your order number clearly on the sample. We need the sample even if you are sending us a sample check from the same account because deposit tickets/slips are often encoded differently. If you cannot supply a sample, your bank should be able to provide something called a MICR or Specification Sheet instead. If you are unable to send us a sample or specification sheet, let us know and we will do what we can to process your order without it.
It is very important when sending us samples to write your order number clearly on the sample. If you do not, we may not be able to match it up and will not be able to start processing your order.
Yes. We charge a one-time setup fee of $20. Currently, we only print logos in black and white / grayscale. If we will be printing your company name and address to the right of the logo, then depending on the style of check it can only be approximately 1/2" x 1/2".
If you already have your logo in electronic form (BMP, GIF, JPG or TIF), you can attach it to an e-mail and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to put your order number in the subject line. Otherwise, send us the best possible quality original (eg. camera ready artwork is ideal, otherwise letterhead or business card); fax quality is too poor for preparing logos.
Yes. Simply write it onto the voided sample you are sending us (to avoid delays, print clearly).
Yes. Simply indicate the change on your voided sample and if you are ordering online, in the Comments section. Note that changes to name and address will be verified with your bank so if we do not already have your bank contact information on file, you can speed up processing by providing it at the same time.
Our checks use a premium check paper that is 24 lbs "weight". However, due to the special toner grip coating, the paper feels heavier, closer to 25 lbs.
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Yes. The order form (online and paper) have an option where you specify ascending or descending order.
Yes. For each check style, you have the option of specifying 1 or 2 signature lines. 3 signature lines are required in rare cases but is not available on all styles of checks.
At one time filling out a computer check by hand was not an issue, however now because of the Check 21 standards there are some differences between a computer generated and a manually handwritten check. While your bank may accept the handwritten computer check as a customer service courtesy currently, eventually the banks will enforce stricter adherence to the Check 21 Standards and may impose a processing fee for non-compliant checks.
Not yet, but this is planned. However, close-up views of the check styles will soon be available and we can always send you samples if you request samples. You can also request a "proof" to be faxed or mailed to you but note that this will delay your order.
They should be close, but will not be exact. Every computer monitor displays colors somewhat differently, and individual settings on monitors will impact this as well. Also, each step in preparing the images for displaying on the website introduce subtle changes. If you have any concerns, feel free to request actual samples to be sent to you.
Accounts Payable and Payroll checks generally need to have a stub or voucher containing additional details (eg. what bills are being paid by the check, payroll deductions, etc.), so these applications typically use a 1 check per page style. Depending on the software package, the check might be on the top, in the middle, or on the bottom and the remaining portions of the page used for the stub/voucher(s).Otherwise, 3 checks per page (also referred to as 3-up) is the most economical style. Note that if you are using computer checks, you need to verify that your software supports a 3/page style.
At different times of the year, the pulp that goes into making the check paper is obtained from different kinds of trees. For example in the summer, the trees harvested for pulpwood may come from more northern climates that are predominantly hardwood forests while in the winter the trees may be from a southerly, softwood region. The higher the hardwood content in the paper, the cleaner the tear. Every attempt is made to strike a balance.
One of the ways we are able to keep our prices so low is buying in volume, which is why we offer the designs with 4 color choices that we do today. We hope to introduce more colors in the future.
While ASAP offers duplicate deposit tickets, we do not offer duplicate checks at this time. Duplicate checks are checks with alternating sheets of carbonless check paper and lighter identically numbered plain paper. What you write on the check is automatically transferred onto the copy below.
No. Prices are per checking account. Place two separate check orders, 500 for each account.