At a recent conference relating to the software and printing of laser checks, an important trend came to light. Many businesses have eliminated their pre-printed forms. By using blank paper and color printers to produce checks, invoices, statements and packing lists, many people believe they are reducing the overall cost of their forms.

However, two things should be considered when comparing the costs of a pre-printed form vs. blank stock:

  1. Using blank paper and expensive color inks or toner increases your print costs quickly. Considering the high cost of color cartridges ($70 – $100 each), laser printed forms can be 43% more expensive than having a custom printed form produced, even in small quantities.
  2. Check Fraud – “Counterfeiting and check fraud have become one of the fastest growing problems affecting our nation’s financial system producing estimated annual losses of $10 billion and rising at an alarming annual rate.” (National Check Fraud Center)
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Security features used to prevent check fraud include:

  • Security Papers
  • Micro Printing
  • Warning Borders
  • Bleed Through Numbering
  • True & Artificial Watermarks
  • Regulation CC Security Screened Backer
  • Thermochromic Inks
  • Holograms
  • MICR Toner

Checks printed with blank paper in a laser printer lack these security features and are more susceptible to counterfeiting.

Please click the image to the left for a more detailed view of the security features available.

Working with Datacor, Drew & Rogers Inc. can produce 8.5″ x 11″ checks for your company. Your check can be positioned at the top, middle or bottom of the sheet to fit your needs. You have the option to pre-print your MICR number and bank information or you can imprint this information when printing the check.

The conference prompted two questions businesses should ask themselves:

  1. What is your business doing to protect your forms? (Are you susceptible to counterfeiting?)
  2. Can you improve your check security?

For more information on check security features, custom form printing, or to discuss how increasing fraud protection while reducing the cost of checks with custom printing from Drew & Rogers Inc. may fit into your business plan, please contact:

Greg McDermott
Drew & Rogers Inc.
greg@drew-rogers.com
Toll Free: 800-610-6210 x120
Local: 973-575-6210 x120
Cell: 908-377-0978

View more check options with security features. The images below show the front and back of various check formats. Choose checks in the top, middle or bottom position. All portions of the check can be customized, as is shown by the blank check in the bottom position.

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