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Check Signing 101 - Dot Matrix Printers

By Cliff Haggan March 15, 2019 0 comments

Scenario – Your checks are computer generated using pre-printed continuous form check stock and a dot matrix printer. In this scenario you normally have 2 scenarios. One is to sign the checks as they are printed and we refer to this as On-Line check signing. The second scenario is Off-Line check signing in which you want one department to print the checks and they are given to another department for signing.

On-Line Check Signing --- Sign your checks as they are printed

Our Wycom Enterprise Check Signer will interface with your dot matrix printer and accounting system to automate the check signing process. The Wycom Premier Check Signer is physically or network connected between your computer and dot-matrix printer. Prior to printing checks you would activate the Wycom Enterprise Check Signer (hyperlink) using our secure log in screen. Your checks would then be printed in the same manner that they are currently printed. Each check would be printed, signed and our optional graphic protected amount can be added as well. In addition, your signature can be suppressed at a pre-determined dollar amount. This feature ensures that no check is automatically signed over a set dollar amount.

Also, the Wycom Enterprise Check Signer ensures that a valid check can only be printed and signed when a check is requested from your accounting software and the check signer activated. This provides a level of security that cannot be found with "off-line" mechanical check signers. In addition, should you ever change accounting software or check forms, our Wycom Enterprise Check Signer can simply be re-programmed for these changes. You can download these changes via the internet—no DIMM chips or additional programming required!

Should you migrate to cut sheet laser checks in the future any "off-line" mechanical check signer would instantly become obsolete and not have the ability sign your laser checks!

Using our Wycom Enterprise Check Signer offers you the most efficient means of check signing and provides a high degree of security. However some customers decide to separate the "check printing" and "check signing" into 2 distinct operations. In that case please see our "Off-line" check signing options below.

Off-Line Check Signing --- Print your checks first and sign them later

WySign USB Laser Check Signer

If you wish to sign your laser printed checks AFTER they have been printed our WySign USB Laser Check Signer is the perfect solution! Our WySign USB Laser Check Signer allows you to electronically store your signature on a secure USB drive that can only be accessed when connected to a PC and activated via a secure name and password. Your signature is not just a "bitmap" image that "anyone" could access, all signatures and programming resides on the WySign drive. So once it is removed you are secure! Once your WySign is installed and set up you are ready to sign! Print your checks from you accounting system, reload your checks into your laser printer, sign on with a secure password and enter the number of checks to print! All checks will be signed and accounted for. A complete audit log will be created each time the WySign USB Laser Check Signer is accessed. This is a fantastic solution for executive who wants "control" but hate to manually sign each check. They can simply use the WySign USB Laser Check Signer to automate the signing process and maintain total control over the signing process! Please visit our WySign USB Laser Check Signer area for more details and to review even more security controls that our WySign solution offers!

Continuous Form Check Signers

Our Hedman EDP Plus Continuous Form Check Signer can be used to sign continuous form tractor-fed checks once they have been printed. Most continuous form check signers use an engraved signature plate to imprint the signature on each check as it feeds through the check signer. Your checks will be signed at a rate of up to 240 checks per minute.

Single Feed Mechanical Check Signers

For small volume check signing operations our Paymaster 8025 Check Signer and Widmer S-3 Check Signer offer a simple way to sign checks one at a time. The Paymaster 8025 Check Signer allows you to sign your checks with a simple pull of a handle. The Paymaster 8025 Check Signer offers key locks to control check signer use and signature plate access. The Widmer S-3 Check Signer is a very simple check signer to use. Simply insert your check into the Widmer S-3 Check Signer and the check will trigger the S-3 to sign your check. Both the Paymaster 8025 Check Signer and the Widmer S-3 Check Signer offer multicolor ribbons for added signature protection.

Have you considered ELIMINATING your continuous form dot matrix checks?

If so, consider the Wycom Enterprise Laser Check Printing System

In most instances our Wycom Enterprise Laser Check Printing System can convert your existing dot-matrix data into a laser printable format. This feature gives you the ability to laser print your checks using blank cut-sheet laser security check stock. The dot-matrix to laser conversion process works independently of your accounting software. This is a great solution for accounting applications that do not have the ability to laser print your checks! You also have the ability to use pre-printed or blank cut sheet laser check stock. Please review our Check Signing 101 - Laser Printers and our Laser Check Printing 101 - MICR Check Printing areas for more information. Once you have decided to convert your current dot matrix data to a laser format all of these fantastic check signing and laser check printing options are available to your company!

Our professional sales staff will be more than happy to discuss your exact check signing application. Our goal is to ensure that you acquire the best solution for your check signing process. You may contact us online or call 1-800-359-0364!


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