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A Comprehensive Laser Checks Guide

By Bethany Taylor August 15, 2020 0 comments

Is your company planning to order custom blank laser checks with the company logo, color scheme, and multiple security features? Are you in the business of selling laser checks to companies, providing various features, color combinations, sizes, and formats? In any case, this laser checks guide will help you identify the best solution for your business or valuable service to your customers. 

Check color options

Quantity of Blank Laser Checks

At Progressive Business Systems, Inc, the first thing that we ask our computer checks software clients is the check volume – how many checks are printed weekly, monthly, yearly. This helps to establish the optimal order amount. Most printing plants may charge a considerable amount of money based on a per-check basis when the quantity is relatively low. The cost goes down significantly when the laser checks order is above 7,500 pieces.

Paper size

Custom business laser check printing for blank laser check stock comes in 8-1/2″ x 11″ standard size or 8-1/2″ x 14″ legal size.

Paperweight for blank laser check

The standard weight for the laser check is 24lb. Sometimes, the paper weighs close to 25lb due to the special toner grip coating. Papers with a higher weight may cause laser printer problems.

Visible and Invisible Fibers

  • Visible fibers are randomly inserted on the paper stock on both sides to make duplication hard. They are sometimes referred to as “hairy paper” and can be seen with the naked eye.
  • Invisible fibers can only be seen through fluoresce under the UV black light. They give authentication for the custom blank laser check that cannot be duplicated by electronic publishing techniques. 

Color process

Business laser check printing

Various check color options are used to print custom blank laser checks.

The cost of printing checks will vary depending on how many check color options are used to print custom blank laser checks. 

The process may have 2, 3, or 4 color options.

 When printing logos, it is essential to have vector EPS files and color separated artwork to have excellent quality graphics.


Micro-printing is used to print identifiable patterns on laser printer checks that need magnification to be read. The characters may appear as a solid line to a naked eye. When someone is trying to photocopy or scan the image, the micro-printed line appears as a dotted or solid line. That is because the reproduction machine is unable to read or recreate the pattern. The technique adds extra security features to the company checks.

MICR Printing

Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) makes the MICR line at the bottom of the check. The characters in the MICR line give information about the account the check is drawn on as well as the check number.

 Contact us at Progressive Business Systems, Inc to request samples of blank laser checks for your business.

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