Check Signing 101 - Laser Printers!
Application: Your checks are computer generated using pre-printed laser check stock and a standard laser 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 Laser Check Signing --- Sign your checks as they are printed
Our Wycom Enterprise Check Signer will interface with your current laser printer to automate the check signing process. The Wycom Enterprise Check Signer is can be physically connected or access your check printer via your network. Prior to printing checks you would activate the Wycom Enterprise Check Signer using our secure user log in screen. You would select the programming for your check that will ensure the correct signatures and signing parameters are in effect. Your checks would then be printed in the same manner that they are currently printed. Each check would then be printed, signed and our optional graphic protected amount can be added as well.
In addition, your signatures can be suppressed at a pre-determined dollar amount. This feature ensures that no check is automatically signed over a set dollar amount. Also, with Wycom Enterprise a valid check can only be printed and signed when a check is requested from your accounting software and the Enterprise Check Signer activated. This provides a level of security that cannot be found with stand alone mechanical check signers.
In addition, should you ever change accounting software or check forms, our Wycom Enterprise can simply be re-programmed for these changes. You can download these changes via the internet—no chips or additional programming required!
Off-Line Laser Check Signing --- Print your checks first and sign them later
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!
Mechanical Sheet Fed Check Signers, such as the Hedman DI-100, offer another method of signing laser checks. Once your checks have been printed, you would then load your checks into the mechanical check signer. Each check will then be imprinted with your signature. This type of check signer uses an engraved signature plate to imprint your signature onto each document. Your signature can be imprinted in black or multicolor ink. Most of these signers offer key lock access and a document counter. The main drawback is the lack of security.
Check signers of this type will sign ANY check, even a blank check. Also, the signature plate can even be used without the check signer itself. The main application for these products are instances when checks are printed in one department and then sent to another for signing. These type of signers can also be used to sign other documents such as purchase orders, letters and can even endorse checks.
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.