The Basics of Laser Cheques and the Benefits for Your Business

July 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A sample of a laser cheque (click on image for full-size)

What is a Laser Cheque?

Laser cheques are a newer style of cheques that make it fast and easy to order cheques right from home. With laser printed cheques you can easily order them have them delivered in a week.

The laser cheque is one that is printed from a laser printer. And, a laser printer is a common type of printer that quickly prints high quality on plain paper. Laser printers use a xerographic printing process that uses a laser beam across the printer’s photoreceptor.  The laser beam that is used in a laser printer projects an image of the page to an electronically charged rotating drum with a chemical element called selenium. Photoconductivity takes away charge from the areas in the photo exposed to light. Toner is then electrostatically picked up by the drums charged areas. Then, it prints an image using direct contact and heat.

What are the advantages to using laser cheques for your business?

Getting laser cheques printed is both easy and fast. There are many advantages to getting laser cheques for your business or personal use. Here are a few:

  • The ability to print multiple-copy cheques on carbonless copy paper
  • The ability to customize cheques by inserting the choice of client name, logo, financial institution, account number, etc.
  • The ability to configure print settings to number the pages so that they can be superimposed and speed up the cutting process at the end.
  • The ability to print with different formats, and print several cheques on a single sheet.
  • Flexible input and output options
  • Less wasted stock. Laser printers have better typographical control resulting in more cheque detail information being able to be printed on one cheque stub, therefore reducing the amount of stock wasted.
  • Laser cheques provide more security. With multi-level password protection, a user access log, and cheque printing audit trails laser cheques are secure. You can also purchase a software security key.
  • The ability to use positive pay files. With laser cheques you can generate a positive pay file that can be sent to inform your bank of the cheques that have been cut. That way, the  bank takes responsibility for cashing fraudulent cheques that have not been pre-approved
  • Laser cheques are user friendly. Printing and getting help and feedback in printing your cheques is easy.
  • No premium costs added onto your cheque order. When you order cheques from a bank or similar institution they will charge a premium cost since printing cheques is not their primary business.

Where do I find laser cheques?

We have been in the custom laser cheque business for many years. If you have any questions about how laser cheques can save you money and time, please contact us. You can view our selection of high-quality laser cheques in our online storefront.

Save On Bank Fees By Ordering Cheques Online

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When Amber Leung set up her graphic design business, she created an eye-catching logo to use on her stationary, web site, marketing brochures and even on her Prius. Applying her logo and colour scheme onto her cheques was a natural extension of the corporate identity she developed. Yet her bank had other ideas.

Amber’s bank, like most financial institutions, had a limited set of designs to offer. Customizing cheques involved major headaches not to mention fees!

After Amber started searching for alternatives, she discovered online cheque ordering was not only more flexible but less expensive too.

Her customized cheques included her logo and a specialized font. Setting up her custom cheques was as easy as ordering business cards. All Amber had to do was to email the logo and text file. To ensure that the results would meet her expectations, she requested a proof copy emailed to her in order to approve the final print run.

As Amber learned, you don’t have to pay through the nose at your local bank to get quality cheques.

Ordering cheques online also turned out to have additional advantages for Amber – freebies such as additional cheques at no extra cost, or double window envelopes for mailing cheques out right of the printer.

One of the advantages of a one-of-a-kind cheque design like Amber’s is that it reduces the likelihood of cheque fraud.

Even if you aren’t a graphic artist, online cheque suppliers provide a dizzying selection of designs.

Unlike banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, online cheque suppliers can keep their overhead low and pass savings on to consumers. They aren’t bogged down by bureaucracy and juggling a multitude of service needs. By exclusively focusing on cheques, they can offer introductory offers, competitive pricing, streamlined processes and economies of scale — to ensure you pay the least and get the most.

Online cheque suppliers offer the same security and features as financial institutions as well as additional order flexibility and order options such as business cheque binders and deposit books.

Most organizations in the security printing industry have implemented stringent safeguards in order to be compliant with regulatory requirements.

For additional security, many suppliers offer superior technology to deter cut-and-paste forgery as well as ensure that duplication is impossible.

Look for an MP icon as proof that micro-security print is used in the design. This is very small print that will break up if it is photocopied. Other security features ensure that your cheque is certified as original. Stains or spots will appear if your cheque is tampered with.

Need to reorder immediately? No need to wait for 14 business days. In some cases, cheques orders can be expedited and supplied in a matter of days.

Save on time and trim banking fees by ordering discount cheques for your banking account online. Why go to your bank!

On our website you can order custom laser cheques, continuous cheques and manual cheques.