The Jacana (Home)
Back to ProductsIn BriefMore InformationSupport
About us

JacanaForms includes the capability for your organization to realize all the advantages of producing checks in house -- eliminate continuous pre-printed stationery costs; get rid of secure storage for check stock; avoid expensive changes to application software; apply laser signatures and enhance quality and corporate image by using LaserJet printers. 

JacanaForms provides all the features you require for check design e.g. boxes, lines, half tone shading, logos, fixed text and signatures, and any other design feature supported by the printer. Check output printing onto blank pre-colored stationery is ideal.

However, there are several hardware and software considerations that require attention. You need a printer that is MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) enabled - with a MICR chip (DIMM) and special MICR toner installed. JacanaForms will use the MICR font (MICR E-13B) in the check design process and automatically detect and activate the 'MICR mode' operation in the printer. 

Momentum favors Hewlett Packard LaserJet 'MICR Enabled' printers for check printing in combination with the HP JetCaps program ( Security is invariably an issue and different levels of security can be applied using the JetCaps DIMM. 

With a little pre-planning the introduction of check printing can be straightforward. If you would like to discuss your requirements for check printing with Momentum it is helpful to know: 

  • your current process for check printing
  • projected check volumes i.e. peak and daily throughput requirements - this will influence the choice of printer model
  • specific requirements such as whether you are planning to rationalize form requirements to combine the check with related output e.g. payroll or invoice transaction details
  • the printers you are planning to assign to check printing and their locations - centralized or de-centralized. Physical controls over the use of MICR may be appropriate. 

You may also need to ensure that you have approval from your Bank to use electronic checks! 

A telephone discussion is normally sufficient to highlight any issues that might get overlooked. If you would like to speak to one of our consultants please contact us. We will be delighted to help. 

Click here if you want to view our check printing FAQs. (Home)Top of page Copyright Momentum Utilities Pty Ltd - August 2016
Legal Information - Privacy - Contact Us