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 (www.jetcaps.com).
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
- 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
- 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
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.
here if you want to
view our check printing FAQs.