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authentic1345
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Do I need special paper to print checks?

I wasn't sure if I can use regular printer paper or special paper to print checks?

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Rustler
Level 15

Do I need special paper to print checks?

If you want the check to be processed by the bank, then you have to order "pre-printed" checks.  Intuit sells them, but so do any of the bulk check sites on the net, just look for QB compatible checks

If you are just printing a copy of the check for some reason, maybe for your paper files, then you can print on regular paper. 

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Rustler
Level 15

Do I need special paper to print checks?

If you want the check to be processed by the bank, then you have to order "pre-printed" checks.  Intuit sells them, but so do any of the bulk check sites on the net, just look for QB compatible checks

If you are just printing a copy of the check for some reason, maybe for your paper files, then you can print on regular paper. 

no hat no cattle
Level 1

Do I need special paper to print checks?

Wrong on all counts, Big Rustler Fella. 

Special paper is not required, and neither are "pre-printed" checks.

Also, if someone asks if they can use regular paper, one could assume they were not talking about copies to keep for themselves.  You are all hat, no cattle.

yexxio
Level 1

Do I need special paper to print checks?

Intuit is just trying to sell their over priced expensive check paper. I just dropped off a laser check at the water company on plain paper. Lady thought I was crazy "I know you think...." Before she could finish I was like "Its not that I think, it is perfectly legal" The banks just capture an image and it create a digital substitute check. Why would I ever want to spend hundreds of dollars on special paper and software when the original check just gets put in a filing cabinet and shredded eventually. As long as the check has the bastic info including: bank name, check number, account number, routing number, signature and date, its perfectly fine.

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