- Some may call it obsolete, but check-writing is still widely issued and remains a solid alternative to card or web transactions.
- Thanks to check-printing software, you can seamlessly blend your classic inclinations with modern technology that allows you to design your own checks exactly as you want to.
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Checks (otherwise cheques in the U.K.) might be getting a little outmoded, but they are still widely issued and remain a valid alternative to card or web transactions.
There are still plenty of check-printing applications designed primarily for business users.
Check-printing software enables users to set up, fill out, and print their own custom checks. These are a few notable check-printing applications for Windows that you can print checks with.
What software do I need to print checks?
1. Adobe Illustrator
Millions of people worldwide use the Illustrator for one good reason: it’s the best graphic design software that can create anything from logos, checks, flyers, to beautiful illustrations that can be embedded anywhere, in any size.
If you’re in need of a good check-printing software, the Illustrator is irreproachable. Boasting unlimited fonts, gorgeous typography, and rich colors, the tool allows you to personalize your check in unprecedented ways.
Integrate unique logo designs and vector-based artwork that you can scale as much as you want to fit the size you need and know that it will still be print-ready.
Scale your check for printing, print multiple artboards, and automatically rotate or reposition them on the page to achieve a crisp look.
The best part is that it works seamlessly with other Creative Cloud apps like Photoshop, InDesign, XD, Adobe Stock, and Premiere Pro.
Use Adobe Stock to choose from high-quality, artist-designed, creative Illustrator templates to kickstart your check-writing project and save templates inside Creative Cloud Libraries to organize your work.
Let’s quickly look at its key features:
- Improved launch time and faster file opening (launches, saves, and renders effects faster than ever before
- Improved special effects in preview mode
- Simplified vector paths
- Rich color Freeform Gradients
- Interactive step-by-step tutorials
PrintBoss is among the industry standard check-printing software for Windows that’s compatible with more than 40 accounting applications. There are four alternative PrintBoss packages for Sage, QuickBooks, Dynamics, and other software.
Those packages also have standard and enterprise editions, and you can try out a 30-day trial of the software.
PrintBoss enables its users to print checks from any number of bank accounts.
It provides a variety of templates to print, or you can design your own checks in various formats that include logos, MICR lines, Void After statements, signatures, and customized backgrounds.
The application enables its users to print both blank and pre-written checks. PrintBoss also has a checkbook register that maintains a record of printed checks and an account balance.
Checksoft is a check-printing application for Windows 10 that works with Quicken, QuickBooks, and Bookkeeper bookkeeping software.
The software has personal, business, and premier versions. Checksoft Premier is the best version that includes additional billing tools and options.
Checksoft boasts more than 100 check templates to choose from. Or you can design your own checks with more than 1,000 background images and logos.
This software has a Check Design Wizard so that you can quickly set up new checks to print.
The application also includes numerous account management tools, such as its Reconciliation Wizard, custom reports, and account register. Note that Checksoft only prints to its own check paper stock.
The ezCheckPrinting application is compatible with 32 and 64-bit Windows platforms from XP to 10 and Macs. The application is retailing at $39, which is great value for check-printing software.
This software has most of the tools and options you’ll probably need for printing checks. It includes a WYSIWYG editor with which you can design customized checks that include logos, signatures, alternative fonts, custom stubs, and additional text labels.
EzCheckPrinting users can print checks with MICR encoding, pre-written checks, and blank checks with empty fields.
The software supports any number of accounts, and you can also print checks with check-on-top, in middle, at the bottom, and three per page formats.
⇒ There’s also a freeware version of the software that adds a watermark to printed checks, but the trial package doesn’t expire. Press the Download Windows Version button on this website page to add ezCheckPrinting to Windows.
5. Cheque Printing Software
Cheque Printing Software is an application with which you can create and print checks, import and export data, generate reports, and set up backups.
This application enables its users to create checks by dragging and dropping objects into position. You can adjust the check’s font styles, decimal separators, and symbols.
In addition, you can save a variety of check image formats to the software‘s bank folder from this page.
This software supports all printers and bulk printing for printing. You can also generate filtered reports with Cheque Printing Software.
⇒ The software follows the CTS-2010 format for checks. You can start a 30-days trial on Windows by clicking Download Now on this website page.
6. AccelMax Cheque Writer
There aren’t that many freeware check-printing applications, but AccelMax Cheque Writer is one that’s freely available. This software keeps a record of issued checks with its logbook and prints out various forms of checks.
AccelMax Cheque Writer users can set up their checks by scanning check paper or saving check images from websites.
You can adjust the check layouts by dragging and dropping objects and fields and customize their font styles. In addition, you can set up invoices, account summaries, and graphical reports with this software.
⇒ You can add the software to Windows by clicking Download AccelMax Cheque Writer on this web page. Note that you need to enter a password, provided on the software‘s website, to extract the RAR archive.
Those are six applications for Windows with which you can design, fill out, and print checks. Have you tried any of them so far? Let us know what is your favorite tool in the comments section below.
FAQ: Learn more about check printing and writing tools
- Can you print out checks?
It is possible and also legally acceptable to design and print out your own checks as long as you comply with the paper regulations imposed by financial institutions.
- What is the best check printing software?
You can use Adobe Illustrator to design print-ready checks. Another solid option is Checksoft that includes additional billing tools and works with many bookkeeping software.
- How do you make a check in Illustrator?
To create a check in Adobe Illustrator, you can use a pre-made template (even import one from Adobe Stock) or design one from scratch using the complex toolset offered by the software (fonts, design tools, gradients, etc.)
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.