About Check Security


Limit your risk with security features

All of the checks in this catalog include a rigorous check protection system that exceeds industry guidelines. A unique combination of security features helps protect your checks against criminals armed with color copiers, scanners and chemical ink eradicators. Defend your business against the growing problems of check counterfeiting and fraud. Checks include the seven features noted below at no extra charge to you.

about check security

Warning Box: Lists the security features that are in place, and describes how to detect if the check has been copied or altered.

Security Screen: The words “Original Document” that appear in the screened background are printed in specially formulated inks and graphics, making the check resistant to copying or scanning.

Microprint Border: The border line is tiny text that is difficult to reproduce cleanly using copiers or scanners. Standard on all laser checks and One-Write Checks

Chemical Sensitive Paper: Stains and spots may appear when an attempt is made to remove the check information with chemical ink eradicators.

Erasure Protection: Attempts to alter check information by erasure may produce a white mark in the background pattern.

Padlock Icon and Warning: Check Payment Systems Association approved security sign warns potential criminals that the check has protective features. Refers the recipient to the back for details.

Fluorescent Fibers: Only visible under ultraviolet light. They can not be photocopied or scanned, which aids in authentication.

Additional Custom Security Features Offered:

  • Artifical and authentic watermarks
  • Intricate detailed borders and pantographs
  • Step and repeat pantographs
  • Custom microprint signature lines
  • Thermochronic ink
  • Warning bands
  • Bleed thru numbering

Facts from the National Check Fraud Center...www.ckfraud.org Check fraud and counterfeiting result in estimated losses of $10 billion+ annually. According to current UCC Codes, your business could be held liable for losses incurred if you do not follow “reasonable commercial standards” to protect your checks. Our standard check security features exceed those requirements.