The simple answer is yes with a few minor caveats.
You will need to have a dedicated check writing printer or change toner every time that you print checks. Printing checks on blank check stock requires a special magnetic toner. The process of printing with this toner is explained below.
MICR or Magnetic Ink Character Recognition is a standard electronic process that reads sensitive documents like checks. The checks are printed on a laser printer using a special magnetic (MICR) toner.
MICR toner is machine readable when arranged in pattern on a check. The bank routing number, account number, and check number are printed using the MICR printing process to ensure security.
The quality, line and character placement of MICR printing are required ingredients for check recognition. Special fonts are used and the ink formula in MICR toner is magnetically charged so the check can be electronically read.
You will also need quality check stock from a company such as Nelco and a software package that can print your checks in the appropriate format.
Advanced Micro Solutions offers Payroll Software with free, built in support for printing checks using the MICR process.
We provide a free DEMO so that you can make sure that our software is a fit for your needs. Support is provided free of charge on Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 6 PM central time via email, fax, phone, and chat. We also offer extended hours in January and April, including Saturdays.