All cheques we print start from the same secure cheque stock. When choosing between our regular and premium versions, you are not giving up any security on the cheque stock. The only difference is the background ink colour and the border patterns.
We use only the Docucheck Impede stock. You can read all about the features of this stock, by clicking on the link below.
We receive a lot of calls from customers asking us "why don't you use the little gold hologram or gold patch on your cheques" or "I was told I MUST have this on my cheques".
The hologram or foil stamp is not mandatory to meet the old or new CPA cheque standards. Listed below are a number of reasons why we don't use the hologram/gold foil stamp on our cheques.
- Check Print uses only of the most secure cheque stocks available in North America and we always have. Our security is built into the stock and is not simply added as window dressing after the fact.
- The hologram is applied to cheque stock or any other paper. We can do it easily just as any dishonest printer or fraud artist can. No real security comes from this. Unlike the hologram on your 10, 20, 50 & 100 dollar bills, these "seals" can be purchased and added by anyone.
- The new CPA standards are very clear that nothing unnecessary is to appear on the cheques and when cheques with the hologram are scanned, a black box appears. Not only does this not give you any security, but there is no way for anyone to tell that the box was a hologram and not just a black printed box.
- These holograms have been known to flake off in some laser printers and in fact some manufacturers of laser printers may not honor a warranty if these holograms have come off inside the printer.
Our cheque security is built into the stock and not simply added!