ezCheckPrinting Software: How to Format MICR Encoding Line
ezCheckPrinting prints checks on blank stock with MICR encoding line. Here are the FAQs about MICR encoding line on check.
1. The MICR line format of ezCheckPrinting checks
ezCheckPrinting software is design for US business checks. The standard business check size is 8-1/2" X 3-1/2 and the MICR line format for US business check is: "CHECK #, THE ROUTING AND THE ACCOUNT NUMBER"
If you need to print wallet-sized personal check, please use the ezCheckPersonal software. The MICR line format for US personal check is: "ROUTING, ACCOUNT NUMBER AND CHECK #" and the standard personal check size is 6" X 2-3/4.
2. Can I change the format of MICR line with ezCheckPrinting
No. The MICR line format is fixed as "CHECK #, THE ROUTING AND THE ACCOUNT NUMBER". You can add extra spaces or symbols if needed. But you cannot change the format.
3. Why my bank cannot scan the MICR line on my check
Most US banks require the special MICR symbol C behind the bank account number. Some banks require the special characters before, behind or around bank account number. Missing the required MICR symbol is the #1 reason for the check scanning error. Such issue can also be caused by ink, check paper, alignment and others..
If you need to hide the MICR line only for coupon, gift certification, you can uncheck the option “Display MICR line” to hide MICR line from check layout screen. You can access the check layout screen by clicking the ezCheckPrinting top menu "Settings-> Layout setup".
Usually such issue caused by installation or regitry issue. Here are the steps to fix it:
Log in your computer as admin
8. How do I know if the MICR line is properly aligned
Click ezCheckPrinting top menu "settings" then "check setup" to view check setup screen
You can print out "Check Alignment Page" and align your check on the bottom and right line to check if the Routing Number fits inside the correct box. The "Print Check Alignment" button is on "Check Setup Page". The Routing Number includes the leading symbol.