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      General Question about Quicken Check Printing through EzCheckPrinting Virtual Printer:

    • How ezCheckPrinting works with Quicken
      ezCheckPrinting is the check writing and printing software. User can use it with Quicken, Quickbooks or other software in the following ways.
      1. Print the blank pre-printed check for QuickBooks, Quicken or other software
      2. Print checks from Quicken on blank stock in one step.

    • Is Check Printing Legal?
      Yes, printing checks from your own printer is perfectly legal. However, they must be printed on special paper.

    • Do I need special printer toner?
      If you have pre-printed checks with MICR encoding, you can use any printer. If you need to print checks on blank stock, we suggest customers to use MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) toner and MICR ink for the best printing quality. However, many US bank are using Optical check reader today which can scan the checks printed on blank stock with regular office/home laser printers.A jet or dot matrix printer CAN'T be used to print checks on blank check stock.

    • What kind of blank check paper is acceptable?
      DO NOT use plain paper! Blank check stock has security features (watermarks, micro printing, etc.) which help prevent fraud. ezCheckPrinting will work with any blank computer check paper with 8-1/2" X 11" size and check with size 8-1/2" X 3-1/2". EzCheckPrinting supports check-on-top, check-in-middle, check-at-bottom and three-per-page format.

    • Does ezCheckPrinting Virtual Printer print the MICR encoding on checks?
      Yes, ezCheckPrinting check writer does print the MICR encoding on checks. You can print MICR bank routing numbers, account numbers, check numbers and bank information on blank check stock using a laser printer.

    • Can ezCheckPrinting Virtual Printer print stubs from Quicken?
      Yes, our check writer can print the check with stubs for Quicken customers.

    • What are the System Requirements for ezCheckPrinting?
      ezCheckPrinting works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 and later, 32-bit/64-bit system or MAC computers installed with Virtual Machine or Parallels.

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      Purchase ezCheckPrinting Software:

    • Do I need to purchase both ezCheckPrinting and Virtual Printer
      QuickBooks virtual printer is the optional add-on of ezCheckPrinting software for QuickBooks/Quicken users. You need to purchase the bundle version of ezCheckPrinting and virtual printer to print checks from QuickBooks/Quicken. If you already purchased ezCheckPrinting software, you can purchase the virtual printer only.

    • How long does it take to get the license key code?
      Our system will email the keycode instantly once the transacton completes. If you cannot get keycode in 30 minutes, please feel free to contact us at the support page.

    • How can I get ezCheckPrinting and Virtual Printer for free?
      No. We stopped to offer the free option. You need to purchase the license key from our site.

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      Download, Install and Uninstall:

    • What are the System Requirements for ezCheckPrinting software?
      ezCheckPrinting works on Windows 98/NT/Me/2003/XP/Vista/7/8, 32-bit/64-bit system or MAC machine installed with Virtual Machine or Parallels.

    • Can ezCheckPrinting run on MAC machine?
      Please check this article How to run Windows application on MAC machine

    • Does the free trial version have any limitations?
      The trial version will print "SAMPLE" images or trial watermarks on checks. You can enter the key to remove it. And all your data will stay there.

    • How to uninstall EzCheckPrinting QuickBooks/Quicken Virtual Printer?
      Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features. Select EzCheckPrinting QuickBooks Virutal Printer from program list, and then click Uninstall.

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      Upgrade ezCheckPrinting

    • I have a single user version. How can I upgrade it to multiple users version?
      You can upgrade your ezCheckPrinting by paying the price difference plus $5 to handle the extra transaction cost. You can contact us at or support page. We will send you the special upgrade link.

      Please let us know:
      - The email you used or the transaction ID or receipt ID for your previous order
      - The new version that you need

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      Check Setup and Printing

    • How to print Quicken checks with 3-per-page format on blank stock

    • How can I adjust the check printing position? The MICR line is too high.
      You can open the check setup screen by clicking the top menu "settings->Check setup". You need to adjust the check print out position by modifying the "Offset left", "Offset right", "Offset up" or "Offset down" value. If you need to print the check lower, you can increase the value of "Offset down" to print the check lower.

    • How do I know if the check is properly aligned?
      You can print out "Check Alignment Page" and align you 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.

    • Does ezCheckPrinting support logo?
      Yes, ezCheckPrinting supports logo and signature images. Here is the step by step guide on how to print check with logo.

    • How to write check on pre-printed checks?
      ezCheckPrinting can write check on pre-printed checks or print check on the blank check stock. You can choose this option from check setup screen. Learn more here.

    • What kind of file format is acceptable for signature?
      The signature image file can accept .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .tiff and .png.

    • How can I create a signature file?
      The easiest way is using free Windows Paint from Accessories -> Paint. You can set the image size to 150 X 50 in Pixel from Image-Attributes. And then use the pen to draw your signature.

    • Can ezCheckPrinting print pre-approved draft checks?
      Yes, ezCheckPrinting allows user to create check draft. Learn more details here.

    • The MICR fonts are not printed correctly on check. How to fix it?
      The most common reason for font display problem is the MICR font was not installed correctly. Usually re-install check writer software on your machine can solve this problem. Learn more details here.

    • How to print check over network?
      ezCheckPrinting network version supports this feature. Learn more details here.

    • Can I use different format check paper, for example: 3-per-page or check-at-bottom?
      Yes. User can change the check format to "3-per-page", "Top", "Middle" or "bottom" from the check setup page. You can click the top menu "settings->check setup" to open check setup page. Learn more details here.

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    • When I print Quicken checks through Virtual Printer, I got database errors. Why?
      You may not have enough permissions on local machine.

      To install database correctly, you need to have administrator permission to install ezCheckPrinting. When you run ezCheckPrinting, some operations require you have permission to create a new database files on your local machine, such as "New Company".

    • When I print checks, the fonts for the bank account number on my check does not display correctly. Why?
      It is a font problem.
      1) You need to have administrator permission to install ezCheckPrinting.
      2) After installation, please restart your computer.

    • Why just half of check or image or form or report printed from my printer?

    • The most common reason for this issue is the printer uses the wrong size paper. You should use the Letter size paper when you print the check. And several other settings may also cause this printing problem. Learn more here.

    • I got error message "Cannot find database" when I printed checks from QuickBooks. What should I do? You need to run ezCheckPrinting at least once to initialize the database before you can print a check from QuickBooks. Please try to start ezCheckPrinting application and print a test check from ezCheckPrinting (You need to use the real printer for this step). Then you can print a check from QuickBooks through Virtual Printer. If you still see this error, please contact us from our support page.

    • I print check from Quicken, when I click ok I'm getting the below error "Error in finding check numbers", please advise
      Several reasons can cause this error. Please check this article on solution for check number when print QuickBooks checks.

    • How can I adjust the check printing position? The MICR line is too high.
      You can open the check setup screen by clicking the top menu "settings->Check setup". You need to adjust the check print out position by modifying the "Offset left", "Offset right", "Offset up" or "Offset down" value. For example: If you need to print the check lower, you can increase the value of "Offset down" to print the check lower. The default value is "0". You can try "0.5" first. If it is still too high, you can increase the value. (You can view more details here)

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