The most important place to start when you want to order inexpensive checks, is to buy them online rather than from your bank… the banks overcharge. There are several ways to make your business checks order even more inexpensive with these offers:
If you’re still looking at your statement and wondering why your bank is charging you so much to print checks, maybe it’s time to look elsewhere. I found out a few years ago that the majority of web-based business check companies constantly run specials and new customer discounts. You can get inexpensive business checks that follow all the federal and ABA standards. You’d be amazed at the quality of the paper and ink; you’re getting high quality 24# recycled paper at an amazing price.
Even more important than the price in my opinion is the dizzying array of styles and designs that will help your company stand out. As an advertising major in school, I learned early on that image matters even in the small details. Unlike your bank, you can get logos printed on your checks for free or next to nothing. Now the Internet offers the small business person an opportunity to save some money while gaining visibility in the process.
If you’re looking to pay more money to your bank because you’re nervous about buying checks online, take it from me; the process is still the same. Your bank is probably ordering from the same company you’ll be. Just take a few minutes when you’re searching for a check printing site to review their credentials and click on their verification links. Whether it’s the Better Business Bureau or some other agency displayed on their website, you should be able to click on it and be taken directly to the web page. Business checks are not printed on just any old sheet of paper. Security printing processes are used for instance, special inks and micro printing. The paper has security features that make it difficult for forgers to succeed.
Inexpensive business checks don’t necessarily mean cheap. The amount of work that goes into making these requires skill and high tech machinery. The result is consistently appealing but even then, many companies offer money-back guarantees to ensure your confidence. When looking for an online check printer, be sure to take note of any customer service numbers posted on the website. You’ll want to be prepared if something goes wrong; for example the shipment doesn’t arrive.
When the time comes for you to upgrade to printing your own checks, companies will usually have those options available as well. You’ll be able to get business checks in formats such as Three-On-A-Page, wallets and even laser printed blanks for your accounting software. These all qualify as inexpensive business checks when the price is right.
This method of ordering business supplies can really maximize your time while minimizing your cost. In many cases you can shop smart and get your entire order delivered without paying any shipping. Go ahead and start searching now while you still have some checks in your ledger. Many of these Internet-based companies are actually large manufacturing concerns that have been producing financial paper for over 50 years. They’ve simply adjusted to the times and found an incredibly lucrative niche.
So you want to go green with your company, but aren’t sure how to start. Further, you’re concerned that green options may be more expensive and actually hurt your company’s bottom line. While you may want to take small, baby steps in your greening of your company, you’ll get there eventually if you’re motivated. And, one of the first and easiest steps you can take is to start to purchase recycled business checks.
Check Crafters offers business checks printed on 24 lb. recycled MICR paper with 20% post-consumer fiber, the highest concentration of recycled materials that check printing technology offers today.
These are checks that are printed on recycled paper, and using them can make a huge difference for the environment.
Every time regular paper is produced, a tree is cut down. The incredible worldwide demand for paper is causing rapid deforestation of the planet. As the trees go, forests turn into fields, and eventually to deserts or plains. This causes a huge change in the weather, which can increase the chances of global warming, or even the production of a new ice age. Plus, as trees are cut down, more and more species of trees go extinct, taking along the animals and insects that depend on them. Finally, there is less oxygen being produced for humans and animals to breathe, and more concentration of air pollution, because many trees filter toxins from the atmosphere.
Using recycled business checks means fewer trees being cut down to make paper, as the paper in these checks has already been used once. If you look for versions made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper, this means every bit of paper in that check was used once before as something else. Recycled paper helps protect the environment and the planet, and is an economical choice for your company, as well as an ethical one.
You’ll find that recycled business checks don’t cost much more than regular ones. In many cases, they may cost exactly the same. But even if those checks cost a few pennies more than virgin paper, it’s worth it in the long run to go with recycled, because of the benefits to the planet. With every recycled check you buy, you’re taking a positive step toward making the earth a cleaner, safer, more sustainable, and more beautiful place for yourself, your fellow living creatures, and your children.