Is it legal to print your own checks?
It is legal to print your own business or personal checks. You will need a printer, check printing software, check stock paper, Magnetic ink and MICR font. You must print the routing and account numbers in MICR font. Check stock paper is intended for printing your own checks.
Do you need a special printer for checks?
The Federal Reserve and all banks require that checks be printed with MICR ink or toner for ease of processing. While most financial institutions read checks optically and magnetically, some lack the optical abilities.
Is MICR ink still required 2020?
Innovations in image-based processing have brought into question the need for magnetic (MICR) ink. The answer is “Yes, magnetic ink continues to be required on paper checks.”