Print your checks and the accompanying letter
on the same page (voucher).
Print one or three checks per page, standard size or
Wallet (personal), for Windows or Mac.
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MICR font suite Windows Evaluation version click :
The MICR E13B
Match™ font set and MICR Calibration Wizard™ are
the most complete, precise and accomplished tools
to produce reliable and anti-fraud checks directly
from your PC and laser printer. This package
contains fifteen (15) versions of the MICR E13 B
Match™ fonts, corresponding to the largest variety
of printers and configurations, as well as
typesetting and printing equipment. This high
precision MICR font set is completed by fourteen
(14) exclusive anti-fraud SecureAmounts™ secure
program automatically installs the MICR
Calibration Wizard™, the MICR E13B Match™ font
set, and the fraud-resistant SecureAmounts™ fonts.
The MICR Calibration Wizard is added to your Start
menu, so you can start calibrating the fonts
MICR Technology & complete description
E13B Match™ font set, MICR Calibration
Wizard™, and SecureAmounts™ anti-fraud secure
number fonts, V3.00.
set (29 fonts) for check printing
Windows and Macintosh
(Magnetic Ink Character Recognition)
strips are used by U.S. bank systems to automate check
processing, around 68 Billion last year.
- The MICR
techology has been invented around the mid-fifties to help
processing the growing number of checks that took much too
long to handle by hand. At the same time, tape recorders
became commonplace, and micr technology basically uses the
same technology : the bottom of checks is scanned by
multiple tracks magnetic heads close to those used in tape
recorders, and through the special design of MICR
characters, a unique electronic signal is generated by
each digit or symbol.
readers are used to process very rapidly and accurately
checks automatically, and to help settle amounts as fast
as possible. This is the reason why magnetic ink is
necessary to print MICR data. Regular ink could not
generate any valid signal : regular laser printer toner
contains mostly graphite and plastic, both non-magnetic.
Inkjet ink contains mostly water, or another solvant,
transporting small particles of non-magnetic colorant.
- The MICR
standard has been developped by a group of scientists and
engineers from the Stanford Univesity, and the American
Bankers Association (ABA). Today, U.S. banks require MICR
fonts to be compliant with the ANSI standard. Other
countries use the same standard, such as Australia,
Canada, Columbia, Japan, the United Kingdom and Japan.
Some variations, and soemtimes more exacting requirement,
are required by these countries. For instance, Canada
requires much more accurate printing. The MICR E13B Match
fonts comply to these strict requirements, and is used by
major Canadian companies. The have been succesfully tested
with the exacting gages from the Canadian Clearwave
Electronics. An validated by electronic measurement of the
- The MICR
E13B characters must have very precise dimensions, to
generate reliable signal when going through the readers.
Many MICR fonts around do not meet these standards, and
not all MICR fonts are created equal. Some have
positioning inaccuracies that create unreliable MICR
strips, and may generate errors in the bank processing
equipment, leading to manual processing fees. The
E13B Match™ font set has been created with extremely
accurate positioning, and tested with the finest benchmark
systems. Under ideal conditions, there should be only one
font in use, the MICR E13B Match, which has been created
specifically to meet the ANSI and ABA (X9, 27-1995)
banking standards when printed at exactly point size 12.
Unfortunately, the PC printing chain is such, that several
weak links can hinder results. Even the most precise of
font data is translated at least twice along the printed
chain : first, by the Windows printer driver, which
converts the font outlines it into data instructions
(PostScript or PCL) usable by the printer, and secondly,
by the printer internal logic circuits, which translates
the outlines in data that will drive the actual printing
hardware. Even, at that last stage, outlines are not
printed as simple lines, but as a very fine matrix of
dots, by a laser beam, LED, or another technology. So a
full set of fonts is provided, with dimensions 1% apart
from each other. Two smaller sizes (MICRE13 M1 and MICRE13
M2) provide 1% and 2% smaller printing, respectively. Two
bigger sizes (MICRE13 P1 and MICRE13 P2) provide 1% and 2%
larger printing, respectively. The MICR Calibration
Wizard™ will let you easily choose the best font for your
entire printing chain, hardware and software.
The MICR Calibration
- The MICR
E13B Match™ font set is the only one that comes with the
exclusive new MICR E13B Calibration Wizard™. Within
minutes, using this astute calibration tool for all
versions of Windows, from 3.1 up to the latest XP, you
will be able to generate accurate and reliable MICR
strips. Simply launch the MICR Calibration Wizard™ from
the Start menu, and follow the simple instructions on the
screen. When finished, the program will give you the exact
name of the font that must be used to obtain optimum
results. Changes in the hardware (printer, controller) and
software (Windows version, driver) configuration may
modify the MICR printing. With the MICR Calibration
Wizard™, you will be able to recalibrate your system
anytime you upgrade.
- In a few
minutes, the MICR Calibration Wizard™ will give you with
certainty the exact MICR font to use amongst the 15 fonts
supplied in the pack.
non-Windows systems, such as Linux and others, manual
calibration is provided,. Manual calibration maybe
necessary for printers, when printing equipment goes
through a different chain than regular drivers (RIP).
Print the following MICR strips on the printer you plan to
use. Optimum results are obtained with recent laser
printers (ideally, 600 dpi, although 300 dpi may suffice)
loaded with MICR toner. Or by professional printing
equipment using magnetic ink.