Our check personalization feature provides five lines for your information on your personal checks. You may include your name, spouse's name, address, and optional information such as your phone number. For security reasons, Artistic Checks recommends that you avoid from including your driver's license number on your checks. For your protection and due to laws in several states, printing social security numbers on any material to be delivered by mail is no longer permitted. The typestyle you selected for your personalized information is another check feature provided to our customers.
Your bank's name must appear on your checks, but your bank's address is optional. Artistic Checks stays current with all changes taking place in the financial industry. If your financial institution information changes, we update our system automatically to ensure your checks are printed correctly.
Symbol / Monogram
An optional symbol / monogram may be chosen to accent the look of many check designs. This check feature appears in the upper left-hand corner.
Over Signature Text Area
The over-signature line adds extra character to your checks and is printed above the signature line. This check feature is available on many check designs.
Bank Routing Number
The first number in the MICR line at the bottom of your check features your bank's routing number. It is 9 digits long and always starts with 0, 1, 2 or 3.
Bank Account Number
Your bank account number may appear before or after your check number in your check's MICR line.
The sequential number for your checks appears in both the MICR line at the bottom of your checks and the upper right corner of your checks. This number allows you to keep track of the checks you write.
The account owner endorses the signature line on the bottom of a personal check to authorize its use.
Your Check's "Pay To" Line
The "Pay To" line is where you identify the person/business to whom the check is written.
The "Dollars" box is where you write the numeric amount of the check. It is written out additionally on the amount line (see below), which is below the "Pay To" line on the check.
This line is featured next to the dollars box. It is provided for you to write out the amount of your check.
The fraction on your check is used to identify your bank.