Printers for MICR Check Printing
For check printing, we recommend using a dedicated printer that has at least two trays.
Mekorma generally recommends HP printers. For example:
- HP M506dn or HP M506x
- HP M604n or M605n
The HP M506 series are good printers to use as dedicated check printers. They are fast and durable enough, without being more printer than is needed. Specifically, the M506x has these features:
- 45 PPM
- 2,000 – 7,500 pages per month
- Network capable
Less robust printers, such as the HP Envy series, may struggle with the thicker, perforated check stock. These printers are not supported for Mekorma MICR check printing.
More robust printers, such as the M700 series and above, are designed to handle much larger print volumes than what is required for just printing checks. Because we recommend having a dedicated printer for checks, the larger models are excessive and unnecessary for this task unless you are consistently printing more than 5,000 checks per month.
MICR Check Printing Supplies
MICR check printing supplies include:
- Check stock (pre-printed or blank)
- Magnetic Toner
- MICR Gauge
You can also search the Internet using the key words “blank check stock” or “magnetic toner” to locate vendors. Mekorma MICR will work with both blank and pre-printed check stock of almost any size. Mekorma MICR does not work with duplicating check stock (NCR) or “C” fold.
A free MICR gauge can be mailed to you after your Mekorma Payment Hub order is processed. If you would like to receive a gauge, please email our Sales department. The gauge will assist you to determine the correct spacing for the MICR font on your checks.