Personal Checks

By: Marcus Peterson

Personal checks are customized bank checks. Generally people with an aesthetic sense or those with a thing for colors, designs and style go for such checks. Modern day checks are both timeless and compelling, coming in a myriad shades. They are printed on recycled paper with non-toxic inks. Latest designs of such personalized checks benefit important causes. Personal checks are easy to order and resemble normal bank checks in size. Apart from the standard shape, they are available in exclusive designs and there are checks featuring favorite artists, or characters, to help a customer choose the perfect design. At present companies offer personal-size, top-tear check singles as well as duplicate checks which are actually carbonless copies. A client's full color and full bleed photos or images can also be printed on personal checks.

Before going for a personal check, the customer fills in a form verifying whether the image he or she chooses for his check is legal. Legally, no photos or images that are not owned by the customer can be printed on a check. All personal checks however have to comply with the national and federal banking guidelines.

Personal checks have certain security features to safeguard a client's financial interests. Normally borders on the back of such checks contain micro print which is visible only under magnification. Absence of the feature indicates that a check has been altered with. Personal checks also come with a water-mark-certified-seal that cannot be photocopied. This seal is located in the endorsement area of every such check. An original document screen on the back of each check also cannot be photocopied. Micro print signature lines on personal checks also help personal check frauds.

Personal check designs may include summertime elements that are captured in sunshine-infused colors. Besides personal check orders can be placed in various styles such as cartoons, holidays, flag and exotic locales.

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