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Windows 7: Caddy for printer to Print checks


20 Jan 2014   #1

Win7 Starter
 
 
Caddy for printer to Print checks

Hi All,

I'd like to print checks but my Samsung ML2525 printer declares a jam if load one horizontally. It actually prints it but will not continue to pass it through the feed system to the out-tray.

If I load them vertically it doesn't recognize there is anything in the feed tray and does nothing.

Anyone know of a caddy (or whatever they may be called) that is Letter size but locates the check in a known spot so it will pass through the printer with the check?

Thanks

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20 Jan 2014   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya Carved Duck mate doesn't your computer come with an envelope or perhaps photo fit in caddy as you call it?? My old Canon used to have one for CD's so I cannot think why there shouldn't be one for cheque sized paper.
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21 Jan 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check designed for use in a computer's printer are usually a full sheet of paper that fit in a standard letter size tray..

Are the checks you are using design to go through a printer?
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21 Jan 2014   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I print on bank issued checks with my Samsung CLP 415NE laser printer. Although checks are oriented in landscape, to print them, I have to insert them in portrait. You may need to adjust the print settings on your printer to do the same (my Samsung printer is a POS second only to Samsung's poor customer service; I swear their customer service "techs" get twice the wear from toilet seats).

I'm using a program designed for printing on bank issued checks. Most banks use magnetic ink on the account and routing numbers on their checks so, to be able to print checks, one usually would have to use a special magnetic toner in a laser printer (and, believe me, those carts are seriously expensive; you would have to use a printer dedicated to printing checks only). However, most printers should be able to handle a bank issued blank check fed in portrait orientation when used with a program designed for the purpose.
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21 Jan 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check in the USA they switched to optical scanner for over 10 years ago. You do not have to use magnetic ink in the USA.

A lot of people print checks on blank check stock with inkjet printers.

About bank issued checks:
There are multiple types sold by banks. Note: Banks usually don't actually print them. They are just the middle man getting their cut. Banks tend to be the most expensive place to purchase checks since they include their markup. Most Banks sell checks that are made with one to a sheet for use in a printer.
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21 Jan 2014   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HiTechCoach View Post
Check in the USA they switched to optical scanner for over 10 years ago. You do not have to use magnetic ink in the USA.

A lot of people print checks on blank check stock with inkjet printers.

About bank issued checks:
There are multiple types sold by banks. Note: Banks usually don't actually print them. They are just the middle man getting their cut. Banks tend to be the most expensive place to purchase checks since they include their markup. Most Banks sell checks that are made with one to a sheet for use in a printer.
When I checked with my credit union eight years ago, they were still using magnetic ink (as, apparently, many other banks were doing; it varied from bank to bank). That's why I got the check printing program I'm still using.

Checks in sheets are useful for people who cut large numbers of checks at a kind (such as a business with a payroll or people with a large number of monthly bills still being paid by check). I'm able to print on regular preprinted bank issued checks.
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21 Jan 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
When I checked with my credit union eight years ago, they were still using magnetic ink (as, apparently, many other banks were doing; it varied from bank to bank). That's why I got the check printing program I'm still using.
You can use magnetic ink. What i was trying to point out that it is not a requirement. It has not been a requirement for over a decade. That does not mean that Banks and Credit Unions will not try to sell you these more expense checks. Selling you these checks is easy money for them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Checks in sheets are useful for people who cut large numbers of checks at a kind
I was not referring to a sheet with multiple checks. I was referring to one check per sheet with one or two stubs.
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21 Jan 2014   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Carved Duck mate I would contact Samsung seeing they are the manufacturer of the printer and find out from the horses mouth.

Lady F Now the magnetic ink if I am not badly mistaken is actually a fine powder known as the toner which is attracted to the paper surface to where the typing or images have been electrostatically "printed" onto the paper surface. The paper then passes over a heated wire / element where the toner is "melted" onto the paper forming your printing, and any excess toner ids dumped to be discarded in a special retaining bin.
It is usually far more stable than the inkjet method where the inks can be made to be "liquid' again by contact with liquids
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21 Jan 2014   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Carved Duck mate I would contact Samsung seeing they are the manufacturer of the printer and find out from the horses mouth.

Lady F Now the magnetic ink if I am not badly mistaken is actually a fine powder known as the toner which is attracted to the paper surface to where the typing or images have been electrostatically "printed" onto the paper surface. The paper then passes over a heated wire / element where the toner is "melted" onto the paper forming your printing, and any excess toner ids dumped to be discarded in a special retaining bin.
It is usually far more stable than the inkjet method where the inks can be made to be "liquid' again by contact with liquids
When I said ink, I meant toner. It's been well over a decade since I had an inkjet printer. Sorry for the confusion.

Contacting Samsung would be a waste of time. Based on my own experiences, they can't find their own backsides in the dark with a flashlight and a seeing eye dog.
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21 Jan 2014   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Carved Duck mate I would contact Samsung seeing they are the manufacturer of the printer and find out from the horses mouth.

Lady F Now the magnetic ink if I am not badly mistaken is actually a fine powder known as the toner which is attracted to the paper surface to where the typing or images have been electrostatically "printed" onto the paper surface. The paper then passes over a heated wire / element where the toner is "melted" onto the paper forming your printing, and any excess toner ids dumped to be discarded in a special retaining bin.
It is usually far more stable than the inkjet method where the inks can be made to be "liquid' again by contact with liquids
When I said ink, I meant toner. It's been well over a decade since I had an inkjet printer. Sorry for the confusion.

Contacting Samsung would be a waste of time. Based on my own experiences, they can't find their own backsides in the dark with a flashlight and a seeing eye dog.
Yes Jeannie it is like the rest of those big companies my experiences with Gigabyte for example are woeful but one could live in hope eh??
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