CheckWorks Review

BySarah PritzkerJul.17, 2018

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In a Nutshell

CheckWorks offers beautiful and practical business and personal checks. Business checks come in basic or designer designs for manual printed or computer checks that can be used in a laser or inkjet printer. CheckWorks’ computer checks are compatible with most accounting software. You can also get fast printing and shipping.

pros

  • Fast printing and shipping in as little as 3 business days
  • High security features
  • Computer checks compatible with most software

cons

  • No wallet-size checks option
  • Customer support hours could be longer
  • Not many design options

Best For

Businesses that need highly-secure bank checks delivered in a short time frame.

Customization Options

CheckWorks makes it easy to customize your business checks by adding your own custom logo, or you can choose from one of the many stock logos. Computer checks come in any of 10 different designs all for the same price, and there’s a choice of 3 different basic designs for printed business checks and 3 designer options for designer business checks. The themes are mostly safely professional like Marble, Wall Street, and Linen but a beach and palm tree option, and a US flag design, are fun alternatives. Checks can have up to 5 lines of text with up to 35 characters per line and you can begin your checks with any sequence number you want.

Check Styles and Add-ons

CheckWorks offers a few different business checks options:

  • Printed Checks

You can order printed customized business checks from CheckWorks that are prepared with a general purpose, payroll, or deductions stub to make accounting faster and easier. CheckWorks offers traditional 1-on-a-page checks, or more compact 3-on-a-page checks, and you can choose between a voucher or a draft check and a single check or a duplicate check with carbon paper on the back so you can keep an exact copy in your records. Traditional estate checks are also available through CheckWorks as a conventional pad.

  • Computer Checks

CheckWorks’ computer checks can be used with a laser or inkjet printer. You can choose from 10 designs, with each check coming as a top or center check with 2 stubs or choose the “3-up” option that fits 3 checks onto a single page. All of CheckWorks’ computer checks are compatible with QuickBooks, Quicken, MSN Money, Peachtree, and most other accounting software suites. When ordering for QuickBooks, you can also specify whether your checks should come with or without lines.

  • Accessories 

As well as business printed and computer checks, CheckWorks also sells deposit slips, address labels, and business cards, which can be fully customized. You can also choose from check book covers, laser check envelopes and self-inking stamps with 4 or 6 lines of text that use a variety of fonts including signature style.

  • Quick Reorder

Once CheckWorks has your business details you can quickly reorder previous orders using the same bank details via email or fax. Your custom logo remains in the CheckWorks system after it’s first used so there’s no need to resend and reformat your checks when you repeat an order.

Pricing

CheckWorks uses simple and transparent pricing that makes it easy to see your total charges. Minimum orders for 3-to-a-page business checks are for 300 starting at $29.99 for singles, and you can order up to 6,000. Traditional 1-on-a-page business checks can be ordered in amounts of 200, 300, or 600 and the minimum order for computer checks is 250. You’ll only pay a one-time setup fee of $25 to have your logo added to your checks – whenever you reorder you won’t need to pay again.

Shipping costs vary depending on your product, but printed business checks ship for:

  • 10 or more business days: Free

  • FedEx 3-5 business days: $14

  • FedEx 2 business days: $29.99 for the first box, $33.99 with a signature

  • FedEx next business day: $74.99 for the first box, $78.99 with a signature

Most orders ship within 12-48 hours.

CheckWorks also offers a strong satisfaction guaranteed returns policy, promising a full refund when you return your goods for any reason at all within 60 days of the date of shipping.

Amount
3-on-a-page business or designer business checks
1-on-a-page-business checks
200 singles / duplicatesN/A$32.99 / $41.99
300 singles / duplicates$29.99 / N/A$49.99 / $58.99
600 singles / duplicates$44.99/$69.99$99.98 / $117.98
1,200 singles / duplicates$72.99 / $119.99N/A
6,000 singles / duplicates$317.47 / $573.71N/A

Top or center computer checks3-up computer checks
250$52.99N/A
500$73.99498 for $52.99
1,000$100.99996 for $84.99
4,000$349.993,984 for $219.99
6,000$523.995,976 for $310.99

Security

CheckWorks builds multiple security features into its bank checks to make them as secure and reliable as those printed by your bank. The company doesn’t share all of the security measures that it takes, so as not to provide too much information to forgers, but it does reveal the following security features:

  • Security screen – lightly-printed reversed text on the back of the check that cannot be easily duplicated by a color copier or scanner.

  • Microprint signature line – tiny letters that can only be read through a magnifying glass.

  • Padlock icon and warning box – indicates that this check contains security features that have been approved by the Check Printers Stationery Association (CPSA).

  • Chemically sensitive paper so that your checks can’t be altered.

CheckWorks also has an A+ rating from the BBB. When ordering your checks your information is also protected by an encrypted secure site that is protected by Verisign. The CheckWorks website doesn’t remember your personal and bank information so as to avoid compromising your security.

Payment Options

CheckWorks is focused primarily on selling printed and computer checks and accessories, but it has also teamed up with TSYS to offer credit card processing solutions to businesses. These include point of sale terminals, mobile and wireless payment processing, and integrated solutions.

Customer Support

CheckWorks has an easy to use website with all of the information you need clearly presented. The FAQ section could be easier to read and have a better interface. CheckWorks does a reasonable job of keeping customers informed about their orders. You can check up on the status of your order online, but the order page only updates with new information once every business day, which might not be often enough for everyone. CheckWorks offers customer support via email at help@checkworks.com or telephone at 1-800-971-4223 or

1-626-333-1444. Telephone support is manned from 7am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday. When you place an order, you can do so using the online secure checkout, by email, telephone or fax, or through the postal office.

The Bottom Line

CheckWorks provides highly-secure bank checks to businesses and individuals. There is a good choice of business check types including software compatible computer checks and the accessories of deposit slips and self-inking stamps are helpful, too. CheckWorks doesn’t have the biggest range of designs, but it does succeed in processing and shipping orders quickly and we like that there’s free 10-day shipping. 

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