Deluxe Review

ByElana Kutscher‏Jul.17, 2018

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In a Nutshell

Deluxe offers a huge selection of high quality, professional business checks that come with standard security and high security features. Deluxe is a great option for small and large businesses alike, since its check packages range between 50 to 3000 checks, its products are impeccable, and customer support is readily available via live chat and phone.

pros

  • Huge selection of professional, secure business checks
  • Free sample products available by request
  • Serious security features on standard and high security checks

cons

  • Big selection of checks might make it difficult to decide
  • No theme selection

Best For 

Small to large businesses. 

Customization Options 

Deluxe business checks are fully customizable; in addition to printing your company name and bank information, you can also include your business imprint or logo for free. While there is no selection of check themes, you can choose the color of your checks and the standard typeface.

Check Styles and Add-ons

It can be easy to get lost on the Deluxe website because there is such a large selection of checks. While there are 4 main categories, each category has within it many different types of checks. Therefore, if it’s your first time ordering business checks from Deluxe, be prepared to set aside some time to wade through the various options.

Below are the 4 main categories of checks, with the various types that come along with each:

  • Laser Checks: Checks that can be printed from your company’s laser printer. When you order these checks, you must make sure that they’re compatible with your accounting software. Deluxe laser checks are compatible with over 80 types of accounting software. Check types include voucher, wallet, 3-on-a-page, and accounts payable checks. These are checks that you print from your company’s laser printer.

  • Manual Checks: Checks that you fill in by hand; includes 3-on-a-page, one-write, and payroll checks.

  • eChecks: Online checks that are as secure as traditional paper checks. You can create, sign and send checks from your computer or mobile and integrate with software like QuickBooks for seamless bill payments.


Deluxe Business Checks


Standard Security Checks Versus High Security Checks

If the above 4 categories aren’t enough for you, there’s also this: Every type of check in each category is available with standard security or high security features. The type you choose will depend on your business needs and budget. High security checks are more expensive than standard security checks, and for good reason. They’re packed with patented, industry exclusive security features that prevent copying and fraud.

To determine whether high security checks are a good investment for your business, Deluxe offers a free assessment to determine whether your business is at risk for fraud, and if so, how much. 

Product Samples

Deluxe offers the option of receiving a product sample before you place an order. To do so, you can call up Deluxe customer service (1-800-865-1913) and tell a representative which free sample you’d like to receive.

Pricing 

Because there is such a varied selection of business checks, the cost varies with each category, type, amount of checks ordered, and security features included.

Below are some tables that will give you a ballpark idea of the pricing at Deluxe. While Deluxe is not at the cheaper end of the pricing spectrum when compared to its competitors, it is known for producing quality and highly professional products. 

Laser Checks

You can order anywhere between 50 and 2500 laser checks, and prices vary according to type of checks and your accounting software.

Below you can see sample prices for Microsoft Money software, though there are often sales for which you don’t need any promo codes. Charity checks are checks that bear the logo of different charities supported by Deluxe. 

Please note: There are different sized packages that contain different amounts of checks; below is just a sample of Deluxe’s pricing.

High Security Laser Top Check—Compatible with Microsoft Money

Type of Check + Amount—High Security
PriceType of Check + Amount—Standard Security
Price
500 Checks$249.99500 Checks$199.99
500 Checks with duplicate copy$459.99500 Checks with duplicate copy$368.99
500 Charity Checks$265.99

500 Charity Checks with duplicate copy$475.99

*Prices last updated June 2018

High Security 3-on-a-Page Laser Checks—Compatible with Microsoft Money

Type of Check + Amount—High SecurityPriceType of Check + Amount—Standard SecurityPrice
300 checks$185.99300 checks$149.99
300 checks with duplicate copy$345.99300 checks with duplicate copy$261.99
600 checks$248.99600 checks$200.99
600 checks with duplicate copy$476.99600 checks with duplicate copy$383.99

*Prices last updated June 2018

Continuous Checks

Continuous checks are computer checks for dot matrix printers. The price for these checks depends on the type of accounting software you use. For Microsoft Money, the price for 500 continuous checks is about $280.

Manual Checks

Most of the manual checks at Deluxe are 3-on-a-page, with packages ranging between 250 and 3000 checks. In addition to 3-on-a-page, you can get manual payroll/disbursement checks, secretary deskbooks, compact checks, and more. 

Below you can see the price for 1000 manual check packages, with high security and standard security features.

Type of Check + Amount—High Security
Price
Type of Check + Amount—Standard Security
Price
1000 High Security, 3-to-a-Page Manual Checks$299.991000 Standard, 3-to-a-Page Manual Business Size Checks, Side-Tear Voucher$249.99
1000 High Security 3-to-a-Page Manual Checks with duplicate copy$446.991000 Standard 3-to-a-Page Manual Business Size Checks, Side-Tear Voucher$376.99

*Prices last updated June 2018

Security 

Deluxe is a member of the CPSA, the industry organization for check payment systems. In terms of security features on checks, Deluxe offers standard security and high security options, though even Deluxe’s standard security includes fairly advanced security features.

Standard Security Checks come with the following security features:

  • Chemically sensitive paper

  • Microprint border

  • Invisible fluorescent fibers

  • Erasure protection

  • Security screen

  • Warning box

  • All orders of standard security checks go through proprietary screening to prevent unauthorized orders. 

High Security Checks include all of the features of standard security checks, plus the following additions:

  • Anti-copy technology

  • Safety hologram

  • Visible security features including heat-sensitive ink, visible embedded fibers, chemical-wash detection area and true watermark.

Payment Options 

In addition to standard checks, Deluxe also offers eChecks, which are exactly like paper checks but with one important difference—they’re emailed to the payment recipient. You can receive a person-to-person explanation when you contact Deluxe customer support.

Usability 

You may think that because Deluxe checks are considered to be elite that they might not be easy to use. However, Deluxe business checks are just like checks that you would order from the bank or any other website; once you get them, they’re easy to use. 

If you order manual checks, you can fill them out by hand at your discretion. If you order laser or continuous checks, you’ll need to make sure that they are compatible with your accounting software (which shouldn’t be difficult, since Deluxe supports 80+ types of software). You’ll also need to make sure that someone in your office knows how to insert the checks into the printer so that they are filled out correctly. 

Customer Support 

Deluxe customer support is available via live chat or phone during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00am-7:00pm CT

  • Saturday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm CT

  • Sunday: Closed

Customer support representatives can help you with product questions, billing, reprinting an order, eCheck assistance, and more.

The Bottom Line 

Whether you’re the owner of a small or large business, when you order checks from Deluxe, you know you’ll be receiving the highest quality product available. However, with high quality comes a lofty price tag, which means that Deluxe prices are usually higher than its competitors. If you decide the price is worth it, you’ll have access to a huge selection of all types of business checks that come with serious security features.