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Using HP MICR Toner for printing your checks is the absolute best choice. Have you ever noticed the line of numbers printed at the bottom of each check in your checkbook? This part of your check is special because it is printed using a special type of ink. The line, called the MICR line, is a unique line because it is printed with a specific type of ink, called an MICR. The MICR line is special because it contains information about the check, who issued it and where it came from. This information can be decoded by the bank called routing numbers.

 When it comes to quality and reliability you don't want to take a chance. If your checks can't be read by the automated readers and sorters from the bank then the checks will have to be processed manually and the bank can charge you a bank fee for each check. What is even worse is the fact that the bank could refuse all of your checks and investigate you for check fraud. So when it comes to printing your checks right the first time wouldn't it be better to use HP MICR Toner from the start?

Why Print With HP MICR Toner?

Consider the number of people and businesses all over the world that use checks. Each year, billions of checks are written and issued. It would be extremely difficult, actually impossible, to keep track of all of these checks without an automated process. Why use HP MICR Toner? HP MICR Toner is a crucial part of the automated process. Over 78% of all printers in use today are HP and if you do the math over 78% of all checks are printed using HP printers with HP MICR Toner. There is a reason for this and it is plain to see.

Banks use industry-specific machines called reader-sorters. The reader-sorter processes every check the bank receives. The reader-sorter is equipped with MICR technology. MICR is actually pronounced “My-ker” and it is an acronym for magnetic ink character recognition. The reader-sorter can read the codes on checks that have been made using MICR toner. When using HP MICR Toner in your cartridge then you will have the piece of mind that your signal strength on your checks will be high enough to pass through the bank readers at high speeds.

How HP MICR Toner Work

Reader-sorter machines use MICR technology to read the codes printed with HP MICR Toner. HP MICR Toner contains iron oxide, which is a chemical compound that exhibits magnetic qualities.

Why is magnetic ink necessary? Think about the last check you got back from the bank. More than likely, it was written on and covered with various ink stamps. If the numeric check codes, or MICR lines, were printed with normal ink, any additional ink placed on top of the code would make the code impossible to read. However, the magnetic ink can be read no matter what is written or stamped on top of it. The rules governing the standards for MICR toners and MICR printing are made and enforced by the American National Standards Institute X9 Committee.

The Characters Printed with HP MICR Toner

The MICR line on checks must be printed using certain characters so that the reader-sorter machines will read them correctly. The font used for MICR lines is also unique to specific parts of the world. For example, a font called CMC-7 is used for Israel, South America, and the various Mediterranean countries, while the font E-13B is used for the rest of the world including the United States.

There are only 14 characters used in MICR fonts. The characters consist of the numbers 0 to 9 and symbols for Transit, Amount, On-Us, and Dash. The characters in MICR fonts are exactly 1/8th of an inch wide and they must be precisely placed on a check in order for the reader-sorter to decipher them correctly.

HP MICR Toner for Precision and Secure Printing

HP MICR Toner was initially created as a tool to help banks minimize the amount of time it took to process checks. However, an unexpected benefit of the HP MICR Toner is increased security. The precision required to create and read MICR technology creates a built-in form of security.

Because of the security benefit of HP MICR Toner, other institutions have adopted this technology. Airline tickets, insurance premium receipts, and sales promotions are now printed using HP MICR Toner.



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