Set Up Check Printing in QuickBooks Desktop

With almost all processes transitioning online, managing accounts for your business, such as making bill payments, is mostly online-based.

From online banking to using debit/credit cards, there are no shortages of options when it comes to making payments online for all your business’s accounting requirements.

However, there is still a place for checks in the digitally-transformed business landscape. You might not know you need it, but when you do, how do you integrate it with your business accounting automation processes?

Fortunately, accounting software such as QuickBooks makes it easy for you to print checks without having to make significant changes to your online payment processes.

 Before we move on to the steps in doing that, it’s essential to know why you need checks.

Why do you need to set up check printing in QuickBooks?

Printing checks is still one of the fool-proof ways for businesses, especially small businesses, to make secure payments. This is especially true when dealing with B2B transactions.

Another important reason for printing checks is to steer clear of the frauds involved in transactions, especially when making large purchases.

Some businesses also print checks to have transaction proofs in place.

Factors to consider when setting up check printing in QuickBooks

One of the most important factors to consider before setting up check printing in QuickBooks is to make sure that you choose the correct paper size for printing the checks.

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It’s best to choose a paper size that is 7.9 inches long and 3.6 inches wide. Make sure to select the size as the print size option.

Another important factor to consider is to make sure that you choose the landscape mode instead of the portrait mode before printing the checks.

Also, make sure that QuickBooks supports the bank/financial institution you work with for your business’s accounting processes.

Steps to set up check printing in QuickBooks

Make sure to have the bank checks ready before proceeding with the steps listed below:

Step 1 – The first step is to go to your QuickBooks dashboard and click on the ‘New’ option.

Step 2 – Click on the ‘Print Check’ option

Step 3 – Choose the checks that you want to print and load them on the printer

Step 4 – The next step is to choose the bank account associated with the check

Step 5 – Take the first check and enter the check number in the printer

Step 6 – Select the preview option to have a final look at the check

Step 7 – The final step is to choose the ‘Print’ option and click on the ‘Done’ button The steps listed above are easy to follow. However, if you do happen to face any type of technical or non-technical issue, reach out to our QuickBooks experts as they have the right solutions.

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