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Use these options to select check stock and items to print on checks and check stubs for payroll and payables checks. You can also adjust the darkness of the non-negotiable watermark on the stubs. Drake Accounting supports the printing of payroll checks on preprinted and MICR check stock.

Please refer to the following sections for more information. 

Payroll Tab

Go to Setup > Check & Stub Options > Payroll. When you finish selecting your options, click Save.



Preprinted Check Stock

  1. Select the appropriate preprinted check format on the right. 
    • When a check format is selected, the program sets check items to print. 
    • Routing and account numbers should be pre-printed on the bottom of the check. 
    • Go to Employees > Check Alignment to adjust settings if printing is misaligned.
  2. Select the applicable preprinted payroll check options.
    • Print Company Name and Address on Check 
    • Print Trade Name and Address on Check 
    • Print Payee Address on Check
To produce a check stub with more detail, select "Use Alt Stub" on the Payroll Stub tab. Alternate stub format stock can only be used for payroll checks.

MICR Check Options

You may select the Print Payee Address on Check option.

Non-negotiable Overlay Darkness

Select the intensity of the watermark on check stubs: Light, Normal, or Dark.

                                               Light                                                                                                         Normal                                                                                                                    

  

                                                Dark


Drake Accounting supports the following preprinted Nelco brand check stock for payroll checks:

Top Check FormatsMiddle Check FormatsBottom Check Formats
L1514HBL1037HBL1331HB
L1513HBL80929HBL1015HB

L89417HB

However, you can use any check stock you want to print checks using Drake Accounting. If you are not using one of the check stocks listed in the table above, select the NELCO brand check stock from the table that most closely resembles what you are using. Next, go to Employees > Check Alignment to adjust the check alignment to match the check stock you are using.


Payroll Stub Tab

Select from various options to customize what prints on payroll checks (preprinted and MICR checks). When you finish selecting your options, click Save.

Payables Tab

Go to Setup > Check & Stub Options > Payables. When you finish making your selections, click Save.

Preprinted Check Stock

  1. Select the applicable preprinted check format on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select the applicable preprinted accounts payable check options
    • Print Payee Address on Check

MICR Check Stock

You may select to Print Payee Address on Check for MICR checks. 

Non-negotiable Overlay Darkness

Select the intensity of the watermark on check stubs: Light, Normal, or Dark.

                                               Light                                                                                                         Normal                                                                                                                    

  

                                               Dark

Drake Accounting supports the following preprinted Nelco brand check stock for payables checks:

Top Check FormatsMiddle Check FormatsBottom Check Formats
L1514HBL1037HBL1331HB
L1513HBL80929HBL1015HB

L89417HB

However, you can use any check stock you want to print checks using Drake Accounting. If you are not using one of the check stocks listed in the table above, select the NELCO brand check stock from the table that most closely resembles what you are using. Then go to Employees > Check Alignment to adjust the check alignment to match the check stock you are using.

Payables Stub Tab

Go to Setup > Check & Stub Options > Payables Stub. When finished making selections, click Save. 


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