Learn how to activate the Blank Check Stock Printing (BCSP) feature.

Do you want to print blank paychecks? It takes about 3-5 business days after setup for the Blank Check Stock Printing (BCSP) to activate. We show you how to set up your forms as well as your printer.

Note:  Payroll Banking PIN will no longer be mailed to your work location.

Turn on blank check stock printing

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  1. Select Setup at the top bar.
  2. Under Preferences, select Paycheck printing.
  3. Select Blank check stock. Then select your printing method (Print 1 stub or Print 2 stubs).
  4. Set the number of copies and if you want to print your phone number in the employee's pay stub.
  5. Select OK.
  6. Enter the company's bank information. If you're active for e-services/direct deposit, we'll use the same bank information.

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  1. Select the Gear icon on the Toolbar, then Payroll Settings.
  2. Under Preferences, select Paycheck Printing.
  3. Select Blank check stock. If you don't have this option, please contact Payroll Support for assistance.
  4. Select the printing method (Print 1 stub or Print 2 stubs).
  5. Set the number of copies. And choose whether you want to print your phone number in the employee's pay stub. Then select OK.
  6. Enter the company's bank information. If you're active for e-services/direct deposit, we'll use the same bank information.

Printer Setup

Before you can print successfully, you must perform a test alignment using Adobe Reader. You can't use any other program.

printer setup for blank check stock printing in QuickBooks

Those who are using Chrome and attempt to select "Test Alignment", will get an error message to disable Chrome's internal PDF viewer. Instructions are provided on that page.

Proper printer alignment

  1. From the Printer Setup page, select Test Alignment.
  2. A PDF file will automatically open.
  3. Print the PDF on check stock.
  4. You should then select the letter from the drop-down box corresponding to the line closest to the perforation.
  5. Select Ok.
Tip:  To avoid sacrificing a lot of checks when aligning, make copies of the check and feed that into the printer. This is more effective than holding the paper with a check up to the light to check the alignment.

Activation

Customer's bank account must be verified before they can use this feature.

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Turnaround time for activation is 3-5 business days. If you still can't print BCS after the turnaround time, contact Payroll Support for assistance.

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Turnaround time for activation is 3-5 business days. If you still can't print BCS after the turnaround time, contact Payroll Support for assistance.

Wholesale clients: Verification is be done in AC account only, and BCSP feature will be available for all wholesale clients.
Retail clients: Verification is the same as Intuit Online Payroll or QuickBooks Online Payroll

Update business information on checks

After validations are complete, you can go back into the BCSP setup flow where you can enter or modify the information that appears on the checks. This includes the business name, business address, and bank information.

Note The business address entered here will display on the paycheck. The primary work location address will display on the pay stub. (To change the primary work location, see Primary state work location change.)