by Robert Hashemian

Free Check/Cheque Generator / Creator / Maker

Note 1: This service comes with NO GUARANTEES. No liability is assumed.
Note 2: This service is informational and not recommended for actual financial transactions.
Note 3: Information submitted on this page is not recorded or saved in any manner.

Anatomy of a Check
Most of the typical American check's surface (cheque, in non-American English) is self-explanatory. There is the account holder's name and address, the check number, blank space to write in the payee's name, a box to write in the dollar amount in digits, blank space to write in the dollar amount in letters, an area for a memo and finally the area to sign the check.
The interesting and mysterious part is a line at the bottom of the check with strange looking numbers and symbols. The line consists of digits and symbols in a special font known as MICR which is usually magnetized and scannable and machine-readable.
The line usually consists of 3 sections.
  • Routing or ABA number - A unique code assigned to a bank and known by the American financial industry. More on the routing number here.
  • Account number - The checking account number the bank has assigned to the account holder.
  • Check number - This sequence number generally agrees with the legible check number on the upper right of the check and is sequentially incremented from one check to the next.
Use the form below to create an image of a check. After the sample check has been generated you can type inside the blank areas of the check and also type over the account holder's info. You can then print the check or save it as a PDF file. If the MICR line is cut off due to width limit, select a smaller MICR size.

Create A Check
* Digits only. Check image will be generated below.
Routing Number: * Max 10 digits
Account Number: * Max 18 digits
Check Number: * Max 15 digits
MICR Size: * For best MICR fit

Type in the code :

Sample Check Generated
* This check is editable. You can type in most areas of this check by clicking on various fields.
Sample Person
1 Main Street
Cityville, ZA  00000

Pay to the
order of    


* This check is not recommended for actual financial transactions.

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