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MICR E13B Font Advantage Package

MICR E13B Font Package
  • Generate MICR E13B characters for bank check printing in the United States, Canada and other countries.
  • In use since 1998, created from strict ANSI and ISO specifications, and meets ABA banking standards.
  • Used in many applications including Oracle eBusiness Suite, Peachtree and Quickbooks.
  • Advanced, precise MICR design may eliminate the need to calibrate fonts to the printer.
  • Includes calibration software for printers that are out of alignment.
  • Multiple MICR font versions provided including TrueType, OpenType, PostScript and PCL LaserJet soft fonts.
  • 24 additional MICR fonts at various widths and intensities.
  • Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux, Pocket PC and other operating systems.
  • Includes easy to use Bank Check Design Software and IDAutomation security fonts for printing secure names and currency amounts.
  • With a purchase of the Developer License or above, a full set of Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
  • Single and Multi-User Licenses start from $139, with royalty-free Developer Licenses from $395.
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MICR E13B Font Overview and Features

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MICR E13B is a special font that is used on bank checks and drafts in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama, UK, and other countries to print E13B characters for magnetic recognition and optical character recognition systems. This MICR font contains 10 specially-designed numeric characters 0 through 9, and four special symbols: transit, amount, on-us, and dash.

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  • Check Design Software ExampleAdvanced Design: The IDAutomationMICR font was created using the patent-pending font technology to precisely match each of the printer's pixels when printing at 300 dpi or multiples of 300 dpi  above that. This MICR font eliminates the need to calibrate the font to the printer, or to use different fonts on different printers, unless the printer is out of alignment. For printers that are out of alignment, additional fonts are provided with a calibration tool.
  • Bank Check Design and Printing Software: The 2013 version of the Bank Check Design and Printing Software adds .NET Framework 2.0 native compatibility, Windows 8 compatibility and includes performance enhancements to the printing, drawing and viewing processes. The software supports importing of signature and logo images, secure number amounts and has many other powerful features such as VB scripting and database connectivity to CSV files, Excel, Access, Oracle and SQL Server.
  • MICR Print Specifications: These specifications are a summary of the placement requirements obtained from the ABA (American Banker's Association).
    "IDAutomation's Check Design Software has more versatility than other software. It is very intuitive, and the possibilities are infinite. The logic in the program is organized and straight forward. This is by far the easiest application to get up and running on the market. Couple that with the power of the program and it beats competition priced 5 or 10 times higher." - Ted Sapperstein, Dee Michaels Inc.
  • ANSI and ISO Compliant: IDAutomation's MICR E13B fonts were created according to ISO 1004:1995 and meet the ANSI X9.27-1995 specification for MICR E13B characters. Because they were created from the ISO spec, the fonts meet the E13B specification for other countries as well; examples include Australian APCA Pub 3.3 and Canadian Payments Association Standard 006 Specification for MICR-Encoded Cheques. These fonts have been proven to pass the ABA banking standards in the USA for bank checks and paper-based drafts. IDAutomation MICR fonts have also been tested on several MICR readers and sorters including the UNISYS DP500 and the IBM 3890.
  • Security Fonts: Security fonts allow a safer method of printing names and currency amounts to reduce the risk of bank check forgery.
    IDAutomation Security Fonts Can Help Reduce the Risk of Bank Check Forgery
  • Visual Basic Source: The Visual Basic 6 source code included with the MICR Fonts package has been extracted from a working check printing application and should provide insight into automated methods of printing bank checks with IDAutomation MICR E13B fonts.
  • Accounting Software Compatibility: Some accounting packages such as Peachtree 8 or greater allow IDAutomation MICR fonts to be used on custom check forms. If an accounting application has this capability, MICR fonts can save money on check printing by helping to streamline the process.
  • Embedding Support: IDAutomation MICR fonts enable embedding in special PDF document applications such as Adobe Writer, Distiller, PDF Lib and FOP TTF Reader. This level of embedding also supports creation of OpenType and TrueDoc fonts for web pages.
  • 24 Additional Fonts: Additional MICR fonts are provided for printers that are out of alignment. The following fonts are provided in the package and all font names begin with IDAutomation.
Intensity Narrow 2 Narrow 1 Standard Width Wide 1 Wide 2
Extra Light N2XL N1XL XL W1XL W2XL
Light N2L N1L L W1L W2L
Normal N2 N1 IDAutomationMICR W1 W2
Bold N2B N1B B W1B W2B
Extra Bold N2XB N1XB XB W1XB W2XB

* Differences in intensities and widths may be noticed only on printers with 600 dpi or greater resolution.

** Fonts named MICR and E13B are the same as IDAutomationMICR and support applications that require these specific names.
  • Multiple Font Formats: All font versions will be provided in a .zip file upon completion of purchase, and the MICR font user manual is in the Readme.html file. The following fonts are included with this package:
    • TrueType TTF fonts are supplied in PC and Macintosh format. This format is compatible with Macintosh OS X and all versions of Microsoft Windows, including Pocket PC. Macintosh formatted MTT TrueType fonts are compatible with Macintosh System 7.1 and above.
      "This MICR E13B Font Advantage Package enabled us to create a check writing solution that is much cheaper than any off the shelf, and able to integrate with current systems" - Eric Johnson, A.O. Smith WPC, Ashland City, TN
    • OpenType OTF fonts are provided with PostScript outlines and digital signatures, and are compatible with Windows, Macintosh OSX and other systems supporting the OpenType format.
    • PostScript Type 1 fonts are supplied in binary, ASCII and Macintosh versions.
    • PCL LaserJet soft MICR fonts at 300 and 600 DPI.
    • The Developer License grants the right to convert IDAutomation MICR fonts to other formats as necessary including TrueDoc and OpenType.
    • With a purchase of the Developer License or above, a full set of Web Fonts are included in WOFF, EOT and SVG formats to easily display barcodes in any web browser.
    • More information about font types.

For bank checks in Mexico, France, Spain and most Spanish-speaking countries, MICR CMC-7 fonts should be used.

MICR Font Technical Support

IDAutomation provides a variety of methods for customers who need support for the Bank Check Design and Printing Software:

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Download The MICR Font Packages Immediately After DownloadAll orders include a complimentary 30-day Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription. Support and upgrades may be provided beyond 30 days with the purchase of a Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription that correlates with the original product ordered.

License Options (Select the appropriate link for details.)

  • The Developer License allows one (1) developer royalty-free distribution up to 10,000 user licenses.
  • The 5 Developer License grants the rights of the Developer License for up to five (5) developers and 20,000 user licenses.
  • The Unlimited Developer License grants the rights of the Developer License for an unlimited number of developers and an unlimited number of user licenses.
  • Highly discounted Small and Mid-Size Company Developer Licenses grant the rights of the Developer License to qualifying organizations.
  • The Site License allows unlimited use at a single site within a single organization, but disallows rights for development or distribution.
  • The Single User License allows use of the Software for one (1) user in your organization. However, if the Software is used in connection with a high speed printer that prints over 55 pages per minute or a system (including all hardware, printer and software) having a cost totaling over $50,000 USD or equivalent in a foreign currency, a Developer License is required. Multiple User Licenses are also available in various quantities.
  Single User License Small Company Developer License Site License Developer License 5 Developer License Unlimited Developer License
MICR E13B Font Package
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Check Design Software
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The Bank Check Design and Printing Software utilizes the MICR and security fonts provided in this package to create checks from blank check stock.
MICR Check Reader
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IDAutomation offers the MAGTEK MiniMICR Check Reader as an economical MICR Check Reader that can be used to read or verify checks.
MICR Toner
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MICR Toner CartridgeSeveral MICR toner cartridges for popular printers including HP, IBM, Dell, Xerox, Lexmark, Apple and Brother.
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MICR Check Stock
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MICR Check StockCheck 21 ready stock designed to meet Check 21, ABA and ANSI imaging standards. Includes anti-fraud features and alignment watermarks.
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MICR E13B Placement Gauge
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MICR E13B Placement GuideThis placement gauge is used to verify placement, print intensity and spacing. It should be used as a guide if MICR read problems are encountered.
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