Does anyone have experience printing checks to plain check stock from Quicken - presumably through a 3rd party application? Example: CHECKMAGIC Software (I guess there’s likely other products).
I accept that Quicken can print checks to formatted stock per FI/Account. I'm not actually doing that but I'll take it on faith that it can be made to work.
I write a small handful of checks each month from 3 different accounts/banks. It would defeat my lazy purposes if I had 3 different forms to switch in a printer to print ~8 checks each month.
I came across the CHECKMAGIC Software that says all of the right things about how it works. I'm sure there must be other similar products but it was as far as I went in my 1st search. So the query is: am I barking up the wrong tree looking to keep check stock in the tray of a printer and envelopes in the feeder?
FWIW, I already keep envelopes in the feeder for those few bills that come without a return envelope so it would be nifty if I could then keep plain check stock in the tray and just do what I do half-a-dozen times a month or so in Quicken and have completed checks come out auto-magically.
The CHECKMAGIC software is inexpensive enough and the check stock is as well so if it can be made to work it seems worth it to me to just make my entries in Quicken and have the checks printed for me. These would be those few checks that I don’t want or can’t be auto-drafted and that I’m not interested having Quicken auto-pay. The bank checks I have on hand have long ago been paid-for so I can ignore that and just destroy a check as each check-number is used.
So … has anyone traveled down this path before? Does it work? What happens when one check is printed on a stock of three? Is there another software product that could/should be considered? Are there any pitfalls to be aware of? Why don’t pig whistle? Is the market going to go up? Are the Giants or the Knicks ever going to win a game?
Thanks for any thoughts. Geo. Salisbury Long Valley, NJ