This software provides three MICR E13B fonts for check printing in TrueType and PostScript OTF format, compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux. These fonts can be used to generate encoded magnetic numbers at the bottom of checks.
The MICR E13B font is a must-have if you are based in North America and in need of a specialized font for printing checks with numbers and special symbols at the bottom. This font is essential for OCR/magnetic ink reader systems used by banks and is commonly referred to as the MICR font or E-13B font.
Installing the MICR E13B font is incredibly easy. Simply double-click on the font file and select "Install" in the window that appears. There are three different font files provided - MICREBMatch, MICRE13B, and MICR. Depending on your specific application, you may need to install all the files or just the one you require. Technically, all three font files are identical, with only the names differing in the font menu.
To properly encode the magnetic stripes at the bottom of your checks, you need numbers and separator symbols. The font provides four separators (ABCD), but you can also use single quote, sharp, dollar, and percent symbols for full compatibility with certain programs. To achieve the same result as the bottom of a check using a plain font, here's an example of the data you would enter:
9 '#$% 0123456789, 10 '#$% 0123456789, #122000661#0545'03739'19299%, #322270055#0148202801%, 12 '#$% 0123456789 (12, This is the proper size).
When you have the MICR E13B Match font installed, you can be confident that the bottom of your checks will be perfectly aligned. If you require Unicode encoded separator characters, the font fully supports them and is compliant with Unicode page U2440.
It is worth mentioning that MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) strips are extensively used by US bank systems to automate check processing, processing around 68 billion checks last year alone. The MICR E13B Match font has been developed with extreme accuracy in positioning and rigorously tested with top-notch benchmark systems. It comes as no surprise that major corporations, regional banks, and national banks rely on this font daily.
Version 6.2.0: New release
Version 6.2: New release