Check writing without Quickbooks

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I needed to print directly onto checks recently and didn’t want to rely on Quickbooks or other software that I didn’t want to pay for and frankly don’t need.  In my quest to find an alternative I came across a blog post by Michael Scepaniak who had created a simple HTML file to print standard business checks.  This was both simple and perfect with the exception that editing an HTML file each time can also feel a bit more tedious than it really is.  I decided to simplify things I would whip up a quick GUI which takes the check inputs and churns out the pre-filled HTML file template ready to print.

This is a Windows application.  I considered a webform option using PHP or Perl but that wouldn’t simplify the setup for most.




  1. Download the following EXE to the location of your choice
  2. Run the EXE and you will see the following screen where you enter the check inputs. (Leave the second and/or third inputs blank if you are only print one or two checks)
  3. Press the Create File button to generate an HTML file that you can than open in the browser of your choice and print