Set up printing for checks

I was previously using Quicken 2017 and have now subscribed to Quicken release R 25.21. I use Windows 10 and my printer is a Brother MFC-L8900CDW. I choose to feed standard checks (8.5" wide X 3.5 " tall) one at a time through the envelope feeder, which I have been doing successfully for many years. In 2017 I had a very hard time setting up the printer. Despite several hours on the phone, Quicken support was of no help. I eventually discovered, by trial and error, that selecting paper size A-5 worked. When I subscribed to release R 25.21, the install wiped out my previous print set-up for check printing. (Thanks, Quicken!). I tried to manually input my previous check printing set-up (A-5) and it no longer works. I then tried all other paper sizes and none of them work. Selecting letter size, which would seem to be the intuitive choice for an 8.5" wide check, prints way off the left end of the check. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you can't resolve the size issue, you can try to use form leaders to feed your printer with a proper 8.5x11 sheet while printing a partial 1- or 2-checks page in normal portrait orientation.

    See for an example of form leaders. Check your local office supply store, search on the Internet or order from Intuit.


    My 2cents' worth:
    I use Voucher checks (1 business size check + 2 stubs on an 8.5x11 sheet). My printers do not have a manual feed tray or 2nd paper tray that can easily be reconfigured to feed partial pages (1 or 2 checks left from a 3-checks-per-page sheet), so for my occasional check printing needs voucher checks are easiest to use.
    When considering your own check stock to use, consider how easy or difficult it is to feed special forms or odd-size partial pages into your printer when making a purchase decision for a new supply of checks.

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