I was just wondering about the paper and printer to use for secure custom designed checks, and realized that I have never seen the back of a check that doesn't look like the image in the above link. I am wondering what is required by banks on the back of the check. In that link above, there is a link to a answer to a question about custom designed checks, saying that there is no standard to check layout. But they only talk about the front of the check.
I'm wondering about the back of the check.
- If it needs that "Original Document" watermark-looking blank section.
- If it needs that box at the bottom (when holding vertically) saying the security features and some other stuff.
- If it needs a line for the signature.
Or I'm wondering if I could simply have a line on the back of the check and that's it (a line for the signature). Or another design might be, put the MICR checking/routing numbers on the back instead of the bottom of the front, in addition to the signature line on the back. Oh I also read somewhere that the big blank area with the "Original Document" watermark is "reserved for financial institution / bank use", but I have no idea what that means.
Wondering if the bank is looking at the back of the check to determine security features of the check, or how secure it is, somehow, etc.