PROS / The Styles Check Company offers a variety of designs in popular themes.
CONS / The company does not offer business check options of its own.
VERDICT / With a wide selection of licensed animated artwork, The Styles Check Company offers fun designs for personal checks, even though it lacks business choices.
The Styles Check Company is an online check ordering service that offers many designs to fit your style. It also offers matching checkbook covers and notable security features. It is easy to find a design you like with over 200 design selections when you order personal checks. Themes include topics such as sports and ballet, and we are impressed with the collector's edition checks, which include popular licensed characters such as Betty Boop and Shrek.
You can upload personal snapshots to print on photo checks. This online check ordering service offers personalization options such as logos, monograms and font customization as well. You have to place your order before the customization window pops up, though, so you can't tell what checks offer personalization options until after you have chosen the check design. This makes it difficult to figure out which checks come with what options.
This website outsources to a company called Checks Unlimited if you want to order business checks. Even though this service's lack of original options for business checks is disappointing, it still offers high-security business checks with patented fraud protection features through Checks Unlimited.
These checks are equipped with 14 security measures, including a foil hologram that cannot be copied, chemical-sensitive paper, and a watermark that is only visible when you hold the check up to a light, all of which are valuable when you order checks online. This online check ordering service is a member of the CPSA, an organization that sets check-printing standards for the industry. In order to uphold CPSA guidelines, this check company meets three security criteria: the use of special paper, inks and intricate design patterns that are difficult to duplicate.
You can reach a customer service representative by telephone, but we found it difficult to reach a live agent. The service deals with printing and order glitches on a case-by-case basis. There is an email address and a FAQs page on the website, but there is no live chat service, which is an impediment if you need instant, person-to-person customer service.
The Styles Check Company offers beautifully designed custom checks with security features that help prevent theft and fraud. If you need business checks, though, you have to go elsewhere; when you click on the business checks tab, the site directs you to another company to make your purchase. It lacks a few other options, such as live chat support and a preview of the available customization before you order, but it has a great variety of designs.