About ASAP Cheques
ASAP Cheques, Forms & Supplies started in 1999. Along with its sister company in the U.S., ASAP Cheques has printed many millions of cheques for businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals, throughout North America.
The primary reason for our success is the value that we offer. Compared to large, traditional cheque printers (who serve the Canadian market very well), our prices are substantially lower, and most of our orders are ready to ship within 1 business day.
We are located in Gananoque, Ontario within easy reach of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and the U.S.
In 2006, we began offering a cheque printing service to Canadian Credit Unions & Caisses Populaires. As of early 2010, some 10% of these financial institutions are satisfied clients, offering savings and fast service to their members.
ASAP Cheques has a mandate to be an active member of the community, in particular helping the disadvantaged. We applaud the work of volunteers and organizations, and encourage our staff to look for opportunities to get involved.
- our local food bank and the Salvation Army,
- a growing series of Affinity Cheques to help publicize and fund various causes such as War Veterans, Food Banks, Emergency Services (firefighters, police)
- developing a new venture to provide a constant revenue source for local needs as well as training and employment opportunities for the disadvantaged,
- Staff members participate in Pitch-In Canada day in an effort to help keep our community sidewalks free of litter
- Lots more planned!..
The founder of ASAP Cheques developed one of the first MICR fonts to produce stable results with early generation MICR toner and HP LaserJet printers. The resulting products were used by over 100 of the top property management first in North America, including Cadillac Fairview.1990s
The founder developed the first Windows-based desktop MICR cheque-writing application. Versions were adapted for use by large and small cheque printers in North America, major pension fund managers such as OMERS, and many others.1990s
The founder participated in ANS X9 standards development related to cheque printing.1999
ASAP Cheques began offering computer and business cheques throughout North America, and MICR toner internationally1999
Favorable mention by PC World magazine (Lincoln Spector column).2001
"Avoiding Cheque Fraud" tip sheet developed and made available freely.2002
Purchased a historic building in Gananoque, Ontario for our Canadian operations.2003
First to use Thermochromatic (color changes when exposed to heat) printing as a security feature on cheques, extending our lead in quality and security.2004
Reached milestone of 15 million cheques printed annually.2005
Incorporated our U.S. sister company and opened a production facility in Memphis, Tennessee.2006
Improved order turnaround time to the unheard of 1 business day.2006
Introduced new CPA 006 (for Canada) and Check 21 (for the U.S.) format cheques, retaining extensive list of security features.2006
Launched our program to become the leading cheque printer for Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires across Canada.2007
Added Business Starter Kits, Personalized Deposit Slips, Endorsement Stamps and an Anti-Cheque-Washing pen to the product line.2008
Launched series of cheques to remind the public about the sacrifice of War Veterans, and provide a portion of the proceeds to the Royal Canadian Legion for programs to assist War Veterans. 2009
Approximately 10 of Canadian Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires are now clients.
We look forward to many more developments in the coming year(s) !