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 - and ship orders to all parts of Canada.
In 2006, we began offering a cheque printing service to Canadian Credit Unions & Caisses Populaires. We currently serve over 230 + Branches.
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.
Participation includes: 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) and the Canadian Cancer Society. Staff members participate in Pitch-In Canada day in an effort to help keep our community sidewalks free of litter Lots more planned!..
1980s 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 internationally
1999 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.
2011 Cheques to support Canadian Fallen Firefighters launched.
2013 Cheques to support the Canadian Cancer Society launched.
We look forward to many more developments in the coming year(s) !