Carousel Checks Introduces Photo Check Global Check Security Protection

Crestwood, IL (PressExposure) July 16, 2008 -- There are check cards, check verification systems and scores of other methods used these day to help sway the tide of check fraud and forgery. But nothing can make a check more verifiable than the owner's picture on the check.

That’s exactly what Carousel, an online provider of personal, business, computer, laser and bank checks worldwide, is providing with their new Custom Photo Personal Checks for consumer bank accounts.

“It’s hard enough to find a place that takes checks these days,” Andy Crim, president of, said. “At the very least, you’re going to be asked for a photo ID. What better way to provide proof that you’re “you” than checks with your picture on them?”

Customer Photo Personal Checks can be printed with any picture that the customer wants to put on the check. Many opt for recent photos of themselves. The customer’s face is printed in the center of the check, so that the proprietor accepting the check can plainly see if the person on the check is the same as the person who wrote the check.

Crim added that photos of any shape or size can be used for printing on the checks. Free photo retouching and cropping is provided in order to make the picture fit naturally and attractively on to the checks. Free proofs are also provided to the customer for approval before the checks are printed.

To order Customer Photo Personal Checks, the customer simply uploads a .jpg photo of the picture they want on their checks, along with order information. Upon receipt of the photo file and the order, the checks are ready for delivery in 2-3 days.

The printing staff at Carousel Checks then creates a check design using the photograph. The final design is emailed to the customer for approval. Once approved, the customer can expect to see their new checks in just a few days.

Carousel Checks was founded over 40 years ago by Crim’s parents as a traditional check printing company for banks around the country. When the internet made custom printing of checks a reality for many consumers, Carousel was one of the first companies to pursue the consumer end of the checks business.

Crim said that Custom Photo Online checks have proven very popular, particularly with older customers who are most likely to be victims of check and credit fraud.

“While younger people are moving toward an all check-card existence, the older generation still depends largely upon their checks,” Crim said. “Customer Photo Personal Checks provide yet another level of security for the check writer. If you’re not the person on the check, the cashier is clearly going to wonder why you’re writing a check on another person’s account. “

Security is a prime concern for The company recently received online security verification from both GeoTrust and ControlScanTM, two of the country’s most reputable online security companies.

“That’s sort of a double-reassurance for our customers,” Crim said. “They know they’re safe online when they are ordering their checks, and they know their identity won’t be compromised when they use their checks.”

About Carousel Checks Inc.

Andy Crim
Carousel Checks Inc.
4333 136th Court
Crestwood, IL 60455

Press Release Source:

Press Release Submitted On: July 16, 2009 at 6:44 am
This article has been viewed 41896 time(s).