How To Create A Template

Alejandra Tamayo
Aug 27, 2021

Hooray! You created a check! If you plan to submit these to be mailed by Checkeeper, we love that for you, but this article doesn't pertain to that service. Learning how to set up a template properly is an important skill to master, because checks won't print correctly unless the template is set up the right way. Read on to learn how you can use our powerful template editor to turn a simplistic check into anything you want. You have the vision, we have the tools.

Click the “Templates” button from the dashboard located on the left hand side of the screen.

To select the template you will print on, click on the settings pinwheel located on the top right hand corner of the template preview. Then click “Make Active”. The active template will be the format for all of your printed checks. You can change this at any time by making a different template active.


Which Template Do I Pick?

Checkeeper provides users five templates to choose from. The “Cityscape” template is built for printing on blank paper. (Disclaimer: checks printed on blank paper may not be accepted at some establishments due to their own policies and regulations.) The “Blank” template is ideal for printing on either blank or preprinted check stock. The “Simple” template is for those that prefer a sleek, minimalistic look. The final two are a “Check-on-Bottom” and a Gusto-Payroll-themed template.

For printing on blank paper:


For printing on blank check stock or pre-printed check stock:


Aaaaand, that's a wrap! To learn more about all the ways you can customize your template, click here.