About This Item
- Design Specs
- Order Process
- Option Details
- Care and Use
Print Ready Files for a Big Check
We can print your own print ready file on a Big Check! This product if for anyone that has a fully designed file that is ready for printing.
NOTE: Our Big Checks are not printed exact to size. The final size of the check is reduced to accommodate the box sizes and shipping costs.
Big Check Final Sizes
- 16" x 32": 16" high x 32" wide
- 18" x 36": 17.5" high x 35" wide
- 22" x 48": 23.25" high x 46.5" wide
- 30" x 60": 29.5" high x 59" wide
- 47" x 94": 46.5" high x 93" wide
NOTE: If your design is created at the full size then we will reduce it to the final size on our end to accommodate the box sizes.
Board Material Options:
Economy board is a lightweight material that is popular because of its low cost and durability. It does not dent easily and is waterproof, unlike a foam board material. It is a corrugated plastic that has hollow grooves that run down the center of the material, is very light weight.
PVC board is made from 1/8” thick PVC plastic material. It’s a semi-solid rigid board with a smooth surface. It works very well for pictures because it will stay flat when presenting your Large Check. The smooth surface of the material makes the check look clean and professional.
The Roll Up material is a semi rigid 1mm thick styrene plastic board. This check is thin and light weight, it can roll up for easy transportation. We roll the check up and tuck it inside a box, saving you money in shipping costs. When you receive the check make sure to un-roll it for storage because if it stays rolled up for long periods of time it will retain the curve from being rolled up.
Caution: The roll up large check will spring open when you remove the tape. Please be careful when opening it.
Enviroboard is a lightweight material that is 100% recyclable. It’s 1/8” with a smooth finish. Once you are done with your Big Check you can recycle it with your cardboard items. This material is not waterproof and it will become soggy if wet.
Dry Erase Lamination
Dry Erase enables you to re-use your Big Check over and over. The optional Dry Erase lamination can be added to any Economy or PVC check. The lamination is applied over the printed graphic to the entire surface of the novelty check. With the entire board covered in the lamination, you can write anywhere on it, wipe it off and reuse. Use dry erase, wet erase, or liquid chalk makers on your Dry Erase Check, be sure to wipe off any marker on your Big Check before you store it away. In our experience if maker is left on the lamination for long periods of time it tends to stain the lamination.
Hinged and Folded for Shipping
Shipping costs were too high for a 30" x 60" and 47" x 94" sized checks, so we started cutting the check halfway through on the backside to allow it to fold. We supply two pieces of white tape to apply to the back of your giant check in order to keep it open. Generally shipping costs on a non-folded check that size starts around $125.00, so by folding the shipping costs are reduced dramatically.
We can print and ship most Big Check orders same business day, as long as your order is in and proof is approved by 2pm EST. If the order is in or the proof is approved after 2pm EST it will most likely print and ship out the next business day.
NOTE: Larger quantity orders may take additional production time. Contact our customer service team for a current production time quote for larger orders.
Need it fast?
We offer rush shipping on all our Big Checks. Simply add the check to your cart and use the shipping calculator for a custom shipping quote.
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Design Specs for the Print Ready Big Checks
Our Big Checks are not printed exact to size. The final size of the check is reduced to accommodate the box sizes and shipping costs.
Design layout should be at full size or a proportional size:
- 16" x 32" Check: 16" high x 32" wide
- 18" x 36" Check: 17.5" high x 35" wide
- 22" x 48" Check: 23.25" high x 46.5" wide
- 30" x 60" Check: 29.5" high x 59" wide
- 47" x 94" Check: 46.5" high x 93" wide
*Bleeds are not required on your print ready files, if you have bleeds it's ok too.
Before you setup your file; Please view our Design Specs for Print Ready Files
- If you submit a file that is not print ready according to our specifications our graphics team may have to ask you to adjust the artwork and re-submit, which can delay the processing of your order.
Big Check Options Explained
- 16"x32": Final size of the check will be 16" high x 32" wide
- 18"x36": Final size of the check will be 17.5" high x 35" wide
- 22"x48": Final size of the check will be 23.25" high x 46.5" wide
- 30"x60": Final size of the check will be 29" high x 59" wide
- 47"x94": Final size of the check will be 46.5" high x 93" wide
- Economy Board: semi-rigid corrugated plastic
- PVC Board: solid semi-rigid plastic
- Roll Up: Semi rigid 1mm thick styrene plastic board, rolled for shipping
- Enviroboard: Lightweight, rigid recyclable cardboard
- No, one time use check
- Yes, add dry erase lamination for multiple uses
Proofing Options: When your order comes in our professional graphics team looks over your artwork to ensure everything looks good before it goes to print. You have the option to receive a proof or to not receive a proof.
Select one of the following:
Yes, send me a proof before printing: You will receive a digital proof sent to your email.
- Our graphics team will send you an email with a digital proof. Simply click on the link in the email. Review any messages and “Approve” or “Reject” the proof.
- All proofs must be approved before printing can begin.
- If you approve of the proof by 2pm EST on business days your order will print and ship the same day.
No proof needed, please print and ship: You will NOT get a digital proof and your order will be sent right to print.
- Your order will go right into production, and you will not receive a proof email.
- *Note: If our team has a concern with the artwork/order and you chose no proof, they will still try to reach out to you asap to notify you of any concerns.
Upload your Print Ready File
- Upload the file with the upload button
- If you have large or multiple files, use the "File Upload" link after the order is placed
Placing your Big Check Order
Order is placed: We will email you an order confirmation and your customer representative will be in touch during normal business hours.
Here is the next Steps:
- Our graphics department will send you a proof via email
- All proofs will need to be approved by you before printing
- Once approved the order will move to production where printing will start
- When printing is complete your order will be boxed up and prepared for shipping
- Your order will be picked up by FedEx at the end of the business day. We ship Monday - Friday, with the exception of holidays.
- When your order is scanned in by Fedex you will receive an email from us with the tracking and expected delivery date.
*Note: Unfortunately, are not responsible for shipping delays and they're out of our control. If you are having issues with shipping please contact your customer service representative and they can contact FedEx on your behalf.
If you have any questions, we are available:
Monday - Friday, with the exception of holidays
8:30am - 5pm EST
This check is typically used for 1–4 person presentation. Remember to use highly lit places to make sure everybody's face can be seen in the photo. If you will be sending your picture into the newspaper or an online blog, then be sure to include a caption that they can use including people's names (if given permission) and a reason for the giving of the check.
Can you cash this check?
If you put a real routing number on this check, as well as a legal signature, then it can be taken to a bank and they should be able to cash the check. Since the purpose of this check is to get publicity while making a donation, we recommend you present a regular check along with the large check so you are not broadcasting your routing numbers. We have also seen our large checks be used as funny gifts to friends, gifts for loved ones, wedding anniversaries, graduations, and birthdays.
Feel free to use our live chat box on the bottom right of the page during our normal business hours of 8:30 am – 5 pm EST, Monday – Friday. You can also shoot us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at 800-319-8184