Choose Your Size
Dry Erase vs One Time Use
Novelty checks can be used once or multiple times. One-time use checks have all the information printed or written on with permanent marker; these are typically handed off during the presentation for the recipient to keep. If you plan on holding on to the check for future use, dry erase lamination makes them reusable when written on with a dry erase marker. With the entire board covered in the lamination, you can write anywhere on it, wipe off and reuse. These are perfect for companies and organizations who plan on giving multiple donation presentations.
Dry erase checks are available in two different material types. Economy board, also known as Coroplast®, is a fluted corrugated plastic with slight ridges on the surface. The ridges don’t interfere with writing or printing which makes this a great budget-friendly option. The other material is PVC board. This is a smooth plastic which makes for a more professional appearance. For the 18x36 and 22x48 sizes, both materials are shipped flat. When it comes to the 30x60, the Economy board is hinged and folded for shipping with tape provided for the seams to keep the check flat upon receipt. On the other hand, the 30x60 PVC check must ship flat which does result in high shipping costs.
Creating Your Customized Design
When it comes to design, the options are limitless. All dry erase checks are full-color printed and entirely customizable with as many logos, images, colors and text as you prefer. Use the design online feature to make these edits to achieve the desired design. This will then be printed and covered in the dry erase lamination, so make sure to leave out any information that may change from one presentation to the next. Not looking for anything fancy? Select any of our “Blank” checks and choose from a small list of backgrounds.
Using Your Check
Any field information that was left blank instead of printed can be filled out when you receive your dry erase check. Most dry erase and liquid chalk markers can be used but Expo® brand markers have been found to work best. The dry erase lamination does have a gloss finish which can cause a glare when it comes time to take pictures; it’s recommended to not use the camera flash and to hold the check at a slight angle. At the end of the day of your presentation before storing for future use, be sure to wipe off any marker with a soft cloth. If left on for too long, the marker will be harder to erase causing staining.