• Digital Check to Host London Seminar on Eve of Electronic Cheque Clearing’s Debut

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    On October 7, Digital Check and its UK distribution partner, Checkprint Ltd., will host an educational seminar in London, focused on that country’s upcoming transition to electronic cheque clearing. After years of planning, the British banking system is slated to “turn on” its image exchange system for the first users on October 31, ramping up...

  • Learning Quality Firsthand: 3M and the Microfilm Copy Machine

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    The DocuCopy series of microfilm copy machines landed a big client in 3M – and demanded a whole new set of rigorous production controls to meet quality standards. Under the OST and EOM names, Digital Check’s precursors in California worked on a lot of high-tech, high-profile projects. But as the 1980s dawned, analog began giving...

  • Where Cash Is not King: Argentina’s Hyperinflation Makes Checks Preferred Over Physical Currency

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    Some strange things can happen when you have 50 percent annual inflation. And strange things have certainly been happening lately in Argentina, where soaring prices (the result of economic missteps by the previous government) have made cash into a liability – leading to what would usually be considered extraordinary spending and payment practices. Most recently,...

  • Why the Fed’s New Payment Processing System Is Good News for the Future of Checks

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    It wasn’t a bombshell announcement or a major upcoming change for the industry, but the Federal Reserve Bank’s upcoming rollout of a new payments platform contained a subtle but important bit of good news for the future of check payments in the United States. Last month at the RDC Forum: Atlanta – a new event...

  • Universal Cleaning Card For All Digital Check, SmartSource Scanners

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    There’s good news for anyone who buys supplies online at the Digital Check store: We now have a single type of cleaning card that works for both Digital Check and SmartSource-branded check scanners. Actually, there’s no change to the cards themselves – we simply confirmed, through extensive testing, that existing Digital Check-branded cleaning cards also...

  • Seeing Stars: Building Editing Projectors in Hollywood

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    The footage captured for a full-length feature film can be quite daunting to go through in its entirety. It’s an old rule of video production that every minute on the screen takes at least an hour spent in the editing room – and that’s just for the easy stuff. For a big-time Hollywood film, it...

  • Digital Check Sponsors the First RDC Forum: Atlanta

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    Those of you in the industry are probably familiar with the RDC Summit, the annual event put on by RemoteDepositCapture.com that covered anything and everything related to scanning, depositing, and processing check images. The big news is, that event’s going away – at least for now – and in its place, the good folks at...

  • Phototypesetters: Reinventing the Printing Press

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    For more than 500 years, printing meant arranging metal letters into lines. That finally changed when photography let it happen with TV screens. The Linotype machine cast molten metal into letters in real time, a huge improvement over manual typesetting but still expensive and difficult. Few people would consider Ottmar Mergenthaler a household name, but...

  • Reminder: SmartSource Online Store is Moving in March

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    CUSTOMER BULLETIN ONLINE STORE TRANSITION NOTICE Bulletin #2017-001 February 21, 2017   SmartSource Online Store is Moving in March As part of Digital Check’s acquisition of the SmartSource line of scanners and equipment from Burroughs Inc., all SmartSource products will soon be moving from the burroughsstore.com online store to digitalcheck.com. After the transition date, you...

  • The Paper Check Lives!

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    Fed’s Payment Figures Show Surprising Slowdown in the Check’s Decline In case you missed it – and you may have, given that it was released just before the long Christmas holiday – the Federal Reserve’s latest Payments Study showed a remarkable turn in fortune for the paper check. While check usage had been plummeting for...

  • SmartSource Supplies and Accessories Added to Digital Check Online Store

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    As you may know, Digital Check acquired the SmartSource line of scanners, printers and reader/sorters from Burroughs Inc. in September 2016. As part of the ongoing transition, we have made most commonly used SmartSource supplies and accessories – including Inkjet cartridges, cleaning kits, and replacement parts – available on the Digital Check Web Store. The...

  • The F-4 Phantom: Building a Flight Simulator That Ran on Film

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    The F-4 Phantom II (photo: www.nationalmuseum.af.mil) The F-4 Phantom II was one of the most versatile fighter aircraft ever built, serving variously as an air-to-air interceptor, general-purpose fighter/bomber, reconnaissance jet and “Wild Weasel” anti-SAM ground attack plane in nearly 40 years of service with the U.S. Armed Forces. After debuting with the Navy in 1960,...

  • Pokémon Go: Mobile Inadvertently Reminds Us That Brick-And-Mortar Is Still Very Much Alive

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    Note: The following first appeared on the Deluxe Corporation blog as a guest article by Digital Check The summer of Pokémon Go is in full swing, which you already know unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past two weeks. Scratch that – unless you’ve been lying unconscious in a cave, because otherwise...

  • Check image capture moves forward in Brazil, Philippines

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    Last month, Digital Check attended CIAB Febraban, Brazil’s largest banking and payments event, in Sao Paulo. Amid all the Olympic, political and economic hype going on there now, we found a surprisingly well-attended and upbeat conference, with the industry more focused on some big opportunities coming up on the horizon than on the dreary mire...

  • Congratulations to Our June Customer Feedback Contest Winner

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    We’d like to congratulate Kay Homan, the winner of our June drawing for our Digital Check customer feedback survey. Ms. Homan receives a $25 Amazon gift card as thanks for taking the time to tell us how we’re doing. We’re always looking to find out how we can improve our customer experience, and hearing directly...