The C&CCC has arranged for Smithers Pira International to carry out tests on non-impact (mainly laser) printers with a view to establishing the quality of print adhesion to cheque paper. Better print adhesion significantly reduces the chances of cheques being fraudulently altered. The machines that achieve the required standard of adhesion are categorised as ‘Smithers Pira Grade 1’ printers and it is these which bank customers are recommended to use.

A copy of the latest results, known as ‘The Smithers Pira List’ is available for download here.