MICR Xpress

Easily read MICR from images to facilitate processing and clearing of checks and other documents.


Decode MICR content found on checks and other documents.

Accusoft’s robust MICR technology allows developers to recognize MICR E-13B characters in images, recognize the 14 ISO-standard MICR E-13B font characters, and decode the MICR content found on checks and other documents. The SDK enables zone definition, recognition, image cleanup, advanced binarization, and return of confidence values. 

MICR, or magnetic ink character recognition, is a character recognition technology used by the banking industry, IRS, and large corporations to facilitate the processing and clearance of checks. The MICR line is located at the bottom of a check and typically includes the document type indicator, bank code, bank account number, check number, the amount, plus a control indicator.

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MICR Xpress Features


  • Configure a zone of the image to search for MICR content
  • Parse MICR lines into fields
  • Parse MICR text into fields defined by ASC X9, Inc.

Confidence Values

  • Return alternate characters with confidence values
  • Support configurable minimum acceptable confidence
  • Support configurable rejection character

Versatile Capabilities

  • Supports black and white, grayscale, or color images
  • Deskews, despeckles, crops borders, and rotates
  • Create applications for .NET or ActiveX

MICR Development Environments

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Stephen Bucholtz Principal Engineer

Stephen Bucholtz has been a software engineer at Accusoft since 2005. He has spent most of his time there working on the PICTools SDK. More recently, he has branched out from the world of low-level toolkits to work on the OnTask web application. He is also responsible for the development and maintenance of Accusoft’s highly acclaimed mobile app: Cram. Since receiving his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida, Stephen has had a lengthy career working on everything from financial systems to embedded software for communications products. When Stephen is away from work, he can often be seen playing drums with various jazz groups around the Tampa Bay area.

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Tech Specs for MICR Xpress

Demos and sample code are provided so developers can examine our product in more detail.

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