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Big Checks

Big checks are the perfect way to create a buzz at your next event or to recognize the contributions of employees or partners. Order a custom giant check for your business or organization.
Big Checks
Eco Board
3mm PVC
Styrene .060
Size (H x W)
18 in. x 36 in.
24 in. x 48 in.
24 in. x 60 in.
30 in. x 60 in.
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3 Types of Custom
Eco Board
Economical Choice

A white corrugated plastic with a smooth surface used for oversized checks. The most affordable large check material.

Features—Thickness: 2.45 oz. (0.16”). Affordably priced and lightweight. Not recommended with Dry Erase option as markers can leave indentations in the material.

Best For—One-time check presentations, checks for small amounts, organizations with limited budgets.

3mm PVC
Sturdy & Affordable

The most-popular material for oversized checks. Bright white Sintra is a lightweight, yet rigid PVC extruded in a homogenous sheet. Similar to 6mm PVC, but thinner and more affordable.

Features—Thickness: 3mm (0.125”). Great with Dry Erase option.

Best For—Professional check presentations, multi-use presentation checks.

Styrene .060
Flexible for Transport

A rigid white polystyrene that can be rolled or bent and will spring back to a flat position without breaking. Looks professional, but lightweight for easy portability.

Features—Thickness: 1/16”. Can be used with Dry Erase option. Saves money on shipping cost. Store flat to ensure no permanent curling or creasing.

Best For—Extra large oversized checks (i.e. 30” x 72”), business presentations that require travel.

Understanding Big Check
Dry Erase
With the Dry Erase option, your oversized check or yard sign is laminated with a 2.0 mil, clear polypropylene film. This laminate allows you to write on your sign with a standard dry erase marker just like a dry erase board. Leave blank spaces in your design (i.e. for checks, Date, Payable To, Dollar Amount, etc.), so you can reuse it over and over again.

Create Buzzworthy Events and Recognition with Big Checks

We’ve all seen events where someone hands over a giant check to a happy recipient with a huge dollar amount written on the larger-than-life PVC board. The check is very large—certainly much bigger than one you would take to the bank—but it has the intended effect of showcasing a significant financial transaction or reward.     While few people actually write checks in real life anymore, the visual of giving away or accepting a large check is one that’s embedded in our collective culture. These oversized checks are perfect for several different types of events and promotions, including:

  • Fundraisers
  • Non-profit and charity events
  • Donations
  • Prize winners
  • Employee recognition
Take Advantage of PR and Photo Ops with Oversized Checks

The symbolism of a big check is a transaction that goes beyond just being your average financial deal. Instead, it signifies an event that is worth celebrating. For many businesses and organizations, having a big check is the perfect way to generate publicity and create a perfect photo op to commemorate the event.   Big checks can be designed any way you want them, with your logo and other information right on the check. Every photo you take showcases your brand and your message of rewarding employees and partners, and doing good in your community.

Durable and High Quality Big Check Printing with Signazon

Signazon makes it easy to get giant checks printed for your business. We offer several templates to help you get started with the design, or you can create your own custom designs and upload them to our easy-to-use online ordering system. Our checks can be printed in whatever size you need, including standard sizes or custom sizes.

With every big check you print, you can choose:

Eco Board: a lightweight, white corrugated plastic option for affordable projects on a budget.  This type of check is perfect for one-time presentations. Corrugated plastic is similar to a cardboard sheet, with two smooth plastic sheets covering a zig-zag plastic interior. It’s water resistant and stain resistant, but it is not as strong and durable as PVC. For single-use check presentations, it’s the most affordable option. We do not recommend the dry erase (reusable) option with Eco Board.

Snap Board: a 3mm PVC option that is solid and lightweight. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is perfect for both indoor and outdoor uses, and is a more durable and rigid material.  If you are planning to use your big check more than once, PVC is more likely to hold up when you transport it back and forth to multiple events. It also hides fingerprints, making it the perfect choice for a check that several people will be holding at various times. This is also perfect to pair with the dry erase option so you can reuse these checks.

Dry erase: cover your check with a clear polypropylene film lamination so you can write on it over and over again.   We also have fast shipping options to help you get your giant checks in the mail as quickly as possible so you can be ready for anything, even events and ideas that come up at the last minute.


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Care & Cleaning

For one time use large checks:

  • Store it flat or leave it in the box until you are ready to use it to avoid damage.
  •  When you are finished with your event, recycle it at any local facility where you normally recycle plastic materials.

For multi-use dry erase large checks:

  • Store flat to prevent bending or damage.
  •  Wipe the surface clean with a dry cloth or duster.
  • Do not use cleaning products, as these may damage the PVC material.
  • For checks with the dry erase option, use ammonia-free window cleaner or other dry-erase board cleaners.
  • Allow your giant check to dry completely before putting it in storage. 
  • Avoid storing PVC checks in your car or direct sunlight, as this may cause the sign to warp.
  • While PVC is weather-resistant, avoid storing it long-term in outdoor areas that are exposed to extreme weather, rain, humidity, or heat.
  • Cover with a sheet of plastic, tarp, or light blanket when not in use to avoid scratching the surface.

Big Check FAQs

How do I know what size check to order?

The size you need depends on how and where you plan to use it. If you’re planning to hand the check to one or two people at a small company event an 18x36” check is a good size. If you are going to hand it to multiple people, a larger check (22x48”) will allow everyone to hold it. If you’re presenting in a large stadium or a big convention center consider going up to a 30x60” check or bigger. We can do custom sizes to fit whatever you need, so give us a call if you’re not sure what size to order.

Is a dry erase big check better than a printed check?

It depends on what you are using it for; a single-use check with a printed name and amount looks very professional and clean. However, if you’re planning to use the check multiple times a dry erase is ideal so you don’t have to order a brand new one each time.

What type of markers can I use for writing on dry erase checks?

Use a dry erase marker to write on your big check, and do not use a permanent marker (unless you only plan to use it once. Dry erase markers are available in a wide range of colors and sizes so you can get one that is easy to write with and use it multiple times. 

To clean the check after you write on it, wipe it with a dry cloth. You can also use a slightly damp cloth, ammonia-free window cleaner, or dry erase marker cleaner if the marker is hard to get off. Make sure to let it dry completely before you store it or write on it again.

Can I upload my own big check design or do I have to use a template?

You can use your own design if you already have something created. If you don’t have a design ready, check out our templates to help you get started. Most big checks are pretty simple with:

  • Your company logo
  • Tagline (if applicable)
  • Date
  • “Pay to the order of” line
  • Amount (in numbers and written out below)
  • Memo line
  • Signature/from line
You may want to add a nice graphic or other artwork (like a watermark or an outline) to the back of the check for visual appeal.  

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