Top-tear personal checks separate from the stub along the upper edge of the check. They are the most common style and fit most standard checkbook covers.
Side-tear checks separate from the stub at the left edge of the check. They are easier and faster to tear off the check pad than top-tear checks.
Top-stub checks let you record transactions as you write checks and allow carry-over of balances. They separate at the top and the register stub stays with your checkbook cover. A spiral-bound register is ideal for these checks (sold separately).
Home desk set checks are printed 3-to-a-page with side-tear register stubs. They are designed to fit in convenient sidebound binders (sold separately).
Not all designs are available in all formats.