Custom Direct is one of the largest manufacturers of personal and business checks in the United States. It provides financial products to consumers, businesses and marketing organizations throughout the nation. The company began its operations in 1993 as The Check Gallery, a direct response company selling personal checks directly to the consumer. Its products and services include personal checks, business checks, matching address labels, matching checkbook covers, deposit tickets and security bags. Custom Direct is located in Joppa, Md. The company is privately owned and it employs approximately 320 people.