SAN ANTONIO, Texas (4/2/08)--Harland Clarke has released new portfolios of checks and related payment products that were created last May when Clarke American and John H. Harland Printed Products merged. The Harland Clarke 2008 Check Product Catalogs have more than 50 products, with 58 designs, including licensed brands and checks that support social and environmental causes. “Each line--personal and business--was developed after analyzing extensive research about consumer behavior and ordering trends garnered from our relationships with thousands of financial institutions and their customers,” said Gwen Cuffie, vice president of product marketing and emerging businesses. The company also released its new logo--a blue and green icon that symbolizes the joining of the two companies. A new base printing stock was developed for 2008, with embedded security features and a fugitive ink printing process. The features aim to minimize check washing and counterfeiting. Harland Clarke provides payment solutions to financial institutions, including credit unions.