After coming onto the scene with great fanfare in the 1980s, image technology for check processing has been slow to catch on.

But in the last year or so, the list of banks large and small saying they intend to use image technology for the proof-of-deposit function has been growing longer. The list includes CoreStates Financial Corp., Chemical Banking Corp., and Royal Bank of Canada. And last year, the nation s largest check processor, BankAmerica Corp., said it would rapidly deploy imaging technology for proof-of-deposit.

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