John H, Harland Company Specimen Stock Certificate- 1981 John H. Harland Company, an S&P 500 company, provides the financial industry with marketing and strategic planning services, checks and forms, and loan automation and compliance software. Harland is the world's second-largest check printer and the major collector of demographic consumer information for financial institutions. The company operates primarily in the United States and Puerto Rico, and has a joint venture, Galas Harland, with Mexico's largest check printer. Harland's subsidiary Scantron provides education technology and produces optical mark reading and optical character recognition forms and equipment. These are used in grading standardized tests, surveying hotel customers, inventorying warehouse contents, and selecting meals in hospitals. In 1995 Harland had sales of $561.6 million, 90 percent of which was to the financial services market. Its primary customers are banks, credit unions, brokerage firms, and personal financial software companies.