I write checks so infrequently that I've been working on the same box of checks for over a decade. It's so old it's four addresses and three states ago old. I refuse to pay an average of $25 for a box of checks every time I move since I might write 3 of them a year, if that.
Online bill pay, it's the greatest invention since the internet.
You'll probably end up paying over $30 for specialized EMS checks, and that's before you add in any extras, like duplicate checks.