The process of encoding the magnetic stripe on a plastic card can be classified as "well-forgotten old", because it is virtually identical records on the old cassette player.
This technique is now a little where you meet, it has long passed the position of a more modern media, but in the personalization of plastic cards magnetic strip holds the confidence and give up their positions in the coming years is not going to.
"Record" information on the magnetic stripe plastic card is made in trehdorozhechnom format.
The first track stores digital information, as well as the Latin alphabet and punctuation marks. The second and third lanes are intended to record the set of numbers.
For the location of the magnetic stripe is preferable to choose the reverse side of the map, for the reason that the front, as a rule - is the advertising and the presentation loads.
To reduce the chance of rubbing strips with your fingers in contact, selectable upper part of the card. The optimal offset from the edge when placing a magnetic strip length is 4 mm.
The most commonly used vysokokoertsitivnye (HiCo) and nizkokoertsitivnye (LoCo) magnetic stripe, the current medium variant (MeCo) not uncommon.
Magnetic strip for personalization of plastic cards:
- band HiCo, black, more durable, less susceptible to demagnetization and therefore suitable for long-term use of cards.
- band LoCo, brown, less resistant to external influences, more whimsical, but it is much cheaper and is the ideal choice for budget cards instant use.
This kind of personalization, as a magnetic stripe, can be considered one of the most popular in the banking sector, and for other types of plastic cards.