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Customized printing magnetic stripe card
Jun 22, 2018

Customized printing magnetic stripe card

What is a magnetic stripe card?

A magnetic stripe card is any type of card that contains data embedded in a strip composed of iron particles in plastic film. The front of the card contains identifying information, such as the cardholder’s name and the issuing company’s name, while the magnetic stripe resides on the back. These cards are usually a little larger than 2 inches by 3 inches and made of plastic or durable paper. Types of magnetic stripe cards include driver’s licenses, credit cards, employee ID cards, gift cards and public transit cards.

The function of magnetic stripe card:

The magnetic stripe on acredit card contains three horizontally stacked tracks, each of which stretches across the full width of the card and occupies a portion of the magnetic stripe. Each track is capable of holding a different amount and type of data. These tracks contain the credit card account number, name, expiration date, service code and card verification code. Credit cards primarily or exclusively use the first two tracks. The third one sometimes contains additional information, such as a country code or currency code. Other types of magnetic stripe cards use all three tracks.

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