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The difference between Hico and Loco Magnetic Stripe Card from Shenzhen Zhengdafei Smart Card Co., Ltd
Feb 06, 2018

Magnetic stripe cards from Shenzhen Zhengdafei Smart Card Co., ltd

The magnetic stripe is integrated to the card and cannot be tear-off, that brings you a higher level of quality. The quality of our cards allows a printing quality and a good readability of specific elements : texts, barcodes...


The difference between HiCo and LoCo magnetic stripe

The difference between HiCo and LoCo magnetic stripe concerns the security and the durabiity of the encoded data.

A HiCo magnetic stripe is encoded with a stronger magnetic field (2750 Oersted). The encoded data is less probable to be erased when exposed to an outside magnetic field. A stripe of high coercivity encoding is black.

This feature is recommended when you need a long lifespan of the card and protected information, for example credit cards, bank cards, memebership or loyalty cards, access control cards...

A LoCo magnetic stripe is encoded with a low intensity magnetic field (300 Oersted). Ideal for short-term applications, such as gift cards, membership or loyalty cards, transit passes...A low coercivity stripe encoding is black.