High coercivity mag stripe cards are ideal for applications where the cards will be frequently swiped or need to have a long life, such as access control and/or time and attendance cards. HiCo mag stripe cards store information more securely than low coercivity magnetic stripe cards because of the higher level of magnetic energy required to encode them. This also makes information on high coercivity mag stripe cards harder to erase and more resistant to damage from most magnets or magnetic fields. These cards are designed for use in direct-to-card printers with encoding capabilities.
High coercivity cards can generally be identified by a black magnetic stripe; where as the mag stripe on low coercivity cards is generally brown.
High coercivity mag stripe cards are graphic quality and are the standard, most commonly used plastic card size, measuring 3.375” x 2.125” (size of a credit card) and 30mil thick.
Hico cards are packaged in five shrink-wrapped packs of 100, for a total of 500 blank ID cards, and are vision inspected to ensure quality.
Cards come standard with a 3-track magnetic stripe; a 2-track magnetic stripe option is also available. Choose standard 3-track or optional 2-track cards in the Options tab when ordering.
Note: Composite PVC-PET cards are recommended for use with retransfer or laminating printers.
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