Do you need to issue cards with magnetic stripes? You will need an ID card printer with a mag stripe encoder and magnetic stripe cards. We have premium quality PVC cards with magnetic stripes listed below at wholesale prices.
Magnetic stripes use magnetic fields that either have high coercivity (HiCo) or low coercivity (LoCo)
The main difference between these two card types lies in how difficult it is to encode and erase the information stored on the magnetic stripe. You can also tell the difference between the two just by looking at the magnetic stripes.
HiCo mag stripes are darker in color. HiCo 30 mil PVC cards can be swiped over and over, making them the perfect choice for credit and debit cards, access cards, loyalty cards, employee ID cards, and more
The more affordable LoCo 30 mil PVC cards don't last as long as their HiCo counterparts but are ideal for hotel key cards, gift cards, transit cards and other applications where the cards are swiped sparingly
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Do you have questions about blank ID cards? We have answers!
Can I use generic PVC cards on my card printer?
Yes, you can. However, be sure to order from reputable stores and only buy photo-quality or video-grade blank cards. Some low quality generic cards were found to have imperfections that have caused card jams and printer damage.
How do I reduce my card printing costs?
When it comes to card printing supplies, you can save money by ensuring that you maximize the shelf life of your consumables like ribbons and blank cards. You can do this by following proper handling and storage of supplies. Learn how in this article from our Learning Center →
Are pre-printed cards more beneficial for my organization?
Pre-printed custom designed cards combine the best features of large run lithography-pressed cards and dye-sublimation printers to provide a cost effective option for financial cards, gift cards, ID cards, loyalty cards, membership cards and other card products that need to be customized or personalized after the fact. If you issue personalized cards to large number of people on a regular basis, you can save more money and time with pre-printed cards.
What kind of security features can I have on cards?
There are several security features that you can add to your cards to make them secure. These include signature panels, scratch off panels, foils, holographic images, microtext printing and others. Learn more about ID security features here →
Where can I find ID card printing resources?
We have vast library of articles, how-to guides, video tutorials, and card templates at our ID Learning Center. They are available to you, free of charge, as a valued ID Superstore customer.