Evolis Magnetic Stripes

Magnetic Stripes

The Evolis printers offer magnetic stripe encoders as an option. This highly flexible solution for personalisation will fully encode the magnetic stripe of a card within minutes.

A magnetic stripe is the dark band/stripe which is featured on the reverse of a bank card, for example. The stripe is made up of tiny magnetic particles embedded in a resin.


The coercitivity refers to the strength of a magnetic field required to edit data encoded on a magnetic stripe. There are two types of magnetic stripes with different levels of coercitivity:
  • The HiCo (High Coercitivity) magnetic stripes offer a higher level of security against potential damages from third-party magnetic fields.
  • LoCo stripes (Low Coercitivity) are more sensitive to third-party magnetic fields, but are cheaper.


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