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Gift cards with magnetic stripe

A gift card with a magnetic stripe compared to a gift card with a barcode
is certainly a safer solution while maintaining similar functionality.

GIFT CARDS WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE

The main difference between these two cards is the way of reading data. On the plastic voucher there is a special tape placed – called a magnetic stripe.

There are two types of magnetic strips: LoCo and HiCo, which seem to be identical, but differ in, among others, data storage durability.

O różnicach między LoCo i HiCo przeczytasz więcej tutaj. Głównie chodzi o odporność paska magnetycznego, np. na rozmagnesowanie karty telefonem.

Gift card loco hico magnetic stripe

MAGNETIC TAPE HAS A LARGER CAPACITY THAN A BAR CODE

You can encode more data on a tape than in a barcode, because we have so-called three paths.

To make it easier for you to explain it, imagine that these are three lines like in a notebook, which you can fill by writing certain values.

Magnetic stripe encoding

SAMPLE CODING

Here, each path corresponds to different information.

ODCZYT INFORMACJI ZAPISANYCH NA PASKU MAGNETYCZNYM

Odczyt danych z karty podarunkowej następuje w momencie przeciągnięcia karty przez czytnik. Wtedy dane przesyłane są do systemu informatycznego, a na monitorze kasjera wyświetla się stan dostępnych środków.

Aby klient mógł samodzielnie sprawdzić, ile pieniędzy ma do wykorzystania z plastikowego bonu prezentowego należy nadrukować na karcie numer, ponieważ dane z paska magnetycznego nie są w żaden sposób widoczne dla zwykłego odbiorcy.

Warto jednak mieć na uwadze to, żeby numer z paska magnetycznego i numer nadrukowany nie powielały się. Przez ten prosty zabieg zminimalizuje się ryzyko podrobienia karty.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS

Before placing an inquiry or order, find out which type of a magnetic stripe you need, what data should be encoded and on which path/track. Maybe your store or service point is already equipped in a system for gift cards and you already have the necessary readers – then we will adapt our gift cards to your requirements.

You can find more information about the technical side of magnetic gift cards here..

Although there is something you must know now. A magnetic stripe gift card is susceptible to demagnetisation. In simple terms, it means it will stop working if it is kept close to a cell phone, TV or other electronic devices. This problem can be solved by making a new card / duplicate of a card with the same encoded data.

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