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.