News > Magnetic Stripes - what are they, and how to use them.
A standard magnetic stripe cad has up to 3 tracks available, and normally just called Track 1, Track 2, and Track 3. The personalisation of these tracks is set out in a standard called ISO7813, which details information such as where on the stripe this information appears, what characters are permitted, how many characters etc. All of the equipment at Card Personalisation Solutions is calibrated and checked to conform to these standards.
We have a handy guide that takes you through the types of stripes, what data is encoded, and how to read them.
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