"ISO encoding" when using Zebra Card Printers

Article ID: 63248553



Topic or Information

Defining the term "ISO" when it comes to magnetic encoding with Zebra Card Printers.

Applies To

All card printers equipped with a magnetic encoder


ISO refers to International Standards Organization which has established a standard for encoding data on the magnetic stripe.

ISO Standards for encoding:

  • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811, 3 tracks, HiCo/LoCo, stripe down
  • Smart card contact station ISO 7816
  • Combined MIFARE ISO 14443 (13.56 HHz) contactless and ISO 7816 contact encoder.