Magnetic Encoding is Failing with My Zebra Card Printer
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Why is my encoding failing? I got a new stack of cards and they're all failing to encode. These cards have a darker stripe than the ones I used to use.
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Mag encoders must be configured to the same coercivity level of the mag stripe on the cards being used.
Your new cards may have a magnetic stripe which is not compatible with the settings of the encoder. Magnetic stripe cards have a stripe designed for either High or Low Coercivity encoding. It is vital that the card coercivity and the encoder coercivity setting both be either High or Low Coercivity. If the card is high coercivity and the encoder is set for low coercivity (or vice versa), the encoding will fail.
Also see knowledgebase article 0 in the following link for coercivity details. Read More>>
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