Magnetic stripe cards move in and out then get ejected without printing on a Zebra Card Printer
Article ID: 51087246
Topic or Information
Card is moving back and forth under encoder, fails to encode, and is ejected without any print being applied.
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The encoding process
The printer writes the magnetic stripe information on the first pass (card is moving from right to left) under the encoder head. The card is then passed back under the encoder head (card is moving left to right) and the information just written is read to verify that the write was successful. If the read is not successful then the read is repeated twice more (card moving under the encode head in each case). If the read is still not successful, then the write operation is retried and then the read verification is repeated. Hence the card can pass under the encode head several times. If a card fails to encode - it is rejected before the image is printed so that the ribbon is not wasted on a card that failed to encode.
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