A Card Personalization is the operation that transforms a generic card into an individually specific card that can be used in one or more applications. Personalization usually includes one or several types of personalization, each of which may be done in different stages.
The main types of personalization are:
- Electrical personalization: loads application codes, user data and cryptographic keys within the smart chip.
- Magnetic personalization: encodes the magnetic strip with user data.
- Graphical personalization: the printing or embossing of text or pictures on the card and associated carrier product(s). Security features like holograms can be added on the card depending on the requirement of the project with the options available from the range of card printers we carry.
- Data importing functions with customer database