Blank Stock Testing

A sample of 'blank' cards (non-embossed & non-encoded Magnetic Stripe) is sent to CTI, directly from your Manufacturer several weeks prior to being issued. We perform the tests, report back to YOU giving you all test results showing whether the relevant Standards have been met, and also give you our expert opinion on the likely impact on the cards reliability when used in the field.

Our most common tests include, but are not limited to:
Magnetic Stripe Performance, Magnetic Stripe Surface Profile & Roughness, Magnetic Stripe Abrasion, Integrated Circuit Contact Sizing, Positioning & Profile, Integrated Circuit Dynamic Bending, Integrated Circuit Torsion Testing, Overlay Delamination (Peel Strength), Durability under Flexure & Dimensional Sizing, Card Service Life. 

Groups of these tests feature in our Blank Card Stock Reviews. Alternatively we can perform a large range of ISO & ANSI Blank Card Stock tests on a test-by-test ad-hoc basis.

For continued monitoring of quality, we would suggest that card batches are periodically tested from time to time, in order to ensure that the relevant quality is being met and maintained.

Contact us for further information, and we would also be happy to provide you with a Quotation.


Ensuring your cards work where they need to