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Encoding mag stripe causes text to print on card.

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Jesse James
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Encoding mag stripe causes text to print on card. #5917
Hello, Hoping somebody could help me. When I encode a mag stripe the encoded text appears on the front of my card in plain text. I do not wish to have human legible text printed on the card but cannot find a way to turn this off. Any Ideas? Any help would be appreciated.

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Oliver Büscher
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Encoding mag stripe causes text to print on card. #5918
Hello Jesse,

can you please give us an information, which CE - version you're using? And which printer.

Maybe you can disable the GDI+ and Prerendering option, like described here: CE Forum
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Jesse James
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Encoding mag stripe causes text to print on card. #5921
Thanks!
CE Ultimate Version 8.1.6.0
The printer is a Evolis Zenius
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Craig Bechelli
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Encoding mag stripe causes text to print on card. #5922
Hi Jesse,

The reason that the encoding string is printed is usually because it is not recognised by the printer as data to be encoded, and so it is printed.
Could you check to see if GDI+ and Enable pre-rendering of objects are selected in the template tab under page setup of the designer ?

Could you also check that the start/stop encoding sentinels are correct ?
These should both be the | character for Evolis.

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Craig

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Jesse James
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Encoding mag stripe causes text to print on card. #5923
Thanks! There was a discrepancy with the tracks and the start stop sentinel.. Got it all going.