For more technical information about supported technologies, samples and encoding documentation please check our Encoding section here.


cardPresso supports barcode 1D and 2D, Magnetic Encoding, Contactless (RFID) Encoding and Smartcard encoding.


cardPresso supports all ISO14443 (Mifare CLASSIC 1K, 4K, DESFire, Ultralight, SmartMX,...) and ISO15693 (from ST Microelectronics - LRI1K, LRI2K, LRIS2K and LRIS64K, Philips - ICode SLI, Infineon AG - my-d, Texas Instruments - Tag-IT, EM Microelectronics-Marin - EM 4135, 4x33, 4094...), RFIdeas cards.

You can check Supported Technologies table here.


When using a single sided printer it won't be possible in one go because the printer can't do the flip of the card to do magnetic encoding.

Magnetic encoding must be done first. Please insert the card as you were printing the front side.

After that please re-insert the card and print back.

 When using a double-sided there are several possibilities:

- Send the print job from cardPresso to Print Front + Print Back + Magnetic Encoding with the printer set to Dual sided. The front side of the design has to be empty and the Overlay has to be disabled in the driver for the front side (other way the Spooler will assume that you are printing the front side).

- Send the print job from cardPresso to Print Back + Magnetic Encoding with the printer set to only print the back side.

Go to File » Print Settings » Advanced Options.

Confirm that the option Encoding through an application is Default.


To cardPresso be able to encode the “Null”, in this case erase the data in Track X, please note that the option Encode must be selected as Yes.

Select Track X and go to Item tab, selecting Encode option Yes.


Send the print job with Magnetic Encoding option selected.


Linear Bar Codes (1D Barcodes): CodaBar 2 Widths, Code11, Code 2of5 Data Logic, Code 2of5 IATA, Code 2of5 Industry, Code 2of5 Interleaved, Code 2of5 Matrix, Code 2of5 Standard, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 93, Code 93 Full ASCII, Code128, Code128A, Code128B, Code128C, EAN13, EAN13 P2, EAN13 P5, EAN14, EAN8, EAN8P2, EAN8P5, EAN128, Flattermarken, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar, ISBN, ISMN, ISSN, ITF-14, LOGMARS, MSI, NVE-18, Pharmacode One-Track, Pharmacode Two-Track, PLANET 12 Digit, PLANET 14 Digit, Plessey, Plessey Bidirectional, PZN, RSS Expanded, RSS Limited, RSS-14, RSS-14 Truncated, RSS-14 Limited, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataBar Limited, SSCC-18, Telepen, Telepen Alpha, UCC/EAN-128, UCC-128, UPC12 / UPC-A, UPC-A, UPC-A P2, UPC-A P5, UPC Coupon Code, UPC-E, UPC-E P2, UPC-E P5, UPCSCC, VIN / FIN.

Postal Codes (1D Postal Barcodes): Australian Post Custom, Australian Post Redirect, Australian Post Reply Paid, Australian Post Routing, Brazilian CEPNet, DPD Code, DP Identcode, DP Leitcode, Japanese Postal, Italian Postal, KIX, Korean Postal Authority, RoyalMail 4State (RM4SCC), USPS OneCode (4-CB), USPS Intelligent Mail® Barcode, USPS PostNet5, USPS PostNet6, USPS PostNet9, USPS PostNet10, USPS PostNet11, USPS PostNet12.

Aztec Code, Codablock-F, Data Matrix (ECC200), GS1 Data Matrix, MaxiCode™, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR-Code, Micro QR-Code.