By standard plastic cards we mean the normal PVC cards with dimensions ISO 86 × 54 mm, with a thickness ranging from 0.4 mm to 1.00 mm, the most used have a thickness of 0.76 mm.
Plastic cards can be neutral, that is, without any data that is not printed, or store data inside a magnetic stripe, external chip or internal contactless chip.
Neutral plastic cards with magnetic stripe can be of 2 types:
- magnetic stripe LO.CO. (300 Oe)
- magnetic stripe HI.CO. (2750 Oe – 4000 Oe)