In addition to the magnetic stripe as the electronic ticket’s interface, a barcode can also be added. Mecstar Srl can print online progressive barcodes or encrypted barcodes, those currently used.

Magnetic Pre-Encoding

We are able to quickly produce high precision magnetic pre-encoded and numbered tickets according to any standard thanks to our collaboration with leading system management manufacturers.

Holographic Bands

In situations where additional precautions are required to verify the authenticity of the card, a holographic band may be applied with an optimum cost/benefit ratio.

Production variables

  • Use of materials such as thermal, plastic and multilayer paper, with a thickness of up to 0.36 mm
  • Ability to print up to 13 colours
  • Application of magnetic bands by thermal transfer or cold glue
  • Chip pre-encoding
  • Application of continuous or stamp holograms
  • Single, fanfold and roll slicing
  • Progressive numbering
  • Barcode customization
  • Packaging
  • Individual wrapping
  • Copy-protected colours
  • Ink or fluorescent fibre safety, detected by Wood lamp


Mecstar’s success is based on its knowledge and use of quality materials and magnetic strips, its experience in printing and production, but especially its knowledge of e-ticket process management systems, and e-ticket characteristics used in world markets.

Thanks to our wide experience we are able to guarantee the full functionality of our products through zero-tolerance control policies.
Machine jams caused by paper and the demagnetization of magnetic strips are now a thing of the past.


Our ability to handle variable data, such as printing of numbers or multi-dimensional bar codes, such as Data Matrix and QR Code, as well as the eventual application of holographic materials, is another reason for our success in a sector that requires customized solutions in ticketing plus a guarantee of uniqueness, with no risk of counterfeit.

Mecstar has special security areas (bunkers) for processing identification documents with anti-counterfeiting solutions. In these areas, alarms and video surveillance can only be accessed by authorized personnel via fingerprint recognition. Special software records all access and video recordings.

These precautions ensure the safety of our client’s product.

Our products are compatible with over 25 different manufacturers of automated integrated access control systems.

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