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magnetic ink

[mag′ned·ik ′iŋk]
(materials)
Ink containing magnetic particles to permit reading of printed characters by a magnetic character reader as well as by humans.

Magnetic Ink

 

a variety of magnetic information carrier used for recording textual and graphic materials on ordinary paper and for reading it out magnetically.

Magnetic ink is made in the form of a carbonyl iron suspension in heptane or mastic with microscopic magnetic particles. Dyes are often added to facilitate the visual inspection of a recording (visible magnetic ink). Magnetic ink is used chiefly for mechanizing document processing (sorting, identifying, accounting, coding). It is applied either manually or by printing equipment.

magnetic ink

A magnetically detectable ink used to print the MICR characters that encode account numbers on bank checks. See MICR.
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