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magnetic ink

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

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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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Speaking in the National Assembly, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has proposed the formation of a committee to investigate whether magnetic ink was used at all the polling stations.
The interior minister said he fears that magnetic ink was not used in several areas and a large number of votes are unverifiable due to use of common ink.
The other details including the printing of ballot papers, using of magnetic ink, deployment of staff, available time of polling, approval of nomination papers of the candidates and issuing of final list of the candidates submitted in the written reply.
Commenting on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar's charges that magnetic ink was not used for taking thumb impressions of voters during polling in the May 11 general elections, Secretary General Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Ishtiaq Khan said the minister was wrong.
The meeting to be participated by high officials of NADRA (National Database and registration Authority), and Printing Corporation of Pakistan, would be deliberating over such important LG elections' issues like ballot papers, magnetic ink, and holding LG election on party basis in Punjab.
He claimed that the ECP was hands in glove in rigging the elections and the magnetic ink used in the polls was not durable and it disappeared only after four hours after the ballots were cast.
He said that magnetic ink was not used in the polling, adding that the FIA would take action if the Election Commission of Pakistan identified irregularities.
Earlier, the Supreme Court ordered the ECP to make sure all arrangements for preparation LG polls including printing of ballot papers and arrangement of magnetic ink for holding polls in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan on December 7.
"It would be the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan to ensure provisioning of the magnetic ink and flawless enlistment of the voters in voters' list" he said.
He said that magnetic ink was not used in NA-256 and NA-258 constituencies of Karachi.