MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition)
- MICR systems use special ink which can be magnetized, to print characters that can then be read and decoded by special magnetic devices.
- Detection of characters is a two step process.
- The reading station is used to sense and identify the magnetic characters as they pass through.
- Magnetized characters are read by the head.
- E.g. MICR is used in Banks to check the Checks.