What Is An Imprinter?
An imprinter is a manual device used to imprint embossed credit card information onto sales drafts for transaction records. An imprinter only captures card information. It cannot authorize a transaction. Imprinters are primarily used as a backup when the other processing equipment is unable to read data on the card’s magnetic stripe. For Merchants without an electronic printer, an imprint is needed to prove a card was present if a customer disputes a key-entered transaction.
Electronic Merchant Systems Payment Processing Glossary :
Defining key payment processing and merchant services industry terms to help business owners make better decisions.