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Embossed cards are electronic payment cards with stamped card details which can be felt on the surface of the card.
Embossing on cards is a historically evolved functionality requiring a physical impression of the details of the card to make transactions. Embossed cards were extensively used when the electronic payment cards were presented.
Embossed cards are still in use today.
The modern world's payment cards make use of chip technology instead of embossing details.
Merchants accepting payments from embossed cards need to manually enter the card details either by internet or phone to complete a transaction.