RFID Label Technology
RFID has become an established technology for applications such as tracking goods through the supply chain and managing inventory in retail stores. In such applications, RFID not only provides unique serialization of case, pallet, or item level goods, but also enables faster read rates than other technologies such as barcodes.
A RFID label is similar to a pressure sensitive label but with a UHF RFID transponder (or inlay) embedded between the facestock and release liner. In a typical application, the RFID inlay within the label is encoded with a serialized number using a printer/encoder, such as the Printronix Auto ID T6000e, T4000 or T800. The label is also printed like a regular barcode label. Unlike barcodes, RFID data can be accessed without the visibility of the tag itself, and multiple RFID smart labels can be read nearly simultaneously.
RFID labels made for our Printronix Auto ID are certified by the inlay manufacturer, inspected to isolate and remove bad tags, and re-verified after encoding using a Printronix Auto ID smart label, printer-encoders. Genuine Printronix Auto ID RFID labels are guaranteed to perform to your satisfaction.
Our Printronix Auto ID RFID printers support RAIN-compatible RFID inlays, including those from mainstream manufacturers such as Alien Technology, Avery Dennison (Smartrac), BoingTech, and SML.
Our RFID Printer and Label Validation Lab tests common inlays and tags for compatibility with our printer-encoders. For a listing of validated inlays and tags, please visit our RFID Solutions for more detailed information. If you have an inlay or tag you would like tested, please contact our Lab at RFID@PrintronixAutoID.com for further information on how we may be able to help.