Custom NFC Tags
Custom NFC tags are the way to go when you need special requirements. NFC tags come in many forms such as stickers, cable ties, wrist bands and many more. Most tags allow for customisation such a printing your business logo. A NFC tag’s ability to store useful information is what makes them special and functional.
A NFC tag has the ability to store various types of information. This information could be about your business, products and services. Program the tag with your business touch points such as contact details and website link so people get in touch more conveniently. There is so much potential in NFC tags. Why not explore it?
Stickers are popular tags with many different options.
NFC magnets for fridges or metal surfaces.
Split ring, cable, plastic loop or zip tie keep your tags hanging on.
Flexible wristbands or PVC tag on textile make NFC wearable.
Add To It.
Use NFC inlays to add or combine with other promo products.
What's The Application?
Your application decides which tags are suitable for the job. Each type of tag has its unique advantages and disadvantages.
What Are You Programming?
Knowing what is going to be programmed in the tag is important. It tells you which NFC chip you need for the application.
There are plenty of options to choose from when you need a custom NFC tag. The number of options depends on the tag type and your needs.
- ISO15693 Chip: ICODE SLI (1Kb), SLI-X (1Kb), SLI-S (2Kb), SLI-L (512b)
- ISO18000-3M3/ EPC Class-1 chip: ICODE ILT, ILT-M
- Type 2: NTAG 213 (144 Bytes) / 215 (504 Bytes) / 216 (888 Bytes)
- MIFARE Ultralight® EV1(48 Bytes) and C (148 Bytes)
- Type 4: MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 2K / 4K / 8K
(MIFARE DESFire are registered trademarks of NXP B.V. and are used underlicense)
- MIFARE Classic® (1K Bytes, 4K Bytes) and MIFARE Plus® (1K,2K,4K)
(MIFARE ( MIFARE, Classic and Ultralight) are trademarks of NXP B.V. and are used under license)
Suitable for most basic applications when you don’t need a lot of memory. The right chip when programming URL resource links such as websites. Allows up to 132 URL characters.
The right chip when you need more than 132 characters. Suitable as V cards or for programming multiple records in the tag. Stores up to 492 text characters.
A safe choice when you don’t know how much memory you need in your application or plan to add more data in the future. Stores up to 852 characters worth of text data.
Custom NFC Stickers Options
An NFC sticker is possibly the most versatile tag. It comes in a wide range of sizes, shapes and types. Types range from common stickers, rigid stickers such as PVC and more specialised such as an industrial ABS plastic sticker. There are many additional options so a common sticker is customised to your application’s needs.
Common Plain Sticker
The common sticker is plain white. There is also the option to print in a variety of colours such as solids and gradients. Needs an antimetal layer so it functions on metal and carbon fiber surfaces.
This option is the most popular because you can have your own logo or custom artwork printed on an NFC sticker. No colour limits! Full colour printing at no extra cost. Add antimetal layer for extra functionality.
You need an antimetal sticker, if the sticker is going on a metal or carbon fiber surface. This special layer allows it to function on these surfaces. It is slightly thicker than the common sticker. The layer is 0.35mm thick with the option of going thinner.
Sticker are made from a variety of materials. The most common are paper and plastic. Plastic options are PET, PVC, ABS and PP. PET and PVC are most common for printed designs. ABS and PP are suited for more industrial. These are also rigid types and doesn’t allow for much custom printing options. It is recommended that paper is only used for indoor applications.
PET or PVC
PET and PVC are both durable materials. They are ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. The thickness is graded as semi rigid so a sticker conforms to a moderate surface curve. PVC has two main differences. The colour white is blueish in PVC so PET is recommended when there is a lot of white in the artwork. PVC also comes in rigid form.
All common or printed design custom stickers have the option on being finished in two types of epoxy. Epoxy is a clear drying and tough resin. It provides additional durability and enhances the appearance of a sticker. The first type is soft epoxy. It is a soft finish and conforms to mild surface curves. The second type is hard epoxy. This finish makes a sticker rigid.
QR Code, Serial & Barcode Numbers
QR codes, serial numbers, barcodes or a mixture of identification markers are printable options on stickers and tags. This makes identification and management much easier. What and the amount to be printed is only limited by the sticker’s printable area.
We use 3M 200MP adhesive as the standard for all custom NFC sticker orders. This adhesive provides good adhesion. Stronger adhesives are available such 3m VHB 4920 which is industrial grade and alternative for mechanical or chemical fixing. If you require a specific adhesive, please get in touch.
Shapes & Sizes
Stickers and tags come in many shapes and sizes. The most common are rounds, squares and rectangular. There are many available stock sizes. As an option, a custom mold is possible for a one off fee. This means you are able to have a custom shape sticker so it stands out!
Minimum order quantity applies for all custom NFC tags. Lead time depends on tag requirements and availability of all needed resources to complete the work.