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?

Custom NFC Tags Types

Some of the available custom NFC tags options.

Stickers
ABS Tags
Custom NFC Tags
Zip Ties
Special NFC Tags
Cards
Loyalty Tags
Key Chain Tags
Custom NFC Tags
Textile Wristbands
Custom NFC Tags
Magnets
PVC Inserts

Understanding Your Application

A thorough understanding of your application is really important. This helps in choosing the right NFC tag for the job. Below are important starting points in finding the right tag. 

How is the environment?

This is the environment conditions your tags encounter when deployed.  Choosing the right material for the environment means your tags are going to last. You start by asking questions like are they going outdoors or indoors? Do they need to be resistant to liquid splashes, dirt or scratches? What attachment methods is ideal?  

What data is going in?

Is it a webpage link? Or a phone number? Maybe GPS coordinates or address location? Knowing this is important because it determines the type of NTAG chip you need. The important reason why choosing the right chip is cost. Chips are differentiated by their memory capacity. High capacity chips are generally more expensive. 

Customise It

There are plenty of customisation options for your custom NFC tags. It all depends on the type of tags you choose for your application.  Some tags have more options than others because of their characteristics. For example, stickers come in many sizes, shapes and additional printing option such as serial numbers or QR codes. 

Custome NFC Tags
Custom Printed NFC Card
Which NFC Chips Are Supported By Phones?

Most phones only support reading a small number of NFC chips. The common chip supported by most phones is the NTAG 213/215/216 series. Other chips may not be supported by so please check the phone manufacturer's manual.

  • 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)

Get To Know Your NFC Chip

NTAG213

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.

NTAG215

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. 

NTAG216

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.

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