Here are different ways that RFID tags and labels can be printed:
RFID technology has greatly improved the efficiency and profitability in the textile industry. Before gaining the benefits of RFID labels, clothing manufacturers should be more familiar with the labels’ printing process.
EPC barcodes (EPCs)
The process begins with electronic product codes, which are embedded in the labels printed RFID. The unique product identifiers are stored in the memory of RFID tags when the tags are printed by RFID printers. Here is what EPC includes.
The first 8 bits of the code contain a header that distinguishes the EPC’s protocol.
The next 28 bits tells which organization is responsible for maintaining that data (this number is given by the global consortium that manages EPC standards).
This code identifies the class of the object and the product type.
The final 36 bits are assigned to a specific object.
The last two sections were outlined by the clothing and apparel company that uses the tag in their business. Retailers can check exact number of products with EPC codes and track them down if needed.
The RFID Manufacturing Process.
Once assigned an EPC code, it needs to be stored on the RFID tag by an RFID printer. The information gathered from the product being tracked is attached to it.
The RFID tags are better than barcode tags because they use radio signals to read the codes rather than an optical reader. Inventory management will be automated with the help of computer system.
The RFID tag printer is capable of creating a finished label that includes a uniquely printed inlay and putting it inside a traditional apparel label. The inlay contains an embedded EPC data within it. It has communication apparatus to communicate with the RFID readers.
Where RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) tags or labels can be printed.
Your RFID working will need careful research and planning. With MSM Solutions’ portalTrack, RFID tags and labels can be generated almost anywhere your apparel company is doing business: at the supplier, at a shipper’s staging area, and even at the retail outlet that sells the items.
An RFID printer can allow you to make customized labels with exact requirements in the garment production factory. This action is advantageous because it prevents unwanted tags from accumulating.
On the shelf: Fully customizable print solutions allow you to quickly create effective labels and to repair tags that are missing and replace them with inaccurate tags.
At distribution centres, you can save printing charges by marking items with specific information depending on the stores where the items will be sold.
MSM Solutions’ can provide labels and tags at our service bureau or workshop for commercial purposes.