Technical terms used in Connected Things
A description of the materials on the top layer of an NFC tag.
The range of frequencies that light (photons) can exist; includes visible, x-ray, radio (RF) gamma. Related Wikipedia – Electromagnetic Spectrum
Software used to encode NFC tags. Related Encoder Software
Computer software that is run on a hardware device to control the hardware; sometimes can be upgraded by the user....
A print methodology based on relief plates; as opposed to . Related Wikipedia – Flexographic Printing
Food Safe Tags
The use of materials which comply with USA FDA 21 CFR and EU food regulations for the safe use on...
A print methodology in which the artwork is rendered digitally for each product to be printed as opposed to ....
Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)
The smallest quantity of product that has to be purchased per order. Related
Full Bleed Printing
In printing, when the artwork covers the entire surface and edges of a product without an unprinted border at the...
The near field wireless transmission of electrical energy between two magnetically coupled coils. Related Wikipedia – Inductive Coupling
Internet of Things – A generic term to describe when physical items interact with or have online counterparts. Related Wikipedia...
Manufacturer of RFID inlays and hardware. Related Identiv
A virtual line on a printed product indicating the maximum printable area prior to die cutting.
Direct Transfer Printing
A print technology that directly heats the substrate. Often used for card printing.
A material often used for NFC antennas.
Application Programming Interface (API)
A connection point to an online system used by remote clients
NFC Inlay with a transparent PET layer used as the substrate. Related
A Bluetooth based tag technology; often refers to Apple’s iBeacon. Related iBeacon – Wikipedia
Label Die Cut
A label that has been individually cut out along its liner.
A description of the physical format of tags. Formats include roll, sheet, or individually cut.