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 in which the artwork is rendered digitally for each product to be printed as opposed to ....
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...
Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)
The smallest quantity of product that has to be purchased per order. Related
The near field wireless transmission of electrical energy between two magnetically coupled coils. Related Wikipedia – Inductive Coupling
Full Bleed Printing
In printing, when the artwork covers the entire surface and edges of a product without an unprinted border at the...
Manufacturer of RFID inlays and hardware. Related Identiv
Internet of Things – A generic term to describe when physical items interact with or have online counterparts. Related Wikipedia...
An iron-based material used to absorb certain unwanted RF frequencies; used to allow to work on metal surfaces. GoToTags calls...
A Bluetooth based tag technology; often refers to Apple’s iBeacon. Related iBeacon – Wikipedia
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
A hard, durable plastic material used to make durable NFC tags. Other Resources Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – Wikipedia
A description of the physical format of tags. Formats include roll, sheet, or individually cut.
Label Die Cut
A label that has been individually cut out along its liner.
An identity, or ID for short, is a that uniquely represents an item within a set of related items. IDs...
A tag that is not readable by a device. Related
A virtual line on a printed product indicating the maximum printable area prior to die cutting.