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RFID labels

RFID labels, also called smart labels, are a useful tool for tagging and tracking consumer products, monitoring inventories and handling other applications.

We’ve built a specialty in RFID label inlays and have delivered many thousands of custom RFID labels for some of the biggest brands nationwide. Our experienced team is here to guide you through the process of getting the right RFID inlay for your label and getting the perfect label for your product.

How RFID labels work

RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Similar to the way bar codes collect and send data with a visual scan, RFID technology uses radio waves to collect and send information, but it doesn’t require a line of sight between a label and a scanning device.

Benefits of RFID labels

What makes RFID tags special is their ability to transmit information to a networked system. Instead of needing to individually scan each item using UPC codes and barcode scanners, you can use computer systems in coordination with RFIDs to locate your products, automatically log your inventory and get actionable logistics data. They’re a highly efficient means of managing inventory, and today, they open up opportunities for new mobile payment systems.

RFID label applications

For years, producers have used RFID labels to track products through every step of the shipping, delivery and purchasing process. Today, RFID labels are becoming a standard part of the retail chain and are also being used in security applications, baggage tracking, pharmaceuticals, retail medical devices and healthcare products.

Big box retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Best Buy and others, use RFID tags to track their products and sales, and many retailers now require suppliers to outfit products with RFIDs. As more and more consumers make purchases with mobile apps, such as Google Wallet or Apple Pay, RFID label technology will become even more standard in the label printing process.

Seed-to-sale traceability for cannabis, CBD and hemp products

RFID label tracking is required in cannabis supply chains — allowing regulators and brands alike greater visibility into inventory, supply and origin. 

Some brands are also leveraging near-field communication (NFC) labels, a type of RFID technology, so that they can also communicate key educational and product-use information with their consumers. Most smart phones come equipped with an NFC reader, allowing consumers to scan the label to access unique product information, such as ingredients, origin, lab testing results and more. 

We’ll help your cannabis brand set up RFID tracking throughout your supply chain. Reach out to our team today to get started.

How we can help you with RFID label capabilities

We embed RFIDs into die-cut labels for our customers. More importantly, we help you identify the best way to put RFIDs into your labels without compromising design. We work with the leading manufacturers of RFID inlays, such as Avery Dennison, SmartTrac, Rafsec, and Alien. And we’re a certified Symbol licensee for all Symbol products. Our capabilities allow us to:

  • Produce in both prime label and unprinted thermal label formats, so we can put RFIDs in any product label
  • Meet ISO 9001-2000 process standards to ensure the absolute highest quality and consistency from product to product
  • Create custom-designed inlays to ensure max effectiveness for your application — your RFIDs will work with your label
  • Offer 100 percent verified product that meets the rigorous demands of local, state, federal, and foreign government regulation

As an approved vendor with the biggest retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Target, Safeway and others, we’re experienced in meeting all retail requirements. We help you through the complexities of RFID orders, help you improve your inventory and deliver RFID labels (or any other pressure-sensitive labels) that fit your products. All while providing an excellent customer experience.

The packaging buyer’s guide to smart labeling

Download this guide to compare RFID and NFC technology, look at high-ROI use cases and learn how to implement smart labeling for your brand.