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RFID Label Printers

RFID label printers, also called printer-encoders, combine a traditional bar code printer with a RFID encoder to print "smart labels". Smart labels contain 1D/2D UPC bar code information on the front with a programmed RFID tag sandwiched in between the layers. RFID label printers are used for both product shipping labels as well as "smart" wristbands, and can encode (write) information to RFID chips at the same time they are print UPC barcode information.

There are three main types of RFID printers:

  • Industrial RFID printers - 10,000+ tags/day
  • Desktop RFID printers - 500+ tags/day
  • Mobile RFID printers - 200+ tags/day

RFID printers encode data in the high-frequency (13.56 MHz RFID) and ultra-high frequency (900 MHz RFID) ranges. RFID printers connect to a PC with a serial, parallel, USB, WiFi, Bluetooth or Ethernet connection.

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