The 29mm clear garment specification sticker tag is a strengthened version of the popular standard 29mm clear tag. Designed for use in product, garment and accessory integration where extra durability is required. The tag is constructed from thicker plastic layers and there's an extra epoxy bond over the chip and solder bonding.
This variant has NXP's NTAG424 chip for anti-counterfeit and authentication protection.
This tag can withstand flexing and domestic wash and dry cycles. It's ideally suited for use in clothing, shoes, handbags and other fashion or garment items. However, it's increased strength and durability means it's a very useful tag in a variety of other NFC use cases.
Supplied on reels of up to 2,000 tags. A superb cost effective alternative to the more traditional rigid NFC laundry tags.
Note that the NTAG424 chip is an advanced chip which requires specialist software such as our Ixkio Tag Management platform both for encoding and for verification to use the anti-counterfeit features. You cannot encode these tags for authentication using a mobile phone. Please contact us before purchasing if you want to use authentication tags but aren't sure how to start.
Using NFC Tags in Clothing
Seritag stock and can supply a wide range of tags for smart clothing, garments, shoes and other wearables. We have extensive experience and are always happy to provide help and advice. A few things to consider :
On the first things to consider when looking for tags for smart garments is how durabe they need to be and how long they need to last. This can affect both the choice of chip - in terms of memory retention - but also the type of tag required. Disc tags will last a lot longer but they are more expensive and their rigid nature doesn't always work well in clothing. Our 'garment spec' tags are flexible and cost-effective. Standard NFC labels are the cheapest option, but may not last in the wash.
What is the easiest way for you to attach the tags to the clothing. Our sew-on buttons are great for quick application but if you want a hidden tag approach then using a sew-on or iron-on patch over a garment tag is a great alternative.
One bit of advice we always give - start simple and grow. The logistics of adding NFC tags to clothing can get complicated quickly - as most factories aren't used to using smart labels. While it might be the goal for unique tags in every product line, size and colour - it might not be best to try and do that from day one. Keep it generic, keep it simple.
Seritag offer our full featured Ixkio tag management platform for post-installation management of both standard and authentication NFC tags. However, it's always worth considering what you want from the project. If you encode a web link onto the tags, remember you can't change it without a management system once the tags have gone onto the market. Make sure you use a URL or link that will last.