Store Printing

The GoToTags Store has an array of options for printing on NFC stickers and cards in color or black and white.

Printing

The GoToTags Store can customize many products with the customer’s artwork, or barcodes, including QR, Data Matrix and Code 128. Each product category has its own printing specifications, processes, limitations and production time. The customer also has the option to print on their own blank tags if they use select printers which GoToTags has verified to be compatible with printable NFC labels.

Black and White Printing

Black and white printed NFC stickers and cards are printed by GoToTags using on-hand inventory for quick turnaround times.

Capabilities and limitations include:

  • Thermal or inkjet printing in black color only
  • Large, bold fonts recommended; small and/or thin fonts do not print well on cards
  • No full bleed printing; only simple art, logos, text or barcodes
  • Variable text (UTF-8, multi-language)
  • Variable barcodes (can be correlated to NFC encoding)
  • Unique IDs
  • Surrounding paper matrix may be left in place
  • Shorter production lead time
  • Printed and dispatched from Spokane, WA, United States
  • An order exceeding on-hand inventory may dispatch from the overseas factory

Color Printing

Using on-hand inventory, color printed NFC stickers and cards are produced by GoToTags with quick turnaround.

Capabilities and limitations include:

  • Retransfer or Inkjet printing in full color
  • No PMS color matching
  • PVC cards do not support full bleed printing
  • Only paper NFC stickers with the matrix on can support full bleed printing
  • Variable text (UTF-8, multi-language)
  • Variable barcodes (can be correlated to NFC encoding)
  • Unique IDs
  • Surrounding paper matrix may be left in place
  • Printing does not include an overlay
  • Optional clear overlay can be purchased to affix over NFC stickers
  • Shorter production lead time
  • Printed and dispatched from Spokane, WA, United States
  • An order exceeding on-hand inventory may dispatch from the overseas factory

Custom Printing

Custom NFC tags are made to order with longer lead times, fewer print restrictions and higher print quality. These products are produced by GoToTags overseas and will often dispatch from the factory.

Capabilities include:

  • Digital or offset printing in full color
  • 1 to 3 color silk screen printing
  • Pantone PMS color matching (additional cost may apply)
  • Full bleed background
  • Laser engraving of text or simple logos
  • Embossed or debossed text or simple logos on select products
  • Variable text (UTF-8, multi-language)
  • Variable barcodes (can be correlated to NFC encoding)
  • Unique IDs
  • Overlay included for protection against scratching or fading
  • Additional finishes include matte, glossy, metallic, foil stamping or reflective

Printing on Blank NFC Tags

Some blank NFC tags at the GoToTags Store can be printed later, but there are many blank NFC tags that cannot be printed after they are made. Printable NFC labels have been designed by GoToTags to be compatible with select printers. White NFC inlays and some on-metal NFC stickers have also been tested for printer support. Other products such as blank NFC stickers and clear NFC inlays have not been tested for printer support or are not printable.

If a customer intends to print on an NFC tag, the customer should check the manufacturer’s specifications of the printer they intend to use to ensure the NFC tag specs are compatible.

Certain NFC product categories at the GoToTags Store have verified printer support:

Printable NFC Labels

  • Colordyne 1800 Series C (Memjet digital color printing)
  • Primera LX500 (inkjet color printing)
  • Primera LX2000 (inkjet color printing)
  • Zebra ZT610 Industrial Printer (direct thermal transfer black printing)
  • Must be on the roll
  • Indigo offset lithographic printing not supported

White NFC Inlays

  • Zebra ZT610 Industrial Printer (direct thermal transfer black printing)
  • Must be on the roll

On-Metal NFC Stickers

  • Zebra ZT610 Industrial Printer (direct thermal transfer black printing)
  • Only thin on-metal stickers with 0.1 – 0.15 mm thick on-metal layer
  • Must be on the roll

White PVC Cards

  • Zebra ZXP7 (direct to card retransfer color printing)
  • Full bleed printing not recommended and not supported
  • PVC cards with a punch hole on the short 54 mm side are supported
  • PVC cards with a punch hole on the long 85.5 mm side are not supported