RFID Cards

As the name suggests, the RFID cards do not directly come in contact with the card. These cards have an antenna built in the card.

The antenna of the RFID cards is used to communicate to the card reader for reading and writing data on the card. The working of these cards is based on radio frequency identification technology. These cards are used as parking cards, student identification and electronics passports.

Low Frequency 125KHz

RFID IC IC Manufacturer RF Protocol Memory
EM4102/EM4100 EM MICROELECTRONIC / 64bit Unique R/O
EM4550 EM MICROELECTRONIC / 128 Byte R/W
EM4469 EM MICROELECTRONIC / 1K Byte EEPROM
Atmel T5567 Atmel / 330 bit R/W
Hitag 1 NXP-Philips / 2048 bit EEPROM
Hitag 2 NXP-Philips / 256 bit R/W
Hitag S Series NXP-Philips / 256-2048 bit EEPROM

High Frequency 13.56KHz

RFID IC IC Manufacturer RF Protocol Memory
MIFARE® 1K(NXP) NXP-Philips ISO 14443A 1K-Byte EEPROM
MIFARE® 4K(NXP) NXP-Philips ISO 14443A 4K-Byte EEPROM
MIFARE® Ultralight ® (NXP) NXP-Philips ISO 14443A 512-bit EEPROM
MIFARE® DESFire® NXP-Philips ISO 14443A 4K-Byte EEPROM
I CODE SLI NXP-Philips ISO 14443A 1K-bit EEPROM
Tag-it HF Ti2048 Texas Instrument(TI) ISO 14443A 2K-bit EEPROM
Legic MIM256 Legic Legic RF Standard 256-Byte EEPROM

Ultra High Frequency 868-915MHz

RFID IC IC Manufacturer RF Protocol Memory
ALN - 9640 Alien EPC Class1 Gen2.ISO 18000-6C EPC memory allocation: 96/128 bit User Memory 512 bits
ALN - 9662 Alien EPC Class1 Gen2.ISO 18000-6C EPC memory allocation: 96/128 bit User Memory 512 bits
Monza® 4QT chip IMPINJ EPC Class1 Gen2.ISO 18000-6C EPC memory allocation: 96/128 bit User Memory 512 bits

Increasingly with multiple application running on the same smart card ID Tech has perfected the art of creating a single card with Dual Inlays which are also known as multi frequency cards. So a single card could contain a HF Inlay for secure transactions and the limitation of being read over a distance could be achieved by a UHF Inlay.

RFID cards can be customized with many of the same options and features available on our standard plastic cards. They include the following:

  • Full color process on one or both sides
  • Thermal printing of text, name, PIN numbers or automated lists may be printed directly on each piece.
  • Embossing with gold, silver, or black tipping (other colors available for 5k or more).
  • Hole punching – slot, round, various sizes and shapes are available.
  • Sequential numbering or individual serial numbering with provided database.
  • Signature and custom signature panels are available
  • Scratch-off overlay panels for special promotions and contests.
  • Hi-Co or Lo-Co Magnetic stripe encoding on tracks 1, 2, or 3.
  • Bar coding in multiple formats available.
  • Multiple finishes like Matte, Frosted, or UV coated.
  • White stock PVC, Clear, or Frosted Clear.
  • Foil Stamping in gold or silver for a brilliant attraction.
  • Metallic colors in gold or silver for a sparkling look.

* For diecuts/special shapes and sizes, some restriction may apply. Please email us the dyeline before you create the artwork for your custom shape.