A cheaper way to print RFID tags on paper

There’s a wide variety of possibilities with RFID and NFC technology , which is taking off in a big way . RFID has been widely used , such as tagging cattle and products being sold in shopping marts . With mobile phone manufactures using RFID and NFC readers into devices , NFC has taking off . More complicated and expensive part of the technology has already been achieving RFID tags on products . It’s said that a technology have been come up by Camille Ramade’s team at university of Montpellier in France , which allows users to print RFID tags on paper . Adding tags are still expensive , so the technology should allow users to enable to print really thin layers of aluminum on paper.
The easier way means that RFIDs can be installed on more objects than ever before . It just costs a faction of the cost of the previous one . A press release states that traditional ways of printing antennas need processes , such as etching and electroplating for metal surfaces 、screen printing and flexography for paper . The university has demonstrated a way that exploiting processor thermal evaporation to deposit a small quantity of aluminum on paper , which can be used as a RFID tag . Once printed on paper , the same to paper stickers , meanwhile it can be applied to products with much ease .
Many other tags use more expensive metals than aluminum, such as cooper and siver , which make the new process affordable to use in large numbers . The current use prototype demonstrated that RFID tags are usable and are being read successfully with the readers . The team said that they would be working on optimizations to the system , so that performance can be improved further . Once the technology matures , large companies start showing interest in the project , and they will hope the same process can be repeated for NFC tags, which is currently being pushed by companies ,such as Nokia and Google .