UHF Gen2 Printable Mount on Metal Tag

The UHF Gen2 printable mount on metal tag features a small footprint and low profile and and gives incredible read ranges.



The UHF Gen2 printable mount on metal tag features a small footprint and low profile and easily fits where other tags may be too large and obtrusive and still gives incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class.

 The mount on metal tag is a surface-independent tag that uses a patented inlay design and passive RFID technology to obtain excellent read ranges regardless of the surface metal, plastic, even wood.

This unique inlay adheres to a subsurface printed label constructed of durable, yet flexible polyester. This process protects the copy, logo and/or bar code against moderate solvents and caustics/acids while our four-color processing capabilities allow you to promote your company. Our digital printing process ensures even the most detailed logos will look crisp and clean. 

Key Features 

  • Smaller footprint and lower profile while still achieving excellent read range sets this product apart from others
  • Patented inlay design obtains excellent read ranges regardless of surface–metal , plastic, even wood
  • Subsurface printing on durable polyester protects printed copy against moderate solvents and   caustics / acids
  • Digital printing process provides for greater print capability with detailed logos or special designs
  • Choice of up to four standard or custom colors

Technical Specifications

Construction: Inlay wrapped around 1/32” closed cell foam. Total thickness: .047”.

Label Copy: The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs. All copy, block type, stylized type, logos, designs, and barcode are subsurface printed.

Colors: Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green and blue. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all barcodes are black.

Serialization: Barcode and human-readable equivalent are produced using the latest high-resolution digital technology available, which provides excellent clarity and easy scanning. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 9.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional linear and 2D symbologies are available.

Programming: The barcode and human readable can be programmed into the RFID inlay as long as the information is in decimal or hexadecimal (A-F, 0-9) format. We can custom encode your information to EPC and user memory banks. If desired, we can encode information that differs from the bar code and human readable.

Locking: All Universal RFID tags are password locked. The password can be designated by us, or if desired, the customer can designate their own specific password.

Frequency: Custom designed UHF inlay uses Alien Higgs 3 chip optimized for use at 915 MHZ.

Standard Size:

Standard Adhesive: Pressure-sensitive acrylic (MC778), .002” thick supported by a liner. Very high peel strength that provides excellent resistance to heat and chemicals. Withstand temperatures from -40°F to 300°F (intermittent). Shelf life of 24 months when stored at 72°F (22°C) and 50% relative humidity.

Shipment: 20-25 work days depending on order quantity and inlay availability.

Test Description

These tests were conducted for a limited period of time in strict laboratory conditions. In order to achieve maximum satisfaction we highly recommend that any customer considering use of this product test the labels in the environment in which they will be used.

High – temperature resistance test – These tags were attached to a sheet of glass at raised temperatures for 10 minutes. Tags were then removed from the oven and tested for readability immediately. The results showed that the tags perform in temperatures of up to 225°F.

Low-temperature resistance test – UHF Gen2 printable mount on metal tag were attached to a sheet of glass at low temperatures outdoors. Tags were then checked for readability with a Motorola handheld RFID reader. Tags survived and were readable for 19 hours in Iowa winter conditions with temperatures between -21 to -26°F with no signs of failure.

Read Range Test – In many cases the tags read intermittently for longer distances than those indicated, however, the results reported below were for continuously responding reads.

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