PowerCoat Alive is our offer of creative papers with embedded NFC technology for graphic printing available in both sheets and stickers.
A sheet of PowerCoat Alive comprises 3 layers of paper: two layers of our conventional creative papers from brands like Conqueror or Curious Collection; between which a layer of our PowerCoat paper with pre-printed RFID circuitry and a silicon chip are inserted. The 3 sheets are then laminated to create a sheet of our “connected” PowerCoat Alive. The result is an NFC-ready paper that can be programmed to trigger a multitude of functions on any NFC-enabled device.
ALIVE can be printed, finished and handled as you would any other paper. This enables magazine advertisements, packaging, retail labels, book covers, cosmetics and other high-value printed materials to be interactive and deliver additional content, such as special offers, coupons, product information and other information.
What is NFC Technology?
Near Field Communications (NFC) is a technology that enables smartphones and other devices to establish a radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity. Radio waves from the phone generate enough energy to power the circuits to perform pre-programmed functions, eliminating the need for a battery.
For Android and Windows phones, content stored in the microchip will be triggered without the need for 3rd-party reader apps. Users can also use their phones to upload data to the microchip, so that it may be read by another. Apple iPhone 7 and newer models running iOS 11 and later, now also support NFC functionality.
Printing PowerCoat Alive
Stocked products in our ALIVE range are delivered ready for conventional printing and finishing. A full print guide is available for download in the tab “Technical Documents” below.
Custom PowerCoat ALIVE products
Do you have a special project in mind? PowerCoat ALIVE products can be customized in the following ways:
- Number of tags per sheet
- Dimension of RFID tag
- Type and capacity of chip
- Format of sheet – maximum size 32*46cm
- Weight and thickness
- Front and back papers for laminated products
For custom products of PowerCoat ALIVE, get in touch.