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
  • Encoding

For custom products of PowerCoat ALIVE, get in touch.

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Printing Guide


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ALIVE Technical Data Sheet Curious Ice Silver


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ALIVE Technical Data Sheet CX22


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ALIVE Technical Data Sheet Superfine Eggshell


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