Possibilities of Fabricating Copper-based RFID Tags with Photonic-sintered Inkjet Printing and Thermal Transfer Printing

Muhammad Rizwan, Ajith Adhur Kutty, Monageng Kgwadi, Timothy D. Drysdale, Lauri Sydänheimo, Leena Ukkonen, Johanna Virkki

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    Abstract

    This letter studies the possibilities of manufacturing copper-based passive UHF RFID tags using inkjet and thermal printing on two substrate materials, polyimide (Kapton) and a polyester based substrate (Flexcon THERMLfilm). Both printing methods are tested to fabricate different tag designs, and the performance of successfully printed tags is evaluated using wireless measurements. Measurement results show that both the printing methods, while using copper material, can be used to effectively fabricate passive UHF RFID tag antennas on selected substrates.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1828-1831
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    Volume16
    Early online date13 Mar 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • inkjet printing
    • Kapton
    • Photonic sintering
    • RFID
    • Thermal printing

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 2

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