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Tag Shapes

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Tag Shapes
RFID tags come in a range of shapes and sizes. The following are the most common:
 
 
  • Label: The tag is a flat, thin, flexible form
  • Ticket: A flat, thin, flexible tag on paper
  • Card: A flat, thin tag embedded in tough plastic for long life
  • Glass bead: A small tag in a cylindrical glass bead, used for applications such as animal tagging (e.g. under the skin)
  • Integrated: The tag is integrated into the object it is tagging rather than applied as a separate label. For example, tags can be moulded into the object
  • Wristband: A tag inserted into a plastic wrist strap
  • Button: A small tag encapsulated in a ruggesdised, rigid housing