Although price is mainly dependent on the quantity ordered, other factors such as the type of Integrated circuit (IC) used, antenna size and antenna composite materials, manufacturing method, amount of testing, and whether it is a wet or dry inlay
also affects the overall price.
According to Davenport, "Most of the converters in the field will convert a dry inlay
into a PS wet inlay to use in their label products.
Checkpoint's new Gen 2 UHF RFID labels and tags are offered in 2x4 inch, 4x4 inch, and 4x6 inch labels, as well as in wet and dry inlay
formats, and are currently available to customers.
As Steinwasser explains, "Five years ago, when there was the early rush, the first converters bought heavy, expensive machinery starting with dry inlays," he says.
Both wet and dry inlays feature an antenna and chip on (typically) a PET layer.
The machine is designed to work with wet and dry inlays
The panel explained a lot of the basic mechanics of RFID, including the difference between wet inlays, dry inlays
and straps (see box).