By Christine Weber | February 15, 2022

Think a Silverline On-Metal RFID Label is the Silver Bullet for Your Business’s Most Complicated Problems? You Might Be Right!

In the latest episode of That Supplies Show, I ask an outside RFID expert to weigh in on what makes this label so magical.

It might feel odd to talk about tools and machinery as “precious metals,” but that’s exactly what they are to manufacturers, equipment managers and others in the industrial space. So, it’s critical that RFID labels can form a strong, lasting bond with them. 

But, like relationships, it’s not always easy to find the perfect match. We covered this a bit in past episodes of That Supplies Show:

So, I asked Miika Pylvänäinen to join me on our first episode of 2022 to offer some advice to those who are struggling to find a label that sticks to tools and machinery for life.

Miika has been in the RFID business for 15 years with a company called Confidex, which collaborated with Zebra on its development of Silverline on-metal labels, of which Zebra is the sole distributor. He knows RFID, and he really knows RFID supplies! When he says the Silverline foam-backed on-metal RFID labels are what you need for those tricky-to-track metal assets – and maybe even some non-metal assets. You can trust he is saying that from experience!

If you have 10 minutes to watch the below video, I promise Miika will do more than put a dent in your RFID knowledge bank. He gets to the nuts and bolts of…

  • when you will absolutely need Silverline labels.

  • why Silverline labels are an especially great low-cost alternative to hard RFID tags in many other scenarios.

  • how to choose the right Silverline label for your application and environment. 

  • printing Silverline labels, so you can keep things smooth sailing on the line and shop floor.

He also explained why it’s a big mistake to assume all metals are equal, especially when it comes to matching RFID tags, and the three factors to consider when looking for a (label) bond that will last a lifetime. 

So, what are you waiting for? 

Hit “play” now to hear the wisdom of this RFID asset-label relationship guru. You might just find that Silverline labels are the labels you’ve been looking for your business’s whole life (or at least since you started tagging tools and machinery)

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Christine Weber
Christine Weber

In 2006, Christine Weber joined Zebra Technologies to market thermal printing supplies in North America and Latin America.  During her tenure at Zebra, she has brought supplies to life for enterprises. (There is much more to thermal printing supplies than you think!) 

She has deep knowledge of the wide variety of labeling applications across a wide range of enterprises within Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics. She is also well-versed in which supplies materials provide the most reliable performance to enable asset intelligence, including facestock, adhesives and ribbons. Along the way, she has driven the marketing of service agreements, managed and professional services, and software in addition to supplies. 

Today, Ms. Weber is a thermal printing supplies expert and strategic partner to Zebra’s Global Supplies Product Management and Marketing Teams, in addition to the North America sales team, driving the development of the annual go-to-market plans to achieve supplies growth globally.

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