Service Bureaus

We produce millions of tags, labels and tickets every day for many of the world’s leading retailers and brand owners. 

RFID Service Bureaus for Encoding and Printing


To meet your full-service, source tagging needs, SML operates a global service bureau network to reliably deliver imprinted, encoded RFID tags and labels to GS1 Electronic Product Code (EPC) Serialization specifications wherever they’re needed for manufacturing. Whether you choose fully integrated brand labels or standard RFID tags, we can deliver them anywhere in the world — fully encoded with GS1 EPC identification data — within seven days of receiving SKU information. SML service bureaus meet a high standard of excellence, performing a full QC process to check every single tag shipped to customers to guarantee quality of both the variable data imprinting and the functional RFID performance.

By utilizing various technologies such as our online ordering E-Platform to help customers efficiently and accurately manage large amounts of complex data on a daily basis, we are able to provide variable printed and RFID encoded labels to vendors and suppliers in less time and more locations. We also offer in-plant printing machines and consumables to be used with our print software and data management solutions. Our team can help you with on-site installation, operation set up and training so that you can print the tags you need at your convenience.

The Service Bureau receives variable print/encode data for each order based on predefined ‘mapping’ relationships between data and each printed element from our e-Platform.

We do a final 100% quality check before Packing & Shipping to ensure top quality and guarantee no duplications are found.  Our machines audit for:

  • The product is associated to the current order
  • All barcodes are readable
  • Each RFID chip is read and verified against its corresponding ticket information with read sensitivity levels checked
  • Invalid tags are logged
  • Roll/stack quantities are complete

 

ePlatform Online RFID Tag Ordering System


 

E-Platform is the most robust ticketing platform offering a one-stop-shop for convenient ordering and transparency. Before printing your label orders, the system will validate your data among many business rules and industry standards to ensure data accuracy and integrity. It also streamlined traditional order and approval processes to increase efficiency minimizing emails, faxes to reduce the approval process from days to minutes.

Integrating E-Platform is simple with your existing systems and will allow continuous data flow replacing the traditional paper fax, email or excel form model.  Once a purchase order to setup electronically with your factory the E-Platform will generate a label order automatically and send customer notifications. Through its powerful dynamic image preview with live variable data, E-Platform makes ordering and approval processes easier than ever—in real time.

 

FlexiPrint: The In-Plant Printing Solution


Our in-plant printing system solutions allow you to use your own printer, computer and stock to more conveniently produce labels and tags on your factory floor and in multiple sites, when and as you need them. We offer flexible printing capabilities through our Client App Print Job Manager and ready-to-use carton labeling, resulting in faster on-site printing processes and reduced human error.

The FlexiPrint solution is available in two convenient service model options, and includes four components for a total solution: (1) Consumables (2) Equipment (3) Software and (4) Service. SML supplies consumables with the option to purchase the entire bundle or separate components or on a consignment basis according to your business needs.  The FlexiPrint solution ecosystem includes the ability to use SML’s E-Platform online system that manages all tag/label layouts artwork, EDI/manual data management, creating the print job, performs data validation, dynamic preview, etc.  Otherwise the FlexiPrint Software can be installed locally, which takes the downloaded print file, and drives/manages the printer operations, print job queues, TID encoding, reprints, retagging of bad tags, etc.

The FlexiPrint solution works within your ecosystem by creating a printing solution which can fit in your factory or distribution center managing your label artwork and print information seamlessly. Prints are being generated from a single source platform and sent to your local FlexiPrint client and printer providing version control on label artwork and data protection.

 

Flexiprint Models


Thermal Printer FP300/FP300R is the first thermal transfer label printer delivered by SML to strengthen FlexiPrint as the most comprehensive total solution for in-plant printing. SML Thermal Printer offers a customized printer model, with its flexible operation and high performance, proves itself an excellent partner to bring the best value of FlexiPrint solution.

SML Thermal Printer FP300R supports RFID label printing and EPC encoding within SML Thermal Printer FP300 model, when embedded with only a plug-in RFID module that employs high quality RFID antenna technology.

 

SML the Global Service Provider


With source-tagging production facilities in over 20 countries, SML is able to reliably deliver imprinted, encoded RFID tags and labels to your specifications when and where you need them for manufacturing, “close to the needle.”

To find Customer Service & Technical Support available in your region, get in touch with one of our Global Service Bureaus and contact us.

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