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NFC Coins


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HD Design & Printing

Project design - Andy Holck, HD Design & Printing
Layout and Typography - Andy Holck, HD Design & Printing



Damian Russell

These triplexed card-stock coins are embedded with NFC (near field communication) inlays, a wireless technology which allows for transferring data between two NFC enabled devices. These coins contain microchips which store a small amount of information to transfer to another NFC device, like a mobile phone. These coins, too, are cool-looking. 




Quantity Produced

60 pieces

Production Cost

Production Time

3 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

2.25 × 2.25 in circle

Page Count


Paper Stock

Mohawk / vellum finish

Number of Colors

1 ink color


varnish in ink




This piece is available for purchase for $2.50 per coin and up

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We've been duplexing for a while in our shop. Once Google announced their support for NFC, we started testing different types of inlays within our duplexed sheets. The NFC coins here are a progression of this work. They measure 2.25 inches in diameter. The coins are 4 ply so they really feel like poker chips.

"owl" Andrea Gourley, from The Noun Project
"nfc phone icon" Andrew Forrester, from The Noun Project
"microchip icon" Thomas Uebe, from The Noun Project

Production Lesson(s)

We first duplexed two sheets matte board, laminating the dry NFC inlays between them. This requires tight alignment because the inlays were around 1.75 inches square and the final die cut was 2.25 inches in diameter.
Next, we printed the fronts and backs on multiple colored sheets of Mohawk Via Vellum finish. They were sample sheets from the mill, but we ran them roughly 5.5 x 8.5. We printed in one custom blue ink while feeding the different colored sheets through. Printed on a Ryobi 3302.
After that we glued the fronts and backs to the core layer with the NFC chips. Finally, we die cut those bad boys 4up.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

November 8, 2013


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