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JP4406923B2
JP4406923B2 JP2004067432A JP2004067432A JP4406923B2 JP 4406923 B2 JP4406923 B2 JP 4406923B2 JP 2004067432 A JP2004067432 A JP 2004067432A JP 2004067432 A JP2004067432 A JP 2004067432A JP 4406923 B2 JP4406923 B2 JP 4406923B2
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  The present invention relates to a label producing apparatus for continuously producing a wireless tag capable of wireless communication of information with the outside in a tape shape.

  An RFID (Ratio Frequency Identification) system that reads / writes information in a non-contact manner between a small wireless tag and a reader (reading device) / writer (writing device) is known. For example, a wireless tag circuit element provided in a label-like wireless tag includes an IC circuit unit that stores predetermined wireless tag information and an antenna that is connected to the IC circuit unit and transmits and receives information. Even if the battery is dirty or placed in an invisible position, the reader / writer can access (read / write information) the RFID tag information in the IC circuit unit, and manage the product. Practical use is expected in various fields such as inspection processes.

  For such a wireless tag, if information related to the wireless tag information is printed on a label separately from the wireless tag information stored inside, and the label is attached to the wireless tag and used, the user side From the above, it is convenient to see the related information. For this reason, conventionally, an RFID tag label producing apparatus from such a viewpoint has already been proposed (for example, Patent Document 1).

  This prior art is for attaching a wireless tag storing corresponding wireless tag information to a business card as a label. That is, the printer unit prints characters on the surface of the blank card to form a label (business card), and the reader / writer unit writes wireless tag information (character text data) corresponding to the printed characters to the wireless tag. Thus, the RFID tag in which the RFID tag information is written and the printed label are generated separately, and the user attaches them to complete the RFID tag label (business card with RFID tag). it can.

JP 2003-85485 A (paragraph numbers 0005 to 0011, FIGS. 1 to 3)

  However, the following problems exist in the above-described conventional technology.

  That is, in the above-described prior art, a label and a wireless tag to be attached later are generated separately, but no mark or identifier for specifically associating the combination is provided at the time of generation. For this reason, for example, in order to produce a large number of labels with wireless tags, if labels and corresponding wireless tags are continuously generated while being separately discharged, a large number of labels are generated from one discharge port. In addition to being discharged, a large number of tags are discharged from the other outlet. As a result, it is difficult for the operator to recognize the correct combination of the objects to be bonded together, and there is a possibility that the objects that are not the objects to be bonded are mistakenly bonded.

  The object of the present invention is to easily recognize the correct combination of the objects to be pasted by the operator even when the wireless tag and the label having the printing information corresponding to the wireless tag are generated separately and continuously. It is to provide a tag label device.

  In order to achieve the above object, a first invention provides a tag base provided with an IC circuit unit for storing predetermined information and a plurality of RFID circuit elements connected to the IC circuit unit and having an antenna for transmitting and receiving information. A tag container that can continuously supply a material, a recognition means for recognizing first visual identification information formed on the tag base material corresponding to each RFID circuit element, and a material to be printed A printing material container accommodated so as to be capable of being supplied to the printing material; a printing unit for printing in a predetermined printing area provided on the printing material corresponding to each RFID circuit element; and the first recognition unit sequentially recognized by the recognition unit. And an information forming unit that sequentially forms second visual identification information associated with each of the visual identification information on the printing material continuously supplied from the printing material container.

  In the first invention of this application, when the tag base material is continuously supplied from the tag storage body, the first visual identification information corresponding to each RFID circuit element is recognized and the second visual information associated with this is identified. The visual identification information is sequentially formed on the printing material continuously supplied from the printing material storage body by the information forming means. Thereby, the tag label discharged to the outside of the apparatus after the first visual identification information is recognized, and the print to be attached to the tag label, the second position visual identification information being formed by the information forming means and discharged to the outside of the apparatus The correspondence with the labels is visually obvious. Therefore, even when the label labels and the print labels corresponding to the respective tag labels are continuously generated while being separately ejected, the operator can easily recognize the correct combination of the objects to be bonded.

  In a second aspect based on the first aspect, the printing means also serves as the information forming means, and sequentially prints the second visual identification information associated with the first visual identification information on the printing material. It is characterized by.

  By using the printing means for printing on the printing material as the information forming means, the second visual identification information can be easily formed on the printing material.

  According to a third invention, in the first or second invention, the recognition means is an optical reading means for optically reading the first visual identification information formed in the tag housing. .

  The first visual identification information can be recognized by optically reading the first visual identification information by the optical reading means.

  According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in any one of the first to third aspects, the information forming unit includes the second visual field in a margin area at one end of the predetermined print area of the printing material. The identification information is formed.

  By utilizing the blank area of the printing material, the second visual identification information associated with the first visual identification information can be easily formed on the printing material continuously supplied from the printing material container. be able to.

  According to a fifth invention, in any one of the first to fourth inventions, the tag base material after the first visual identification information is recognized by the recognition means includes a predetermined RFID tag circuit element. First cutting means for cutting into lengths to form tag labels, and second cutting means for cutting the printing material after the second visual identification information is formed by the information forming means into predetermined lengths to make print labels It is characterized by having.

  A tag label can be generated by cutting the tag base material after the first visual identification information is recognized into a predetermined length by the first cutting means, and the printing is performed after the second visual identification information is formed A printed label can be generated by cutting the material into a predetermined length by the second cutting means.

  According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, in any one of the first to fifth aspects of the present invention, access for generating access information for accessing wireless tag information of an IC circuit portion of the wireless tag circuit element provided in the tag base material Information generating means and information access means for transmitting the access information generated by the access information generating means to the IC circuit portion of the RFID circuit element in a non-contact manner via wireless communication and accessing the RFID tag information And the information forming means completes the access to the RFID tag information of the IC circuit portion of the RFID circuit element by the information access means, and then the second visual information related to the RFID circuit element. The identification information is formed on the printing material.

  The access information generated by the access information generating means is transmitted from the information access means to the IC circuit portion of the RFID tag circuit element of the tag base member in a non-contact manner, and access (read / write) to the RFID tag information is performed. Then, the information forming means forms the second visual identification information on the printing material after the access to the RFID tag information is completed, so that the second visual identification information is not formed at the time of poor access, which is useless. Generation of print labels can be prevented. Further, when the second visual identification information is not formed, it is possible to know that there was an access failure.

  In order to achieve the above object, a seventh invention provides a tag base comprising an IC circuit section for storing predetermined information and a plurality of RFID circuit elements having an antenna connected to the IC circuit section for transmitting and receiving information. A tag storage body storing material continuously supplied thereto, a print material storage body storing print material continuously supplied, and a predetermined provided on the print material corresponding to each RFID circuit element A first printing unit that prints on a print area of the first tag, and first visual identification related information that is set for each RFID circuit element is sequentially formed on the tag base material that is continuously supplied from the tag container. Second related information formation for sequentially forming related information forming means and second visual identification related information related to the first visual identification related information on the printing material continuously supplied from the printing material storage body And having means To.

  In the seventh invention of the present application, when the tag base material is continuously supplied from the tag storage body and the printing material is continuously supplied from the printing material storage body, the first and second visuals associated with each other. Identification related information is sequentially formed on the tag base material and the printing material by the first and second related information forming means. As a result, the correspondence between the tag label and the print label discharged to the outside of the apparatus after the formation of the first and second visual identification related information is clearly obvious at a glance. Therefore, even when the label labels and the print labels corresponding to the respective tag labels are continuously generated while being separately ejected, the operator can easily recognize the correct combination of the objects to be bonded.

  In an eighth aspect based on the seventh aspect, the printing means also serves as the second related information forming means, and the second visual identification related information associated with the first visual identification related information is sequentially applied to the printing material. It is characterized by printing.

  By using the printing means for printing on the printing material as the second related information forming means, the second visual identification related information can be easily formed on the printing material.

  According to a ninth invention, in the seventh or eighth invention, the second related information forming unit is configured to connect the second visual identification related information to a margin area at one end of the predetermined print area of the printing material. It is characterized by forming information.

  By utilizing the blank area of the printing material, it is easy to form the second visual identification related information associated with the first visual identification related information for the printing material continuously supplied from the printing material container. It can be carried out.

  According to a tenth aspect of the present invention, in any one of the seventh to ninth aspects, the tag base material after the first visual identification related information is formed by the first related information forming unit is used as each RFID circuit. A third cutting unit that cuts a predetermined length including the element to form a tag label, and the printing material after the second visual identification related information is formed by the second related information forming unit is cut to a predetermined length. And a fourth cutting means as a print label.

  After the first visual identification related information is formed, the tag base can be generated by cutting the tag base material to a predetermined length by the third cutting means, and after the second visual identification related information is formed A print label can be generated by cutting the printing material into a predetermined length by the fourth cutting means.

  In an eleventh aspect of the present invention, in any one of the seventh to tenth aspects, an access that generates access information for accessing RFID tag information of an IC circuit portion of the RFID tag circuit element provided in the tag base material. Information generating means and information access means for transmitting the access information generated by the access information generating means to the IC circuit portion of the RFID circuit element in a non-contact manner via wireless communication and accessing the RFID tag information And the second related information forming unit is configured to access the RFID tag information of the IC circuit unit of the RFID tag circuit element by the information access unit, and then Second visual identification related information is formed on the printing material.

  The access information generated by the access information generating means is transmitted from the information access means to the IC circuit portion of the RFID tag circuit element of the tag base member in a non-contact manner, and access (read / write) to the RFID tag information is performed. Then, the second related information forming means forms the second visual identification related information on the printing material after the access to the RFID tag information is completed, so that the second visual identification related information is formed when the access is poor. This is not performed, and unnecessary print label generation can be prevented. Further, when the second visual identification related information is not formed, it is possible to know that there was an access failure.

  In a twelfth aspect according to any one of the seventh, ninth, and tenth aspects, the printing unit is a combined print head that also serves as the second related information forming unit, and the first related information forming unit. Is a print head different from the dual-purpose print head, and after the printing of the second visual identification related information on the printing material by the dual-purpose print head using an ink ribbon is completed, the used ink The corresponding first visual identification related information is printed on the tag base material using a ribbon.

  As a result, the ink ribbon once used for forming the second visual identification related information can be effectively utilized and reused for forming the first visual identification related information without being discarded as it is.

  According to the present invention, since the correspondence between the tag label and the print label to be pasted becomes visually obvious, a wireless tag and a label having print information corresponding to the tag are generated separately and continuously. Even in this case, it is possible to easily recognize the correct combination of the objects to be pasted by the operator.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

  A first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.

  FIG. 1 is a system configuration diagram showing a wireless tag generation system to which a label producing apparatus (tag label producing apparatus) of this embodiment is applied. This embodiment is an embodiment in a case where the present invention is applied to a wireless tag generation system that can only read (not write).

  In the RFID tag generating system 1 shown in FIG. 1, a tag label producing device 2 according to the present embodiment is connected to a route server 4, a terminal 5, a general-purpose computer 6, and a plurality of information servers 7 via a wired or wireless communication line 3. It is connected.

  FIG. 2 is a conceptual configuration diagram showing a detailed structure of the tag label producing apparatus 2.

  In FIG. 2, the device body 8 of the tag label producing device 2 is provided with two cartridge holder portions (not shown) as recesses, and a wireless tag (tag seal, tag label) T is generated in this holder portion. A tag label cartridge 100-1 and a print label cartridge 100-2 for generating a print label (label seal) S are detachably attached.

  The tag seal cartridge 100-1 is a cartridge 100-1 in which a tag roll 102A (tag housing body) around which a strip-shaped tag tape 101A (tag base material) is wound and the tag tape 101A are fed in the direction indicated by an arrow. And a tape feed roller 107A that is fed out from the machine. The tag roll 102A is wound around the reel member 102Aa with the tag tape 101A in which a plurality of RFID tag circuit elements To are sequentially formed in the longitudinal direction at equal intervals in the longitudinal direction.

  Further, the apparatus main body 8 includes a tape feed roller drive shaft 12A for driving the tape feed roller 107A and, for example, a pulse motor for driving the tape feed roller drive shaft 12A as a configuration relating to the tag seal cartridge 100-1 side. A tag seal cartridge motor 23A, a tag seal cartridge drive circuit 24A that controls the drive of the cartridge motor 23A, and a cutter 15A (first cutting) that generates a tag label T by cutting the tag tape 101A to a predetermined length at a predetermined timing. Means), a solenoid 26A for driving the cutter 15A to perform a cutting operation, a solenoid drive circuit 27A for controlling the solenoid 26A, a conveyance guide 13 for guiding each tag label T after cutting, and a tag tape Information pre-formed on 101A First visual identification information; in this example, printed numerals; in addition, stripes, bar codes, punch holes, etc. may be read, see modification examples described later), and optical reading as optical reading means for outputting the recognition signal to the control circuit 30 An antenna 14 for transmitting and receiving signals by radio communication using a high frequency such as a UHF band between a machine 90 (recognition means) and a RFID circuit element To (which will be described in detail later) provided in the tag tape 101A; A radio frequency circuit 21 for accessing (reading or writing) the RFID circuit element To via the antenna 14 and a signal processing circuit 22 for processing a signal read from the RFID circuit element To are provided. is doing.

  On the other hand, the print label cartridge 100-2 includes a first roll 102B around which a strip-shaped label base tape 101B (label tape) is wound, and a transparent print cover having substantially the same width as the label base tape 101B. A second roll 104 (printed material storage body) around which the film 103 (printed material) is wound, a ribbon supply side roll 111 for feeding out the ink ribbon 105, and a ribbon take-up roller 106 for winding the ribbon 105 after printing. And a tape feeding roller 107B that presses and adheres the label base tape 101B and the cover film 103 in the direction indicated by the arrow while making the printed label tape 110, and feeds it from the print label cartridge 100-2. is doing. The first roll 102B winds the label base tape 101B around the reel member 102Ba, and the second roll 104 winds the cover film 103 around the reel member 104a.

  The apparatus main body 8 includes a print head (thermal head) 10 as printing means for performing predetermined printing (printing) on the cover film 103 as a configuration relating to the print label cartridge 100-2 side, and the print head 10 A print drive circuit 25 for controlling energization to the ribbon, a ribbon take-up roller drive shaft 11 for driving the ribbon take-up roller 106, a tape feed roller drive shaft 12B for driving the tape feed roller 107B, and the tape feed roller A print label cartridge motor 23B that is, for example, a pulse motor that drives the drive shaft 12B and the ribbon take-up roller drive shaft 11, a print label cartridge drive circuit 24B that controls the drive of the print cartridge motor 23B, and a printed label Cut the tape 110 to a predetermined length at a predetermined timing Then, the cutter 15B (second cutting means) that generates the print label S, the half cutter 15C that performs a half cut (details will be described later) on the printed label tape 110, and the cutter 15B and the half cutter 15C are driven. A cutter solenoid 26B and a half-cutter solenoid 26C for performing a cutting operation, and a solenoid drive circuit 27B for individually controlling the solenoids 26B and 26C are provided.

  In the above configuration, the ribbon take-up roller 106 and the tape feed roller 107B are rotationally driven in synchronization with the directions indicated by the arrows by the driving force of the cartridge motor 23, respectively. At this time, the tape feed roller drive shaft 12B, the sub-roll 109 and the platen roll 108 are connected by a gear (not shown), and the tape feed roller 107B, the sub-roll 109, And the platen roll 108 rotates. As a result, a label base tape 101B having a four-layer structure (described later) is fed from the first roll 102B and supplied to the tape feed roller 107B, and the cover film 103 is fed from the second roll 104.

  The extended cover film 103 is printed together with the ribbon 105 driven by the ribbon supply side roll 111 and the ribbon take-up roller 106 arranged on the back side thereof (that is, the side to be bonded to the label base tape 101B). It is sandwiched between the head 10 and the platen roll 108 and pressed against the print head 10 to be brought into contact with the back surface of the cover film 103. At this time, a plurality of heating elements of the print head 10 are energized by the print drive circuit 25, and printing of a predetermined character, symbol, barcode, stripe, etc. on a predetermined area (printed surface) on the back surface of the cover film 103 ( 7 (to be described later) is printed (details will be described later). The ink ribbon 105 that has finished printing on the cover film 103 is taken up by the ribbon take-up roller 106 by driving the ribbon take-up roller drive shaft 11.

  The printed cover film 103 is sandwiched between the tape base roller 101B and the tape feed roller 107B and the sub-roll 109 together with the label base tape 101B. As a result, the cover film 103 is bonded and integrated to form a printed label tape 110. 100-2 is carried out.

  The control circuit 30 controls the overall operation of the tag label producing apparatus 2 via the high frequency circuit 21, the signal processing circuit 22, the cartridge drive circuits 24A and 24B, the print drive circuit 25, the solenoid drive circuits 27A and 27B, and the like. . The control circuit 30 is a so-called microcomputer, and although not shown in detail, is composed of a central processing unit such as a CPU, a ROM, and a RAM, and is stored in advance in the ROM while using a temporary storage function of the RAM. The signal processing is performed according to the programmed program. The control circuit 30 is connected to, for example, the communication line 3 via the input / output interface 31, and the route server 4, the other terminal 5, the general-purpose computer 6, the information server 7 and the like connected to the communication line 3 are connected to the control circuit 30. Can exchange information between them and is connected to a power supply circuit EC.

  FIG. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view showing a side sectional structure of the tag tape 101A, and corresponds to a partially enlarged view of a portion III in FIG.

  In FIG. 3, the tag tape 101A has a three-layer structure in this example. From the side wound inside (upper side in FIG. 3) to the opposite side (lower side in FIG. 3), the protective paper 101e, The adhesive layer 101f is provided with an adhesive material for attaching the tag label T to the object to be attached, and the release paper 101g is laminated in this order to cover the attachment side of the adhesive layer 101f.

  The adhesive layer 101f is formed with an IC circuit unit 151 that stores information and an antenna (antenna unit) 152 that is connected to the IC circuit unit 151 and transmits / receives information. The IC circuit unit 151 and the antenna 152 wirelessly transmit the information. A tag circuit element To is configured.

  The release paper 101g is peeled off when the tag label T finally finished in a label is pasted to the print label S (while being covered with the print label S) and attached to a predetermined product or the like. The adhesive layer 101f can be adhered to the product or the like.

  On the front surface (upper side in FIG. 3) of the protective paper 101e, a print RA (identification character; see FIG. 7 described later) as first visual identification information is formed in advance corresponding to each RFID circuit element To. The print RA is read by the optical reader 90.

  FIG. 4 is a functional block diagram showing detailed functions of the high-frequency circuit 21. In FIG. 4, the high-frequency circuit 21 receives a transmission unit 32 that transmits a signal to the RFID circuit element To through the antenna 14 and a reflected wave from the RFID circuit element To that is received by the antenna 14. The unit 33 and the transmission / reception separator 34 are configured.

  The transmitter 32 includes a crystal resonator 35 that generates a carrier wave for accessing (reading / writing) the RFID tag information of the IC circuit 151 of the RFID circuit element To, a PLL (Phase Locked Loop) 36, and a VCO. (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) 37 and transmission for modulating the generated carrier wave based on the signal supplied from the signal processing circuit 22 (in this example, amplitude modulation based on the “TX_ASK” signal from the signal processing circuit 22) A multiplier circuit 38 (in the case of amplitude modulation, an amplification factor variable amplifier or the like may be used), and a modulated wave modulated by the transmission multiplier circuit 38 is amplified (in this example, by a “TX_PWR” signal from the control circuit 30) And a transmission amplifier 39 that amplifies). The generated carrier wave preferably uses a frequency in the UHF band, and the output of the transmission amplifier 39 is transmitted to the antenna 14 via the transmission / reception separator 34, and the IC circuit of the RFID circuit element To Supplied to the unit 151.

  The reception unit 33 is necessary from the reception first multiplication circuit 40 that multiplies the reflected wave from the RFID circuit element To received by the antenna 14 and the generated carrier wave, and the output of the reception first multiplication circuit 40. Received by the antenna 14, the first band-pass filter 41 for extracting only a signal in a wide band, the reception first amplifier 43 that amplifies the output of the first band-pass filter 41 and supplies the amplified signal to the first limiter 42. The reception second multiplication circuit 44 that multiplies the reflected wave from the RFID circuit element To and the carrier wave that has been generated and shifted in phase by 90 °, and the output of the reception second multiplication circuit 44 has a necessary band. The second band pass filter 45 for extracting only the signal and the output of the second band pass filter 45 are input and amplified and supplied to the second limiter 46. Receiving second amplifier 47. The signal “RXS-I” output from the first limiter 42 and the signal “RXS-Q” output from the second limiter 46 are input to the signal processing circuit 22 and processed.

  The outputs of the reception first amplifier 43 and the reception second amplifier 47 are also input to an RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) circuit 48, and a signal “RSSI” indicating the strength of these signals is input to the signal processing circuit 22. It has become so. In this way, in the tag label producing apparatus 2 of the present embodiment, the reflected wave from the RFID circuit element To is demodulated by IQ orthogonal demodulation.

  FIG. 5 is a functional block diagram showing a functional configuration of the RFID circuit element To provided in the tag tape 101A.

  In FIG. 5, the RFID circuit element To includes an antenna 14 that transmits and receives signals in a contactless manner using a high frequency such as a UHF band with the antenna 14 on the tag label producing apparatus 2 side, and the antenna 152 that is connected to the antenna 152. IC circuit portion 151.

  The IC circuit unit 151 includes a rectification unit 153 that rectifies the carrier wave received by the antenna 152, a power supply unit 154 that accumulates energy of the carrier wave rectified by the rectification unit 153 and serves as a driving power source, and the antenna 152. A clock extraction unit 156 that extracts a clock signal from the received carrier wave and supplies the clock signal to the control unit 155, a memory unit 157 that functions as an information storage unit that can store a predetermined information signal, and a modem that is connected to the antenna 152 And a controller 155 for controlling the operation of the RFID circuit element To via the rectifier 153, the clock extractor 156, the modem 158, and the like.

  The modem 158 demodulates the wireless communication signal received from the antenna 152 of the tag label producing apparatus 2 received by the antenna 152 and modulates the carrier wave received from the antenna 152 based on the response signal from the control unit 155. reflect.

  The control unit 155 interprets the received signal demodulated by the modulation / demodulation unit 158, generates a return signal based on the information signal stored in the memory unit 157, and performs basic control such as returning by the modulation / demodulation unit 158. Execute proper control.

  FIG. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view showing a side sectional structure of the printed label tape 110, and corresponds to a partially enlarged view of a VI portion in FIG.

  In FIG. 6, the printed label tape 110 has a structure in which the label base tape 101B having a four-layer structure in this example is adhered to the back surface of the cover film 103 as described above. The label base tape 101B has a colored base film 101b composed of an adhesive layer 101a, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), and a print label S from the cover film 103 side (upper side in FIG. 6) to the opposite side. An adhesive layer 101c provided with an adhesive material to be attached to an object to be attached, and a release paper 101d covering the attachment side of the adhesive layer 101c are laminated in this order.

  The adhesive layer 101a for adhering the cover film 103 is formed on the front side of the base film 101b, and the release paper 101d is adhered to the base film 101b by the adhesive layer 101c on the back side of the base film 101b. ing. The release paper 101d is made to adhere to the adhesive layer 101c by peeling off the tag label T corresponding to the print label S finally completed in a label shape.

  FIG. 7 is a view showing the print label S generated from the printed label tape 110 together with the corresponding tag label T. FIG. 7A is a top view of the tag label T, and FIG. FIG.

  In FIG. 7B, as described above, the print RB of predetermined characters, symbols, barcodes, stripes, etc. is printed on the back surface (printed surface) of the cover film 103 of the print label S. This print RB includes related print (margin print) RBa (second visual identification information) formed in a predetermined print area provided at one end (blank area) of the print label S, and the area and half cut. It is composed of normal printing (label printing) RBb formed in the remaining space that divides through the line HC (formed by the half cutter 15C) and occupies most of the printing label S.

  The label print RBb is a print provided for the convenience of the user, and corresponds to a certain extent to, for example, information on the target article to be pasted after the tag label T and the print label S are pasted together and the content of the corresponding RFID circuit element To. It represents information.

  The margin printing RBa is the most significant feature of the present embodiment. After the printing RA is sequentially recognized by the optical reader 90 in the continuously supplied tag tape 101A, the printing RA is associated with each printing RA. Prints (in this example, the number “3” that is the same as the number “3” of the print RA) are sequentially formed by the print head 10 as the information forming means (however, as described above, the printing is actually performed from the back side. Therefore, the print head 10 prints a mirror-symmetric character or the like when viewed from the printing side).

  7A and 7B show an example in which the print RA of the tag label T is a number as described above, and the same number is printed on the margin print RBa of the print label S by the print head 10. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and other modes may be used. For example, as shown in FIGS. 8A and 8B, the print RA of the tag label T is alphabet (“A” in this example), and the same alphabet (this) is used for the margin print RBa of the print label S. In the example, “A”) may be printed. Further, for example, as shown in FIGS. 9A and 9B, the print RA of the tag label T is a stripe (in this example, one vertical stripe), and the number of the stripes in the margin print RBa of the print label S. May be printed (in this example, “1”). Similarly, FIG. 10A and FIG. 10B are examples when there are three stripes.

  FIG. 11 is displayed on the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 when the tag label producing apparatus 2 as described above accesses (in this example, reads) the RFID tag information of the IC circuit unit 151 of the RFID circuit element To. It is a figure showing an example of a screen.

  In FIG. 11, in this example, the label print RBb printed (or printed) on the cover film 103 corresponding to the RFID circuit element To, and the access (this is an ID unique to the RFID circuit element To) In the example, the reading) ID, the address of the article information stored in the information server 7 and the storage address of the corresponding information in the route server 4 can be displayed on the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6. At the time of access, the tag label producing device 2 is operated by the operation of the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 so that the print character RB is printed on the cover film 103 and the wireless communication such as article information stored in the IC circuit unit 151 in advance. Tag information is read.

  FIG. 12 is a flowchart showing a procedure for creating the tag label T and the print label S in the control executed by the control circuit 30.

  In FIG. 12, as described above, when the tag label producing apparatus 2 is operated by the input (reading instruction input) of the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6, this flow is started.

  First, in step S5, a variable N for counting the number of retries (retry) when communication failure is suspected, and a flag F indicating whether communication is good or bad are initialized to zero.

  In step S 10, the print information (label print RBb) to be printed on the cover film 103 by the print head 10 input via the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 is transmitted via the communication line 3 and the input / output interface 31. Is read.

  Thereafter, in step S15, a control signal is output to the cartridge drive circuit 24A, and the driving force of the tag seal cartridge motor 23A is transmitted to the tape feed roller 107A for rotation. As a result, the feeding / conveying of the tag tape 101A having a four-layer structure from the tag roll 102A is started and supplied to the tape feed roller 107A.

  In step S20, a recognition signal (printing RA on the tag tape 101A) read by the optical reader 90 when the conveyance of the tag tape 101A is started is input.

  Thereafter, the process proceeds to step S100, where tag information reading processing is performed, an inquiry signal for reading is transmitted to the RFID circuit element To, and a response signal including RFID tag information is received and read (see FIG. 13 described later for details). . When step S100 is completed, the process proceeds to step S25.

  In step S25, a detection signal for the transport amount of the tag tape 101A is input, and the position at which the tag tape 101A is to be cut by the cutter 15A (for example, the transport distance by which the target RFID circuit element To sufficiently exceeds the cutter 15A). ) Is determined. The conveyance distance at this time may be detected, for example, by detecting a marking (not shown) separately provided for detection of the conveyance distance at an appropriate position on the tag tape 101A by some known sensor (not shown). .

  When the determination is satisfied, the process proceeds to step S30, where a control signal is output to the tag seal cartridge drive circuit 24A, the drive of the tag seal cartridge motor 23A is stopped, and the rotation of the tape feed roller 107A is stopped. As a result, the feeding and conveyance of the tag tape 101A from the tag roll 102A are stopped.

  In step S35, it is determined whether or not the flag F = 0 (in other words, whether or not reading of the RFID tag information has been normally completed).

  If the reading process has been completed normally, F = 0 remains (see step S180 in the flow shown in FIG. 13 described later), so this determination is satisfied, and the routine goes to step S40. If the reading process is not normally completed for some reason, F = 1 is set (see step S180 in the flow shown in FIG. 13 to be described later), so the determination in step S35 is not satisfied, and the process proceeds to step S90. An error display signal is output to the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 via the input / output interface 31 and the communication line 3 to display a corresponding reading failure (error), and the process proceeds to step S80.

  In step S40, a control signal is output to the print label cartridge drive circuit 24B, and the drive force of the print label cartridge motor 23B is transmitted to the ribbon take-up roller 106 and the tape feed roller 107B to be rotated. Thereby, the label base tape 101B having a four-layer structure is fed out from the first roll 102B, supplied to the tape feed roller 107B, and the cover film 103 is fed out from the second roll 104.

  At this time, a control signal is output to the print drive circuit 25, the print head 10 is energized, and the cover film 103 is first located in a region other than the blank portion (for example, on the opposite side of the corresponding RFID circuit element To). The label print (character, symbol, barcode, stripe, etc.) RBb read in step S10 is printed in the area).

  Thereafter, in step S45, it is confirmed by an appropriate method whether or not the printing of the label print RBb is completed (a feedback signal may be input from the print drive circuit 25 or the print head 10, or may be detected by a known sensor). After that, the process proceeds to step S50, further outputs a control signal to the print drive circuit 25, energizes the print head 10, and corresponds to the recognition signal (printing RA) read in the blank area of the cover film 103 in step S20. Margin printing (characters, symbols, barcodes, stripes, etc.) RBa is printed.

  As a result, as described above, the label base tape 101B having the four-layer structure and the cover film 103 after the printing are bonded and integrated by the tape feed roll 107 and the sub-roll 109, and the printed label tape 110 is formed and conveyed outward from the cartridge 100-2.

  Thereafter, in step S55, as in step S45, after confirming whether or not the printing of the label print RBb has been completed by an appropriate method, the process proceeds to step S60, and the printed label tape 110 (or label base tape 101B or cover) is moved. The detection signal of the conveyance amount of the film 103 is input, and the printed label tape 110 is transported to a position where the printed label tape 110 should be cut by the cutter 15B (for example, not only the label printing RBb but also the margin printing RBa sufficiently exceeds the cutter 15B). It is determined whether it has been transported up to (distance). At this time, similarly to the above, for example, the marking provided on the cover film 103 (or the label base tape 101B) may be detected.

  When the determination is satisfied, the process proceeds to step S65, a control signal is output to the print label cartridge drive circuit 24B, the drive of the print label cartridge motor 23B is stopped, and the rotation of the tape feed roller 107B and the ribbon take-up roller 106 is stopped. To do. Thereby, the feeding / conveying of the label base tape 101B from the first roll 102B, the feeding / conveying of the cover film 103 from the second roll 104, and the feeding of the ink ribbon 105 from the ribbon supply side roll 111 are stopped.

  Thereafter, in step S70, a control signal is output to the solenoid drive circuit 27B. For example, the solenoid 26C for half cutter is first driven, and the half-cut 15C cuts (half-cuts) the printed label tape 110 other than the release paper 101d. Line HC is formed. The cutter solenoid 26B is driven and the printed label tape 110 is cut by the cutter 15B. By cutting the cutter 15B, a label-like print label S on which the label print RBb and the margin print RBa have been performed is generated.

  Thereafter, the process proceeds to step S75, and a delivery roller (not shown) located on the discharge port 8B (see FIG. 1) side of the apparatus body 8 is rotated from the half cutter 15C via, for example, an appropriate drive circuit. As a result, the print label S generated in step S70 is discharged out of the apparatus 2 from the discharge port 8B.

  When step S75 is completed, in step S80, a control signal is output to the solenoid drive circuit 27A, the cutter solenoid 26A is driven, and the tag tape 101A is cut by the cutter 15A. As described above in step S25, at this time, the RFID circuit element To to be processed has been transported to a position sufficiently exceeding the position of the cutter 15A, and a label-like tag label T is generated by cutting the cutter 15A. The

  Thereafter, the process proceeds to step S85, and a delivery roller (not shown) positioned on the discharge port 8A (see FIG. 1) side of the apparatus body 8 is rotated from the cutter 15A via, for example, an appropriate drive circuit. As a result, the tag label T generated in step S80 is guided along the transport guide 13 and then discharged from the discharge port 8A to the outside of the apparatus 2, and this flow is terminated.

  FIG. 13 is a flowchart showing the detailed procedure of step S100 described above.

  First, in step S <b> 120, a “Scroll All ID” command for requesting responses to all wireless tags in the communication range is output to the signal processing circuit 52. Based on this, a “Scroll All ID” signal as access information is generated by the signal processing circuit 22 and transmitted to the RFID circuit element To in the accessible range (readable range in this example) via the high-frequency circuit 21. Prompt for a reply.

  Next, in step S130, the reply signal (the RFID tag information such as article information) transmitted from the RFID circuit element To in the accessible range corresponding to the “Scroll All ID” signal is received via the antenna 14. The high-frequency circuit 21 and the signal processing circuit 22 are used.

  Next, in step S140, whether or not there is an error in the reply signal received in step S130 is determined based on a known error detection signal whose illustration and description are omitted.

  If the determination is not satisfied, the process proceeds to step S150, 1 is added to the above-mentioned variable N, and it is further determined in step S160 whether N = 5. If N ≦ 4, the determination is not satisfied and the routine returns to step S120 and the same procedure is repeated. If N = 5, the process moves to step S180, and the routine is ended with the above-mentioned flag F = 1. In this way, even if reading is unsuccessful, retry is performed up to five times.

  When the determination in step S140 is satisfied, reading of the RFID tag information from the RFID circuit element To to be read is completed, and this routine ends.

  With the above routine, the RFID tag information of the IC circuit unit 151 of the RFID circuit element To that is the access target can be accessed and read.

  FIG. 14 is an explanatory diagram for explaining how to use the tag label T and the print label S generated as described above.

  As shown in FIG. 14, the print label S can have a label print area (print label main body area) Sb on which the label print RBb is printed to an arbitrary length (free length) according to the print length. The margin printing RBa printed in the margin printing area Sa sandwiching the HS serves as a mark for collation with the tag label T side during use. As described above, the tag label T includes the RFID circuit element To on the back side, and is created to have a fixed length corresponding to the arrangement interval of the RFID circuit elements To. The print RA, which serves as a marker for verification, is printed on the front side.

  After the printing label S and the tag label T are bonded to each other as described above, the tag label T is bonded to the back surface of the printing label S, and a tag label ST having an arbitrary length (free length) corresponding to the printing length is formed. It can be completed and used by pasting it on an object to be pasted such as a document or other article. Of course, the tag label T may first be attached to the object to be attached, and the print label S may be overlaid on the object.

  In the above, the signal processing circuit 22 has access information (“Scroll All ID” signal, “Erase” signal, “Verify” signal, “Program”) to access the IC circuit unit 151 described in each claim. An access information generating means for generating a signal or the like). Further, the transmission unit 32 and the antenna 14 of the high-frequency circuit 21 transmit the access information generated by the access information generating unit to the IC circuit unit of the wireless tag circuit element via wireless communication in a non-contact manner, and to the wireless tag information An information access means for performing access is configured.

  The operational effects of the present embodiment configured as described above will be described below.

  In the label producing apparatus 2 of the present embodiment, when the tag tape 101A is continuously supplied from the tag roll 102A in the tag seal cartridge 100-1, it is formed on the surface of the tag tape 101A corresponding to each RFID circuit element To. The printed RA is recognized by the optical reader 90 and a corresponding signal is input to the control circuit 30. The control circuit 30 sequentially forms the blank print RBa associated with the recognition print RA on the cover film 103 continuously supplied from the second roll 104 of the print label cartridge 100-2. As a result, after the printing RA is recognized, the tag label T cut by the cutter 15A and discharged to the outside of the apparatus 2 is pasted together with the tag label T formed by the print head 10 to form the margin printing RBa and discharged to the outside of the apparatus 2. The corresponding relationship with the print label S to be visualized becomes clear at a glance. Therefore, even when the label labels T and the print labels S corresponding to the tag labels T are separately generated while being separately ejected, the operator can easily recognize the correct combination of the objects to be bonded. At this time, in particular, in the formation of the margin print RBb, the margin region of the cover film 103 is utilized, so that the print RBb corresponding to the print RA is applied to the cover film 103 continuously supplied from the second roll 104. Formation can be performed easily.

  Further, the print head 10 forms the margin print RBa on the cover film 103 after the access to the RFID tag information of the RFID circuit element To of the tag tape 101A is completed as shown in Steps S100 to S50 of FIG. By doing so, the margin printing RBa is not formed at the time of poor access (as shown in the flow of Step S35 → Step S90 → Step S85), and the generation of useless print labels S can be prevented. . Further, when the margin print RBa is not formed, there is an effect that it is possible to know that there is an access failure.

  In the first embodiment, the print RA as the first visual identification information formed in advance on the tag tape 101A is read by the optical reader 90, and the same characters or numbers are read on the cover film 103 by the print head 10. Although it was made to print, it is not restricted to this. That is, a punch hole (cut) may be formed in the tag tape 101A in advance, and the punched hole may be recognized by the optical reader 90 and a number corresponding thereto may be printed on the cover film 103.

  FIG. 15 and FIG. 16 each show such a modification. In FIG. 15B, the punch hole HR (first visual identification information) of the tag tape 101A shown in FIG. The margin printing RBa (in this example, “1”) is performed in the margin area of the cover film 103 in accordance with the number recognized in the optical reader 90 (one in this example). Similarly, in FIG. 16B, margin printing is performed in the margin area of the cover film 103 in accordance with the number of (for reading) punch holes HR (three in this example) of the tag tape 101A shown in FIG. In this example, RBa (“3” in this example) is performed.

  Further, in the first embodiment, as shown in FIG. 12, the control circuit 30 has a label printer function (function to perform printing with respect to the print label cartridge 100-2) and a tag reader / writer function (tag seal cartridge 100). -1 for functioning to access RFID tag information) in a single flow. However, the present invention is not limited to this, for example, by an operation input from appropriate means (the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6). It is also possible to control each of them to function completely independently. In this case, for example, it is possible to create only the tag label T with the tag reader / writer function and paste it together with the label created with an existing label printer, thereby further improving user convenience.

  Furthermore, in the first embodiment, the case where the present invention is applied to a wireless tag generation system that can only be read (not writable) has been described as an example. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the RFID circuit element To The present invention may be applied to a wireless tag generation system for writing wireless tag information to the IC circuit unit 151 of the wireless communication device.

  FIG. 17 is a flowchart showing a procedure for creating the tag label T and the print label S in the control executed by the control circuit 30 in this modification, and corresponds to FIG. 12 of the first embodiment. .

  In FIG. 17, the same steps as those in FIG. In FIG. 17, in step S5A according to step S5, in addition to the variable N and flag F described above, a variable M (details will be described later) is initialized. Subsequent step S10 is the same as that of FIG. 12, and after this procedure is completed, the process proceeds to newly provided step S13.

  In step S <b> 13, the RFID tag information to be written to the RFID circuit element To through the antenna 14 input via the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 is read via the communication line 3 and the input / output interface 31.

  Thereafter, after steps S15 and S20 similar to those in FIG. 12, information is written to the RFID circuit element To in step S200 (refer to FIG. 18 described later for details). When step S200 ends, the process proceeds to step S25 as described above.

  In step S25, it is determined whether or not the tag tape 101A has been transported to the cut position, as in FIG. 12, and in step S30, the feeding and transport of the tag tape 101A from the tag roll 102A is stopped, and in step S35, the RFID tag information writing is normal. It is determined whether or not the process ends (whether or not a flag F = 0 described later).

  If the writing process is normally completed, F = 0 remains (see step S285 in the flow shown in FIG. 18 described later), so this determination is satisfied, the process proceeds to step S40, and the same procedure is followed until step S85. The printed label S and the tag label T in which predetermined RFID tag information is written in the RFID circuit element To are generated and discharged.

  Note that if the writing process is not normally completed for some reason, F = 1 is set (see step S285 in the flow shown in FIG. 18 described later), so the determination in step S35 is not satisfied, and the above-described step S90 is performed. Proceeding to step S90A, the error display signal is output to the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 via the input / output interface 31 and the communication line 3 to display the corresponding writing failure (error), and then the process proceeds to step S80.

  As described above, in the present modification, the same effects as those of the first embodiment can be obtained with respect to the tag label T for writing the RFID tag information.

  FIG. 18 is a flowchart showing the detailed procedure of step S200 described above.

  First, in step S 220, an “Erase” command for erasing data in the memory unit 157 is output to the signal processing circuit 22. Based on this, an “Erase” signal as access information is generated in the signal processing circuit 22 and transmitted to the RFID circuit element To to be accessed (in this example, to be written) via the high-frequency circuit 21, and the memory unit 157 is initialize.

  Next, in step S230, a “Verify” command is output to the signal processing circuit 22 for confirming whether or not the previously performed processing (here, the Erase command in step S220) is successful. Based on this, a “Verify” signal as access information is generated by the signal processing circuit 22 and transmitted to the RFID circuit element To as an information write target via the high frequency circuit 21 to prompt a reply. Thereafter, in step S240, a reply signal transmitted from the RFID tag circuit element To to be written corresponding to the “Verify” signal is received via the antenna 14 and taken in via the high frequency circuit 21 and the signal processing circuit 22.

  Next, in step S250, based on the reply signal, information in the memory unit 157 of the RFID circuit element To is checked to determine whether or not the memory unit 157 has been normally initialized.

  If the determination is not satisfied, the process moves to step S260, 1 is added to M, and it is further determined in step S270 whether M = 5. If M ≦ 4, the determination is not satisfied and the routine returns to step S220 and the same procedure is repeated. If M = 5, the process moves to step S285 to set the flag F = 1, and the routine is terminated. In this way, even if initialization is not successful, retry is performed up to five times.

  When the determination in step S250 is satisfied, the process proceeds to step S290, and a “Program” command for writing desired data in the memory unit 157 is output to the signal processing circuit 22. Based on this, a “Program” signal as access information which is predetermined information to be originally written by the signal processing circuit 22 is generated and transmitted to the RFID circuit element To as an information write target via the high frequency circuit 21, and the memory unit The predetermined information is written in 157.

  Thereafter, a “Verify” command is output to the signal processing circuit 22 in step S300. Based on this, a “Verify” signal as access information is generated by the signal processing circuit 22 and transmitted to the RFID circuit element To as an information write target via the high frequency circuit 21 to prompt a reply. After that, in step S310, a reply signal transmitted from the RFID tag circuit element To to be written in response to the “Verify” signal is received via the antenna 14 and taken in via the high frequency circuit 21 and the signal processing circuit 22.

  Next, in step S320, based on the reply signal, the information stored in the memory unit 157 of the RFID circuit element To is confirmed, and whether or not the transmitted predetermined information is normally stored in the memory unit 157. Determine whether.

  If the determination is not satisfied, the process moves to step S330, 1 is added to N, and it is further determined in step S340 whether N = 5. If N ≦ 4, the determination is not satisfied and the routine returns to step S290 and the same procedure is repeated. If N = 5, the process proceeds to step S285 described above, and similarly, F = 1 is set, and this routine ends. In this way, even if information writing is not successful, retry is performed up to five times.

  If the determination in step S320 is satisfied, the process moves to step S350, and a “Lock” command is output to the signal processing circuit 22. Based on this, a “Lock” signal is generated in the signal processing circuit 22 and transmitted to the RFID circuit element To as the information writing target via the high frequency circuit 21, and writing of new information to the RFID circuit element To is prohibited. This routine is then terminated.

  By the above routine, desired information (RF tag information) can be written to the IC circuit unit 151 of the RFID circuit element To to be written.

  A second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. The same parts as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals, and description thereof will be omitted as appropriate.

  This embodiment is an embodiment in a case where the present invention is applied to a wireless tag generation system that can only be read (not writable) as in the first embodiment. However, as in the first embodiment, information (margin printing RBa) is not formed on the label base tape based on information (printing RA) previously formed on the tag tape side, but for each RFID circuit element. Information to be set and associated with each other is formed on the tag tape side and the label base tape side. As in the first embodiment, the tag label producing apparatus 2 ′ according to the present embodiment is connected to the route server 4, the terminal 5, the general-purpose computer 6, and the plurality of information servers 7 in the wireless tag generation system 1 shown in FIG. 1. Yes.

  FIG. 19 is a conceptual block diagram showing the detailed structure of the tag label producing apparatus 2 ′ according to this embodiment.

  In FIG. 19, an apparatus main body (not shown) of the tag label producing apparatus 2 is provided with one cartridge holder part (not shown) as a recess, and a wireless tag (tag seal, tag label) T is provided in this holder part. And a common cartridge 100-3 for generating a print label (label sticker) S is detachably attached.

  The common cartridge 100-3 includes the tag roll 102A (tag housing body) around which the tag tape 101A (tag base material) is wound, a tape feed roller 107A that feeds the tag tape 101A in the direction indicated by the arrow, The first roll 102B wound with a strip-shaped label base tape 101B (label tape) and the second roll 104 (printed material storage body) wound with the printing cover film 103 (printed material). ), The ribbon supply side roll 111 for feeding out the ink ribbon 105, the ribbon take-up roller 106 for taking up the ribbon 105, the label base tape 101B and the cover film 103 are adhered to each other, and the printed label tape 110 and the tape feeding roller 107B that is fed out from the cartridge 100-3. There.

  The apparatus body 8 also includes the tape feed roller drive shaft 12A for driving the tape feed roller 107A, the cartridge motor (first cartridge motor) 23A for driving the tape feed roller drive shaft 12A, and the cartridge drive circuit ( Cartridge first drive circuit) 24A, the cutter 15A for cutting the tag tape 101A into a predetermined length (third cutting means), the solenoid 26A for driving the cutter 15A, and the solenoid drive for controlling the same A circuit 27A, a conveyance guide 13 for guiding each of the tag labels T, an antenna 14 for transmitting / receiving signals to / from a RFID circuit element To (described later in detail) of the tag tape 101A, the high-frequency circuit 21, Using the signal processing circuit 22 and the ink ribbon 105, a predetermined tape tape 101A is used. A first print head (first related information forming means) 10A for performing printing (described later) and a second print head (second related information forming means) 10B for performing predetermined printing (described later) on the cover film 103; A first print drive circuit 25A and a second print drive circuit 25B for controlling energization to the print heads 10A and 10B, the ribbon take-up roller drive shaft 11 for driving the ribbon take-up roller 106, and the tape feed roller, respectively. The tape feed roller drive shaft 12B for driving 107B, the cartridge motor (second motor for cartridge) 23B for driving the tape feed roller drive shaft 12B and the ribbon take-up roller drive shaft 11, and this drive are controlled. The cartridge drive circuit (cartridge second drive circuit) 24B and the printed label tape 110 are cut. The cutter 15B (fourth cutting means), the half cutter 15C for half-cutting the printed label tape 110, the cutter solenoid 26B and the half-cutter solenoid 26C for driving them, and individually controlling them. And a solenoid drive circuit 27B.

  The control circuit 30 'is a so-called microcomputer similar to the control circuit 30 of the first embodiment, and includes the high-frequency circuit 21, the signal processing circuit 22, the cartridge drive circuits 24A and 24B, the print drive circuits 25A and 25B, and the solenoid drive circuit. The overall operation of the tag label producing apparatus 2 'is controlled via 27A, 27B and the like.

  In the above configuration, as in the first embodiment described above, the tape feed roller 107A is driven to rotate in the direction indicated by the arrow by the driving force of the first cartridge motor 23A, and the platen roll 108A rotates accordingly. . As a result, the tag tape 101A having a three-layer structure similar to that in the first embodiment (see FIG. 3) is fed out from the tag roll 102A and supplied to the tape feed roller 107A.

  The tag tape 101A fed out from the tag roll 102A is sandwiched between the print head 10A and the platen roll 108A together with the ink ribbon 105 driven by the ribbon take-up roller 106, and is pressed by the print head 10A. A predetermined area (which may be input by the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6) predetermined for each RFID circuit element To in a predetermined area on the surface of the tag tape 101A (see FIG. 20B described later). Printing RA ′ (first visual identification related information; see FIG. 20B described later) such as characters, symbols, barcodes, stripes, etc. is printed. The ink ribbon 105 after printing is wound by driving the ribbon winding roller drive shaft 11. The tag tape 101A after printing is carried out of the cartridge 100-3.

  On the other hand, the ribbon take-up roller 106 and the tape feed roller 107B are driven to rotate in synchronization with the directions indicated by the arrows by the driving force of the second cartridge motor 23B, and the sub-roll 109 and the platen roll 108B rotate accordingly. . As a result, a label base tape 101B having a four-layer structure similar to that of the first embodiment (see FIG. 6) is fed from the first roll 102B and supplied to the tape feed roller 107B, and from the second roll 104. The cover film 103 is fed out.

  The cover film 103 fed out from the second roll 104 is nipped between the print head 10B and the platen roll 108B together with the ink ribbon 105 driven by the ribbon supply side roll 111 and the ribbon take-up roller 106, and the print When pressed by the head 10B, predetermined characters associated with the related print RA ′ on the tag tape 101 are displayed in the blank area on the back surface of the cover film 103 (printed surface; see FIG. 20A described later). , Symbols, barcodes, stripes, and other related prints RBa ′ (second visual identification related information; see FIG. 20A described later) are printed. The ink ribbon 105 after completion of printing is conveyed to the print head 10A side by driving the ribbon take-up roller drive shaft 11, and is used again by the print head 10A. The cover film 103 after printing is bonded and integrated with the tape base roller 101B and the sub-roll 109 together with the label base tape 101B, and is formed as a printed label tape 110, which is carried out of the cartridge 100-3. Is done.

  FIG. 20 is a view showing the print label S ′ generated in this way together with the corresponding tag label T ′. FIG. 20A is a top view of the print label S ′, and FIG. 20B is the tag label T ′. FIGS. 7A and 7B are views corresponding to FIGS. 7B and 7A, respectively, of the first embodiment.

  In FIG. 20 (a), the related print (margin portion print) RBa 'is provided in a predetermined print region provided at one end (margin region) of the back surface (printed surface) of the cover film 103 of the print label S'. In addition, the normal printing (label printing) RBb is printed by the print head 10B in other areas. In FIG. 20B, the related print RA ′ is printed on the upper surface of the tag label T by the print head 10A. As described above, the related print RA ′ and the related print RBa ′ are print information associated with each other for each RFID circuit element To, and in this example, the number “1” of the related print RBa ′. The same number of stripes (one) as the first related information forming means are sequentially formed by the print head 10A (however, since the printing is actually performed from the back side as described above, the print head 10A has its print Print characters that are mirror-symmetric when viewed from the side.)

  At this time, in this embodiment, the print head 10A performs printing independently without being related to the ink ribbon printing location on the print head 10B (for example, printing is performed at substantially the same timing as printing on the print head 10B). Or printing is performed prior to printing by the print head 10B; see FIG. However, as described above, since the ink ribbon 105 once used by the print head 10B is sequentially guided to the print head 10A as it is and used (reused), as shown in FIGS. 20 (b) and 20 (c). In some cases, the stripes formed as the related print RA 'include white characters.

  That is, the stripe printing position by the print head 10A is the normal printing of another RFID circuit element To preceding the tag tape 101A before the RFID circuit element To that the printing head 10B is printing the normal printing RBb at that time. It will correspond.

  FIG. 20B shows that all the normal prints RBb are the same over a plurality of RFID circuit elements To before and after the RFID circuit element To related to the normal printing RBb being printed by the print head 10B (in this example, “RFID-1234”). This is an example of the case. In the illustrated example, when the related print (strip print) RA ′ is performed by the print head 10A together with the normal print RBb of the print head 10B, the end characters of “RFID-1234” related to the preceding RFID circuit element To. A case where a white character of “4” is formed in the stripe is shown.

  FIG. 20C shows an example in which the normal printing RBb related to each RFID circuit element To is different. In the example shown in the figure, when the normal print RBb (“RFID-1234” in this example) of the print head 10B is printed and the related print (stripe print) RA ′ is performed by the print head 10A, the preceding RFID circuit element To is displayed. The case where the white character of the end character "8" of the other normal printing "RFID-5678" is formed in the stripe is shown.

  Similarly, FIG. 21A, FIG. 21B, and FIG. 21C are examples in which there are three stripes.

  FIG. 22 is a flowchart showing a procedure for creating the tag label T ′ and the print label S ′ in the control executed by the control circuit 30 ′.

  In FIG. 22, as described above in the first embodiment, this flow is started when the tag label producing apparatus 2 ′ is activated by an input (reading instruction input) of the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6.

  First, similarly to the first embodiment, after the variable N and the flag F are initialized to 0 in step S5, the process proceeds to step S10 ′, which is equivalent to step S10.

  In step S10 ', the identification number of each RFID circuit element To (the number corresponding to the related print RA' and the related print RBa 'or the number associated therewith) input through the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 is used. The print information (label print RBb) to be printed on the cover film 103 by the print head 10B corresponding to each identification number is read via the communication line 3 and the input / output interface 31.

  Thereafter, the process proceeds to step S15 ′, which is the same as step S15, and a control signal is output to the cartridge first drive circuit 24A to transmit the drive force of the cartridge first motor 23A to the tape feed roller 107A for rotation. At this time, a control signal is output to the first print drive circuit 25A, the print head 10A is energized, and a predetermined area on the surface of the tag tape 101A (for example, the opposite side of the RFID circuit element To) is placed in step S10 '. The related print RA ′ based on the read identification number is printed.

  As a result, feeding of the tag tape 101A having a four-layer structure from the tag roll 102A is started, and the related print RA 'is sequentially printed, and then supplied to the tape feed roller 107A.

  Thereafter, in step S17 newly provided, it is confirmed by an appropriate method whether or not the printing of the related print RA ′ has been completed. Then, the process proceeds to step S100, and tag information reading processing is performed.

  The detailed procedure of step S100 is the same as that of FIG. When step S100 is completed, the process proceeds to step S25.

  Steps S25 to S45 are the same as those in FIG. That is, after determining whether or not the tag tape 101A has been transported to the position to be cut by the cutter 15A, the rotation of the tape feed roller 107A is stopped. If the reading of the RFID tag information has been completed normally, it is transmitted to the ribbon take-up roller 106 and the tape feed roller 107B to be rotated, and the four-layer label base tape 101B is supplied from the first roll 102B to the tape feed roller 107B. Then, the cover film 103 is fed out from the second roll 104. Further, first, the label print RBb read in step S10 ′ is printed in an area other than the blank portion of the cover film 103, and it is confirmed whether or not the printing is completed.

  Thereafter, the process proceeds to step S50 ′ according to step S50 of the first embodiment, and a control signal is output to the second print drive circuit 25B to energize the print head 10B. The related print RBb 'based on the identification number read in' is printed.

  Henceforth, since it is the same as that of FIG. 12 of the said 1st Embodiment until step S85 and step S90, description is abbreviate | omitted.

  FIG. 23 is an explanatory diagram for explaining how to use the tag label T ′ and the print label S ′ generated as described above.

  As shown in FIG. 23, the print label S ′ can have a label print area (print label main body area) Sb on which the normal print RBb is printed to an arbitrary length (free length) according to the print length, and is half-cut The related print RBa ′ printed in the blank print area Sa ′ across the line HS is a mark for collation with the tag label T ′ side during use. As described above, the tag label T includes the RFID circuit element To on the back side, and is created to have a fixed length corresponding to the arrangement interval of the RFID circuit elements To. The related print RA ′, which serves as a reference for collation, is printed on the front side.

  After the printing label S ′ and the tag label T ′ are bonded to each other as described above, the tag label T ′ is bonded to the back surface of the printing label S ′ and an arbitrary length (free length) according to the printing length. The variable-length tag label ST ′ can be completed and used by attaching it to an object to be attached such as a document or other article.

  The label producing apparatus 2 ′ of the present embodiment described above can obtain substantially the same effects as those of the first embodiment.

  That is, when the tag tape 101A is continuously supplied from the tag roll 102A and the cover film 103 is continuously supplied from the second roll 104, the related print RA 'and the related print RBb' associated with each other are displayed on the print head. 10A and the print head 10B are sequentially formed on the tag tape 101A and the cover film 103, respectively. As a result, the relationship between the tag label T ′ and the print label S ′ discharged to the outside of the apparatus 2 ′ after the formation of the related print RA ′ and the related print RBb ′ is visually recognizable at a glance. . Therefore, even if the label label T ′ and the print label S ′ corresponding to each tag label T ′ are continuously generated while being separately ejected, the operator can easily recognize the correct combination of the objects to be bonded together. . At this time, in particular, by utilizing the blank area of the cover film 103, the related print RBa ′ associated with the related print RA ′ can be easily formed on the cover film 103 continuously supplied from the second roll 104. be able to.

  Further, as shown in steps S100 to S50 ′ of FIG. 22, the print head 10B displays the related print RBa ′ on the cover film 103 after the access to the RFID tag information of the RFID circuit element To of the tag tape 101A is completed. In the case of an access failure (as shown in the flow of Step S35 → Step S90 → Step S85), the related print RBa ′ is not formed, and the generation of useless print labels S ′ is prevented. can do. Further, when the related print RBa ′ is not formed, there is an effect that it is possible to know that there is an access failure.

  In the second embodiment, the related print RA ′ is printed on the tag tape 101A as the first visual identification related information associated with the related print RBa ′ on the cover film 103 side. However, the present invention is not limited to this. . That is, instead of the printing RA ′, a punched hole (cut) may be formed in the tag tape 101A to generate a tag label T ″.

  FIG. 24 is a conceptual configuration diagram showing the detailed structure of the tag label producing apparatus 2 ″ according to such a modification. The same reference numerals are given to the same parts as those in the second embodiment, and the description will be omitted as appropriate.

  In FIG. 24, the tag label producing device 2 ″ is different from the tag label device 2 ′ of the second embodiment shown in FIG. 19 in that the tag label device 2 ″ is similar to the tag label device 2 according to the first embodiment shown in FIG. The functions related to the generation of T ″ are collectively arranged in the tag seal cartridge 100-1 ′, and the functions related to the generation of the print label S ′ are collectively arranged in the print label cartridge 100-2 ′. A punch machine 90 (first related information forming means) for punch formation is provided in the tag seal cartridge 100-1 ′ in place of 10A, and a punch drive circuit 29 for driving and controlling the punch machine 90 is provided. is there.

  FIG. 25 is a flowchart showing a procedure for creating the tag label T ″ and the print label S ′ in the control executed by the control circuit 30 ″ provided in the tag label producing apparatus 2 ″.

  25 differs from FIG. 22 described above in that step S15 ″ and step S17 ″ are provided instead of step S15 ′ and step S17. That is, in step S15 ″, a control signal is output to the cartridge first drive circuit 24A, and the drive force of the cartridge first motor 23A is transmitted to the tape feed roller 107A for rotation. At this time, the punch drive circuit 29 is also driven. Is output based on the identification number read in step S10 'in the predetermined area (for example, one side edge in the width direction) of the tag tape 101A (for example, the same number as the identification number). A punch hole PH (see FIG. 26, etc., which will be described later) is formed, whereby the feeding of the tag tape 101A having a four-layer structure from the tag roll 102A is started, and the punch holes PH are sequentially printed and then supplied to the tape feed roller 107A. Is done.

  In step S17 ″, whether or not the formation of the punch hole PH by the punching machine 90 has been completed is determined by an appropriate method (a feedback signal may be input from the punch driving circuit 29 or the punching machine 90 itself, or a known sensor or the like may be used. It may be detected).

  FIG. 26 is a diagram showing the print label S ′ thus generated and the corresponding tag label T ″. FIG. 26A is a top view of the print label S ′, and FIG. It is a top view of ″.

  In FIG. 26A, the related print RBa ′ is printed in a predetermined print area provided at one end of the back surface of the cover film 103 of the print label S ′, and the normal print RBb is printed in the other area. Printing is performed by the head 10B. In FIG. 26B, the punch hole PH is printed on one side in the width direction of the tag label T ″ (upper side in the drawing) by the punch machine 90. These punch holes PH and the related print RBa ′ are: As described above, it is the print information related to each other that is predetermined for each RFID circuit element To. In this example, the same number (one) of punch holes PH as the number “1” of the related print RBa ′ is provided. The information is sequentially formed by the punching machine 90 as the first related information forming means.

  Similarly, FIG. 27A and FIG. 27B are examples in which there are three punch holes PH.

  In the second embodiment, the ink ribbon 105 once used by the print head 10B is sequentially guided to the print head 10A as it is and used (reused). However, the print head 10A is the print head 10B. The ink ribbon was printed independently without being related to the printed part. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and in the apparatus configuration of the second embodiment shown in FIG. 19, the print head 10 </ b> A corresponding to the downstream side prints directly associated with the print in the print head 10 </ b> B corresponding to the upstream side in the flow of the ink ribbon 105. You may make it perform.

  That is, in this case, although detailed description of the control procedure is omitted, the driving of the ink ribbon 105 by the ribbon take-up roller 106 and the printing timing of the print heads 10A and 10B are synchronized to perform printing as the first related information forming unit. After the printing on the cover film 103 by the print head 10B using the ink ribbon 105 is completed, the head 10A performs the corresponding printing on the tag tape 101A using the ink ribbon 105 at the used location.

  FIG. 28 is a diagram showing the print label S ″ ″ thus generated and the corresponding tag label T ″ ″. FIG. 28A is a top view of the print label S ″ ″, and FIG. Is a top view of the tag label T ″ ″. In FIG. 28A, in this modification, the print label S ″ ″ does not have the half-cut HS as described above (therefore, the half-cutter 15C and the like in the configuration of FIG. A print RC (in this example, “RFID-1234”) as the second visual identification related information is formed by the print head 10B in the central area. Further, in FIG. 28B, a print RD (in this example, white letters of “RFID-1234”) using the ink ribbon 105 after printing the print RC is applied to the tag label T ″ ′ by the print head 10A. Is formed. As described above, in this modification, the ink ribbon 105 once used for forming the print RC that is the second visual identification related information is not used as it is, but for forming the print RD that is the first visual identification related information. Can be used effectively and reused.

  Furthermore, in the second embodiment, the case where the present invention is applied to a wireless tag generation system capable of only reading (not writing) has been described as an example. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the wireless tag circuit element To The present invention may be applied to a wireless tag generation system for writing wireless tag information to the IC circuit unit 151 of the wireless communication device.

  FIG. 29 is a flowchart showing a procedure for creating the tag label T ′ and the print label S ′ in the control executed by the control circuit 30 in this modification, and corresponds to FIG. 22 of the above embodiment.

  In FIG. 29, the same steps as those in FIG. 22 are denoted by the same reference numerals. In FIG. 29, in step S5A according to step S5, in addition to the variable N and flag F described above, a variable M (details will be described later) is initialized. Subsequent step S10 'is the same as that of FIG. 22, and after this procedure is completed, the process proceeds to newly provided step S13'.

  In step S 13 ′, the RFID tag information to be written to the RFID circuit element To via the antenna 14 that has been input via the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 is read via the communication line 3 and the input / output interface 31.

  Thereafter, after steps S15 ′ and S17 similar to FIG. 22, the process proceeds to step S200, and information is written to the RFID circuit element To.

  The detailed procedure of step S200 is the same as that of FIG. When step S200 is completed, the process proceeds to step S25.

  When step S200 is completed, the process proceeds to step S25 in FIG. 29 as described above.

  In FIG. 29, it is determined whether or not the tag tape 101A has been transported to the cut position in step S25 as in FIG. 22, and in step S30, the feeding and transport of the tag tape 101A from the tag roll 102A are stopped. It is determined whether or not the flag F = 0 (in this case, whether or not the writing of the wireless tag information has been normally completed).

  If the writing process is normally completed, F = 0 remains, so this determination is satisfied, the process proceeds to step S40, and thereafter, the same procedure is performed until step S85, the print label S 'and the RFID circuit element. A tag label T ′ in which predetermined RFID tag information has been written in To is generated and discharged.

  If the writing process is not normally completed for some reason, F = 1, so the determination of S35 is not satisfied, and the process proceeds to step S90A according to step S90 described above, and the error display signal is transmitted to the input / output interface 31 and the communication. After outputting to the terminal 5 or the general-purpose computer 6 via the line 3 and displaying a corresponding writing failure (error) display, the process proceeds to step S80.

  As described above, in the present modification, the same effects as those of the second embodiment can be obtained with respect to the tag label T ′ for writing the RFID tag information.

  In the above description, the tag roll 102 in which the tag tape 101A is wound around the reel member 102Aa is used as the tag storage body. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and other modes may be used. For example, in a substantially flat box-like tray member, a plurality of flat paper-like label materials each having one RFID circuit element To are stacked and stored in the stacking direction. A plurality of RFID circuit elements To can be sequentially taken out by pulling out the above-mentioned flat paper-like label material one by one from the take-out port provided in the tag, and the tag label T or the like after the access of the RFID tag information has been completed. .

  Further, the tag label has the same or narrower width than the print label. In addition, when the number of prints is small so that the length of the print label is longer than the length of the tag label, a margin or the like is added. Furthermore, the width of the tag label may be made larger than the printed label so that it can be visually recognized when the tag is used.

  It is assumed that the “Scroll All ID signal”, “Erase signal”, “Verify signal”, and “Program signal” used above conform to the Auto-ID specification formulated by EPC global. EPC global is a non-profit corporation established jointly by the International EAN Association, which is an international organization of distribution codes, and the United Code Code Council (UCC), which is an American distribution code organization. Note that signals conforming to other standards may be used as long as they perform the same function.

  In addition, although not illustrated one by one, the present invention is implemented with various modifications within a range not departing from the gist thereof.

1 is a system configuration diagram showing a wireless tag generation system to which a label producing apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention is applied. It is a notional block diagram showing the detailed structure of the tag label production apparatus shown in FIG. FIG. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view corresponding to a partially enlarged view of a portion III in FIG. 2 showing a side sectional structure of the tag tape shown in FIG. 2. It is a functional block diagram showing the detailed function of the high frequency circuit shown in FIG. It is a functional block diagram showing the functional structure of the RFID circuit element with which the tag tape was equipped. It is a longitudinal cross-sectional view equivalent to the partial enlarged view of VI part in FIG. 2 showing the side cross-section structure of the printed label tape shown in FIG. FIG. 7 is a top view of a tag seal generated from the tag tape of FIG. 3 and a top view of a printed label generated from the printed label tape of FIG. 6. It is a figure showing the modification which the printing of a tag sticker and the margin part printing of a printing label are alphabets. It is a figure showing the modification which the printing of a tag seal | sticker is a stripe, and the margin part printing of a printing label is the number of the number of stripes. It is a figure showing the modification which the printing of a tag seal | sticker is a stripe, and the margin part printing of a printing label is the number of the number of stripes. It is a figure showing an example of the screen displayed on a terminal or a general purpose computer at the time of access to RFID tag information by a tag label production device. It is a flowchart showing the preparation procedure of a tag sticker and a print label among the control performed by the control circuit shown in FIG. It is a flowchart showing the detailed procedure of step S100 of FIG. It is explanatory drawing for demonstrating the usage method of the produced | generated tag sticker and a printed label. It is the upper side figure of the tag seal in the modification which reads and recognizes the punch hole of a tag tape, and the upper side figure of a printing label. It is the upper side figure of the tag seal in the modification which reads and recognizes the punch hole of a tag tape, and the upper side figure of a printing label. It is a flowchart showing the production | generation procedure of a tag seal | sticker and a print label among the control performed by the control circuit in the modification which writes RFID tag information in a RFID circuit element. It is a flowchart showing the detailed procedure of step S200 of FIG. It is a notional block diagram showing the detailed structure of the tag label production apparatus by the 2nd Embodiment of this invention. FIG. 20 is a top view of an example of a print label generated by the tag label producing apparatus of FIG. 19 and a top view of a corresponding tag seal. FIG. 20 is a top view of another example of a printed label generated by the tag label producing apparatus of FIG. 19 and a top view of a corresponding tag seal. It is a flowchart showing the preparation procedure of a tag sticker and a print label among the control performed by the control circuit shown in FIG. It is explanatory drawing for demonstrating the usage method of the produced | generated tag sticker and a printed label. It is a conceptual block diagram showing the detailed structure of the tag label production apparatus by the modification which punches a tag tape and produces | generates a tag seal | sticker. It is a flowchart showing the preparation procedure of a tag sticker and a print label among the control performed by the control circuit shown in FIG. FIG. 25 is a top view of an example of a print label generated by the tag label producing apparatus shown in FIG. 24, and a top view of a corresponding tag seal. FIG. 25 is a top view of another example of a print label generated by the tag label producing apparatus shown in FIG. 24 and a top view of a corresponding tag seal. In the modification which prints on a tag tape using the ink ribbon of the used part which the printing to a cover film was complete | finished, it is a top view of the produced | generated print label, and a top view of a corresponding tag seal. It is a flowchart showing the production | generation procedure of a tag seal | sticker and a print label among the control performed by the control circuit in the modification which writes RFID tag information in a RFID circuit element.

Explanation of symbols

2 Label production device 2 'Label production device 2 "Label production device 10 Print head (printing means; information forming means)
10A First print head (another print head, first related information forming means)
10B Second print head (combined print head, printing means, second related information forming means)
14 Antenna (information access means)
15A cutter (first cutting means; third cutting means)
15B cutter (second cutting means; fourth cutting means)
22 Signal processing circuit (access information generating means)
32 Transmitter (information access means)
80 punching machine (first related information forming means)
90 Optical reader (optical reading means, recognition means)
101A Tag tape (tag base material)
102A Tag roll (tag housing)
103 Cover film (material to be printed)
104 Second roll (printed material container)
105 Ink Ribbon 151 IC Circuit Unit 152 Antenna HR Punch Hole (First Visual Identification Information)
PH punch hole (first visual identification related information)
RA printing (first visual identification information)
RA 'printing (first visual identification related information)
RBa related print (second visual identification information)
RBa 'related print (second visual identification related information)
RC related print (second visual identification related information)
RD related print (first visual identification related information)
S Print Label S 'Print Label S "Print Label S"' Print Label T Tag Sticker (Tag Label)
T 'tag seal (tag label)
T ″ tag sticker (tag label)
T ″ ′ Tag Sticker (Tag Label)
To RFID tag circuit element

Claims (12)

  1. A tag housing body that accommodates a tag base member provided with a plurality of RFID tag circuit elements having an IC circuit portion for storing predetermined information and an antenna connected to the IC circuit portion for transmitting and receiving information; ,
    Recognition means for recognizing first visual identification information formed on the tag base material corresponding to each RFID circuit element;
    A printing material container containing the printing material so as to be continuously supplied; and
    Printing means for printing in a predetermined printing area provided corresponding to each RFID circuit element on the printing material;
    Information formation for sequentially forming second visual identification information associated with each of the first visual identification information sequentially recognized by the recognition means on the printing material continuously supplied from the printing material storage body Means for producing a label.
  2. The label producing apparatus according to claim 1,
    The label producing apparatus, wherein the printing unit also serves as the information forming unit, and sequentially prints the second visual identification information associated with the first visual identification information on the printing material.
  3. In the label producing apparatus according to claim 1 or 2,
    The label producing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the recognizing means is an optical reading means for optically reading the first visual identification information formed in the tag housing.
  4. The label producing apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 3,
    The label forming apparatus, wherein the information forming unit forms the second visual identification information in a margin area at one end of the predetermined printing area of the printing material.
  5. The label producing apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 4,
    A first cutting unit that cuts the tag base material after the first visual identification information is recognized by the recognition unit into a predetermined length including each RFID circuit element, and forms a tag label;
    A label producing apparatus, comprising: a second cutting unit that cuts the printing material after the second visual identification information is formed by the information forming unit into a predetermined length to form a print label.
  6. In the label production apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 5,
    Access information generating means for generating access information for accessing RFID tag information of an IC circuit part of the RFID tag circuit element provided in the tag base;
    Access information generated by the access information generating means is transmitted to the IC circuit portion of the RFID circuit element in a non-contact manner via wireless communication, and has information access means for accessing the RFID tag information,
    The information forming means receives the second visual identification information related to the RFID circuit element after the access to the RFID tag information of the IC circuit section of the RFID circuit element by the information access means is completed. A label producing apparatus characterized by forming on a printing material.
  7. A tag housing body that accommodates a tag base member provided with a plurality of RFID tag circuit elements having an IC circuit portion for storing predetermined information and an antenna connected to the IC circuit portion for transmitting and receiving information; ,
    A printing material container containing the printing material so as to be continuously supplied; and
    Printing means for printing in a predetermined printing area provided corresponding to each RFID circuit element on the printing material;
    First related information forming means for sequentially forming first visual identification related information set for each RFID circuit element on the tag base material continuously supplied from the tag housing;
    Second related information forming means for sequentially forming second visual identification related information related to the first visual identification related information on the printing material continuously supplied from the printing material storage body. Characteristic label making device.
  8. The label producing apparatus according to claim 7, wherein
    The label producing apparatus, wherein the printing unit also serves as the second related information forming unit, and sequentially prints the second visual identification related information associated with the first visual identification related information on the printing material.
  9. The label producing apparatus according to claim 7 or 8,
    The label producing apparatus, wherein the second related information forming unit forms the second visual identification related information in a margin area at one end of the predetermined print area of the printing material.
  10. The label producing apparatus according to any one of claims 7 to 9,
    A third cutting unit that cuts the tag base material after the first visual identification related information is formed by the first related information forming unit into a predetermined length including each RFID circuit element to form a tag label;
    A label producing method comprising: a fourth cutting unit that cuts the printing material after the second visual identification related information is formed by the second related information forming unit into a predetermined length to form a print label. apparatus.
  11. The label producing apparatus according to any one of claims 7 to 10,
    Access information generating means for generating access information for accessing RFID tag information of an IC circuit part of the RFID tag circuit element provided in the tag base;
    Access information generated by the access information generating means is transmitted to the IC circuit portion of the RFID circuit element in a non-contact manner via wireless communication, and has information access means for accessing the RFID tag information,
    The second related information forming means includes the second visual identification related to the RFID tag circuit element after the information access means has completed access to the RFID tag information of the IC circuit portion of the RFID circuit element. A label producing apparatus, wherein information is formed on the printing material.
  12. The label producing apparatus according to any one of claims 7, 9, and 10,
    The printing means is a combined print head also serving as the second related information forming means;
    The first related information forming unit is a print head different from the dual-purpose print head, and printing of the second visual identification related information on the printing material by the dual-purpose print head using an ink ribbon is completed. Then, the label producing apparatus is characterized in that the first visual identification related information is printed on the tag base material using the used ink ribbon.
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