The Tap Tee is a revolutionary T-shirt that features an NFC chip on the left sleeve, allowing customers to connect with a personalized digital experience with a simple tap of their phone.

The Tap Tee seamlessly blends the classic style of the 180A with a whole new level of functionality. Embracing the timeless appeal of the original while pushing the boundaries of possibilities.

Machine washable and decorator-friendly • Easy to program using our TFA NFC Connect App

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Discover the simplicity of programming your tap tee. The step-by-step guide and user-friendly app makes the process effortless so you can start unlocking the endless possibilities.

For Your Customers

The process for your customers is simple. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

For You

4 Simple Steps to Program your Tap Tees

After you've downloaded the NFC App onto your iPhone or gone to the NFC Connect URL on your Android, follow these easy steps to program your Tap Tees to your unique promotion.

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01. Log In

Log in to NFC Connect App with the provided username and password.

Android users can access the App through this link. It will open on your browser.

New user? Request credentials here.

02. Add URL

Use the 'paste from clipboard' function to add the full URL you want to direct your chip to.

Make sure to copy the entire URL including https:// or http://

03. Capture Tag ID

Start capturing each sleeve tag using the 'Capture now' button.

When your phone is ready to scan, bring the NFC reader part of your phone to the sleeve tag.

Continue capturing as many t-shirt tags as you need to program.

Not sure where the reader on your phone is? See here.

04. Save

Make sure you have captured as many tags as you have t-shirts.

The tally will give you total tags captured.

To finalize simply tap 'Save'.



iPhone users can download the TFA NFC Connect app from the Apple app store at no cost. Click the button below to take you directly to the app.

NFC Connect for iPhone


Android users don't need to download an application. Simply click the link and the NFC Connect app will open directly on your browser.

NFC Connect for Android


The NFC technology has opened up a world of endless possibilities, revolutionizing the way users engage with apparel. The cases shown barely scratch the surface of the limitless ways the Tap Tee can be used.

The Concert Tour

Change the way you engage with live music

The NFC creates a portal to exclusive content before you ever attend the concert. Gain access to behind-the-scenes footage of pretour rehearsals, unreleased songs, and interviews with the artist. Every licensed tour tee contains the tag, authenticating the product.

Movie Release

Create an experience that brings the movie to life while growing the anticipation of the release.

The story evolves each time the landing page is updated.

Season Ticket Holder

Enhance the way you cheer on your favorite team.

The NFC creates a portal to exclusive content before you ever step into the stadium.

Product Launch

Mark the calendars! Customers will be checking off the days until they have their hands on the newest and latest product!

Early Access
Grant customers the ability to sign up for early release and notifications leading up to the official launch.

Product Information
Direct link to the launch website containing product features, media content, and more.

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Where is the nfc reader on my smartphone?

The NFC smartphone antenna can be positioned either on the top, middle, or bottom of the back side of the phone, and it is rarely indicated on the phone case. Recent smartphones tend to embed their NFC antenna at the top of the device.



  • Ready to read iPhone Models:
    • iPhone XS, XS Max, XR
    • 11, 11 PRO / MAX, SE (2nd Gen)
    • 12, 12 PRO /MAX, 12 Mini
    • 13, 13 PRO / MAX, 13 Mini
  • Read NFC Tags at top of of the phone

You may need to tilt your phone to the reader, so the top part of the phone is facing the reader. Pointing your phone straight at the reader, similar to how you would point a remote at a TV.

  • Useful: What iPhone do I have?


  • Older model iPhones need to turn on NFC:
    • Iphone X, 8, 8+
    • Iphone 7, 7+
  • Turn NFC on by following these steps:

1. Tapping the NFC button in the control center. If you don't see the NFC button go to step 2.

2. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

3. Then select the option "Control Center".

4. Scroll down and tap the green plus button to the left of "NFC Tag Reader".



  • Enable NFC on the NFC settings screen if available. This feature may vary depending on your carrier.
  • You can enable or disable NFC as follows:

    1. Swipe down from the status bar to open the notification panel, swipe down further to show all shortcut switches, then enable or disable NFC. You can touch and hold NFC to access the settings screen.
    2. Go to Settings > More connections > NFC, then enable or disable NFC.

  • The NFC reader is located near the rear camera of your phone
  • If you have an older model, find out if your phone is NFC enabled at the Huawei site.



  • The NFC detection area varies depending on your model
  • This support page gives you the exact reader location for your model.
  • Turn on NFC on your Google Pixel phone:

    1. Open your phone's Settings app.
    2. Tap Connected devices and then Connection preferences and then NFC.
    3. Turn on Use NFC.

  • Important: If you don't see the NFC setting, your phone doesn't have NFC.


  • The NFC detection area varies depending on your model
  • Newer models have the NFC reader on the rear of the phone at the top
  • Watch this quick video on how to turn on NFC on your Motorola smartphone
  • Find out if your Motorola smartphone is NFC enabled by searching your specific model and going to the model specifications on the Motorola Support Site




  • Most HTC smartphones have the NFC reader area in the shaded area below:

  • Experiment by slightly moving the phones until a connection is made
  • To turn your NFC setting on:

    1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Settings.
    2. Tap More, and then tap the NFC On/Off switch to turn it on and off.

  • Check if your HTC smartphone is NFC enabled by selecting your model and searching NFC in the specifications at the HTC Site

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. If you have the Tee in your possession you can easily re-program to another URL following the 4 simple steps on this page.

Once you distribute your Tap Tees, you won't be able to re-program to another URL so what we suggest is initially programming your Tap Tees to a dedicated URL within your own domain.
This way, you can update the content in this page/URL to support the lifecycle of the product.

You can update content based on your customer's or your own strategies. Adding content through time when it makes sense. Example: update with a video for a new product launch. The next month a discount code for such product. Further on a social media campaign, etc. All designed and catered by you based on your own goals.

No. The NFC chip has been designed and tested to survive 60 home laundry cycles with no loss of perfomance.

Yes, we've tested the chip putting it through conventional conveyor dyers as well as dryers used in DTG. The chip will survive as long as you don't use a heat press over it.

Right now, the 180NFC comes in black and white. We will be adding more colors as well as additional products. So stay tuned!

Since we've launched, we've heard some amazing ideas: charities that want to use it to land on fundraising pages, car companies that want to use it to land on new product release pages. We're the enablers and we leave it to you to come up with the creative ideas. We can't wait to see where you run with it!

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