Evolis Tattoo 2RW

The ultimate solution for temporary or up-datable cards

The Tattoo Rewrite is designed to print on rewritable cards, allowing erasing and reprinting on the same card hundreds of times. Rewritable cards are very popular in Japan and other Asiatic countries where they are used in many Point of Sales applications. The Tattoo Rewrite is derived from the Evolis Tattoo and looks very similar, but the printing process is completely different. Its compact and sleek design makes it the ideal equipment to integrate and use in multiple environments: offices, reception desks, point of sale, etc..

Rewritable printing technology does not require a ribbon to personalize cards. The card itself holds a thermosensitive material that turns visible when heated to a temperature of 356° F (180° C) and then rapidly cooled.

The application of a lower temperature, generally in the 230-320° F (110-160° C) range, will erase any colour pattern. This process alters two chemicals that interact with each other according to selected temperature thresholds.

This heating/cooling process is handled thanks to a thermal head, similar to the one used in the Evolis printers. Note that this process can be rolled back, allowing the same card to be reused and reprinted many times.

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Evolis Ribbons
Cleaning Kits
Print Method:
Thermal printing with erasing on rewritable material
Card Format:
CR80 - ISO 7810
300 DPI
Print/Erase Speed:
8 secs (manual), 12 secs (card feeder)
Print Space:
Edge-to-edge printing
100 cards
15 cards
Ethernet Network or USB
166mm (H) x 290mm (L) x 187mm (W) with hopper
2 years (limited)
  • HiCo/LoCo Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 or JIS2
  • Contactless encoder ISO14443A & B, Mifare, DesFire (USB connection)
Evolis Tattoo 2RW