Evolis introduces Tattoo2 card printer

Printer offers one-stop solution for plastic card personalization in small runs


Angers, France, April 21, 2008 â€“ Evolis, the European leader in plastic card personalization, announces new features and accessories for Tattoo2, its entry-level color printer.

Entry-level printer with enhanced graphical performances

Evolis Tattoo2 color printer is the ideal one-stop solution for delivering cards singly or in small runs. The features offered by this solution have aligned with the needs of multiple organizations (SMEs, sports clubs, associations, libraries, retail stores and local authorities) that are willing to issue color or monochrome badges in a simple and affordable way. Tattoo2 addresses the needs of users who have so far considered badge personalization to be beyond their financial reach. Tattoo2 targets applications such as membership cards, student IDs, loyalty cards or even employee and visitor badges. Evolis has leveraged technology innovation to design a new monitoring system for theTattoo2 printing module: Tattoo2 users’ benefit from optimized printing quality and graphical performances.

Open card-printing platform

Many systems and software vendors are increasingly looking into extending the scope of their solution to plastic card printing. This is specifically the case for players dealing with visitor/employee systems, loyalty/CRM programs, inventory management or even presence management solutions. All these systems need to personalize badges and cards, but requirements are often different from one application to the other. Above providing color and monochrome printing for integration, Tattoo2 can be enhanced to fit virtually any needs from vertical market solution vendors, by adding complementary features such as direct transfer onto thermosensitive cards, printing on paper tickets, ISO-compliant magnetic encoding, or RFID encoding. 

A mobile and multipurpose solution, ideal for on-site badge delivery
Tattoo2 stands as a compact and multipurpose solution with dual card-feeding modes: either via its 100-card feeder or manually to deliver cards by the unit. The printer also features a detachable output hopper that collects and stores all printed cards. Tattoo2 therefore provides all the required features needed to operate as a stand-alone printer on any desk or counter.
Card or badge printing for mobile applications (event organization that requires identification of visitors, for example) is now possible, thanks to the new Evolis travel case designed for carrying Tattoo2 and all accessories required for plastic card personalization (ribbon, cards, installation CD, cleaning kit, etc.). This new case is of compact size, which makes it suitable as cabin luggage when flying. It is equipped with thick foam for better cushioning and protection during travel.

With Tattoo2, Evolis further demonstrates its commitment to making plastic card printing affordable:  solutions with attractive price points that enable on-demand, simple, quick and high-quality printing.

More information: www.evolis.com