The best solution for temporary cards and badges.Tattoo RW is an Evolis printer for single-sided rewritable cards.

It effortlessly matches all your expectations when it comes to flexibility, affordability, sustainable development, and regular data updates.

Tattoo RW is the ultimate solution for your temporary badges and cards that require regular updates.

With Tattoo RW, your cards are updated whenever required, while a same card can be erased, revised and printed anew up to 500 times.

Now with Tattoo RW, data encoded on magnetic stripes or on contactless chips can also be displayed and updated on the card surface. For example, loyalty points can be printed on a card and updated at each checkout.

The erase/write cycle is extremely fast and you can erase, encode, and reprint new data in a matter of seconds.

General Features

  • Direct thermal printing and erasing on rewritable material
  • Maximum print area: 48 mm x 76 mm (1.89’’ x 2.99’’)
  • 300 dpi print head for premium quality printing (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 MB RAM
  • Detachable feeder with a capacity of 100 cards (0.76 mm or 30 mil)
  • Detachable output hopper with a capacity of 15 cards (0.76 mm or 30 mil)
  • 1-Button and 4-LED control panel
  • White body, brilliant blue cover

Encoding options

  • HiCo/LoCo Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 or JIS2
  • Contactless encoder ISO14443A & B, Mifare, DesFire (USB connection)

Erasing & Printing performances

  • 8 seconds (manual)
  • 12 seconds (card feeder)
  • 3-Track ISO magnetic encoding: 4 seconds per card

Card managment and specifications

  • Manual card insertion and delivery or card-feeder insertion and delivery to removable hopper
  • Automated mode: selects a card from the feeder if no card is inserted manually
  • Card thickness: 0.5 mm to 0.76 mm (20 to 30 mil)
  • Card types: rewritable thermochromic material
    - Mitsubishi Black & Blue
    - Ricoh upon request
    - Other material upon request and validation
  • Card format: CR-80 – ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm –
    2.125’’ x 3.37’’)

Supported platforms

  • Windows® (32/64 bits): XP SP3, Vista, W7, W8, W10


  • USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0), cable supplied
  • Ethernet

Certifications and statement of compliance

  • EAC1
  • RoHS

Size and weight

  • Size (H x W x D):
    - Without output hopper:
    166 x 187 x 290 mm (6.54’’ x 7.36’’ x 11.42’’)
    - With output hopper:
    166 x 187 x 368 mm (6.54’’ x 7.36’’ x 14.49’’)
  • Weight: 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)


  • 2 years (printer and print head), limited to 15,000 inserted cards2

1 / Depending on the printer model / 2 Warranty Subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® consumables. An insertion is equivalent to printing a card on one side, or encoding it.

10mil PVC Cards
20mil PVC Cards
30mil PVC Cards
Color 30mil Cards
HiCo 30mil Cards
LoCO 30mil Cards
Proximity ID cards
RFID cards