Evolis Tattoo vs. Evolis Zenius | Evolis Printer.com

Dustin Heigl

The Evolis Tattoo 2 was a good low volume printer at an excellent price point. Now, the Tattoo 2 has been discontinued with the much anticipated Evolis Zenius card printer. There are a lot of feature upgrades with the new Evolis Zenius and the price point remains very similar. Here are some of the great new features of the Evolis Zenius compared to the Evolis Tattoo 2 of old.

Hello Full Bleed Printing

One of the biggest downfalls of the Tattoo 2 card printer was that it left a 1/8" margin around the entire card. You could design around it and it didn't matter much for simple ID badges but it was a major drawback in our opinion. The new Zenius card printer offers a 300 dpi edge-to-edge print with the same quality as the rest of the Evolis line. 

Cost Per Card

Because the Evolis Tattoo 2 was meant for low volume, paying an extra 5 cents per card wasn't that big of a deal. Well, the Evolis Zenius has a lower consumable price. This means the Evolis Zenius is great for low volume printing but can also handle mid-volume jobs as well from both a mechanical and price perspective.

Automatic Ribbon Sensor

One of our biggest tech calls around here on the Tattoo 2 was people having problems when they changed from a using a color ribbon to a black ribbon and needing to make a change in the printer driver. The process could be frustrating, especially for someone not familiar with the process. The new Evolis Zenius uses RFID technology allowing it to automatically sense what type of ribbon is being used, how many prints are left and and reminding you when the ribbon is low so you don't run out in the middle of a print job. 

Updated Driver

Last but definitely not least, the Evolis Zenius comes with the Evolis Print Center, a printer driver unlike anything on the market today. It offers easy to follow troubleshooting steps, a simple firmware update process and much much more. The Evolis Print Center offers a great final touch to a completely redesigned Evolis printer with focus on simplicity and end user needs.