Tat’z Nail’z FAQ’s

Here you’ll find the most commonly-asked questions about the Tat’z Nail’z Nail Printer!

How long will it take to print a pair of hands?

It takes five minutes to print a pair of hands one nail at a time, not including nail prep time and choosing the design, which varies. Total time to do the nails would be about 10-15 minutes.

How long will the designs last?

They’ll last between 10 days to 2 weeks with minimal maintenance. Tat’z Nail’z™ can, however, be maintained for over two weeks depending on the following factors:

  1. Natural nail lasting time varies due to natural oils released on natural nails. Some nails are oilier than others. Ask the client how long regular polish lasts – Tat’z Nailz fashion will last approximately as long as polish does. However, to ensure the longest lasting time – be sure the clean the nail surface, use natural nail base coat, then a base coat – before the preprint lacquer. We do not recommend using non-Tat’z polishes as our polishes have been tested for their lasting ability.
  2. To care for the new designs, you must replenish the top sealer coat after approximately 2 days. Repeat the top coat every 3 days to ensure lasting ability and reduce chipping.
  3. For the longest lasting nail image, print design before applying gel or acrylic to nail. When applying the gel top coat or clear top coat, cure with a UV light as normal. With gel and acrylic as a topcoat, designs will last indefinitely.

Everyone’s nails are different – some wide, some short, some curvy. How can you ensure a good quality print that accommodates the differences in shape?

Every Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer has a visual display of the nail being printed on and the image it will print. This allows the operator to adjust the size, position, color, height, width, and even mask out part of the image before printing. The operator is in total control of the outcome. Taking time to get each nail right is important, as nail fashion is about perfection. An experienced operator will know how to ensure perfect printing through making the correct adjustments.

Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printers work in a very intuitive manner, but trained personnel will always be in charge of the printer, so the client will receive the best, most professional results.

Can the Tat’z Nail Printer print on artificial nails? Also, can you print on toenails?

Not only does the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer print on our artificial nail sets of 10 or 20 nails, but it prints them all at the same time on the included nail holder! Each artificial nail is also fully customizable. They can have different designs on each one, and the designs are limited only by your imagination, unlike the store variety, which you’re limited to a few unoriginal designs.

Tat’z Nail’z™ sets can also be applied to toenails!

What types of images can be placed on nails?

You name it! Anything that can be photographed or designs saved as jpegs can be put on your nails. Images of loved ones, pets, designs, fabric designs, team logos…the list goes on. Never again will your nails not match your wardrobe!

How many fingers can a Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer print on at a time?

A Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer prints on one finger at a time – and for good reason. It’s the best technology in the business, and creates the highest quality image. There’s a clear difference in the quality between printings with a single nail printer like the Tat’z vs. lesser quality multi-nail printers.

Multi-nail printers (manufactured by some competitors) have varying heights between nail surfaces and the printer head. The distance of the nail from the printer should always be approximately .08 of an inch for the absolute best results. On multi-finger printers, only the thumb and middle fingers usually reach the optimal printing zone. The other fingers will show diminished resolution and quality. Every nail is printed perfectly with the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer.

Can the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer print on a single part of the nail?

Yes, if you want to print a design on the white tip portion of a French manicure, the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer has a cutter feature that will cut any design to only print on the tip of your nail as like a French manicure. You may also print any design on any part of the nail by scaling, stretching, even widening it to the desired size – then printing it anywhere on the nail surface.

Can embellishments be added to a printed nail?

When color printing is complete, coat the nail with a clear coat polish and use this to bond rhinestones, gold/silver powder, foil and etc. for a truly professional result. A starter embellishment kit comes with the printer, and replacement kits will be available.

What happens if the ink sprays onto the skin?

The ink is water soluble and will wash off if tended to immediately. However, we provide rubber nail forms which are highly recommended when performing full nail surface prints. Rubber nail forms are one of a kind. They contour around any finger size, and serve as skin protectors.

Do nails need any special polish or coating?

Yes. Before printing on any nail surface, a special proprietary polish is required. Without the preprint polish, designs won’t appear as sharp, and will not last long. We also recommend nails be manicured first before application. More information regarding this is found in the user manual.

Tat’z Nail’z Nail Printer FAQs

How heavy is the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer, and is it easily portable?

Our nail printer is constructed with a strong steel encasement and is an all-in-one unit. It weighs about 50 lbs., and although it’s durable, it’s not recommended to move around frequently. Comes with dual handles for transporting. For long distance travel, it’s recommended that the printer carriage assembly be fixed in place using supplied shipping screws, to prevent damage.

How much space do I need for a Tat’z machine?

You need a counter space of about 2′ x 3′. The machine stands less than 2 1/2’ tall.

How many designs does the Tat’z Nail’z Nail Printer have out of the box? Can we add patterns to the machine?

The Tat’z Nailz™ Nail Printer has hundreds of images, which can be used to create thousands of combinations of nails. Many of the nail designs have been hand selected and designed exclusively for the Tat’z Nailz™ Nail Printer. These images are preloaded on every machine, including hundreds of floral, tribal, animal fur, photo frames, A detailed design index is provided with your purchase of the Tat’z Nailz™ Nail Printer. We’ll also regularly release new designs.

You can also add designs and photos to the existing gallery by importing designs via the USB, taking images from your camera, flash card, memory stick or other USB device.

Does the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer come equipped with a camera to shoot photos?

It does! The front-facing camera is at the top of the machine.

Is the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer screen capable of a slide show for marketing my designs or services?

Absolutely! The Tat’z Nail’z™  Nail Printer comes with a preinstalled screensaver software that shows high resolution photographs of our hottest designs (shown on natural and artificial nails). They are randomly displayed in 4 second intervals. Settings are adjustable and adaptable for your shop!

How many languages are built into the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer?

There are eight languages in the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and Japanese. However, the interface uses icons and is language independent.

Does the Tat’z Nail’z™ Nail Printer have a usage counter?

Yes, it’s in the screen menu. You can keep track of the daily, weekly, or monthly usage.