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Evolis Primacy Card Printer

Evolis Primacy Card Printer

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The Evolis Primacy is a high-end ID card printer that is easy-to-use, flexible and fast. Primacy is available in multiple configurations including options for dual sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, contact and contactless smart card encoding. Primacy is a truly modern, easy to use and upgrade, modular ID card printer.
Product Description

Primacy is a high-end ID card printer that is easy-to-use, flexible and fast. Primacy is available in multiple configurations including options for dual sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, contact and contactless smart card encoding. Dual sided printing can be added to a single sided printer and all encoding options can be added and removed with ease for a truly modern, modular card printer.

Primacy is an ideal solution for a variety of applications: employee badges, access control badges, payment cards, transportation passes, and more...

  • Print up to 225 cards/hour in color, 850 cards/hour in monochrome, 140 cards/hour duplex (with YMCKO-K ribbon)
  • Fell free to start a run of 100 cards: no need to reload cards thanks to the 100-card capacity of both feeder and output hopper
  • The 250-card capacity of the color ribbon (YMCKO) saves time by reducing the frequency with which the ribbon needs to be changed

User Friendly

  • On the counter or in the office, the feeder and output hopper located at the front of the printer makes handling easy
  • The transparent front panel allows you to check the level of the remaining cards at any time so you can anticipate when more cards need to be loaded
  • Cards with an encoding error are ejected into a special reject tray
  • Supplied with Evolis Premium Suite®, Primacy configures itself automatically. The software also allows you to dialog with the printer from your PC as well as providing on-line help available 24 hours a day. Step-by-step wizards guide you through option configuration and cleaning cycles operations.
  • With weight reduced to only 4 kg, Primacy is ideal for applications away from the office (trade shows, exhibitions, etc.)
  • With the Evolis High Trust range of consumables, easily insert your ribbons
  • While operating, Primacy emits only 48 decibels

Highly Modular

  • Available in single or dual-sided printing options and with magnetic encoding, contact or contactless smartcard options (options can be combined) to meet all your ID card and badge requirements
  • A dual-sided printing activation key enables a single-sided printer to be converted in a dual-sided printer in an instant and on site
  • You can easily add encoding options on site at any time without changing printers

Energy Star Certified

The Primacy's energy consumption is on average 5 times lower than printers from the previous generation and is ENERGY STAR certified and compliant with the ErP directive.


Primacy benefits from the experience and proven quality control of Evolis. It guarantees you optimal operation and a perfect result. Evolis' strong commitment to quality is shown by the 3-year warranty covering the printer (printer must be cleaned according to the schedule specified in the user manual to avoid voiding print-head warranty).


Primacy is supplied with the Standard version of the card creation software eMedia CS Card Designer with unlimited use (compatible with Windows™ 8, 7 and Vista). Driver supplied for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, as well as Mac OS X. Linux driver is also available.

General printer specifications

  • Single-sided printing module, edge-to-edge printing
  • Color-dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 MB of RAM

Printing performances

  • Color (YMCKO) : 190 - 225 cards /hour
  • Monochrome : 600 - 850 cards /hour
  • Dual side (YMCKO-K) : 140 cards /hour

Card management and specifications

  • Feeder capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Output hopper capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Reject tray: 30 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Card thickness: 0.25 to 1.25 mm (10 to 50 mil), gauge adjustment (0.25mm / 10 mil cards for monochrome printing only)
  • Types of cards: Types of cards : All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, RPET, ABS1 and special varnished1 cards
  • Card format ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98mm x 85.60 mm)

Evolis High Trust® ribbons®

Maximize the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of your print head and the overall reliability of your printer!
  • Automatic detection and setup
  • Ribbon embedded in a cassette for ease of use
  • Ribbon saver feature for monochrome printing


  • LEDs
  • Graphic notifications from the printer (Depending on your Windows version): Empty feeder, cleaning, ”approaching end-of-ribbon” and “end-of-ribbon” warnings

Size and weight

  • Size:
  • Height 247mm (9.72"") x length 205mm (8.07"") x width 381 mm (14.99"")
  • Height 247mm (9.72"") x length 205mm (8.07"") x width 481 mm (18.93"") (With reject tray)
  • Weight: 4.02 kg (8.86 lbs)


Evaluated according to the ISO 7779 standard, Sound pressure level, LpAm, measure at the operator position (color mode YMCKO):
  • When operating: 48dB (A)
  • In sleep mode: background noise level

    • Safety

      • Slot for Kensington® security lock
      • Data encryption for magnetic encoding

      What's In The Box

      • Printer
      • CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals, and eMedia CS
      • Cleaning kit
      • USB cable
      • Reject tray
      • Power supply and cord

      Options & Accessories

      • Colors available: Fire Red & Brilliant Blue
      • Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
      • Encoding options can be combined, factory ordered or upgraded on-site with additional modules: Magnetic stripe encoder, smart contact station, smart encoding unit, contactless encoding unit
      • USB Encoding over IP through additional USB Net Server module, upon request
      • Locking system to prevent access to the printer and consumables (cards and ribbons)

      • Environmental features & certifications

        • Standby mode & reduced energy consumption
        • CE, FCC, IEC, VCCI, CCC, KC
        • ErP 2009/125/CE, ENERGY STAR, ROHS


        • Power supply : 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 1,8A
        • Printer : 24 Volts DC, 3 A

        Operating Conditions

        • Min/max operating temperature: 15° / 30 °C (59° / 86 °F)
        • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
        • Min/max storage temperature: -5° / +70 °C (23° / 158 °F)
        • Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
        • Operating ventilation: open air

        Download Evolis Primacy Brochure (PDF)
Additional Information
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Warranty 3 Years