Evolis Primacy Card Printer

The Evolis Primacy Card Printer is the ultimate card printer for personalizing high quality single-sided and dual-sided badges. With a 3 year warranty, sharp images, and record-setting print speeds, the Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer can work for you.


An “Add-On” Lamination Unit is NOW Available for
the Evolis Primacy Card Printer


Turn your existing Primacy Card Printer into a laminating card printer.


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The Evolis Primacy card printer is the ideal solution for any type of application that requires single-sided or dual-sided printing of badges:

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  • Employee Badges
  • Student IDs
  • Healthcare Identification
  • Visitor Passes
  • Access Control Badges
  • Transport Passes
  • Loyalty Cards
  • Payment Cards


Support for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Primacy is delivered with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2003 Server drivers. Mac and Linux drivers are available for download from Evolis web site.




Plug and Print Solution

USB Image Equipped with a USB port and an Ethernet port as standard, Primacy is delivered with a USB cable and can be installed in a few minutes. The Windows driver and the setup process have been totally reshaped to improve the user interface.


Pebble 4 Warranty Symbol 3-Year warranty – The Primacy range of printers proudly carries the stamp of Evolis’ strong commitment to reliability, and therefore, benefits from unmatched quality along with a pioneering 3-year warranty.



Main Specifications

  • Single-sided printing
  • Dual-sided printing
  • Color and Monochrome capabilities
  • Printing Speed: 24 s. /card (color – YMCKO), 3.6 s. / card (Monochrome)1
  • Encoding options : magnetic stripes, contact and contactless Smart cards
  • Supports Windows™, MAC™ and Linux
  • 3-Year Warranty


General Printer Specifications

  • Color printing module
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • USB connection
  • Ethernet TCP-IP connection
  • 16 MB RAM
  • Input hopper capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
  • Output hopper capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
  • 1-Button and 4-LED control panel
  • Printer colors: Brilliant Blue or Fire Red


Printer Modes

  • Color dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer
  • Enhanced color management system for top quality pictures
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Integrated ribbon saver for monochrome printing


Printing Speeds

Personalization throughput will depend on card design and printer settings

  • Single side: Color (YMCKO): 190 – 210 cards/hour
  • Monochrome: 600 – 850 cards/hour
  • Dual side (YMCKO-K): 140 cards/hour


Supported Platforms

  • Windows™ XP, 2003, Vista, 32 & 64 bits, and Windows 7 32 & 64 bits
  • Mac™ OS version 10.5 – 10.7
  • Linux


Software Supplied

  • Card Presso Card Designer Software, Standard Edition for designing and editing badges
  • Compatible with Windows™ XP, 2003, Vista, and 7


Available Ribbons

  • YMCKO: 250 prints/roll
  • YMCKOK: 200 prints/roll
  • KO: 600 prints/roll
  • Monochrome Ribbon: 1000 prints/roll
  • Hologram Varnish: 400 prints/roll
  • 1/2 YMCKO: 400 prints/roll



Use Evolis Genuine products for best performance and extended lifespan of your printer

  • Printer, print head: 3-year warranty, unlimited number of passes2
  • For Additional information download the Evolis Primacy Card Printer Specification Document from our Online Support Page.

Contact Total ID Solutions for pricing and/or additional information regarding the Evolis Primacy Card Printer.


1 – Under specific conditions
2 – Subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis genuine consumables.


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