Evolis Primacy

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The fast and versatile card printer

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Take a look at the Primacy Go Bundle

  • Printing: Single-sided, Double-sided
  • Encoding: Magnetic stripes, Smart contact, Smart contactless, LCD
  • Card lifespan: 1-3 years
  • Number of cards per year: Between 2,500 and 30,000
  • Card security level: High

Product Datasheet

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Primacy is a high-end printer that is easy-to-use, flexible and fast. With matching 100 card input and output hoppers, Primacy offers fast, reliable batch printing options as well as allowing the user to upgrade to double sided printing and adding encoding options without needing to return the printer…truly field upgradeable.


Primacy is perfect for production runs:Print up to 210 cards/hour in colour, 850 cards/hour in monochromeStart a run of 100 cards : no need to reload cards thanks to the 100-card capacity of both feeder and output hopperThe 250-card capacity of the colour ribbon cassette (YMCKO) saves your time by reducing the frequency with which the ribbon needs to be changed


Easy access to all features :On the counter or in the office, the feeder and output hopper located at the front of the printer makes handling easyThe 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 loadedCards with an encoding error are ejected into a special reject traySupplied 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 dayWith 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 ribbonsWhile operating, Primacy emits only 48 decibels

Highly modular

Configuration as per your requirements :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 card and badge requirementsA dual-sided printing activation key enables a single-sided printer to be converted in a dual-sided one in an instant and on siteUsing the encoding option which can be installed on site, add encoding options at any time and on site without changing printer.

Primacy, an ecodesigned card printer

The energy consumption is on average 5 times lower than printers from the previous generation.The card printer benefits from the ENERGY STAR certification and is compliant with the ErP directive.

Warranty and additional advantages

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.In addition to its manufacturer’s warranty, Primacy is supplied with the Standard version of the card creation software eMedia CS Card Designer with unlimited use (compatible with WindowsTM 7 and Vista).

Upgrades are available – Please contact the sales team for more information

Dual Sided Upgrade Kit               450-1129

Magnetic Encoder                        450-1095

Lamination Unit                           450-0003

Physical dimensions247mm (9.72″) x 205 mm (8.07″) x 381 mm (14.99″)
Weight4.02 Kg (8.86Lbs)
Card capacityInput Hopper: 100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
Output Hopper:100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
ElectricalPower supply: 100-240 Volts AC, 1.8 A, 50-60 Hertz,
Printer: 24 Volts DC, 3 A
Card formatISO CR-80 – ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm – 3.375″ x 2.125″)
Card thicknessFrom 0.25 mm (10 mil) to 1.25 mm (50 mil)
EnvironmentalMin/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
ConnectivityUSB 1.1 (support 2.0) – Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic LED)
SoftwareSupplied with the Evolis Premium Suite¨ for Windows:
Printer driver
Evolis Print Center for printer management and setup
Evolis Printer Manager for two-way notifications (Requires .net 4.0 client profile)
Supports Windows XP SP3 or later; Vista 32/64, W7 32/64
Print speedColour (YMCKO): up to 210 cards/hour
Monochrome: 850 cards/hour
Printer coloursFire red or Brilliant blue
Warranty3 year warranty (Printer & Printhead)

The print head warranty is directly linked to routine cleaning of your printer. If you do not carry out this cleaning at the required times, the print head warranty will cease to be valid.

Regular cleaning is required after 1000 prints with advanced cleaning recommended after 5000. For Evolis cleaning kits click here.

Quick start up guide –

How to do a routine printer cleaning –

How to do an advanced printer cleaning –

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How to clean the dust filter –

How to do a routine printhead cleaning

Additional information

Printer Brand


Printer Technology

Direct to Card

Printer Features

Dual-sided Printers, Single-sided Printers

Encoding Options

Contact encoding, Contactless Encoding, Magnetic Stripe

Printer option:

Single-sided ID card printer, Double-sided ID card printer

Printer encoding

Crazy Writer Encoder, Elyctis Dual Smart Card & Contactless (IDENTIV chipset) Encoder, LCD, None, Magnetic stripe encoder