Evolis Primacy card printer

Primacy is a high-range printer for single or double side printings with 3 years of warranty.

Primacy card printer is a highly customizable printer thanks to its several encoding modules. Ideal to use in transport, id cards and multiapplication cards like student ones.
  • Easy to use: Hopper and card tray front placed
  • Manual Hopper
  • LED panel control and visual indicators
  • Power: Despite its size the Primacy offers the highest benefits, the best printing quality and all encoding options.
    Sigle side or double side, factory made or upgraded.
  • Easy to integrate: Evolis Primacy allows user to integrate several encoders very easy. 
    Magnetic Stripe encoder
  • RFID encoder
  • Smart Card encoder
  • All encoders at the same time
  • Scalable: printer modularity allows customizing depending on the customer needs, so you can buy the basic model and add encoders depending on your needs.
  • High reliability: The most highest printing quality. Edge-to-edge.
  • Compact, light and silent
  • Design: Modern style and ergonomic, you can acceed to the printer from the front.
  • Possibility of wireless connection.
  • Possibility of metal lock that limits access to the core of the printer 
  • Models Evolis Primacy printer

New Evolis Primacy card printer is a high range printer for high quality cards personalization for middle and high printing volumes.

Evolis Primacy prints one side or double side, depending on model, factory made or through in situ double side configuration.

Furthermore, modularity includes encoding options which can be installed in Primacy printer:

  • Magnetic Stripe encoder
  • RFID encoder
  • Smart Card encoder
  • All the encoders at the same time

Printing features  

  • Direct-to-card Dye-sublimation/Resin Thermal Transfer
  • Single or dual-sided printing, edge-to-edge
  • Standard 300 x 300 dpi resolution
  • Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
  • 32 MB memory (RAM) standard – optional 64 MB

Printing speed

  • One side: 
    Colour (YMCKO): 190 y 225 cards/hour  
  • Monochrome: 600 – 850 cards/hour
  • Double side (YMCKO-K): 140 cards/hour


  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphical notifications from the printer: cleaning alerts, Empty/low level ribbon and card alerts, etc.


  • USB (1.0,1.1,2.0,3.0) 
  • Port Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100Base T (Traffic Lead)
  • 802.11b/g wireless connection on the Wireless range

Monitoring and mesages

  • Printer LED’s. 
  • Priner graphic notifications (Depending on Windows version): 
    Empty hopper, cleaning notifications; almost finish or finish ribbon notification

Card management and characteristics

  • Input hopper capacity: 100 cards (0,76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Output hopper capacity: 100 cards (0,76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Card thickness: 0,25 to 1,25 mm (10 to 50 mil), gauge adjustment  
  • Types of cards: PVC, composive PVC, PET, ABS1 and special varnished*
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53,98 mm x 85,60 mm)

*Under specific conditions

Warranty Conditions

  • 3 years of warranty (printer and printhead). 

Size and weight

  • Size (high x wide x lengh) 247 x 205 x 381 mm
  • With reject tray: 247 x 205 x 481 mm. 
  • Weight 4.02 kg

Acoustic (evaluating according to the ISO 7779 standard)

  • Sound pressure in assistant positions LpAm (colour YMCKO mode)
  • When operating 48dB (A)
  • Stand by mode, background noise level  


  • Kensington® security lock
  • Data encryptation for magnetic encoding
  • Metal lock limits access to the core of the printer (optional).

Ecological design, certifications and statement of compliance

  • Standby mode and reduced energy cosumption 
  • CE, FCC, IEC, VCCI, CCC, KC (planned for December 2012)
  • ErP 2009/125/CE, ENERGY STAR, RoHS 


  • Power supply module 100-240 V CA, 50-60 Hz, 1,8 A
  • Printer 24 V CC, 3 A


  • Working temperature min/max:  15° / 30 °C (59° / 86 °F)
  • Humidity: from 20% to 65% with no condensation
  • Storage temperature min/max:  –5° / +70 °C (23° / 158 °F)
  • Storage humidity: from 20% to 70% with no condensation
  • Operation ventilation: open air 

Packaging content

  • Evolis Primacy card printer
  • CD-ROM with printing controller; user manual
  • Cleaning kit  
  • USB Cable
  • Reject tray  
  • Power supply and cord

Consumables and ribbons Evolis Primacy - Evolis High Trust

To use original Evolis consumables allows to improve quality and useful life of printed cards, printhead useful life and global reliability of the card printer.

  • Automatic recognition and configuration
  • Ribbon saving
  • Delivered in a drop-in cassette for easy handing
  • Ribbon saving for monochrome printing

Ribbon capacity

  • Colour ribbon for Evolis Primacy YMCKO: 250 printing/roll
  • KO: 600 printing/roll
  • Monochrom ribbon for Evolis Primacy: up to 1.000 pritning/Roll (Under specific conditions)
  • Hologram varnish: 400 printing/roll

Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows®: Printer driver 

  • Evolis Print Center for printer administration and settings
  • Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification3
  • 24/7 online support
  • Compatible with Windows®: XP SP3 32/64, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64

Delivered with cardPresso XXS for designing and editing badges: 

  • Internal database (unlimited records)
  • Operating systems:
    - Windows®: XP SP3 32/64, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64
    - Mac OS X

Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
Linux OS upon request
Evolis Premium SDK for remote supervision of the printer, while facilitating and speeding up integration into IT systems


Included with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows:

  • Printing controller
  • Evolis Print Center for printer management and configurations
  • Evolis Printer Manager for graphic biridectional notification (Version customer profile .net 4.0 required)
  • Compatible with Windows: from XP SP3; Vista 32/64, W7 32/64 (For older Windows versions, the printer can be used through printing controller, with no Print Centre neither Printer Manager).


Evolis Primacy is a high level printer, easy to use, flexible and fast.

Evolis Primacy card printer is associated to leader encoding technologies, is the ideal solution for plastic card printing, from the simplest ones to the most complex. 

Primacy is the best option for printing needs and card encoding from middle to high volume:

  • Public transport card
  • Payment card
  • Identity cards
  • Multiaplication cards like students' cards, etc.

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Primacy is a high-range printer for single or double side printings. Modularity and flexibility with 3 years of warranty.

Featured Solutions with Evolis Primacy

Solutions carried out with Evolis Primacy printers

Solutions that have been implemented by our distributors

Scorecards for customer loyalty in beauty salons and hairdressers
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Price holders for feeding

Additional Information

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