Changing the Evolis Primacy R5F008EAA YMCKO Colour Ribbon

Changing the Evolis Primacy R5F008EAA YMCKO Colour Ribbon


Maintaining your Evolis Primacy ID card printer is crucial for consistently producing high-quality prints. One of the key maintenance tasks is changing the printer ribbon. In this guide, we'll take you through the process of replacing the R5F008EAA YMCKO Colour Ribbon for the Evolis Primacy ID badge printer. To make sure your printer produces optimal results and longevity, we recommend using official licensed products.

Prepare the Printer

Before you begin, ensure you have all the required supplies on hand:

Replacing the Ribbon

Follow these steps to correctly replace the printer ribbon:

Step 1: Remove the Used Ribbon

Locate the used ribbon cartridge within the printer, typically on the left side. Press the release button or lever gently to unlock the ribbon cartridge. Carefully slide out the used ribbon cartridge. Dispose of it according to local recycling guidelines.

Step 2: Clean the Printer

Use the Evolis-approved cleaning kit to clean the printer's interior and printhead. Follow the instructions provided in the cleaning kit to ensure thorough cleaning and optimal print quality.

Step 3: Prepare the New Ribbon

Unbox the new Evolis R5F008EAA Printer Ribbon. Handle it carefully to avoid any damage. Remove packaging from the new ribbon cartridge. Ensure the ribbon is the correct orientation, with the print side facing down and the supply spool on the right.

Step 4: Install the New Ribbon

Align the new ribbon cartridge with the designated slot inside the printer. Slide it in smoothly and securely. Gently push the ribbon cartridge until you hear a clicking sound, indicating it's properly locked in place. Close the printer cover securely, ensuring it snaps shut.

Step 5: Test the Printer

Plug the printer back in and power it on. Allow the printer to complete its initialisation process.­ Print a test card to verify the new ribbon is correctly installed and producing quality prints. 


Replacing the printer ribbon in your Evolis Primacy card printer is an essential maintenance task for consistent, high-quality prints. By using official cleaning kit products and ribbons, and correct maintenance and installations,­ you can easily ensure your Primacy printer continues to produce professional staff ID cards, ID badges, all profes­si­onally.

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