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Please note next day delivery may not be available on personalised items such as staff ID cards or lanyards. The cost of delivery for personlised items may vary, please call us before ordering to confirm the cost and your expected delivery date.

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Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card Printer

Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card Printer

The Evolis Primacy Plastic ID Card Printer

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  • The Evolis Primacy Card Printer, compact, reliable and affordable - produce colouful staff id cards in seconds.
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The Evolis Primacy Card Printer

The Primacy card printer has quickly become the number one card printer in its range, with the flexibility of producing a wide variety of ID cards in seconds, it's durability and the Primacy's ease of use this card printer has quickly become the preferred choice by many and is Lesar UK bestselling printer.

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Primacy is ideal for producing personalised cards:

  • Staff ID Cards
  • Access Control Cards
  • Student ID Cards
  • Contractor ID Cards
  • Event Passes
  • With added option for security ensuring cards and your staff will be well protected
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As part of our eco-design system aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of our products, Evolis:

  • uses recycled materials in the manufacture of our printers and consumables whenever possible,
  • designs compact and lightweight reducing CO2 emissions from transportation and packaging,
  • reduces the power consumption of its printers through a very economical hibernation mode.

Enhanced productivity  

Primacy is perfect for printing large amounts of cards as it can personalise a full colour ID card in seconds: the primacy can print up to 225 cards per hour for single-sided printing and 140 cards per hour for dual-sided.

Because it can print such high volume in a short space of time, you will save both time and money and increase productivity.

Professional printing

Primacy printers feature 300 dpi photographic resolution and edge to edge printing for optimum print quality.

Your personalised ID cards will help convey a professional image for your company or business; and because of the high quality of print, the print will be vivid and will stand out.

Ease of use

The card feeder and output tray are directly in front of the printer, so you can check the quality of the cards as they come out. With the Evolis Premium software, you can receive notifications and easily control the printer from your computer. There is a variety of Evolis ribbons to suit your needs, and are easy to install and will be automatically recognized by the printer.

High capacity

The large capacity card feeder and output tray hold 100 cards - so you don’t have to refill the printer as often and can let them print as you carry on with other work. The Primacy offers high capacity in a compact footprint.


You can upgrade your printer according to your needs by adding a magnetic stripe, contact or contactless chip encoders. These are ideal for companies that wish to have high security features on their cards but at a low cost. 

If you are interested in Duel sided print? Then don't worry the Evolis Primacy can be factory configured for dual sided printing, or this option can be activated on the site.

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

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Evolis Primacy Compatible Printer Ribbons

Part No Ribbon Description Images Panels Click To View Product
R5F008EAA Evolis 5 Panel 300 Images YMCKO R5F002EAA
R6F003EAA Evolis 6 Panel 200 Images YMCKCK R5F002EAA
RCT021NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Image White Signiture panel Zenius-Ribbon-White
RCT017NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Image Silver Zenius-Ribbon-Silver
RCT016NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Image Gold Zenius-Ribbon-gold
RCT014NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Image Green Zenius-Ribbon-Green
RCT015NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Image White Zenius-Ribbon-White
RCT013NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Image Red Zenius-Ribbon-Red
RCT012NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Image Blue Zenius-Ribbon-Blue
R5H004NAA Evolis 5 1/2 Panel 400 Image YMCKO R5F002EAA
RCT018NAA Evolis 1 Panel 1000 Images Scratch off Zenius-Ribbon-Single
RCT023NAA Evolis 1 Panel 2000 Images K Zenius-Ribbon-Black
R7H006NAA Evolis 7 1/2 Panel 250 Image YMCKOKO R5F002EAA

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The Primacy card printer is easy and simple to use; but if your having trouble and need some help, take a look at the videos below. Simple to understand and follow, these helpful videos can help you whether its starting up the printer or cleaning it.

How to Install The Evolis Primacy

The Evolis Primacy Plastic ID card printer is one of the easiest printers to set up and install, within minutes the Primacy is ready to print and issue Staff ID Cards.

How to clean the Evolis Primacy Card Printer

To clean the Evolis Primacy card printer you will need to purchase our basic printer cleaning kit. Once purchased follow the instructions set-out in this video.

How to clean the Primacy Print Head

To maintain the quality of printing with the Primacy, occasionally the print head will need a quick clean. To clean the print head you will need to purchase our print head cleaning pens. Once purchased please follow the instructions in this video.

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General features

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

Printing performances

  • Single side:
    • Color (YMCKO): 190 - 225 cards/hour1
    • Monochrome: 600 - 850 cards/hour
  • Dual side:
    • Color (YMCKO-K): 140 cards/hour

Optional features

  • Colors available: fire red & brilliant blue
  • Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
  • 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)
  • Wireless range: wireless connection 802.11b/g

Additional encoding modules

  • Available modules:
    • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 / HiCo/LoCo, JIS2
    • Smart contact station ISO 7816-2
    • Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
    • Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS
    • Other specific encoders upon request
  • Internal USB or IP ports
  • Options can be combined
  • Factory installed or installed on-site


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


  • Support for Kensington® security lock

  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding


  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphical notifications from the printer2: cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert, etc.

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 capacity: 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 only for monochrome printing)
  • Card types:
    • PVC cards
    • Composite PVC cards
    • PET cards
    • ABS cards1
    • Special varnished cards1
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)


  • 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)
    •  Signature acquisition (compatible with Evolis Sig100 and
      Sig200 signature pads)
    • Operating systems:
      - Windows®: XP SP3 32/64, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64
      W8 32/64
      - Mac OS X (Intel® processor)
  • Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
  • Linux OS upon request

Eco-friendly design, certifications and statement of compliance

  • Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
  • ErP 2009/125/CE
  • RoHS


  • Power supply: 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.8 A
  • Printer : 24 Volts DC, 3 A

Operating environment

  • 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

Sound (evaluated according to the ISO 7779 standard)

Sound pressure in assistant position LpAm (color mode YMCKO):

  • When operating: 48dB (A)
  • In sleep mode: background noise level

Packaging content

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

Size and weight

  • Size (H x W x D): 247 x 205 x 381 mm (9.72’’ x 8.07’’ x 14.99’’)
    With reject tray: 247 x 205 x 481 mm (9.72’’ x 8.07’’ x 18.93’’)
  • Weight: 4.02kg (8.86lbs)

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  • Overall satisfaction: Good
  • Quality: Excellent
  • Value for money: Excellent
  • Performance: Excellent
  • Ease of use: Good
Rating: 4.6
15th April 2016, 13:27:00
Very helpful
Great company very helpful in dealing with the issues I had. I had a difficult project and Lesar were very helpful in full filling this. Had an issue with the original printer but it was replaced with a free upgrade.

  • Overall satisfaction: Excellent
  • Quality: Excellent
  • Value for money: Excellent
  • Performance: Excellent
  • Ease of use: Excellent
Rating: 5.0
8th March 2016, 14:26:00

Very quick and efficient service, fitter was very knowledgeable and polite.

  • Overall satisfaction: Excellent
  • Quality: Excellent
  • Value for money: Excellent
  • Performance: Excellent
  • Ease of use: Excellent
Rating: 5.0
3rd March 2016, 13:47:00
C Cabs

Very helpful and informative staff. Delivery was very prompt.

  • Overall satisfaction: Excellent
  • Quality: Excellent
  • Value for money: Excellent
  • Performance: Excellent
  • Ease of use: Excellent
Rating: 5.0
25th February 2016, 10:13:00
Excellent product and faultless service

Product supplied from stock very quickly and exactly as described. Follow up support was excellent and very comprehensive. Would have no problems recommending this company to others

  • Overall satisfaction: Excellent
  • Quality: Excellent
  • Value for money: Excellent
  • Performance: Excellent
  • Ease of use: Excellent
Rating: 5.0
18th February 2016, 11:53:00
Mark Aylwin
Order notifications are brilliant!

Throughout the delivery process, I received regular notifications as to where my order was and even a hour slot when it would arrive! There are many big on-line companies who could learn from Lesar!

  • Overall satisfaction: Excellent
  • Quality: Excellent
  • Value for money: Excellent
  • Performance: Excellent
  • Ease of use: Excellent
Rating: 5.0
3rd December 2015, 13:59:00
I recently purchased an Evolis card machine from Lesar and the product has lived up to my expectations. I found the staff I spoke to very polite and easy to talk to and gave sound advise to all my queries.

  • Overall satisfaction: Excellent
  • Quality: Excellent
  • Value for money: Excellent
  • Performance: Excellent
  • Ease of use: Excellent
Rating: 5.0
29th April 2015, 17:07:21
Faye Hughes
A great product sold by a fantastic team who believe in excellent service.

I recently purchased the Primacy printer to help with our event organisation. We ran our first event using the machine on Tuesday morning after receiving the printer the previous Friday. The quality and easy of use in creating professional looking badges is already evident. During the first use, we had difficulty connecting a database to the software, but our issue were quickly resolved by the Lesar team and they couldn't have been more helpful. I would definitely recommend.

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