Evolis Primacy Dual Sided ID Card Printer

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This product is now at the “end of life” and we are no longer accepting orders for this printer. If you are looking for a similar model, we would suggest the new Evolis Primacy 2 Card Printer


The ultrafast and versatile
 printer for personalised cards

The Primacy printer is ultra fast, powerful, and efficient. Using advanced encoding technologies, this office printer is the ideal solution for printing personalised cards, from the simplest to the most secure.


Extremely fast 
Identi­fica­tion cards

Using advanced encoding technologies, the primacy personalizes colour cards in a record time of up to 225 cards per hour for single-sided printing and 140 cards per hour for dual-sided. You save time and increase productivity.


A sustainable 
eco-friendly design  

Primacy prioritizes the use of recycled materials to design printers to reduce CO2 emissions and power consumption of its printers with an efficient prolonged standby mode.


High card capacity 
in a compact footprint

Sit back and let the printer do the work for you with more batch printing functionality, designed to hold up to 100 cards at a time with up to 100 card output capacity, saving you time and labor from restocking your hopper. Includes a 30 card reject tray for defective cards.


Get the most out
of your card printer

The Evolis Primacy printer does more than print ID cards. Maximise the full potential of your card printer and issue all kinds of ID cards with superior printing quality. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the warranty conditions for Primacy?

A: Primacy is covered by a three-year-warranty, including printer and printing head.

Q: How can I launch a cleaning cycle?

A: Please refer to the user's guide or to the "How to" delivered on the cd with the printer.

Q: Cards are not fed or loaded properly. What can I do?

A: Check one by one: card thickness adjustment, printer cleaning, and finally, the card dimension and compatibility. 

More Information

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

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.

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.

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.


Printing Dual-Sided
Print Type Dye-Sublimation/­Resin Thermal Transfer
Print Area Edge-to-Edge
Resolution Customizable 300 x 600dpi resolution 


Card Feeding Automatic
Card Size ISO CR80 - ISO7810 (53.98mm x 85.60)
Card Thickness 0.25 – 1.25 mm (10 to 50 mil)
Card Type PVC, PET, Composite PVC, ABS cards, special varnished cards


Input Hopper 100 cards
Output Hopper 100 cards
Reject tray 30 cards

Print Speed

YMCKO 190-225 cards per hour 
Monochrome 600-850 cards per hour
YMCKO-K 140 cards per hour (dual-sided)


Supported Platforms See specification sheet
Memory 32MB RAM
Control Panel See specification sheet
Communications USB, Ethernet (Option)
Supply Voltage See specification sheet
Interface USB 2.0 (high speed) and Ethernet with internal print server
Temperature 18~32 C
Humidity 20~80% non-condensing


Dimension (H × W × D) 247 x 205 x 381 mm (9.72’’ x 8.07’’ x 14.99’’)


Kg/Lbs 4.02kg/8.86lbs


What’s in the box

  • Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer
  • USB Cable
  • Printer power supply and cord
  • Cleaning kit
  • Driver installation disk and user manuals
  • Reject tray

How to install the
Evolis Primacy printer

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 Staff ID Cards.

How to clean the
Evolis Primacy printer

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

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11th May 2021, 15:20
Very happy with the printer
Second time we have used this make, good card printer.
18th Oct 2017, 06:40
Dangelo Chandler
Love it