Magicard Prima 401 Retransfer ID Card Printer


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Replacing it is the Magicard Prima 8 Single-Sided ID Card Printer, inheriting everything you loved about the Prima 4.


Retransfer laminating printer
for the highest quality printing

The Magicard Prima 401 is a reliable yet high performing ID card printer, capable of producing high-quality results for your business.


Over the edge
retransfer printing

The Magicard Prima4 is a high quality over the edge printer capable of producing up to 80 full colour (YMCK) single-sided cards per hour.


Secure ID cards
for your Magicard

With an electronic lock for the hopper and printer door, both your cards and ribbon are secure. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there any printer training videos available?

A: Please check our "How to videos" for more information.

Q: What are the warranty conditions for the Magicard Prima 401 card printer?

A: Three years

More Information

The Magicard Prima 4 secures card issuance with a combination of inline and post-printing options. Ultraviolet (UV) images or text, printed inline, can be augmented with over laminates for added durability and security – including standard and customised holographic options. A logical printer lock is fitted as standard


High reliability and a market-leading 3 year warranty help ensure the Magicard Prima 4 is trusted worldwide for high-level secure card issuance projects – including drivers’ licenses, secure travel passes and localised issuance of payment cards. It is FIPS 201 compliant and on the GSA Approved Product List.

High Quality

Using a reverse-transfer printing process, images are first printed onto a thin film then heat transferred onto the card surface. This produces a high resolution glossy image, printed right over the edge of the card.


Ease of integration is facilitated by both USB and Ethernet interfaces, with magnetic stripe and a range of smart card encoding options all supported. An inline laminator can easily be added with connectivity enabled via infrared (IR).


Printing Single Sided (dual sided option)
Print Type Dye-Sublimation retransfer 
Print Area Over-the-Edge
Resolution 300dpi 


Card Feeding Hopper fed
Card Thickness 0.25mm to 1.0mm (0.010” to 0.040”)
Card Type CR80 PVC, ABS, PET, PVH, and Polycarbonate ISO blank cards, HiCo magnetic stripe and smart cards.


Input 100 cards
Output 100 cards

Print Speed

YMCK 80 cards per hour (single sided)


Software drivers Windows 2000 Professional (SP4), XP (SP2, SP3), Vista (SP1), Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Server 2008.
Interfaces USB (Ver2.0) Full-Speed (12Mbps) and Hi-Speed (480Mbps) 10BASE-T­/100BASE-TX Ethernet, both included as standard.
Supply Voltage External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz autoranging.
Temperature 15 to 30ºC (59 to 86ºF) ; 35% to 70% non-condensing.


Dimension (L × W × H) 343mm width x 320mm height x 330mm length (13.5" width x 12.6" height x 13" length).


Weight 15.5kg (34.1 lbs)


Warranty 3 years


What’s in the box

  • Magicard Prima Retransfer Card Printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Setup Guide

How to clean
the Prima4 printer

This video describes how to clean the Magicard Prima4 id card printer

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