Evolis Primacy


Primacy is a high-end printer that is easy-to-use, flexible and fast.

When loaded with the Evolis cutting-edge encoding technologies, Primacy instantly becomes the ideal solution to issue cards.

  • Primacy is the quickest, most powerful and highest-performance office card printer in its category


    Primacy is perfect for production runs:

    • Print up to 225 cards/hour in colour, 850 cards/hour in monochrome
    • Start a run of 100 cards : no need to reload cards thanks to the 100-card capacity of both feeder and output hopper
    • The 250-card capacity of the colour ribbon cassette (YMCKO) saves your time by reducing the frequency with which the ribbon needs to be changed


    Easy access to all features:

    • Highly modular
    • Configuration as per your requirements :
    • Available in single- or dual-sided printing options and with magnetic encoding, contact or contactless smartcard options  (options can be combined) to meet all your card and badge requirements
    • A dual-sided printing activation key  enables a single-sided printer to be converted in a dual-sided one in an instant and on site
    • Using the encoding option which can be installed on site, add encoding options at any time and on site without changing printer

    Primacy, an eco designed card printer

    • The energy consumption is on average 5 times lower than printers from the previous generation.
    •  The card printer benefits from the ENERGY STAR certification and is compliant withathe ErP directive.

  • 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)

    Printing performances

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

    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: 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 cards  for monochrome printing only)
    • Types of cards: All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, RPET, ABS*  and special varnished*  cards
    • Card format  ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98mm x 85.60 mm)

    Evolis High Trust® ribbons

    To maximize the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of the print head and the overall printer reliability, use Evolis High Trust® ribbons.

    • Automatic identification and setting
    • Delivered in a drop-in cassette for easy handling
    • Ribbon saver for monochrome printing
    Ribbons Ribbon capacity
    YMCKO 300 prints / roll
    YMCKO-K 200 prints / roll
    YMCKO short panel 400 prints / roll
    KO 600 prints / roll
    Monochrome ribbon 1000 prints / roll(1)
    Hologram varnish 400 prints / roll


    • USB 1.1 (supports 3.0)
    • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
    • Optional 802.11b/g wireless connection


    • Printer LEDs
    • Graphical notifications*   from the printer: Empty input hopper alert, cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert


    • Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows:
      • Evolis Print Center for printer administration and settings
      • Printer Manager for graphical notification*
      • Compatible with Windows™: XP SP3 32/64 ; Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64
    • Delivered with eMedia CS Card Designer, Standard Edition, unlimited version (supports Windows(TM), Vista W7& W8)
    • Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
    • Linux OS: Linux upon request


    • 1-year warranty
    • warranty extension available as an option

    Size and weight

    • Size:
      • Height 247mm (9.72"") x length 205mm (8.07"") x width 381 mm (14.99"")
      • With reject tray Height 247mm (9.72"") x length 205mm (8.07"") x width 481 mm (18.93"")
    • Weight:  4.02 kg (8.86 lbs)

    Sound (Evaluated according to the ISO 7779 standard)

    Sound pressure level,  LpAm, measure at the assitant position (colour mode YMCKO)  :

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


    • Slot for Kensington® security lock
    • Data encryption for magnetic encoding

    Packaging content

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

    Options & Accessories

    • Colors available : Fire Red
    • Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
    • Encoding options can be combined,
    • Factory ordered or upgraded on-site with additional modules
    • 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)

    Environmental features, certifications and statement of compliance

    • Standby mode & reduced energy consumption
    • ErP 2009/125/CE, ENERGY STAR, ROHS


    • Power supply : 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 1,8A
    • Printer : 24 Volts DC, 3 A


    • 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

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