Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac

Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac

Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac

Item#: SchoolSystem3
Manufacturer: Evolis
Retail Price: $3299.00
Sale Price: $2149.00 ( Save: $1150.00 )


  • Single-sided direct to card printer, 200 full-color cards an hour, 100 card feeder located at the front of the printer, and ideal for medium to high volume printing needs.
  • Drop in style cartridges for consumables, 3-year warranty, red exterior color, and screen based pop-up alerts.
  • Optional upgrades: dual-sided printing and encoding options.

What's Included

  • Evolis Primacy Single Sided Printer
  • CardPresso XM Mac Software
  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio ID Camera
  • Full Color Ribbon (300 Prints)
  • 500 White PVC Cards
  • 100 Breakaway Lanyards
  • Card Slot Punch
  • 1 Hour of Training
  • USB Cable
  • US/international power cords
  • CD with printer drivers and user guide
  • 3-year warranty

Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac Description

The Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System (item# SchoolSystem3) has been designed to help you print all your student IDs, staff IDs and visitor IDs from your Mac computer. Durable and easy-to-use, this ID card system is perfect to produce professional ID badges for your school, whether you need to print a few hundred cards for your K-12 school or thousands of badges for your campus. 

The Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System includes everything that you need to print your first 300 badges. Capture high-resolution pictures of your students within seconds with our Credential Camera. Design professional IDs with CardPresso XM Software for Mac and produce stunning ID cards with the Evolis Primacy single-sided card printer.

We have also included a card slot punch and 100 breakaway lanyards to help you enforce your ID card program.

You also get 1 hour of training to learn the ins-and-outs of your ID card system and enjoy a stress-free card printing experience.

The Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System comes with a 3-year warranty.


  • Student, staff and visitor IDs
  • Access control badges
  • Time & Attendance
  • Library checkouts
  • Lunch plans
  • Payment cards
  • Event passes
  • Transportation Passes

About Evolis Primacy single-sided ID card printer:

The Evolis Primacy single sided ID card printer is easy-to-use, flexible and fast.

Primacy is equipped with 100-card capacity input and output hoppers.  These modules are conveniently located at the front of the printer and can be accessed easily and monitored at a glance. Primacy is the very first printer in its category to offer this level of performance through such a compact size and footprint.

Primacy personalizes color cards in a record time: up to 210 cards per hour for single sided, and 140 cards per hour for dual-sided printing. A single-sided Primacy can be upgraded to a dual-sided printer at any time with an activation key. This flexible printer can also be fitted with a magnetic or smart card encoder can be added to the printer at any time to print and encode data.

Ribbons are available in a cassette system that can easily be dropped into the printer. Each ribbon is automatically set and identified.

Primacy is an eco-designed printer. The energy consumption is on average 5 times lower than printers from the previous generation. The printer benefits from the ENERGY STAR certification and is compliant with the ErP directive. Primacy operates at a low 48 db. sound level and, therefore, can be seamlessly deployed into any working environment.

About CardPresso XM card software:

Fully compatible with Windows and Mac, CardPresso XM ID card software is the ultimate tool for your professional ID card production.

Card design is easy thanks a very intuitive user interface and numerous predefined templates.

CardPresso XM ID card software comes with an internal database with unlimited records. 1D and 2D Barcodes, QR codes, WIA/TWAIN and DirectShow acquisition as well as magnetic encoding are supported.

You can easily connect your .XLS, .XLSX, .CSV, .TXT and Access database and link images to your database fields. A FaceCrop tool for face recognition is also included.

Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac Specifications

General Features

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

Print Speed

  • Color (YMCKO): 190 - 210 cards /hour
  • Monochrome: 600 - 850 cards /hour

Card Specifications

  • Input hopper 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
  • Types of cards: All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, ABS(1) 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
  • Ribbon capacity:
    • YMCKO: 250 prints / roll
    • YMCKO-K: 200 prints / roll
    • ½ YMCKO: 400 prints / roll
    • KO: 600 prints / roll
    • Monochrome ribbon: 1000 prints / roll(1)
    • Hologram varnish: 400 prints / roll
  • USB 1.1 (compatible 2.0)
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
    • 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:
        • Printer driver
        • Evolis Print Center for printer administration and settings
        • Printer Manager for bi-directional graphical notiJcation(3)
        • Compatible with Windows: XP SP3; Vista 32/64, W7 32/64(4)
      • Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
      • Other OS: Linux upon request


      • 3-year warranty (printer and printhead)

      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 pressure in assistant positions LpAm (color mode YMCKO)

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


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

      Packing Content

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

      Options and Accessories

      • Colors available : Fire Red & Brilliant Blue
      • Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
      • Encoding options can be combined. Upgrade can be carried out on-site, by adding new modules:
        • Magnetic stripe encoder, smart contact station, smart encoding unit, contactless encoding unit

      Environmental Features, Certifications and  Statement of Compliance

      • Standby modes & reduced energy consumption
      • CE, FCC, IEC, VCCI, CCC(6), KC(6)
      • 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

      Resident Fonts

      • Arial 100, Arial bold 100
      • Barcode: Code 39, Code 128, EAN 13, 2/5 interleave

      CardPresso XM ID card software Specifications:

      System Requirements:

      • Intel® Pentium® 800MHz processor
      • 512MB of RAM
      • 500MB hard disk free space
      • 1024x768 monitor resolution
      • 1 USB port


      • Operating System Support: Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6+, Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3
      • Language Support: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Czech, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Slovak, Swedish, Vietnamese.
      • USB key Protection
      • Online Upgrades

      Database Support:

      • MS Access Direct connection
      • XLS, XLSX, CSV and TXT
      • Link Image to DB Field

      Printing Capabilities:

      • Single and Dual Sided printing
      • Batch Printing


      • 1D Barcodes
      • 2D Barcodes
      • Magnetic Stripe
      • Smartcard Plugin

      Card Design Options:

      • FaceCrop
      • Edit View
      • Data Fields
      • Import Images from file or camera
      • Dual Side template design

      Card Printer Supplies


      The Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac features a 3-year warranty on printer and lifetime printhead coverage.

      Protect your investment with our extended warranty plans.

      To order an extended warranty please call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm

      All our extended warranty plans include:

      • Toll-free technical support

        Call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm or chat with us.

      • Parts and labor

        All parts and labor are included. Printheads are not covered after the first year.

      • Optional printer loaner

        We will send you a loaner while we service your printer so you can keep printing your badges.

      • Questions? Call us today at 800-897-7024 to speak with an ID expert.

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