Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card System

Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card System

Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card System

Item#: PrimacySystemSS
Manufacturer: Evolis
Retail Price: $2390.00
More Configurations: PrimacySystemSS-Mag


  • 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 or blue exterior color, and screen based pop-up alerts.
  • Encoding options

What's Included

  • Evolis Single Sided Primacy Printer - Red
  • Evolis full color ribbon - 200 prints
  • 500 White PVC cards
  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio ID Camera
  • SoftBadge Creator ID Software
  • USB cable
  • CD with drivers and documentation
  • Starter cleaning kit
  • 3-year warranty
Evolis Primacy

Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card System Description

The Evolis Primacy single sided ID card printer is a high-end ID card printer that is easy-to-use, flexible and fast. Featuring direct to card printing along with edge-to-edge printing, your ID cards will look amazing. The Primacy comes standard with ethernet connectivity and is available in either red or blue exterior colors. Primacy personalizes color cards in a record time. Up to 210 cards per hour for one side. The same machine can print on either one or both sides, and the dual-sided option can also be activated onsite. This flexible printer can also be fitted with additional options at any time, when magnetic and contact/contactless encoding are required.

Powerful and Compact

Primacy delivers cards in runs, thanks to 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. The printer also ensures top-notch printing quality at an unmatched printing speed.

Easy to Use

Shipped with the Evolis Premium Suite® software solution, Primacy makes self adjustments when in operation. Users benefit from screen-based alert pop-ups, while 24/7 online help is available just a click away. Cards can be simply loaded at the printer’s front side. Ribbons are available in a cassette system that can easily be dropped into the printer. Each ribbon is automatically set and identified.

  • Easy access to all features
  • 100-card feeder and hopper conveniently available at the front
  • Monitoring of remaining cards at a glance
  • Reject tray located at the back (30 cards)
  • Supplied with Evolis Premium Suite®, for automated configuration
  • A lightweight printer: only 4 kg (less than 9 lbs)

Eco Friendly and Quiet

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.


  • Increased efficiency with an autonomy of 100 cards
  • Color ribbon capacity (YMCKO): 250 cards
  • Encoding options
  • Fast: 850 cards per hour in monochrome

Reliable and Trusted

Primacy benefits from the expertise and proven quality standards of Evolis. This enables optimized operations and perfect results. Evolis’ strong commitment to quality is legendary, and is echoed by a 3-year warranty.

Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card System Specifications

General Features

  • 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
    • 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 notification (3)
    • Compatible with Windows: XP SP3; Vista 32/64, W7 32/64 (4)
  • Delivered with eMedia CS Card Designer, Standard Edition, unlimited version (compatible with Windows™ 7 and Vista)
  • 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

Card Printer Supplies


The Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card System 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.

Customer Reviews Add New
  • Jeff
    What did you use the printer for: 
    Photo ID
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    East to use system. Can set up in a morning. Print quality is very clear.
  • Justin S
    What did you use the printer for: 
    Everything - Access control, gift cards, etc.
    How was your overall experience: 
    Was the printer user friendly: 
    Would you recommend the printer: 
    How was the print quality: 
    I originally purchased this printer to create access control cards. I also purchased blank PVC cards to create gift cards - I can honestly say the are as good, if not better quality as the ones you would get from any store. The printer is reliable and fast. The ONLY downside is that it does not come with any design software. Not a big deal because you can print from any application (word, photoshop, etc). Other than that, it has been VERY reliable and of great quality. Working with IDSecurity online was a great experience. Printer came quickly, and they kept in touch with me every step of the way. I looked for quite some time for a good id printer, and I am very satisfied with the Evolis.
  • Justin K.
    What did you use the printer for: 
    Photo ID
    How was your overall experience: 
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    The printer has worked very well for us, it is incredibly easy to use and on top of that, the print quality is amazing . The customer service is also great, they are always available to assist me and the printer system was in stock and shipped the same day.
  • Mattie
    What did you use the printer for: 
    Photo ID
    How was your overall experience: 
    Was the printer user friendly: 
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    We had a lot of trouble at the beginning of getting the software for the printer, but after several phone calls and emails we finally got what we needed to get the printer started.