Evolis Primacy ID Badge Printer

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The Primacy printer is ultra fast, powerful, and efficient. Using advanced encoding technologies, this office printer is the ideal solution for printing personalized cards, from the simplest to the most secure. Available as single or double-sided, Primacy especially meets card printing and encoding needs for medium and large runs.

Easy Badges includes Free Easy Care lifetime phone & email support with the Primacy ID card printer. Easy Care includes unlimited setup and training assistance. Easy Badges never charges more for trainings.

The Evolis Primacy includes a free 3 year limited depot warranty when purchased from Easy Badges.

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The Evolis Primacy ID badge printer is the workhorse dye-sublimintation ID badge printer from Evolis. Good for for demanding medium to high card personalization volumes, this printer improves upon the entry level Evolis Zenius printer by adding increased speed, output, and durability.

The Primacy has field upgradable features making this one of the most versatile printers in the industry. Dual sided printing capabilities, magnetic stripe encoders, and smartcard encoders can all be added after purchase at a later time.

This ID badge printer is also environmentally friendly by consuming low power levels and outputting very little noise during the printing process.

3 new features available now on Primacy

Optional: Color Touch Screen DisplayEvolis-Primacy-Touch-Screen-Display

This new graphical interface is ideal for counter applications. Already available, it can be combined with the electro-mechanical locking system from July 2016 upon request and validation by the Evolis project team.


Optional: Electro-Mechanical Locks

Primacy features an electro-mechanical locking system which prevents the printer from being opened by unauthorized personnel in localized issuance of secure cards.
This new feature meets the market requirements for instant issuance of financial cards as well as any application requiring a secured issuance process.

Increased Monochrome Speed : up to 1,000 cards per hourEvolis-Primacy-Printer-Increased-Speed

For users with high monochrome throughput requirements, Primacy printers are now fitted with a new rear-ejection mode (and a specific detachable-rear-output hopper) increasing the monochrome speed to up to 1,000 cards per hour.

This standard feature is available on every Primacy entering in production from end of May 2016.
To allow backward compatibility, the detachable output hopper can be purchased separately to be installed on any existing Primacy and upgraded to Evolis Premium Suite version and Firmware version 1614 available from www.evolis.com beginning of June.

Primacy Lamination now available

Easy Badges is pleased to announce the availability of its new product, Primacy Lamination, the ideal system for personalizing and laminating cards. The module can either be added to the printer at purchase or added later by ordering the Primacy laminator separately under Evolis S10212.

  • Dual-side lamination (standard)
  • Prints and laminates up to 215 cards per hour
  • A complete film & ribbon offer
  • Easy to integrate, install and use
  • Possibility to sell the lamination module as an option to any Primacy sold after March 2013 (S/N >10000295187)

Great for: Employee ID Cards, School ID Cards, Membership Card Printing, Gift Cards, and most  entry level card printing needs between 2,500 and 30,000 cards per year.


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GENERAL FEATURES • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer
• Single-sided printing, edge-to-edge
• Standard 300 x 300 dpi resolution
• Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution (color and monochrome printing) or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
• 32 MB memory (RAM) standard - optional 64 MB1
- Color (YMCKO): 18 seconds per card / 190 - 225 cards per hour(Under specific conditions)
- Monochrome: 6 seconds per card / 600 - 850 cards per hour
• Dual side:
- Color (YMCKO-K): 25 seconds per card / 140 cards per hour
INTERFACES • USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0), cable supplied
• Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
• 802.11b/g wireless connection on the Wireless range
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 capacity: 30 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
• Card thickness: 0.25 to 1.25 mm (10 to 50 mil), gauge adjustment (0.25 mm - 10 mil only for monochrome printing)
• Card types: PVC cards, composite PVC cards, PET cards, ABS cards (Under specific conditions) , special varnished cards(Under specific conditions)
• Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)
OPTIONAL FEATURES • Colors available: fire red & brilliant blue
• Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
• Open output hopper for collecting cards one by one
• USB encoding over IP through additional USB Net Server module, upon request
• Locking system
• Wireless range: wireless connection 802.11b/g
  - Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo, JIS2
  - Smart contact station ISO 7816-2 - Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
  - Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, MIFARE, DESFire, HID iCLASS, UHF (standard compliance: EPC C1 Gen2 / ISO18000-6C ETSI EN 302 208 or FCC part 15.247)
  - Other specific encoders upon request
• Internal USB or IP ports
• Options can be combined
• Factory-installed or installed on site
SAFETY • Support for Kensington® security lock
• Data encryption for magnetic encoding
DISPLAY • Printer LEDs
• Graphical notifications from the printer(Depends on the Windows® version) : cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon and card alerts, etc.
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 List of ribbons available on www.evolis.com
SOFTWARE • Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows®:
  - Printer driver
  - Evolis Print Center for administration and settings
  - Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification(3 Requires the .net 4.0 client profile version)   - 24/7 online support
  - Compatible with Windows® (32/64 bits): XP SP3, Vista, W7, W8, W10
• Delivered with cardPresso XXS for designing and editing badges:
  - Internal database (unlimited records)
  - Windows® (from XP onwards) and Mac OS X
• Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
• Linux OS upon request
• Evolis Premium SDK for remote supervision of the printer, while facilitating and speeding up integration into IT systems
ECO-FRIENDLY DESIGN, CERTIFICATIONS AND STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE • Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
• RoHS
SIZE AND WEIGHT • Size (H x W x D) without reject tray:
247 x 205 x 381 mm (9.72’’ x 8.07’’ x 14.99’’)
• Weight: 4.02 kg (8.86 lbs)
WARRANTY • 3-year warranty (printer and print head)*Warranty subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® ribbons
• Warranty extension available as an option

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