Evolis Primacy LCD Simplex Printer with Touch Screen/USB/Ethernet (Fire Red)

Evolis Primacy LCD Simplex Printer with Touch Screen/USB/Ethernet (Fire Red)

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Evolis Primacy Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Enhanced Productivity
  • 3High Capacity
  • 4Professional Printing
  • 5Ease of Use
  • 6Scalability

The fire red Primacy LCD Simplex Printer from Evolis will satisfy the requirements of many demanding institutions or businesses looking to create a secure, personalized ID system. Using a direct-to-card dye sublimation or resin thermal transfer process, the Primacy can create vivid, detailed cards at resolutions starting at 300 x 300 dpi and going up to 300 x 1200 dpi. It is capable of single-sided printing as well with a speed of 190 to 225 cards per hour with a YMCKO ribbon and 800 to 1000 cards per hour with a monochrome ribbon. Along with this, the printer boasts edge-to-edge printing for card designs without limitations.

For operation, the Primacy can handle batch jobs with ease thanks to a 100-card input hopper and a 100-card output hopper. Along with this there is a 50-card reject box available to quickly and easily separate mistakes from an otherwise good batch. The printer is also simplified with notification and status LEDs on the front to serve as alerts for the user. Additionally, the Primacy has a Kensington-style lock slot for security and features both USB and Ethernet connectivity.

Enhanced Productivity

Primacy is suitable for printing large runs because it personalizes color cards in record time, up to 225 cards per hour for single-sided printing.

High Capacity

The large capacity card feeder and output tray hold 100 cards so you don't have to refill the printer as often. Primacy offers high capacity in a compact footprint.

Professional Printing

Primacy features 300-dpi photographic resolution and edge-to-edge printing for optimum print quality. Thanks to enhanced graphical processing, you get a faithful depiction of the images in high definition and more precise monochrome texts.

Ease of Use

  • The card feeder and hopper can be directly accessed on the front, so you can keep an eye on the printing
  • The Evolis High Trust print ribbons are easy to install and automatically recognized by the printer
  • The printer adapts to how you use it: From your computer, the Evolis Premium Suite® software lets you easily control the printer thanks to notifications on your screen. From the printer, you can interact with the printer in real time using the optional LCD screen. This is ideal for over-the-counter uses (bank cards, travel cards, casino cards, loyalty cards, gift cards, and many more)


You can upgrade your printer with magnetic stripe, contact or contactless chip encoders whenever you want.

Evolis Primacy Specs

Printing Method
Print TechnologyDirect-to-card dye sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Resolution300 x 300 dpi (standard)
Ribbon OptionsColor (YMCKO), Monochrome
Print Speed190 to 225 cards/hour
800 to 1000 cards/hour
Card TypePVC cards, composite PVC cards, PET cards, ABS cards, special varnished cards
Card SizesCR-80, ISO 7810: 3.37 x 2.12" (85.6 x 54.0 mm)
Card Thickness10-50 mil / 0.25-1.25 mm
CapacityInput: 100 cards
Output: 100 cards
Reject Box/Rear Hopper: 50 cards
InterfaceUSB (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
Memory32 MB RAM
OS CompatibilityCompatible with Windows (32/64 bits): XP SP3, Vista, W7, W8, W10
Windows (from XP onwards) and Mac OS X
Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.6 onwards)
Linux OS upon request
SoftwareDelivered with Evolis Premium Suite for Windows: Printer driver
Evolis Print Center for administration and settings
Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification
24/7 online support
Delivered with cardPresso XXS for designing and editing badges: Internal database (unlimited records)
Front PanelLEDs
SecurityKensington lock slot (lock sold separately)
CertificationsCE, FCC, ICES, VCCI, CCC, KC, BIS, EAC
Dimensions9.7 x 8.1 x 15" (24.7 x 20.5 x 38.1 cm)
9.7 x 8.1 x 19.2" (24.7 x 20.5 x 48.7 cm) with reject box
Weight8.86 lb (4.02 kg)
9.1 lb (4.1 kg) with reject tray/output hopper at the back

Evolis Primacy Reviews

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Does the product come with printing software?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Badge Studio software is also PC and Mac compatible.
Answered by: Badgy Expert Evolis Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26


How to make evolis double sided printer to print both side automatically?
Asked by: Moruti M.
Please review page 18 in the Evolis User manual: http://bit.ly/1T9vMDN
Answered by: Steven C.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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