Evolis Primacy Printer - Single or Double-Sided


Evolis Primacy Printer - Single or Double-Sided


Evolis Primacy is a mid-volume card printer, ideal for people who need to print more than 2,000 cards per year. With a flexible, modular design, the Evolis Primacy can be customized to fit your needs now and easily upgraded later at your site. This flexibility, coupled with High Trust printer ribbons and 3-year full warranty, makes the Evolis Primacy one of the best card printers on the market!

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Evolis Primacy Printer - Single or Double-Sided

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Evolis Primacy Printer - Single or Double-Sided




NEW – Evolis Primacy with LCD Touch Screen

The Evolis Primacy features a flexible modular design and High Trust printer consumables and many upgrade options – including an optional LCD touch screen, making the Primacy the most user-friendly printer on the market.

This screen will have your printer's ribbon, card, and cleaning status permanently displayed so you always know how many prints you have left. If you need to access any of the printer settings, they are only a touch away because the settings menu is in the bottom right corner of the screen.

The new color-coordinated alert system also helps you know when there's a problem:

  • Green for good
  • Orange for an alert
  • Red for a critical error.

The screen will also display the printer status.Call for the lowest price on Evolis Printers

Evolis Primacy Key Features include:

Powerful Print Capacity – Can Be Easily Upgraded at Your Office

Evolis Primacy offers one of the fastest print speeds and most flexible features of all mid-volume card printers on the market. Two full 100-card capacity hoppers – for card input and output - allow you to print a large quantity of plastic cards without needing to constantly monitor your printer. A flexible design allows you to order your Primacy with single-sided or double-sided print capacity now, or you can choose to upgrade from single-sided to double-sided later with an easy on-site upgrade kit. Evolis Primacy can also be upgraded with any encoding technology, at any time – on site – by anyone. You can also increase your card issue program security buy adding Locking System kit. Finally, Primacy comes standard with USB and Ethernet connectivity - or with optional WiFi connectivity - so you can use it on a single or multiple computers. View our video How to Set Up Your Evolis Primacy - to see just how easy it is to get started!

Some of these options - encoding technology, WiFi connection and locking system -can be complicated and, therefore, too technical to order without assistance. Please contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 to discuss your Primacy needs. We can help you build the best Evolis card issuance program for your organization.

Highest Quality Printer and Consumables – For Easy Operation the Entire Life of your Printer
Evolis combined the best features of the popular Pebble and Dualys printers and applied them to the Evolis Primacy to offer better image processing and a full 3-year warranty – with no limitations on the number of card prints. Enhanced Evolis consumables—including printer ribbons with RFID technology, varnish overlays and printer cleaning kits—improve graphic performance and simplify routine tasks. Primacy can automatically identify and configure your Evolis ribbons, which are housed in a handy ribbon cassette for easy installation. Watch How to Do a Routine Cleaning of your Evolis Primacy to see how to maintain optimal print quality on your Primacy.

Cost-Efficiency and Energy-Efficiency in One Printer – For the Cheapest Cost per Card
Evolis Primacy offers an ‘all options’ printer at a very cost-effective price. Combined with the High-Trust ribbons that continually monitor and calibrate ribbon use, Primacy offers one of the cheapest cost-per-card printers at just $.32 per card! Evolis has also made Primacy more energy efficient than any of its previous printer models. In fact, Primacy is 5 times more energy efficient than the Pebble and features automatic standby and sleep modes. Some hazardous plastics have been removed, such as Teflon, and Evolis Primacy uses recycled ABS where appropriate.

Upgraded Print Manager Software – Web-based Software Lets You Print from Anywhere
Using Microsoft Universal drivers for easy installation, the upgraded Evolis print manager software allows the Primacy to be monitored directly from your computer through pop-up printer status updates. Primacy Printer Manager also offers direct access to the Evolis Web-based Support Center, available anytime, and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux (upon request).

Most Popular Evolis Primacy Printer Configurations:

PM1H0000RS - Primacy Simplex Expert with USB & Ethernet in Fire Red
PM1H0000BS - Primacy Simplex Expert with USB & Ethernet in Brilliant Blue

PM1HB000RS - Primacy Simplex Expert with USB & Ethernet and Magnetic Encoder in Fire Red
PM1HB000BS - Primacy Simplex Expert with USB & Ethernet and Magnetic Encoder in Brilliant Blue

PM1H0000RD - Primacy Duplex Expert with USB & Ethernet in Fire Red
PM1H0000BD - Primacy Duplex Expert with USB & Ethernet in Brilliant Blue

PM1HB000RD - Primacy Simplex Expert with USB & Ethernet and Magnetic Encoder in Fire Red
PM1HB000BD - Primacy Simplex Expert with USB & Ethernet and Magnetic Encoder in Brilliant Blue

Need a different configuration? Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012. 

Make it Easy! Order Your Primacy with as a Complete System
ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program. Just order a Complete System (single or dual sided depending on your printer choice) and you can easily begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Evolis Primacy right away. Our Systems include:

Single-Sided System:

  • Evolis Primacy Printer
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Light software
  • 1 single-sided YMCKO color ribbon - 300 images (R5F008AAA) 
  • 500 PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • 1 Cleaning Kit (ACL001)
  • Webcam
  • Printer power cord & USB cable
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
Dual-Sided System:
  • Evolis Primacy Printer
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Light software
  • 1 single-sided YMCKOK color ribbon - 200 prints (R6F003AAA) 
  • 500 PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • 1 Cleaning Kit (ACL001)
  • Webcam
  • Printer power cord & USB cable
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support

Still have questions? Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012. We're here to help!


Evolis Primacy Printer Specifications

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)
16MB Memory (RAM)

Card Print Performance:
Single-side Color (YMCKO): 190 - 210 cards /hour
Single-side Monochrome: 600 - 850 cards /hour
Dual side Color (YMCKO-K): 140 cards /hour

Plastic Card Management and 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 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 which includes:
  • 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)


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 (Evaluated according to the ISO 7779 standard )
Sound pressure in assistant positions LpAm (colour mode YMCKO)
When operating: 48dB (A)
In sleep mode: background noise level

Support for Kensington® security lock
Data encryption for magnetic encoding

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

Options and Accessories: Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012
Colors available: Fire Red & Brilliant Blue
Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing (Part # PMY1-KTDS)
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, 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 interleaved

Extended Warranty
The extended warranty is applicable only to products purchased from Evolis in the 12 previous months. The date as stated on the product invoice serves as proof of the date of purchase. The product warranty is valid for a total period that includes: the initial standard warranty period plus the duration of the extended warranty. An Evolis product is warranted from its date of purchase, as stated in your invoice.

In addition to the general warranty conditions as described in the "Evolis Limited Warranty" document delivered with your products, Evolis supports the repair of a defective printer covered by the "parts and labor" warranty if the troubleshooting carried out by the Evolis Repair Center identifies a hardware failure. In case of a hardware failure: the cost of replaced components/parts, the cost of labor, the shipping and handling costs for returning the repaired product, are all borne by Evolis. The shipping of the product for repair to the Evolis Repair Center is at your expense. Evolis and Evolis appointed carriers cannot be held liable in case of product deterioration and/or destruction during shipping if consequential to inappropriate packaging.

Evolis Primacy Single or

Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Discount ID Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
3 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
3 years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
18 seconds
10 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
10-50 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Printer Lock
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Printer Lock
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Optional Printer Lock
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows XP
Windows Vista (32 Bit)
Windows Vista (64 Bit)
Windows 7 (32 Bit)
Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Windows 8 (32 Bit)
Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
9.72"H x 8.07"L x 14.99"W
8.86 lbs
Available MPNs

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