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Evolis Primacy Card Printer

Manufacturer Code: PM1H0000RS by Evolis
Item Code: 450-1114
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(£999.00 ex VAT) (Price:£1,198.80 inc VAT)


The Evolis Primacy card printer is a high-end printer that is easy-to-use, flexible and fast. Available as single or double sided.

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Delivery Options

Orders placed Monday to Friday before 3 p.m. will dispatch the same day.
Orders placed after 3 p.m. will ship the next working day.
If after 3 p.m. and the goods are urgent, please contact us and we'll try our best to help.
Deliveries are subject to stock availability and credit control.
Next day delivery is not available on personalised products - please see the indicated lead times for these products.

  • Free Express Courier Next Business Day
    Free delivery on orders over £150 (ex. VAT)- UK mainland only.
    For offshore UK islands and the Scottish Highlands, please allow 2 - 3 working days.
  • Standard Express Courier
    £7.95 - UK mainland, next business day.
    For offshore UK islands and the Scottish Highlands, please allow 2 - 3 working days.
  • Pre 10:30 Next Business Day
    £37.50 - UK mainland only.
  • Saturday Delivery
    Please contact us
  • Same Day Delivery
    Please contact us
  • Collection From Northampton Office
    Collections by appointment only, please contact us.
  • International Shipping
    Rates available at checkout.


Please contact us within 14 days of receiving your goods if you wish to return any items and we will arrange collection. All goods must be returned unopened and in a resalable condition. Please note that for personalised such as custom lanyards, preprinted cards or card encodings are non-returnable unless the goods are shown to be faulty. For further details, please see our terms and conditions.

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Product Description


Speed and versatility

The Primacy printer is ultra fast, powerful, and efficient. Using advanced encoding technologies, this office printer is the ideal solution for printing personalised 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. Primacy is ideal for producing:

  • Transport tickets
  • Payment cards
  • National ID cards
  • Student cards
  • Employee badges

    The Evolis Primacy Printer can print up to 1200dpi for much sharper text and detailed images. This printer also has a faster monochrome print speed, this means it can print up to 1000 cards per hour! Built in with electronic locking systems too, meaning that all access points can be locked for additional card security.

    The Evolis Primacy Printer has a standard memory of 32MB for fast support throughout. With an improved software wizard, the primacy printer is able to check for the latest driver and firmware updates; making sure the device stays up to date.  This printer is perfect for retail applications, in need of easy card access. The primacy printer comes with and open output hopper too.

    As well as the features already mentioned, the Evolis primacy printer has the option for an LCD touchscreen module; which means you can customise your contact details and also receive ribbon and cleaning statuses. The printer also has optional lamination module which can laminate up to 215 cards per hour, whether these be standalone or integrated prints.

    Included within the printer is a low card level sensor, this detects the card level for you, making it nice and easy for you. The primacy printer likewise, has a UHF encoder option, which is suitable for access control, travel and also leisure application.


As part of its eco-design approach which aims to reduce the environmental footprint of its products, Evolis: Prioritises the use of recycled materials in the manufacturing of its printers and consumables, Designs compact and light printers to reduce CO2 emissions related to transport and packaging, Reduces the electrical consumption of its printers with a highly efficient prolonged standby mode.


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)

Printing performances

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

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: 30 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Card thickness: 0.25 to 1.25 mm (10 to 50 mil), gauge adjustment (0.25mm / 10 mil cards for monochrome printing only)
  • Types of cards: All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, ABS(1) and special varnished(1) cards
  • Card format ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98mm x 85.60 mm)

(1) Under specific conditions

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


  • USB 1.1 (supports 2.0)
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)


  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphical notifications(2) from the printer: Empty input hopper alert, cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert

(2) Depends on the Windows&tm; version


  • Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows
    • Printer driver
    • Evolis Print Center for printer management 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 (supports WindowsTM 7 and Vista)
  • Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
  • Other OS: Linux upon request

(3) Requires the .net 4.0 client profile version
(4) For older Windows versions, you can use the printer through the driver only (no Print Center, no Printer Manager)


  • 3-year warranty (printer and printhead)(5)

(5) Warranty subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® ribbons

Size and weight

  • Size:
    • Height 247mm (9.72"") x length 205mm (8.07"") x width 381 mm (14.99"")
    • Height 247mm (9.72"") x length 205mm (8.07"") x width 481 mm (18.93"") (With reject tray)
  • Weight: 4.02 kg (8.86 lbs)

Dimensions and weight of the machine when packed:

  • Size (H x l x W) : 485 x 300 x 390 mm
  • Weigh: 5.290kg

Sound (Evaluated according to the ISO 7779 standard)

Sound pressure level, LpAm, measure at the operator position (colour mode YMCKO) :

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


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

Packaging content

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

Options & 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 mode & reduced energy consumption
  • CE, FCC, IEC, VCCI, CCC (6), KC (6)
  • ErP 2009/125/CE, ENERGY STAR, ROHS

(6) Expected in December 2012


  • 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


Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU 450-1114
Manufacturer Code PM1H0000RS
Manufacturer Evolis