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Magicard Prima 3 High Output ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED

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The Magicard Prima 3 High Output printer is an ideal choice for producing top quality, duplex (two-sided) cards in record time. The Prima 3 High Output printer boasts high-performance printing and encoding with batch operation that enables up to 7 printers to be controlled via a single PC-allowing you to print up to 840 cards per hour!

Advantages of reverse transfer printing. A key advantage of images printed on the Prima 3 High Output reverse transfer printer is the enhanced wear protection it provides, particularly with Magicard's stronger-than-ever reverse transfer film. Other advantages include very high print quality and true over-the-edge printing, the ability to print on cards with uneven or bumpy surfaces (e.g., technology cards with embedded electronics), and the ability to print onto non-PVC cards (e.g., ABS, PET, PVH and Polycarbonate).

Easy-to-use. The Magicard Prima 3 High Output printer features a user-friendly graphical driver that provides auto ribbon detection, auto-cleaning prompts and ribbon status level updates. Its LCD panel changes color based on printer status messages, prompts and troubleshooting. The Prima 3 High Output offers convenient front access for ribbon and card supplies loading. Plus, you can replenish your card supply while the Prima 3 High Output is in operation.

Available lamination.Add more durability and increased security to your personalized cards with the single-sided Magicard Prima 3 In-line Lamination Unit (ILU). This laminator can also be purchased with the optional Magicard Prima 3 Turnover Unit to perform lamination on both sides of your cards.

A breadth of advanced functionality.The Prima 3 High Output is the apex of a complete line of reverse transfer printing offered by Magicard. The Prima 3 High Output card printer offers batch printing for high performance card production by connecting up to 7 printers to a single PC. It provides enhanced image processing for photo quality prints, and password protection for heightened security.

You can create feature-rich cards with the Magicard Prima 3 High Output printer by selecting from a variety of magnetic stripe and smart card encoding choices. You also have the opportunity to add magnetic stripe encoding or lamination any time you need it. In addition, you can incorporate UV features (e.g., face, signatures, etc.) unto your cards with Magicard's new grayscale YMCK-UV ribbon. Your UV features provide a level of security-only becoming visible with a special UV light.

Magicard's exclusive warranty coverage.Included as standard when purchasing a Magicard Prima 3 High Output printer is the exclusive Magicard UltraCoverPlus warranty. This warranty provides three years of full printer coverage with a loaner printer service, plus lifetime printhead coverage.

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Card Sizes Accepted

CR80 - standard credit card size

Card Thickness Accepted

10-80 mil

Printer Color Capability
  Color & monochrome printing
Printer Includes

USB Cable
Power cord
Driver CD and manual
Instructional manual
2 cleaning cards
Card collector hopper
Inspection gloves

Input Hopper Capacity

300 (plus single manual feed)


USB 2.0 & Ethernet

OS Compatibility

Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Windows Vista (32-bit) & Windows 7 (32-bit) compatible

Printer Options
  • Encoding
    • Magnetic stripe (field upgradeable)
    • Mifare, Desfire & HID i-Class
    • Contact chip controller kit
    • Legic
    • HID Prox
  • Magicard Prima 3 In-line Lamination Unit (also field upgradeable)
  • Extended warranty plans through ID Wholesaler
Output Hopper Capacity


Printing Speeds (sec/card)

30 seconds (full color (YMCKK) duplex card)
*Print a full color duplex card in just over 4 seconds using batch print capability

Printing Capability

Single side & Duplex printing


3 years on printer with loaner service, plus lifetime printhead coverage

Weight & Dimensions

13.4" x 15" x 13.4" (340mm x 381mm x 340mm)

48.5 lbs (22 kg)

Magicard Prima 3

Magicard Prima 3 Downloads

Visit the Magicard support page to find the latest Prima 3 drivers and firmware
- Magicard Prima 3 Firmware and Drivers

Magicard Prima 3 User Manuals

Find the latest version of the user manual at the link below:
- Prima 3 User Manual

Magicard Prima 3 Support

Warranties & Registration
- Magicard Product Registration
- Warranty

Technical Support

Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- See our technical support page for contact options