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Evolis Primacy Expert ID Card System Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED

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  • Includes a free 30-day subscription to CloudBadging: a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges
  • Dual-sided direct-to-card printer ideal for mid to high volume card printing applications
  • Special features: 3 year warranty, user-friendly design with easy access to consumables, exterior color options, everything you need to start printing immediately
  • Optional upgrades: wireless connectivity, encoding

What's Included

Fast and reliable, the Evolis Primacy dual-sided ID card system can print up to 140 full-color, dual-sided cards per hour. The modular design allows you to add encoding options any time! The Evolis Primacy dual-sided ID card system offers two exterior color options: fire red and brilliant blue. The Evolis Primacy ID card system includes a color ribbon, cards, CloudBadging ID software, and a Credential Cam webcam - everything you need to get started at a great price.

Evolis Primacy Dual-Sided Primacy

  • Fast and reliable
    The Eovlis Primacy plastic card printer produced cards in record time, boasting 140 dual-sided, full-color cards per hour. To support this card capacity, the Evolis Primacy printer has 100-card input and output hoppers, which are located at the front of the printer, for easy access and monitoring. Plus, a 30-card reject tray is located at the back of the printer.

  • Compact and modular design
    While powerful and fast, the Evolis Primacy is also compact. The small footprint of the Evolis Primacy allows it to accommodate any desktop. In addition, the printer is quiet and energy-efficient, which is backed by ENERGY STAR® certification.

    The modular design of the the Evolis Primacy allows the printer to grow with your changing needs. The dual-sided Evolis Primacy can be fitted with encoding options any time!

  • Intuitive user-interface
    The intuitive driver interface makes the Evolis Primacy as easy to install and user-friendly as your desktop printer. The cassette-style ribbons are easy to load and the printer automatically detects when a new ribbon has been added. The LED display and on-screen prompts and notifications guide you swiftly through your print jobs.

  • Cost effective supplies
    The Evolis Primacy is equipped with ribbon saver technology for monochrome (single-color resin) printing. With this system, you only use the ribbon length that corresponds to the length of the image to be printed. This feature allows you to double and even triple the capacity of your monochrome ribbons - reducing the cost of each card. A half panel color ribbon is also available for economical, full-color printing, and when used properly, may be up to 42% less expensive than the standard color ribbon. It is the perfect solution to printing a color photograph or logo, and black text on a pre-printed card.

  • Three year warranty
    Evolis is highly committed to the reliability of their card printers. So much so that they have equipped the Evolis PM1H0000RD and PM1H0000BD with a leading three year warranty.

  • Built-in USB and Ethernet with optional wireless connectivity
    Operate your card printing program on one or multiple computers through a standard network with the built-in USB and Ethernet connectivity. You can also optionally connect wirelessly.

  • Optional encoding
    The Evolis PM1H0000D is flexible in the way that it provides options for creating feature-rich cards with the use of magnetic stripe and smart card technologies, which can be added at any time.

CloudBadging ID Software

  • Powerful cloud-based software in a user-friendly package
    Included with your Rio Pro single-sided system, CloudBadging is an an cloud-based ID card software that goes beyond traditional ID badge management software by providing a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges - maximizing productivity and performance for everyone. CloudBadging provides you with quick, simple card design and printing tools that are accessible from any internet connective device with a modern web browser, no matter where you are located.

Credential Cam Digital Photo ID Webcam

  • Plug and play ease in capturing ID photos
    With its five layer glass lens and Autosmart facetracking, the Credential Cam included with your Evolis Primacy system is optimized for capturing ID photos, and works exceptionally well for all card printing applications. The camera is designed to simply plug and play; within minutes you will have quality images on your photo ID badges.

Color Ribbon and Cards

  • Supplies you need to start printing immediately
    The Primacy system includes a full-color, 200 print-count YMCKOK ribbon and 500 PVC cards.
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted10 - 50 Mil
Note: When using 10 mil adhesive-backed cards, Mylar-backed cards are recommended. (See our CR8010MYAB CR80.10 Mylar Adhesive Backed Cards.)
Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing
Printer LoudnessOperating: 48 dB (A)
Printer IncludesUSB cable
Power supply & cord
Cleaning kit
CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals, and eMedia CS
Reject tray
Input Hopper Capacity100
InterfaceUSB, Ethernet, and optional 802.11 b/g WiFi
OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® XP (SP3), Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit); & Windows 10 (32- & 64-bit), Mac OS X v10.7
(Note: Mac drivers are downloadable from the Evolis website)
Printer Options

Encoding -

  • ISO 7811 magnetic stripe encoder
  • Smart card encoding - contact chip, MIFARE, DesFIRE, and iClass

802.11 b/g wireless connectivity
TrueSupport Plans through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty

Output Hopper Capacity100
30-card reject hopper
Printing Speeds (sec/card)4.5 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
19 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
Printing CapabilitySingle-sided and dual-sided printing
Warranty3 years on printer and printhead
Weight & Dimensions8.86 lbs (4.02 kg), 8.07'' L x 14.99'' W x 9.72'' H (205mm x 381mm x 247mm)
Card ManagementImport images
Integrated photo capture
Conditional design rules
Magnetic stripe encoding
Add signatures
Add unlimited data fields
DatabaseCloud-based database
Encoding1-D and 2-D barcodes
Magnetic encoding options

Evolis Primacy

Evolis Primacy Downloads

Visit the Evolis support page to find the latest Primacy drivers and firmware
- Evolis Primacy Firmware & Drivers

Evolis Primacy User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Primacy user manual:
- Primacy User Manual

Evolis Primacy Support

TrueSupport Plans & Registration
- Evolis Product Registration
- TrueSupport Plans

Technical Support

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