Primacy 2 card printer

A high-performance card printer, to create your own cards with an appropriate level of security.

Printing
Double-sided Single-sided
Encoding
Magnetic stripes No encoding option Smart contact Smart contactless
Card lifespan
Up to 3 years Up to 5 years
Number of cards per year
Between 5 000 and 50 000 Between 500 and 5 000 Less than 500
Card security level
High Standard
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A superior collection of card printing technology

Rewrite printing technology, scanner, 200-card feeder, colorimetric profile, Kineclipse®, digital erasing, double overlay, UV effect… Never before have we seen so many features and options in a single card printer.

Welcome to Primacy 2.

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One feature, one video

Discover our series of videos on each Primacy 2 features, The One Choice.

 

200 card feeder

 

Rewrite technology

 

Easy4pro ribbons range

 

YMCKOO ribbon

 

Kineclipse®

 

YMCKO ribbon & lamination module

 

Evolis Print Service Application

At your service today—and in the future.

With all the possibilities it offers, Primacy 2 can meet all the needs you have today. And those you have in the future too. How? Thanks to its many features that can easily be added throughout its life: double-sided printing, 200-card feeder, encoders, lamination module, LCD panel. You can install these new options yourself very easily, and from the comfort of your own premises.

The durability of Primacy 2 is also achieved thanks to its robustness. That’s why we’ve optimized the printhead protection to give it an even longer life. You can also count on the 3-year warranty and even opt for an additional extension for even more peace of mind.

Printing technologies, plus rewriting.

Primacy 2 incorporates the printing technology of sublimation to create your color cards and thermal transfer for your monochrome cards. In addition to these 2 technologies, we offer you a further step. With Primacy 2, you can also print on rewritable cards with our rewrite technology. This feature, available as standard on Primacy 2, allows you to print, erase, and reprint the same card in a matter of seconds.

This economical and practical use is particularly relevant when issuing temporary cards and badges or those that are likely to be updated regularly (visitor badges, student cards, loyalty cards, etc.).

No need to choose between quantity and quality.

Primacy 2 gives you both: an output capacity suitable for medium to large runs and high quality printing.

Its printing speed of up to 280 cards per hour, combined with its 100- or 200-card feeder, are the two major assets of the Primacy 2 that allow it to reach a high level of productivity and autonomy. Alongside this, its high resolution printing mode coupled with its colorimetric profile as close to real-life colors as possible allows you to obtain a high quality rendering on all your cards.

Even more security and durability for your cards.

From the simplest to the most secure cards, Primacy 2 can do it all. You can choose the level of security depending on your requirements:

  • Encoders: encode contact or contactless chips and magnetic strips with our various encoders. Choose the ones you need when you purchase or add them throughout the life of your Primacy 2.
  • UV effect: thanks to the specific YMCKOO ribbon, or via the overlay layer of our standard color ribbons associated with the lamination module, you can add a UV effect to your cards in order to give them a greater level of security.
  • Double overlay layer: a double overlay layer means optimized durability for your printed cards. This double layer of varnish provides enhanced wear and abrasion protection, with 3 times the abrasion resistance of standard YMCKO ribbon.
  • Lamination module: ordered at the same time as your Primacy 2 or added as needed, the lamination module allows you to integrate advanced security and protection elements (varnish, patch, or generic or custom holograms). The lamination module is the essential feature for an optimum level of security and durability.
  • Scanner: the scanner allows you to check that the elements on your cards have been printed correctly and to keep a print history.

The printed data also needs security.

When you personalize a card with personal data, the data is sent to the printer so that it can start the personalization. Once the printing is finished, this information is then readable on the ribbon. How can we ensure that no data remains accessible, either digitally from the printer’s memory or physically from the ribbon?

To achieve this, Primacy 2 incorporates two technologies:

  • Kineclipse®: The sensitive information on the ribbon after printing ismade illegible by a masking system.
  • Digital erasing: The data sent to the printer is automatically deleted from its memory.

Lock your Primacy 2 to better protect it.

Mechanical locking by key on the Primacy 2 prevents the printer from being opened. Access to the interior of the machine and to the feeder is only possible if you are in possession of the key. In other words, consumables (cards, ribbons, etc.) and all components that could be stolen (such as encoders) are protected.

Need help? Scan the QR code!

We’ve designed Primacy 2 to make all your printing as easy as possible. And we know you may need a little help from time to time. That’s why the LCD screen version of Primacy 2 assists you by displaying QR codes. When you need help, it displays a QR code on its screen, which you can scan to go directly to the information you need.

A complete range of consumables.

Evolis High Trust consumables ensure high-quality printing and optimal service life for your printer. With a wide range of cards, ribbons, and cleaning kits you’re sure to find the right product for your needs.

Our selection for Primacy 2:

  • YMCKOO ribbon: a double overlay layer for double protection.
  • Ribbon cassettes for one-step installation or an EASY4PRO offer without cassette for users keen to reduce their environmental impact.

Primacy 2 card printer

Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer/ Rewrite
Edge-to-edge printing, single or dual-sided
Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution (color and monochrome printing) or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
Interfaces: USB, Ethernet, Wifi (optional)
Feeder capacity: 200 cards (optional), Feeder capacity: 100 cards
Printing performances
Single side: 280 cards/hour
Dual side: 170 cards/hour
Dual-sided Card Lamination Module (CLM) as an option
3-year warranty
Delivered with cardPresso XXS for designing and editing badges
Download full specifications

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Download the compatibility table

This product is compatible with :

Linux
Windows
Mac

Card printing solution – simplex printers

Primacy 2 Simplex Expert 
Printer without option, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Wireless
Printer without option, USB & Wi-Fi, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Mag ISO
Printer with Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Smart
Printer with Evolis Elyctis Smart Smart Card Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Smart & Contactless
Printer with Evolis Elyctis Dual Smart Card and Contactless (IDENTIV chipset) Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Smart & Contactless
Printer with OMNIKEY 5122 Smart Card and Contactless Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Contactless
Printer with SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP Contactless Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Contactless
Printer with Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC EncodeSpringCard Crazy Writer HSP Contactless Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Scanner
Printer with Scanner feature, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Kineclipse®
Printer with Kineclipse® feature, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Lock
Printer with Mechanical lock system, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence

Card printing solution – duplex printers

Primacy 2 Duplex Expert 
Printer without option, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Wireless
Printer without option, USB & Wi-Fi, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Mag ISO
Printer with Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Smart
Printer with Evolis Elyctis Smart Smart Card Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Smart & Contactless
Printer with Evolis Elyctis Dual Smart Card and Contactless (IDENTIV chipset) Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Smart & Contactless
Printer with OMNIKEY 5122 Smart Card and Contactless Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Contactless
Printer with SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP Contactless Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Contactless
Printer with Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC EncodeSpringCard Crazy Writer HSP Contactless Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Mag ISO, Smart & Contactless
Printer with Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, Evolis Elyctis Dual Smart Card and Contactless (IDENTIV chipset) Encoder, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Scanner
Printer with Scanner feature, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Kineclipse®
Printer with Kineclipse® feature, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence
Primacy 2 Duplex Expert Lock
Printer with Mechanical lock system, USB & Ethernet, with Cardpresso XXS software licence

Options

CARD LAMINATION MODULE (CLM).
For Stand Alone use, order USB cable (ref A5017)
200 cards input hopper
Dual-Sided upgrade kit for Primacy 2 (minimum order quantity is 4)
Magnetic ISO encoding kit
Incl. Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, flywheel
Evolis Elyctis Smart encoding kit
Incl. Evolis Elyctis Smart encoder, smart contact station, daughter board and cables
(To finalize the installation, it is necessary to order the encoder’s mounting plate: S10112)
SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP encoding kit
Incl. SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
(To finalize the installation, it is necessary to order the encoder’s mounting plate: S10112)
3 SAM slots extension board kit for SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP
CAEN RFID UHF R1230CB FCC encoding kit
Incl. CAEN RFID UHF FCC encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
(To finalize the installation, it is necessary to order the encoder’s mounting plate: S10112)
Evolis Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC encoding kit
Incl. Evolis Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
Evolis Elyctis Dual encoding kit
Incl. Evolis Elyctis Dual (IDENTIV chipset) encoder, smart contact station, antenna bracket, daughter board and cables
(To finalize the installation, it is necessary to order the encoder’s mounting plate: S10112)
2 SAM slots extension board kit for Evolis Elyctis Dual 
OMNIKEY 5122 Dual encoding kit
Incl. OMNIKEY  5122 encoder, smart contact station, antenna bracket, daughter board and cables
Encoder’s mounting plate kit
Incl. Encoder’s mounting plate, screws and rivets
Download full specifications

To see all the specifications of our consumables and accessories, download the data sheet: