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Primacy Lamination

  • Primacy Lamination card printer

    The ideal system for personalizing and laminating your cards

    Single-sided, Double-sided
    Magnetic stripes, Smart contact, Smart contactless
    Card lifespan:
    +3 years
    Number of cards per year:
    More than 30,000
    Card security level:
    Very High

    An all-in-one system for long-life cards

    Primacy Lamination is an all-in-one, affordable system for:

    • Encoding,
    • Color sublimation printing and monochrome thermal transfer,
    • And laminating your cards, with or without holograms.

    Your ID cards will have maximum durability and a high level of security. Laminating your cards will prevent incidents of fraud.
    This system is ideal for producing secure cards such as:

    • Secure employee badges,
    • Driver's licenses,
    • Resident cards,
    • Military or police ID badges,
    • Airport access control badges,
    • Social security cards.

  • Easy production of highly secure cards

    Durable cards

    The cards are laminated by heat-sealing a film (varnish or patch of varying thickness) over the entire surface of the card once it has been encoded and printed.
    This adds durability to your cards and increases their life cycle to up to 10 years*.

    Highly secure cards

    Evolis has a wide range of patches and laminates, with or without holograms. For added security, our teams can develop entirely personalized laminates.  Primacy Lamination can be used with various combinable coding modules:

    • Magnetic strip,
    • Smartcard,
    • Contactless card.

    Upgrade your existing Primacy fleet in one easy step

    A scalable, easy-to-use system

    When you install your system, you connect the lamination module to the printer in one easy step by infrared communication. Your system is up and running within minutes. If you already have a Primacy printer, you can upgrade your system by buying the lamination module separately.

    The different ribbons and laminates are installed intuitively and are automatically recognized by the system.

  • General features

    Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer
    Single or double sided printing, edge-to-edge
    Standard 300 x 300 dpi resolution
    Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution (color and monochrome printing) or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
    Single and double sided (via flip over) lamination in standard
    32 MB memory (RAM) standard - optional 64 MB1
    Printing and lamination performances1
    Single side: up to 215 cards/hourDual side (YMCKO-K): up to 110 cards/hour


    USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0), cable supplied
    Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
    802.11b/g wireless connection on the Wireless range

    Cards management and specifications

    Feeder capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
    Output hopper capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
    Reject tray capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
    Card thickness: 0.76 mm (30 mil)
    Card types: PVC cards, composite PVC cards, PET cards, polycarbonate cards1, special varnished cards1
    Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)

    Additional encoding modules

    Available modules:

    Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo, JIS2
    Smart contact station ISO 7816-2
    Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
    Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, MIFARE, DESFire, HID iCLASS, UHF (standard compliance: EPC C1 Gen2 / ISO18000-6C ETSI EN 302 208 or FCC part 15.247)
    Other specific encoders upon request
    Internal USB or IP ports
    Options can be combined
    Factory-installed or installed on site


           Support for Kensington® security lock
         Data encryption for magnetic encoding


    Card Lamination Module (CLM) sold separately as an add-on for any Primacy printer
    Installation of a second Card Lamination Module (CLM) to laminate both sides of the card with two different films


    Printer LEDs
    Graphical notifications2 : cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon, etc
    LCD screen as an option (factory installed)4

    Evolis High Trust® Ribbon

    Automatic identification and setting
    Ergonomic ribbons and films for easy handling
    Ribbon saver for monochrome printing
    Lamination films:
    Clear or holographic patch (0.5, 0.6 or 1 mil): 600 sides/roll
    Clear or holographic varnish: 1200 sides/roll
    Other films upon request
    Alternate film to laminate cards with magnetic stripe or smart cards


    Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows®:
    Printer driver
    Evolis Print Center for administration and settings
    Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification3
    24/7 online support
    Compatible with Windows® (32/64 bits): XP SP3, Vista, W7, W8, W10
    Delivered with cardPresso XXS for designing and editingbadges (internal database with unlimited records)
    Evolis Premium SDK for remote supervision of the printer, while facilitating and speeding up integration into IT systems

    Certifications and statement of compliance


    Size and weight

    Size (H x W x D): 269 x 205 x 753 mm (10.59’’ x 8.07’’ x 29.64’’)
    Weight: 10 kg (22.04 lbs)

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