Evolis Primacy Expert Dual-Sided ID System

Evolis Primacy Expert Dual-Sided ID System

Item #: PrimacyExpertDSSystem
Retail Price: $3,042.00

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Evolis Primacy Overview:

  • Direct-to-card printer for mid to high volume print jobs of dual-sided cards
  • Printer features: 3 year warranty, user-friendly design with easy access to consumables, exterior color options
  • Upgrade options: encoding, wireless connectivity, and extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's In the Box:

Evolis Primacy Details

The Evolis Primacy dual-sided ID card system features a modular design that allows you to add encoding options any time! It's also fast - boasting print speeds up to 140 full-color, dual-sided cards per hour! The Evolis Primacy dual-sided card system can be ordered with a fire red or brilliant blue exterior. The Evolis Primacy dual-sided card system includes everything you need to start printing cards, including a color ribbon, cards, ID software, and a webcam.

Evolis Primacy Printer

  • Enjoy a compact and modular design
    The Evolis Primacy is a powerful, fast, and compact printer. Its small footprint makes it an easy addition to any desktop. Plus, the ENERGY STAR¸ printer is quiet and energy-efficient.

  • Print cards quickly and easily
    A mid to high volume printer, the Evolis Primacy plastic card printer produces cards in record time, boasting 140 dual-sided, full-color or 850 monochrome, single-sided cards per hour. To support this demand, the Evolis Primacy printer has 100-card input and output hoppers which are conveniently located at the front of the printer for easy access and monitoring, and a 30-card reject tray.

  • Operate and maintain your printer with ease
    The Evolis Primacy is as easy to install and use as your desktop printer. An LED display and on-screen prompts and notifications guide you swiftly through your print jobs. Plus, cassette-style ribbons and automatic ribbon detection make maintenance a breeze!

  • Achieve a low cost of ownership
    A half panel color ribbon is available for economical, full-color printing, and when used properly, may be up to 42% less expensive than the standard color ribbon. Plus, the monochrome ribbon saver technology uses only the ribbon length that corresponds to the length of the image to be printed. With this you can double and even triple the capacity of our monochrome ribbons.

  • Connect to one or multiple computers
    Operate your card printing application on one or multiple computers through a shared network with built-in USB and Ethernet connectivity.

Customize your printer to your needs with:

  • Wireless connectivity - Optional
    Operate your card printing program wirelessly! (Add wireless connectivity to your printer within Options)

  • Card encoding - Optional
    Optional magnetic stripe or smart card encoding capabilities allow you to easily create multi-function ID cards, which can be added at any time! (Add encoding options to your printer within Options)

  • Extended warranty and printer loaner plans - Optional
    ID Zone offers extended warranty plans with satisfaction-guaranteed service handled by our in-house, knowledgeable technical support team. Our extended warranty plans include support via a toll-free number or live chat, total parts replacement plus labor, and fast turn-around on printer repairs.

    In the event your printer needs to be sent to us for repair, our loaner plans help ensure your card printing can continue. With printer loaner coverage, we'll send you a loaner printer to use while yours is in for repair. (Select an extended warranty with or without loaner coverage in Options)

  • ID card system training - Optional
    A training session with our in-house Technical Support team will get your new Evolis Primacy card system up and running in no time. Your training will be tailored around your specific printer and software, as well as the specific topics you would like assistance with. A typical system training session may cover topics such as:
    • ID card printer, software, and ID camera installation assistance
    • Importing or connecting software to ID database
    • Designing an ID card template
    • Printing ID cards
    (Add training to your system order in Options)

CardExchange 9 Go ID Card Software

  • User-friendly interface with powerful capabilities
    CardExchange 9 Go is an entry level ID card software that provides you with simple card design, management, and printing tools. With CardExchange, starting to print cards is as easy as four clicks! CardExchange Go features a helpful assistant that offers step-by-step instructions if needed, a familiar user-interface inspired by Microsoft© Office, easy drag-and-drop card design, and a built-in, basic database. (You may upgrade to your software choice within Options)

Credential Cam Digital Photo ID Webcam

  • Capture ID photos with ease
    Place images on your photo ID badges in just minutes with the Credential Cam, included with your Primacy system! This webcam is optimized for capturing photo IDs and features a five layer glass lens and Autosmart facetrakcing. (You may upgrade to your choice of camera within Options)

Color Ribbon and Cards

  • Start printing immediately with included supplies
    A full-color, 200 print-count YMCKOK ribbon and 500 PVC cards are included with your Primacy system, allowing you to get started right away! (You may upgrade to your choice of card within Options)

Evolis Primacy Options

Color Options:

Fire Red
Fire Red<br />(PM1H0000RD)
Brilliant Blue
Brilliant Blue<br />(PM1H0000BD)
Choose Your Printer Encoding Option:

Add Wireless Connectivity:
Note: WiFi connectivity is only available in the Fire Red color option.

Add Loaner Coverage:

Extended Warranty Plan Options:

Upgrade ID Software Options:

Printer or Software Training Options:
BIG Savings of up to 35% off

Name, Phone, & Email for the Training Contact at Your Organization:

Upgrade Camera Options:

Upgrade PVC Cards Options:

Add Backdrop + $20 - Select Color:

Add Tripod Options:


Evolis Primacy Overview:

  • Direct-to-card printer for mid to high volume print jobs of dual-sided cards
  • Printer features: 3 year warranty, user-friendly design with easy access to consumables, exterior color options
  • Upgrade options: encoding, wireless connectivity, and extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's In the Box:

Evolis Primacy Specifications

Card Printing Capability: Single-sided and dual-sided printing
Color/Monochrome Printing Capability: Color & monochrome printing
Card Printing Speeds: 4.5 seconds per single-sided monchrome (K) card
19 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKO) card
Card Hopper Capacity: 100-card input hopper
100-card output hopper
30-card reject hopper
Noise Level: Operating: 48 dB (A)
Accepted Card Size: CR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Accepted Card Thickness: 10 - 50 Mil
Note: When using 10 mil adhesive-backed cards, Mylar-backed cards are recommended. (See our CR8010MYAB CR80.10 Mylar Adhesive Backed Cards.)
Interface: USB & Ethernet
Available Software Drivers: Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP3), Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit) & Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit); Mac OS X v10.7
(Note: Mac drivers are downloadable from the Evolis website)
Weight & Dimensions: 8.86 lbs (4.02 kg), 8.07'' L x 14.99'' W x 9.72'' H (205mm x 381mm x 247mm)
Included with Printer:
  • 3 year printer & printhead warranty
  • USB cable
  • Power supply & cord
  • Cleaning kit
  • CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals, and eMedia CS
  • Reject tray
Printer Options: Encoding -
  • ISO 7811 magnetic stripe encoder
  • Smart card encoding - contact chip, MIFARE, DesFIRE, and iClass
Extended warranties through ID Zone, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty

CardExchange 9 Go ID Card Software Specifications

Card Printing Capability: Full-color one-sided or two-sided (duplex) capabilities
Batch printing
Database Capability: Microsoft Access
Internal database with 200 records
Encoding Options: 1-D (linear) barcodes
Magnetic stripe
Card Management Capabilities: Import images
Integrated photo capture
Add data fields - unlimited
Options: Upgrade to Professional or Ultimate editions
Software Training - customized training makes getting up and running quick and easy
System Requirements: Dual Core processor with 1024 Mb RAM
200MB of free disk space
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Microsoft .NET framework 4.0

Compatible Operating Systems:
Microsoft XP, Windows Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), or Windows 8(32- & 64-bit)

Evolis PM1H0000D Dual-Sided Card Printer Models

Part Number Color Dual-Sided Printing USB & Ethernet Interface Magnetic Encoding Contact Encoding Contactless Encoding
PM1H0000RS Fire Red        
PM1H0000BS Brilliant Blue        
PM1HB000RS Fire Red      
PM1HB000BS Brilliant Blue      
PM1H0T00RS Fire Red      
PM1H00CWRS Fire Red      
PM1H0ELYRS Fire Red    
PM1H0000RD Fire Red      
PM1H0000BD Brilliant Blue      
PM1HB000RD Fire Red    
PM1HB000BD Brilliant Blue    
PM1H0T00RD Fire Red    
PM1H00CWRD Brilliant Blue    
PM1H0ELYRD Fire Red  

ID Zone offers all available Evolis Primacy encoding options. Please contact us at (800) 910-5987 or Live Chat if your encoding requirements are not listed above.

Printed Card Approximate Cost

 MSRPOur PriceYour Savings Per Card
Single-Sided Monochrome$0.13$0.10$0.03
Single-Sided Color (YMCKO)$0.49$0.36$0.13
Dual-Sided Color (YMCKOK)$0.51$0.44$0.07

Evolis Primacy Reviews


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Great product!

By Techy Teacher

fromAnnapolis, MD

About MeNew to card printing

Verified Buyer


  • Easy to load ribbon or cards
  • Great print quality


  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • Mid-level printing volume

Comments aboutEvolis Primacy Expert Dual-Sided ID System:

I had to call customer service 3 times to get it to print front and back (we paid extra for it); but they were very nice and helpful. The cards and ribbon are really easy to load, and we were able to quickly get it configured to print!

  • Primary Card Uses:
  • Photo ID

Excellent System

By David

fromHouston, TX.

About MeNew to card printing

Verified Buyer


  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to load ribbon or cards
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to use camera
  • Easy to use software
  • Great print quality
  • Quiet
  • Reliable


    Best Uses

    • High volume printing

    Comments aboutEvolis Primacy Expert Dual-Sided ID System:

    Very easy to setup the data base, then type in your information just like on a Excel spreadsheet, drop, & crop photo & print up to 50 at one time, how sweet. I am so impressed with the machine, that I am placing an order for 7 more machines. Everyone I have dealt with at ID Zone, has made my experience very pleasurable, from sales to tech support.

    • Primary Card Uses:
    • Photo ID

    Evolis Primacy Support & Downloads

    Evolis Primacy Downloads

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

    Evolis Primacy Documentation

    Use the link below for the latest version of the user manual: - Primacy User Manual

    Evolis Primacy Extended Warranty Plans

    Extended Warranties & Registration - Evolis Product Registration - Extended Warranty Plans

    Technical Support

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

    IDZone.com has a Shopper Approved rating of 4.7/5 based on 3901 ratings and reviews