Evolis Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Smart Card Printer

Sale price$1,930.00


The Evolis Primacy 2 Smart Card Printer, direct-to-card color dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer card, is a MULTI-PURPOSE printer that incorporates edge-to-edge printing (single or double-sided), color sublimation/monochrome thermal transfer and rewrite technology for rewriteable cards. It is known for its HIGH PERFORMANCE with the fastest card printing speeds on the market with a focus on medium to large volume printing. It has extremely SECURE features thanks to its encoding of magnetics stripes, contact/contactless chips, holograms, protective laminates and UV effects with security level being up to your business’ needs. Lastly, the Evolis Primacy 2 Smart Card Printer is best known though for its EASE-OF-USE with an accessible on/off button with a side opening to access internal components. 

*The Evolis Primacy 2 Smart Card Printer is orderable by contacting us directly with the button down below*



  • CE
    ISO 7813
    EMV 2000-1
    ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo/JIS2
    ISO 7816-2
    EMV 2000-1
    ISO 14443A/B
    ISO 15693
    USB 1.0/1.1/2.0/3.0
    Ethernet TCP-IP/10BaseT/100BAseT (Traffic Led)
    Wireless 802.11 b/g
    USB 1.0/1.1/2.0/3.0

Ideal For:

  • Desktop Card Printer
    Medium to large volume printing
  • Black and White/Color Cards
  • Rewriteable Cards
  • Temporary Visitor Badges and ID Badges
  • Student ID Cards
  • Loaylty Cards
  • Education, finance, healthcare, and transportation sectors


  • USB 1.0/1.1/2.0/3.0
  • USB 2.0 Type-A and USB 2.0 Type-B options
  • Ethernet
    Protection for print head
  • Double-sided printing
  • Sublimation
  • LCD touch-sensitive control panel with LED notifications¬†
  • LED Notifications:¬†Green LED for normal operations and Red/Orange for a warning¬†
    • WiFI, cooling mode, firmware update, printer status, open cover/mechanical errors, ribbon/card status, cleaning alerts and card alerts
  • LCD Graphical Notifications:¬†Low card level alert for input hopper and empty hopper alert
  • Security:
    • Kensington security lock for printer theft
    • Digital erasing to delete data sent from memory¬†
  • Print Resolution:
    300x300 DPI for B&W/Color printing
    300x600 DPI for B&W/Enhanced Color
    300x1200 DPI for enhanced B&W
  • Printer Memory:
    • 32 MB of RAM with Digital Erasing for removing print jobs
  • Card Printing Performance:
    Color YMCKO: <235 per hr.
    Color 1/2MCKO: <280 per hr.
    Color YMCKO-K: <170 per hr.
    Single-sided YMCK (Lamination Module): <215 per hr.
    B&W: <1000 per hr.
    Rewrite Erasing (1 side): 365 cards per hr.
    Rewrite Printing (1 side): 560 card per hr.
  • Card Feeder Capacity:¬†100 cards (30 mil)
  • Reject Card Hopper Capacity:¬†50-card reject tray
  • Output Hopper Capacity:¬†100-card input/output hopper capacity¬†
  • Manual gauge adjustment
  • Number of Cards Per Year:
    • Magnetic Stripe Cards:¬†5,000-50,000 cards
    • No Encoding Cards:¬†500-5,000 cards¬†
    • Contact Smart Cards:¬†<500 cards

Printer Technology:
Color dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
Print Capability:
One-or two-sided printing (edge-to-edge) print module
Print Quality:
16 million colors
Integrated Color profile

*Print optimization via color profile

  • Weight:¬†9.06 lbs

Card Types Supported:

  • Card Format:
    ISO 7810 ID-1/CR-80
    3.370 x 2.125 inches
    PVC/Composite PVC/PET/PC^2
  • Card Thickness:¬†10-50 mil

*Contact smart cards: 3-year lifespan

*Contactless smart cards: 5-year lifespan

  • Software:
  • Ships with cardPresso XXS (Badge design and printing):
    Designs and edits badges
    Store up to 50 records
    Signature capturing capabilities
    Multiple language options available
  • OS Compatibility:
    • Windows XP SP2 (32-bit)/Vista (32-bit)/7/8 (32-bit and 64-bit)/10 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Operating System (OS) Support:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019/2022
    macOS 10.14/10.15/11/12
    Linux RPM (Red Hat) & DEB (Debian) distributions

Download Datasheets & Drivers


Evolis Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Smart Card Printer Brochure

Driver Download Page:

Evolis Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Smart Card Printer Driver Page

Steps for Downloading Drivers 

  1. Click URL above titled Evolis Primacy 2 Simplex Expert Smart Card Printer Driver Page
  2. Select Software and Firmware tab
  3. Select the relevant file for your operating system  
  4. Open file at the bottom of the web browser in the Download Bar (*Depending on browser i.e. Chrome, Edge or Firefox)

*To find out your operating system version for Windows, select File Explorer and right click This PC on the Quick Access left side panel and select Properties in the submenu. Underneath both Device specifications and Windows specifications, the OS version is stated.

    Specifications Datasheet:

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