ID Card Printer can be upgraded on-site.

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Suited for medium or large runs, Evolis Primacy can print up to 190 cards/hr single-sided and 140 cards/hr double-sided. Unit automatically identifies and configures Evolis High-Trust® printer ribbons with RFID technology. Once in, ribbon cassette initiates calibration process that produces optimal print quality. Using YMCKO High-Trust Evolis ribbons, Primacy can produce up to 250 card prints with sharp 4-color images, text, and barcodes, while adding clear, protective overcoat layer.

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New Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer Combines Powerful Features at an Affordable Price - Available Now at

The Evolis Primacy Card Printer Offers the Most Flexible Features of all Mid-Volume Card Printers on the Market and One of the Fastest Print Speeds Around. Produces Personalized ID Cards & Badges of Unmatched Quality for Low Cost per Card.

West Sacramento, CA - Organizations looking for a high-performance, mid-volume card printer now have a flexible, eco-friendly, and affordable choice.

Combining the best features of the popular Evolis Pebble and Dualys printers - which it will eventually replace at the end of 2012 - the Evolis Primacy has arrived as the most powerful and affordable solution on the market.

Producing single or double-sided personalized cards of unmatched quality - at a low price of 32 cents per card - the Primacy guarantees high performance and fast personalization of cards in medium or large runs, while providing premium printing and encoding quality.

With its flexible modular design, the Primacy allows easy onsite upgrading so customers can start with a single-sided printer and later upgrade to dual-sided printing as their needs evolve.

The Evolis Primacy can also be site-upgraded with any encoding technology at any time. Modular encoding kits are available for a magnetic stripe encoder, smart contact station, smart encoding unit, and contactless encoding unit, allowing personalization of tamper proof access control badges to payment cards.

Boasting a powerful print capacity and high print speeds, the Evolis Primacy card printer can print up to 190 cards per hour single sided and 140 cards per hour double sided. To support Primacy's unmatched image quality claim, Evolis is offering the Primacy with a full three-year warranty and no limitation on the number of card printed.

Using Evolis High-Trust® printer ribbons with RFID technology, the Primacy automatically identifies and configures Evolis ribbons, which are housed in a handy ribbon cassette for easy installation. Once in, the ribbon cassette automatically initiates a calibration process that produces optimal card print quality.

A built-in detection system tells users exactly how much ribbon capacity remains and reports directly to the Evolis Print Manger software on the user's computer. When the ribbon is nearing its end, an alert displays on-screen.

Using YMCKO High-Trust Evolis ribbons, the Primacy can produce up to 250 card prints with sharp four-color images, text, and barcodes, while adding a clear overcoat layer that protects ID cards and badges from abrasion and wear and tear. Plastic cards and badges printed using an Evolis High-Trust ribbon can last for up to 3 years, even with frequent use.

An eco-friendly printer, the Primacy is more energy efficient than any of Evolis' previous models. In fact, the Primacy is five times more energy efficient than the Evolis Pebble. The Energy Star certified Primacy features automatic standby and sleep modes and uses recycled ABS where appropriate. Evolis High-Trust ribbons are also easy on the earth. The packaging is made of recyclable plastic and the ribbon is made of recycled material. is offering basic or complete starter kits with the Primacy card printer. Starter kits simplify the start-up process for customers tasked with implementing an ID card or membership card program, yet who are unsure what supplies are required. Each starter kit is specifically created by ID Card Group to offer the best components at an affordable cost.

The Primacy basic starter kit adds a High-Trust YMCKO single-sided color ribbon for 250 images and 300 blank PVC cards. The Complete starter kit adds a web cam for capturing photographs to the Basic kit contents.

The ID Card Group Advantage

As an authorized Evolis printer dealer, ID Card Group has deep technical knowledge from years of experience working with customers who use Evolis card printers; printing systems; and supplies, including color and monochrome ribbons, cleaning kits, eMedia software, and printer covers and carrying cases.

About ID Card Group

ID Card Group offers a full line of ID card equipment, supplies, and accessories - from identification and access control products, to promotional products for loyalty or membership programs, to gift, payment, or phone cards and systems. Industries such as business, schools, government, military, law enforcement, healthcare, gaming, hospitality, trade shows/conventions, sports & entertainment and more choose ID Card Group for its selection, expert service, and low price guarantee. To learn more, call (877) 868-0012 or visit

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