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Primacy 2 Expert Printer

Print speeds of 280 full-color single-sided ID cards an hour

  • Direct to card printing
  • Single-sided or dual-sided printing
  • Prints 280 full color, single-sided cards/hour
  • 100 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper
  • USB & Ethernet + optional Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Upgrade options: Dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, smart card contactless, lamination
  • TrueSupport Coverage Available
MSRP $1,930.00 Price $2,142.50

Evolis Primacy 2 ID Card Printer Overview

Print medium to large volume jobs quickly and efficiently with the Evolis Primacy 2 Expert Printer. Complete with a reliable connection via USB and Ethernet and Cardpresso XXS software for perfect ID card printing.

Trusted reliability & performance
Print large volumes or just a few cards, Evolis Primacy 2 excels in any print job and reliably produces high-quality ID cards. Experience 300dpi resolution (up to 1200dpi in Advanced mode) and blazingly-fast print speeds of 280 full-color, single-sided ID cards per hour, a 100-card input/output, and an optional 200-card feeder, making it even better than the previous generation.

Eco-Friendly. Lightweight. Rewritable.
Minimize your footprint just by using the Evolis Primacy 2 for your card issuance needs. It’s lightweight and requires less materials for production and even less with its rewritable feature, so you can print, erase, and reprint your rewritable cards.

Intuitive Design with optional LCD Screen
The Evolis Primacy 2 stays true to what makes optimal printing production possible with its famed user interface. Get your card issuance program up and running quickly. It’s even faster with an optional easy-to-read touchscreen display with notifications for printer cleanings, low ribbon levels, card volume alerts, and more.

Built-in Ethernet & USB
Standard options for connectivity for Evolis Primacy 2 still provide Ethernet and USB for versatility and all of your card printing jobs.

Professional Photo-Quality Get high-resolution print in 300dpi (up to 1200 dpi in Advanced mode) for vivid, crisp colors and imagery. You’ll get stunning results with a premium, high-quality finish.

Security Made Simple
Get cards printed fast with security built-in for peace of mind. It’s simple to make your cards with custom graphics that’ll ensure IDs are unique and not easy to duplicate. Make it more secure with lamination, and UV effects and holograms. Options to upgrade to magnetic encoding, contact, and contactless chips are also available for extra protection. You can get the protection YOU need, the way YOU want it configured.

Double overlay for UV effects can be applied to give an extra layer of protection, increasing security and reducing unauthorized duplication and discouraging forgery and fraud.

Digital Erasing
Any sensitive data sent to the printer is completely deleted from memory.

Optional Kineclipse®
You can also choose to automatically hide and mask sensitive data left on the ribbon after printing.

Optional Mechanical Key
Lock everything with an onboard mechanical locking mechanism, secure by a physical key to prevent your Evolis Primacy 2 from being opened, tampered or consumables from being taken.

Optional dual-sided printing
Upgrade your Evolis Primacy 2 with ease to print to both sides of your cards. No extra equipment is necessary. Simply purchase an activation key and follow the easy instructions that are included.

Optional encoding
Customize your Evolis Primacy 2 with your desired encoding options for your ideal photo ID cards. Apply magnetic stripe, smart card contact (ISO 7816-compliant), and contactless (MIFARE, DESFIRE, and iClass) encoding for the perfect scalable solution.

Optional card lamination
Add lamination to your ID cards for your dual-sided Evolis Primacy 2 printer, adding security and durability to your cards with patches, varnish, and holographic. Lamination protects cards from physical wear and tear and helps deter tampering and forgery. When using cards that include laminate patches or hologram varnish, Evolis Primacy 2 Lamination Module is highly recommended as it yields the best results possible. Double Overlay is also available to give your cards twice the protection and durability.

Trusted TrueSupport Coverage
AlphaCard proudly provides FREE 1 Year TrueSupport with purchase of 3 or 4 year True Support Plan for Evolis Primacy 2, adding support and loaner coverage to its renowned reliability and performance.

Ideal Applications

  • Corporate employee IDs
  • Student and faculty cards
  • Access control
  • Government
  • Transportation
  • Retail loyalty cards

Compatible with smartphone and tablet, in addition to giving you an optimized user experience on Windows and Linux.

What's Included:

  • Evolis Primacy 2 ID Card Printer
  • USB cable
  • Drivers and documentation
  • Starter cleaning kit
  • 3-year printhead warranty
Encoding Options
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted

10 - 50 Mil
30 Mil

Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing
Print Resolution DPI300 DPI
Printer Loudness
Printer Includes
Input Hopper Capacity100
InterfaceUSB & Ethernet
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 , Windows 10 - 32 bit , Windows 10 - 64 bit , Windows Server 2016 - 32 bit , Windows Server 2016 - 64 bit , Linux
Printer Options
Output Hopper Capacity


Printing Speeds (sec/card)

Full Color 280 Cards/Hour

Printing Capability

Single-sided printing or Dual-sided printing

Warranty3 Years
Weight & Dimensions
Card Management
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