An all-in-one lamination system for long-life ID cards.

Primacy Lamination ID card printer is an all-in-one, affordable system for Encoding, Colour sublimation printing and monochrome thermal transfer and laminating your cards with or without holograms. Evolis has a wide range of patches and laminates, with or without holograms. For added security, our teams can develop entirely personalized laminates.

Durable ID cards

After your cards have been encoded and printed, Primacy Lamination then heat seals a film (varnish or patch of varying thickness) over the surface of the card. Lamination adds durability to your cards and increases their life cycle.

Printing ribbons and lamination films are installed intuitively and are automatically recognized by the system.


Evolis lamination card printer side view.

Evolis Primacy Lamination ID Card Printer.

Product Information
• Lamination ribbon
• Generic Globe design Hologram
• Registered
• Near-to-edge
• Available in two thickness’s: 0.6 mil
and 1.0mil
• Packaging: individually wrapped

Highly secure cards

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.

Evolis Primacy with lamination module and LCD screen side view.

Ribbon options for the Primacy Lamination card printer

Primacy lamination card printer hologram cartridge.

Generic Hologram cartridge,

These generic holographic ribbons allows for the application of a hologram (an optical variable design) on card in a form of a transparent patch.
Thanks to these ribbons, you add security and durability to your cards. A hologram is not possible to duplicate and simplifies the examination process.


Evolis Primacy lamination holo patch security ribbon.

Holo patch security ribbon,

The generic holographic patch ribbons allow the application of a hologram on card in a form of a transparent patch.

• Holographic lamination ribbons in PET
• For single or dual-sided lamination
• Patches not covering the entire surface of the card (near-to-edge)
Patch dimension : 83 mm x 51.4 mm. 92 % coverage.
• Compatible with PVC or composite cards
• Not compatible with smart contact cards or magnetic stripe cards
• Registered generic hologram. Artwork already created (Generic Globe Design),
composed by security features level 2.

cardPresso XXS card design software supplied with Evolis Primacy Lamination edition.

cardPresso XSS software,

Delivered with cardPresso XXS for designing and editing
badges (internal database with unlimited records).

Printer Warranty

The Primacy Lamination ID card printers proudly carry the stamp of Evolis’ strong commitment to reliability, and benefit from a 3 year warranty.

PDF link to Primacy card printer user guide.Primacy Lamination ID Card printer brochure

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,
(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


Print Secure ID cards on demand.

Printing ID cards on demand.

Evolis Primacy Lamination Card Printer specification

  • 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 (colour and
    monochrome printing) or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution
    (monochrome printing only)
  • 32 MB memory (RAM) standard - optional 64 MB1
  • Single and double sided (via flip over) lamination in
  • Standard built-in card flattener