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The Evolis Primacy 2: A Complete Printing Solution

25 May The Evolis Primacy 2: A Complete Printing Solution
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Intro: what is the Primacy 2? How does the Primacy 2 compare to the original Primacy?

For entire printing solutions, the Evolis Primacy 2 is the ideal solution. It is cost-effective but still offers high-end features, such as rewriteable technology, intelligent colour matching, and data security features such as digital erasing and Kineclipse® technology.

The Evolis Primacy 2 is a high technology upgrade on the original Primacy model, designed to support even more organisations. There are a range of features that have been improved and added, including:

•    Print speeds of up to 280 cards per hour
•    UV effect and double overlay
•    Digital data erasing
•    Compatible with Mac and Linux as well as Windows
•    Print from a smartphone and tablet as well as a computer
•    Rewriteable technology

You can also choose from optional upgrades, depending on your requirements:

•    Kineclipse®, a technology that masks sensitive data on ribbons
•    LCD screen
•    Security scanner
•    200 card input hopper

All of these features and options make it ideal to create the ideal printing solution, as ID Card Centre found with its own in-house plastic card printing service.

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•    Organisation – a summary of the business size, location, scope, customer base etc
•    Business Issue – what was the problem they were looking to solve?
•    Solution – what was proposed and implemented including quantities, if significant
•    Business Benefits – what’s changed/improved since solution implemented


ID Card Centre is a family-owned business that has been a leading UK supplier of identity and access control solutions since 1998. It boasts its very own bureau service which produces thousands of printed cards every week. ID Card Centre is based in Northampton, well connected to the rest of the UK, covering a variety of sectors including government, healthcare, and education. Events have trusted the business for over 20 years for all their ID, lanyard, and access control needs.

Business Issue

The bureau at ID Card Centre is an extremely busy environment, producing thousands of printed cards for customers each week. The team are known for producing high-quality printed cards to very tight timescales, so reliability and a professional finish are key. The bureau needed to expand its printing capabilities not just in terms of volume, but as the range of options available for ID cards has grown, the experts at ID Card Centre looked to ensure they held a range of printers suitable for all requirements.


The ID Card Centre Bureau added the Evolis Primacy 2 to its array of printers. It was a welcome addition with its range of powerful features and optional upgrades. The bureau team could now offer further comprehensive card printing. The Evolis Primacy 2 provided the perfect solution for printing ID cards with lots of colours, such as staff photos. With improved colour matching features, the Primacy 2 can print a wider range of colours, improving the quality of prints. The printer also comes with Evolis Premium Suite to allow for easy adaptation of printer settings, as well as showing the levels of consumables and instructions on how to clean the printer to maintain its lifespan.

Business Benefits

The Evolis Primacy 2 has proven to be very easy to use. The input and output trays are at the front of the printer, meaning the bureau team can easily fill up the card hopper and remove any produced cards. 

It’s also been easy to change the ribbon, thanks to the panel at the top of the printer. To replace the used ribbon, the team simply click out the cartridge and insert a new one. The printer detects the replacement automatically, so they can continue printing like before.

With a high print volume coming through the ID Card Centre bureau, the speeds of the Evolis Primacy 2 have proven good enough to compete. The Evolis Primacy 2 offers print speeds of:

•    280 single-sided full colour cards per hour
•    170 double-sided full colour cards per hour

At full capacity, this means the in-house printing experts can print 2,240 full colour single-sided cards, or 1,360 full colour double-sided cards. This increased efficiency is ideal for the busy ID Card Centre environment.

The Team can also now offer improved security features, such as being able to offer a new YMCKOO ribbon. This allows for an overlay layer as well as UV overlay, making it harder for printed cards to be forged.

Alongside this, the printer erases all digital data once it has been processed through, and the upgrade to Kineclipse® means that any data left on the ribbon is masked and can be easily disposed of.

The 3-year warranty offered by Evolis, has also brought much needed peace of mind. The ID Card Centre only use and highly recommend only using genuine printer manufacturer consumables, as well as running a cleaning cycle at the end of each ribbon. This will help the Team to prolong the lifespan of the printer and reduce environmental impact, through a lowered defect rate and printer ribbons remaining in optimal condition throughout their use.

Overall, the Team say that the Evolis Primacy 2 has been great. They feel it would be ideal for use in a range of settings, including corporate organisations, education, finance, healthcare, and transportation. Its balance of high print quality and quick print speeds, combined with its data protection compliance, means that it can print the data needed when you need it – even in fast-paced and highly secure environments.


To find out more about the Evolis Primacy 2, please get in touch with a member of our expert team.

ID Card Centre also offers an annual support plan, IDAssist, for £150 per year. It offers a range of benefits, including:

•    Priority telephone, email, and remote support
•    Installation and training
•    Loan printers if yours is faulty or needs off-site services
•    Free same-day dispatch on all orders