Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac

Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac

Vendor: evolis
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Single Sided - Included
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No Encoding
Add Magnetic Stripe Encoding + $400


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CardPresso XM - Included
Upgrade to CardPresso XL + $500


The Evolis SchoolSystem3 Primacy School Photo ID System for Mac comes with everything you need to print your first 300 cards this school year. To make it easy for you, the SchoolSystem3 comes with:

  • Evolis Primacy single-sided card printer
  • CardPresso XM Software for Mac
  • Credential Camera
  • Full Color Ribbon (300 Prints)
  • 500 White PVC Cards
  • 100 Breakaway Lanyards
  • Card Slot Punch
  • 1 Hour of Training
  • USB Cable
  • CD with printer drivers and user guide
  • 3-year warranty

The Evolis SchoolSystem3 Primacy School Photo ID System is the ideal solution for:

  • Student, staff, and visitor IDs
  • Access control badges
  • Time and attendance
  • Library checkouts
  • Lunch plans
  • Payment cards
  • Event passes
  • Transportation passes

Fast, powerful, and efficient:

Print all your student, staff, and visitor IDs from your Mac computer with the Evolis Primacy Single-Sided Card Printer. This desktop printer gives you the high capacity output in a compact footprint that fits in just about anywhere. You can easily print up to 225 cards per hour for single-sided printing.

Both the card feeder and output tray hold 100 cards each, meaning you spend less time refilling the printer and more time getting your IDs printed and ready to go.

Get professional-looking cards:

The Evolis Primacy Single-Sided Card Printer gives you professional quality IDs thanks to a 300dpi photographic resolution and edge-to-edge printing that results in a high quality card. Featuring enhanced graphical processing, you get a real-to-life depiction of the images in high definition and the monochrome text is more precise than other printers.

Easy to use and maintain:

The card feeder and hopper are directly accessed from the front of the printer, making it easy to see when supplies need to refilled. The Evolis High Trust print ribbons install simply and easily and are automatically recognized by the printer.

Manage your Evolis Premium Suite software to control the printer directly from the screen on your computer. Or if you’d rather, you can use the optional LCD screen on the printer to interact when printing.

Designed with an eye to the future:

The Evolis Primacy School Photo ID System is simple and easy to upgrade by activating the dual-sided printing option on-site. You also have the option to upgrade your printer with magnetic stripe, contact, or contactless chip encoders when your needs change.


General features

  • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer
  • Single-sided printing, edge-to-edge
  • Standard 300 x 300 dpi resolution
  • Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution (color and monochrome printing) or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
  • 32 MB memory (RAM) standard - optional 64 MB1

Printing performances

  • Single side:
    1. Color (YMCKO): 190 - 225 cards/hour
    2. Monochrome: 800 - 1000 cards/hour
  • Dual side:
    1. Color (YMCKO-K): 140 cards/hour


  • USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0), cable supplied
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
  • 802.11b/g wireless connection on the Wireless range
  • Cards management and specifications

  • Feeder capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm — 30 mil)
  • Output hopper capacity: 100 cards (0.76 mm — 30 mil)
  • Reject tray/output hopper capacity at the back: 50 cards (0.76 mm — 30 mil)
  • Card thickness: 0.25 to 1.25 mm (10 to 50 mil), gauge adjustment (0.25 mm - 10 mil only for monochrome printing)
  • Card types: PVC cards, composite PVC cards, PET cards, ABS cards1, special varnished cards1
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)
  • Optional features

  • Colors available: fire red & brilliant blue
  • Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
  • Open output hopper for collecting cards one by one
  • USB encoding over IP through additional USB Net Server module, upon request
  • Locking system
  • Wireless range: wireless connection 802.11b/g
  • Color touch screen
  • Additional encoding modules

  • Available modules:
      1. Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo, JIS2
      2. Smart contact station ISO 7816-2
      3. Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
      4. Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, MIFARE, DESFire, HID iCLASS, UHF (standard compliance: EPC C1 Gen2 / ISO18000-6C ETSI EN 302 208 or FCC part 15.247)
      5. Other specific encoders upon request
  • Internal USB or IP ports
  • Options can be combined
  • Factory-installed or installed on site


  • Support for Kensington security lock
  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding
  • Locking system as an option


  • Printer LEDs
  • Color touch screen as an option
  • Graphical notifications from the printer: cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon and card alerts, etc.

Evolis High Trust Ribbon

To maximize the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of the print head and the overall printer reliability, use Evolis High Trust® ribbons.

  • Automatic identification and setting
  • Delivered in a drop-in cassette for easy handling
  • Ribbon saver for monochrome printing


  • Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite for Windows:
        1. Printer driver
        2. Evolis Print Center for administration and settings
        3. Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification
        4. 24/7 online support
        5. Compatible with Windows (32/64 bits): XP SP3, Vista, W7, W8, W10
  • Delivered with CardPresso XXS for designing and editing badges:
        1. Internal database (unlimited records)
        2. Windows (from XP onwards) and Mac OS X
  • Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.6 onwards)
  • Linux OS upon request
  • Evolis Premium SDK for remote supervision of the printer, while facilitating and speeding up integration into IT systems

  • Eco-friendly design, certifications and statement of compliance

    • Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
    • RoHS

    Size and weight

    • Size (H x W x D):
    • 247 x 205 x 381 mm (9.72’’ x 8.07’’ x 14.99’’)
    • With reject tray/output hopper at the back:
    • 247 x 205 x 487 mm (9.72’’ x 8.07’’ x 19.17’’)
    • Weight: 4.02 kg (8.86 lbs)
    • With reject tray/output hopper at the back:
    • 4.11 kg (9.06 lbs)


    • 3-year warranty (printer and print head)
    • Warranty extension available as an option