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Prima 8 with laminator

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Using retransfer printing technology the Prima 8 produces high-quality photo cards quickly in large volumes, comparable to offset litho printing.

Key features

In-line lamination for extra durability and security

The Magicard Prima 8 is available with in-line lamination. This adds an additional overlay to protect the card from wear and fading of the image, mainly for cards which are used frequently or in outdoor environments. Laminates can be overlays or patch. Patch provides a thick protection layer on the card but is not quite edge-to-edge. Overlay provides a thinner protection layer, but is fully edge-to-edge.

Both types of laminates can also be supplied with a customisable holographic design. This is particularly suited to very high volume secure card printing. 

laminated national id cards

High-volume photo quality printing

FIPS 201 certified for the personalization of US Government credentials, the Magicard Prima 8 provides a reliable, robust solution for instant issuance in a compact package. Using a retransfer printing process, images are first printed onto a thin film then heat transferred onto the card surface. This produces a high resolution glossy image, printed right over the edge of the card.

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Customisable stealth security

A special dye sublimation Ultra Violet (UV) ribbon can be used with the Prima 4 for the printing of invisible photographs, logos, text or symbols when issuing high security cards. The UV ink is not detectable to the naked eye, but is only visible with the use of a UV light source. This special YMCK-UV ribbon offers an affordable yet still highly secure feature to decrease susceptibility to counterfeiting.

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Trusted electronic security

The Magicard Prima 8 can be equipped with a range of card encoding devices to write secure electronic data to cards at the point of issuance. Smart card encoding options include contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®. Specialist high-security encoders, such as EMV accredited devices, can also be fitted for the inline personalisation of payment cards. The Prima 8 can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.

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Backed by the industry's best 3-year warranty

Magicard Prima8 with industry's best warranty is our promise to keep you printing.


Prima 8 specifications


  • Printing performance

    >100 cards per hour

  • Card capacity

    100 card input
    100 card output

  • Warranty*

    3 Year

  • Visual Security

    Standard and custom
    holographic overlays

  • Operating systems

    Windows compatible


Printer Details Product code
Print technology 300dpi retransfer (600dpi option on request)
Feed system Hopper fed
Card capacity 100 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper
Single-sided printing Yes Prima 801
Double-sided printing Yes Prima 802
Security Electronic lock for hopper and door, security ribbon erase
Encoding options Details  
Magnetic stripe ISO 7811  tracks 1, 2 and 3
Smart card Contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®. Other encoders available, see encoder compatibility matrix
Connectivity and drivers Details  
Operating systems Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 (32 and 64bit), Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008 and 2012
USB connection USB rev1.1 and USB 2.0
Ethernet connection Secure IPSEC Ethernet fitted as standard

Visual security Details Product code
Standard holographic laminates Thin, 0.5 mil and 1 mil laminates available
Custom holographic laminates Thin, 0.5 mil and 1 mil laminates available
UV printing YMCK-UV 750 images (full colour and UV panel) Prima 434
Print speed Details  
Colour Over 100 cards per hour
Accepted cards Details  
Card sizes ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375 x 2.125
ISO CR79 83.9mm x 51mm / 3.303 x 2.051
Card types PVC, ABS, PET, PVH, and polycarbonate ISO blank cards, HiCo magnetic stripe and smart cards
Card thickness 0.25mm to 1.0mm / 0.010 to 0.040
Physical specifications Details  
Printer weight 15.5 Kg / 34 lbs
Laminator weight 8.5Kg / 18.7 lbs
Printer size Height: 320 mm / 12.6 Width: 343 mm / 13.5 Length: 330 mm / 13
Laminator size Height: 360 mm / 14.1Width: 210 mm / 8.3 Length: 330 mm / 13.0
Environmental operating range 15C to 30C (59F to 86F) ; 35% to 70% non-condensing
Printer variants Details Product code
Laminator Uno Single-sided lamination Prima 451
Laminator Duo Double-sided lamination Prima 452



  • Details
  • -Prima 8 Single Side
  • -Prima 8 Double Side
  • -Prima 8 with Single Side Laminator
  • -Prima 8 with Double Side Laminator


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