Primacy Simplex Expert Base Model - Fire Red - PM1H0000RS

High Performance ID Card Printer and Encoder

Primacy Simplex Expert Base Model – Fire Red – PM1H0000RS


High-Performance ID Card Printer and Encoder

  • Powerful, Compact and Easy-to-Use
  • Built-in USB and Ethernet with optional wireless connection
  • Modular design allows for easy upgrade of dual-sided printing and encoding options any time
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty Seamless Integration with The Card Encoding Engine™


The Primacy Simplex ID card printer by Evolis is a smart solution for applications that require medium to large batch printing on single-sided cards and magnetic stripe (magstripe) or smart chip encoding. Primacy Simplex is powerful yet compact, strong yet lightweight, and fast yet it runs silently. Primacy Simplex is easy-to-use, modular and adaptive to your organization’s growing needs. The single-sided Primacy Simplex can be instantly upgraded to a double-sided printer at any time with a simple key, and a Primacy Simplex base model printer can be configured to include a combination of magnetic stripe (magstripe), contact or contactless encoding modules at any point after purchase, making it a printer that grows with your application’s evolving needs.

Powerful, Fast and Efficient ID Badge Printer

This high-performance ID card printer is the most powerful card printer in its category. Primacy Simplex can handle production runs of up to 210 cards per hour in color and up to 850 cards per hour in monochrome. With the 100-card capacity of both the feeder and output hopper there is no need to reload cards. Additional time-saving benefits are realized with the 250-card capacity of the color ribbon cassette (YMCKO).

Easy Upgrade to Dual-Sided Mode and Scalable Encoding Options

With the Primacy Simplex Card Printer, encoding and double-sided printing options can be installed to order or at any time on site within your same printer. A dual-sided printing activation key turns a single-sided printer into a dual-sided one in an instant and on site. All of the Primacy Simplex card printers, including the Primacy Simplex base model, can also be upgraded with any of encoding options any time after purchase. These encoding technologies can be combined to include magnetic stripe encoding and contact and contactless smart card chip encoding.

User-friendly Features and Easy Operability

The Primacy printer is designed to allow easy access to all of its features and consumables. The feeder and output hopper are located at the front of the printer, making handling a breeze. The user may look through the clear front panel in order to check the amount of cards still remaining at any moment, so that he or she may anticipate the next batch of cards. If there is ever a problem with encoding, an error message directs cards to be ejected into a special reject tray. With Evolis Premium Suite®, the Primacy Simplex self-configures so that you don’t have to. The software also makes it possible to dialog with the printer from your PC.

Strong Reliability with Quality Assured 3-Year Warranty

Committed to superb quality control and quality management, Evolis guarantees its customers the strongest performance and most satisfying results to exceed your expectations. A 3-year warranty is included with this product to ensure your utmost satisfaction with the product. And if you are having any trouble, the Primacy Simplex software comes with 24-hour on-line assistance.

Rapid Smart Card and eID Card Personalization

Evolis’ high-speed Primacy Simplex combines with the most innovative smart card personalization software for electronic chip encoding today—The Card Encoding Engine™. The Card Encoding Engine is the only printer software solution available that allows instant chip encoding for contact and contactless smart cards without requiring programming. It also benefits from the idblox™ Smart Card Ecosystem, which enables the fastest, easiest and most affordable development of microprocessor-based smart cards today.

For rapid and flexible chip encoding, pair your Evolis Primacy Simplex card printer with the Printplex® Smart Card Encoder and The Card Encoding Engine—No Programming Required.

Energy Saver – Energy Star Certified

In comparison to earlier generations of printers, Primacy benefits from a 500% decrease in energy consumption. Concern for the environment and efficient energy sources has rewarded Evolis Primacy Simplex them the ENERGY STAR certification, compliant with the ErP directive.


Evolis Primacy Simplex Options


PM1H0000RS Primacy Simplex Expert Base Model – Fire Red
PM1H0000BS Primacy Simplex Expert Base Mode – Brilliant Blue
PM1W0000RS Primacy Simplex Wireless Printer – Fire Red
USB & WiFi Connectivity Only. Contact your sales representative regarding field upgrade compatibility
PM1HB000RS Primacy Simplex Expert Mag ISO – Fire Red
Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track (magstripe) magnetic stripe encoder
PM1HB000BS Primacy Simplex Expert Mag ISO – Brilliant Blue
Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track (magstripe) magnetic stripe encoder
PM1H00CWRS Primacy Simplex Expert Contactless – Fire Red
SpringCard Crazy Writer encoding module
PM1H0ELYRS Primacy Simplex Expert Smart & Contactless – Fire Red
Evolis SCM Dual Smart Card and Contactless Encoder
PM1H0CCMRS Primacy Simplex Expert Smart & Contactless – Fire Red
Omnikey 5121 Cardman Smart Card and Contactless Encoder

Primacy Simplex can be upgraded to allow dual-sided card printing and any encoding option, include magnetic stripe (magstripe), contact and contactless chip card encoding, at any time with the following field upgradeable kits.


PMY1-KTDS Dual-Sided Upgrade Kit
S10131 Locking System Kit
Including Torx allen key and screws
S10107 Smart Contact Station (DB9) Kit
Including daughter board and DB9 cable
S10108 Magnetic ISO Encoding Kit
Including dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track (magstripe) magnetic stripe encoder, flywheel and cable
S10110 Evolis-SCM Dual Encoding Kit
Including smart contact station, antenna bracket, daughter board and cables
S10111 SpringCard Crazy Writer encoding kit
Including. SpringCard Crazy Writer encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
S10112 Encoder’s mounting plate kit
Including Encoder’s mounting plate and screws and rivets

For all encoding options except Mag ISO, it is necessary to order the encoder’s mounting plate kit to finalize the installation of the options. One plate per printer. Printer models with a Contactless option are fitted as standard with a coupler for MIFARE Contactless cards (ACG+P6152 BA, ISO 14443A). Other coupler types for Contactless cards are available upon study. Call CardLogix for more information +1 949 380 1312

Did you know that smart card and other eID card encoding can be executed faster and easier than ever before? CardLogix and partners have revolutionized the smart card development and personalization process.

Learn more at and The Card Encoding Engine™


Evolis Primacy Simplex Specifications

Technical Specifications
  • Single-sided
  • 300 dpi print head
  • 16MB Memory (RAM)
  • Color dye sublimation
  • Monochrome thermal transfer
  • Single-sided
  • Color (YMCKO): 190-210 cards/hour
  • Monochrome: 600-850 cards/hour
  • USB 1.1 (supports 2.0)
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT (traffic Led)
  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphical notifications: empty input hopper alert, cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert
  • Height 247mm x length 205mm x width 381 mm
  • Height 247mm x length 205mm x width 381 mm (with eject tray)
  • Weight: 4.02 kg (8.86 lbs)
  • Input hopper 100 cards
  • Output hopper 100 cards
  • Reject hopper 30 cards
  • All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, ABS and special varnished cards
  • Card thickness: 0.25 to 1.25mm, gauge adjustment (0.25mm/10 mil cards for monochrome printing only)
  • Card format: ISO CR80 -ISO 7810 (53.98mm x 85.60mm)
  • Printer
  • CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals, and eMedia CS
  • Cleaning kit
  • USB cable
  • Reject tray
  • Power supply and cord
  • Encoding options can be combined
  • Upgrades can installed on-site by adding new modules:
    • Magnetic stripe (magstripe)
    • Smart contact station
    • Smart card encoding
    • Contactless encoding unit
  • Included Media CS Card Designer, Standard Edition, unlimited version (supports Windows 7 and Vista)
  • Included driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
  • Included with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows:
    • Evolis Print Center for printer management and settings
    • Printer driver and Printer Manager for bi-directional graphical notification
    • Compatible with Windows: XP SP3; Vista 32/64, W7 32/64
  • Other OS: Linux upon request
  • When operating: 48 dB (A)
  • During sleep mode: background noise level
  • (Evaluated according to ISO 7779 standard)
  • Slot for Kensington® security lock
  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding
  • Standby mode & reduced energy consumption
  • CE, FCC, IEC, VCCI, CCC (6) , KC (6) compliant
  • ErP 2009/125/CE, ENERGY STAR, ROHS compliant
  • Min/max operating temperature: 15° / 30 °C (59° / 86 °F)
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min/max storage temperature: -5° / +70 °C (23° / 158 °F)
  • Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Operating ventilation: open air
  • Power supply : 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 1,8A
  • Printer : 24 Volts DC, 3 A
  • Arial 100, Arial bold 100
  • Barcode: Code 39, Code 128, EAN 13, 2/5 interleaved
  • 3-year warranty (printer and printhead)


Evolis Primacy Simplex Applications

CardLogix solutions and the Evolis Primacy Simplex card printer unite to provide endless application opportunities. From professional looking business cards to high security national ID programs, security access control systems and secure payment plans, the Primacy Simplex can do it all. CardLogix provides high quality plastic cards with combination magnetic stripe (magstripe), contact and contactless smart card options to meet any of your card application’s security and functionality needs. With The Card Encoding Engine™, smart card encoding and card personalization can now be done faster and easier than ever before—without requiring the user to undergo any programming. The CardLogix M.O.S.T. Card® family provides affordable smart cards that range from 4k bytes of user memory to 144k bytes with advanced security features and multiple on-card application capabilities.

Applications Include:

Gaming, Casinos and Hotel Casinos

Player’s Card: Player Tracking, TITO Replacement, Physical Access, and Secure Online Gaming -All On One Card!

School Campuses

Multi-application ID Cards for Room Access, Meal Plans, Time & Attendance, Test Taking and More

  • Student Identification
  • Teacher Identification
  • Staff Identification
  • Visitor Identification
  • Time and Attendance
  • Test Taking
  • Library Cards
  • Meal Plans and School Merchandise Purchase

High-Security Identification and Card Authentication

ID Cards for Government and Enterprises—Identification and Physical and Logical Access Control Systems

  • Voter ID
  • Civil ID
  • National ID
  • Visitor ID/ Alien ID
  • Employee ID
  • Physical Access Control Systems
  • Logical Access and Single Sign On

Healthcare Management and EHR

Multi-functional ID Cards for Staff and Patients