Prima 4 ID card with laminator

Product Availability: In stock

Using retransfer technology, the Prima 4 produces photo quality cards, comparable to offset litho printing. The in-line laminator option provides additional card durability and security.
Printer Model Number
Prima 401 + 451 LM

In-line lamination for extra durability and security Laminated national id cards min2

The Magicard Prima 4 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. For lower volume secure printing use Custom HoloKote® on the Helix or the Rio Pro.

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FIPS 201 certified for the personalization of US Government credentials, the Magicard Prima 4 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.






Customisable stealth security

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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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The Magicard Prima 4 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 in-line personalisation of payment cards. The Prima 4 can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.


Backed by the industry’s best 3 year warranty*3 years UCP icon

Magicard Prima 4 with UltraCoverPlus – our promise to keep you printing.

The reliability of our well-established print engine enables us to offer you a comprehensive 3 year warranty with full telephone and online support. This includes a free replacement for any printhead damaged over the lifetime of the warranty. In the unlikely event of a field failure, we will overnight a replacement loan printer to you whilst we repair your existing device.

*Available in the EU, North America and other selected territories.
Elsewhere 1 year minimum limited depot warranty.

Prima 4 specifications

Prima 4 retransfer card printer with in line laminator Magicard

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  
Security Electronic lock for hopper and door, security ribbon erase  
Single-sided printing Yes  Prima 401
Double-sided printing Yes  Prima 402
Encoding options Details  
Magnetic stripe ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3, JIS2  
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, 10 (32 and 64bit) Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012  
USB Connection USB rev1.1 and USB 2.0  
Ethernet Connection Secure IPSEC Ethernet fitted as standard  
Warranty Details  
3 year UltraCoverPlus* Telephone support, full printhead coverage and loaner service.
*Available in North America, EU and other selected territories.
*Elsewhere a minimum of 1 year limited depot warranty.
Visual Security Details  
UV printing YMCK-UV 750 images (full colour and UV panel)  Prima 434
Print Speed Details  
Color > 100 cards per hour  
Accepted card dimensions Details  
Card Sizes ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″  
 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 15.5Kg / 34lbs  
Laminator weight 8.5Kg / 18.7 lbs  
Printer size Height: 320mm / 12.6″ Width: 343mm / 13.5″ Length: 330mm / 13″  
Laminator size Height: 360 mm / 14.1″ Width: 210 mm / 8.3″ Length: 330 mm / 13.0″  
Environmental operating range 15°C to 30°C / 59°F to 86°F ; 35% to 70% non-condensing  
Printer Variants Details Product code
Laminator Uno Single-sided lamination Prima 451
Laminator Duo Double-sided lamination Prima 452
  Product code  Details  Capacity
prima 4 thumbPrima 4 Film sets  Prima 431  YMCK colour dye film and retransfer film sets (x1 set) 1000 images  1000 images per set
 Prima 4 dye film    Prima 433  YMCKK colour dye film black panel on reverse  750 images
 Prima 434  YMCK-UV colour dye film with UV panel  750 images
 Prima 435  YMCKO-PO dye film with peel-off panel  750 images
 Prima 4 retransfer film  Prima 436  Retransfer film  1000 images
 Prima 4 patch laminate film  Prima 462  Clear patch laminate 0.6mil  600 patches
Prima 463 Clear patch laminate 0.6mil with chip cutout 600 patches
Prima 464 Clear patch laminate 1.0mil 600 patches
Prima 465 Clear patch laminate 1.0mil with chip cutout 600 patches
Prima 4 overlay film Prima 461 OVD ‘snowflake’ design film 1000 overlays
Prima 466 Clear OVD film 1000 overlays
Prima 4 custom overlay/patch Prima 468 Set up charge for custom overlay film/patch laminate  
Prima 467-patch Custom design holographic patch 0.6mil 600 patches
Prima 467-overlay Custom design holographic overlay 1000 overlays
cleaning kits thumbCleaning Kits E9887 Prima 4 cleaning kit 10x swabs, wipes, cards
E9681 Retransfer cleaning card 1x pack
E9682 Retransfer cleaning wipe 1x pack
E9683 Magnetic stripe cleaning kit – EU 10x cards (EU only)
ultrasecure cards thumb1UltraSecure cards   125 KHz Proximity  
  SMA Proximity  
  MIFARE Classic®  
  MIFARE® DESFire® EV1  
  Contact chip  
blank card thumb M9006-793 Premium blank white cards – CR80  
M9006-794 Blank white cards with magnetic stripe – CR80