Magicard Prima 8 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer

Magicard Prima 8 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: Prima802
MSRP: $5,495.00
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  • Includes a free 30-day subscription to CloudBadging: a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges.
  • Reverse-transfer printer ideal for durable, multi-function cards
  • Special features: vivid print quality and 3-year warranty with lifetime printhead coverage and loaner coverage
  • Optional upgrades: encoding, lamination, and extended warranty plans

What's Included

  • Prima 8 dual-sided printer
  • USB cable
  • Microsoft Windows drivers CD
  • Power cord
  • Instructional manual
  • 3 year printer warranty with lifetime printhead coverage and loaner coverage

The Magicard Prima 8 retransfer printer creates secure and durable cards without sacrificing speed and print quality. With the ability to print up to 100 cards an hour, the Prima 8 is ideal for mid to large sized businesses. The FIPS 201 certification make this the ideal ID card printer for government use. Additionally, every Prima 8 printer comes with a three-year warranty, lifetime printhead coverage and three-year loaner coverage, so you'll never be left without a printer when you need it the most!

  • High-volume retransfer printing
    Retransfer printing uses a two-step process that prints the image onto a thin film and then uses a heat transferring process to apply the image onto the surface of the card with over-the-edge printing. The added layer of film increases the durability of your ID cards and retains colors and quality much longer than a direct-to-card printer. Retransfer printing is also ideal for cards with uneven surfaces such as smart cards or cards with encoding.

  • With the Prima801 a single-sided ID card only takes 36-seconds to print. With the ability to print up to 100 cards an hour, the Prima801 is one of the fastest retransfer printers on the market!

  • FIPS 201 certified
    Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201 - also known as FIPS 201 - is a certification used for the personalization of US government credentials. With this certification, the Magicard Prima 8 is listed on the GSA Approved Product List and meets the mandates for federal government use. FIPS 201 certified printers are an ideal ID card printer for federal government usage.

  • High quality images
    Edge-to-edge printing and a 300-dpi resolution give your ID cards a photographic-quality - ideal for images, small text, and logos! Through the retransfer printing process, a high-resolution glossy image is applied directly onto your card for a high-quality look and added durability.

  • UV print compatibility
    Ultraviolet (UV) compatibility is an affordable way to add additional security to your ID cards. With the Prima 8 single-sided printer, the UV panel can be easily applied with the Prima834 UV ribbon and is an ideal ID card printer for businesses such as federal government applications. The UV image or text will appear red when a special light is directed onto the card and cannot be seen with the naked eye. Because of this, counterfeiting your ID cards becomes more difficult and making them more secure.

  • Standard UltraCoverPlus Warranty
    Included with every Magicard Prima 8 badge printer is Magicard's UltraCoverPlus three-year warranty with a lifetime printhead replacement. And you'll never be left without a printer when you need it the most with the three-year loaner coverage that's included with your single-sided ID card printer.

  • Customize your printer to your needs with:

    • Dual-sided printing - Optional
      The Magicard Prima 8 ID card printer is available in single-sided and dual-sided options. View the Prima 8 Dual-Sided Printer.

    • Card encoding - Optional
      The Magicard Prima 8 single-sided ID card printer is available with optional magnetic stripe, smart card and contactless encoding, allowing you to use your cards for more than just photo ID!

    • Lamination - Optional
      The optional lamination unit allows you to increase card durability and security to your cards with holographic film or overlaminate patches. The Magicard Prima 8 inline lamination unit offer front loading for convenience and ease-of-use. The Prima801 LCD display panel allows you to adjust temperature and speed settings to optimize results for various card types.

    • Extended warranty plans - Optional
      SoutheastID offers extended warranty plans with satisfaction-guaranteed service handled by our in-house, knowledgeable technical support team. Our extended warranty plans include support via a toll-free number or live chat, total parts replacement plus labor, and fast turn-around on printer repairs.

    • Card printer training - Optional
      A training session with our in-house Technical Support team will get your new Magicard Prima 8 single-sided card printer up and running in no time. Your training will be tailored around your specific printer and the specific topics you would like assistance with. A typical printer training session may cover topics such as:
      • Card printer installation assistance
      • A review of the printer's user interface
      • How to load the ribbon and cards
      • Special printer features

    Note: This product is FIPS201 approved and available via GSA.


Printing Capability Single-sided & dual-sided printing
Input Hopper Capacity 100 Cards
Output Hopper Capacity 100
Card Sizes Accepted CR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted 10-40 mil
Software Drivers Microsoft® Windows® 2003 (R2 SP2) & 2008 Server, XP, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit) & Windows 10 (32- & 64-bit)
Warranty 3 years on printer and lifetime printhead coverage with loaner coverage
Weight & Dimensions 34.1 lbs (15.5 kg), 13.5'' x 13'' x 12.6'' (343mm x 320mm x 330mm)
Printer Includes USB cable
Microsoft Windows drivers CD
Power cord
Instructional manual

Support & Downloads

Drivers & Firmware
Visit the Magicard support page to find the latest Prima 8 drivers and firmware
- Magicard Prima 8 Firmware & Drivers
Brochures & Guides
Find the latest brochures, manuals, and guides.
Warranty Options
Extended Warranties & Registration
- Magicard Product Registration
- Extended Warranty Plans
Technical Support
Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- See our technical support page for contact options