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Card Printers

Monitor WA is the West Australian distributor for the Evolis range of card printers and printer accessories. We use these products in our card bureau and have no hesitation in recommending the products to our clients.

The most common card printers for commercial use are described briefly below. Most models displayed here allow an optional MiFare, 125 kHz, magnetic or other type of card encoder for producing smart cards.

Information about printer ribbons and accessories can be found on this web site. To view the entire product range, or for greater detail about a particular product, please refer to the Evolis web site.



The Zenius is recommended for producing high quality, single sided cards singly or in short print runs.

  • Single-side printing module, edge-to-edge printing
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • Color: from 120 to 150 cards/hr
    Monochrome: from 400 to 500 cards/hr
  • Feader capacity: 50 cards
  • Output tray capacity: 20 cards
  • Interfaces: USB; Ethernet (option)
  • Size(H*L*W mm):195*205*310
  • Primacy


    The Primacy supports dual sided printing in addition to the features provided by the other models, and prints cards at a faster rate.

  • Single-side or dual-sided printing module, edge-to-edge printing
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • Single Side:Color(YMCKO): from 190 to 210 cards/hr
    Monochrome: from 600 to 850 cards/hr
  • Dual side(YMCKO-K): 140 cards/hr
  • Feeder Capacity: 100 cards
  • Output hopper capacity: 100 cards
  • Interface: USB; Ethernet TCP/IP; Wireless(option)
  • Size(H*L*W mm): 247*205*381
  • Size with reject tray(H*L*W mm): 247*205*481
  • Avansia


    The Avansia ID card printer is suited for high security card applications or cards that require superior graphic detail. Avansia produces high quality prints with over the edge finish. Thanks to the retransfer technology (reverse transfer) Avansia maximises print quality with 600 dpi resolution. Over the edge printing with Evolis High Trust® consumables.

  • Dual-sided printing (standard)
  • Reverse transfer printing (over the edge printing)
  • USB / Ethernet
  • RFID Locking Key
  • Colour dye sublimation and resin monochrome retransfer
  • 600 dpi print head (23.6 dots/mm)
  • Bitmap: 24 bits, R/G/B 256 level
  • Printout: Y/M/C 256 level
  • 64 MB of memory (RAM)
  • Quantum


    Quantum is designed to be customized on-site by the user according to the need of the moment. Its features can be scaled to support specific requirements and evolving needs.

  • Flexible printing: Quantum prints text, pictures and barcodes, in monochrome or color, on cards with thicknesses from 0.76 to 1 mm (30 to 40 mil), single or dual sided.
  • Flexible encoding: Quantum is delivered with a magnetic stripe encoder, a smart contact station and a bracket to host a contactless antenna. You can combine up to three encoding technologies. And for further flexibility, you can directly assemble your own encoder, thanks to the easy-to-access connecting board
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • Interface: USB; Ethernet
  • Detachable & interchangeable input & output hoppers capacity: 500 cards
  • Printing Speed: Color 1 side(YMCKO): >= 150 cards/hr
    Color 2 sides(YMCKO-K):115 cards/hr
    Monochrome 1 side: >= 1000 cards/hr
  • Size(H*L*M mm): 215*850*300