Magicard Prima 8 - Photo Quality ID Printer

Magicard Prima 8 - Photo Quality ID Printing with High Volume Delivery

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Magicard + Code

Magicard and Code® are both Brady® companies dedicated to offering a one-stop shop for ID solutions. Magicard printers pair well with Code scanners, and customers can now work with one Code partner to meet all of their unique scanning and printing needs.

Secure Instant Issuance

FIPS 201 certified for the personalization of US Government credentials, and using retransfer printing technology, the Prima 8 produces high-quality photo cards quickly in large volumes, comparable to offset litho printing.

High Volume Photo Quality

The Magicard Prima 8 provides a reliable, robust solution for instant ID card issuance and lamination 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.

Printed Security

A special dye sublimation ultra violet (UV) ribbon can be used with the Prima 8 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.

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 in-line personalization of payment cards. The Prima 8 can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.

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Warranty available in North America, EU and other selected territories. Elsewhere a minimum of 1 year limited depot warranty.

Our warranties cover poor workmanship, manufacturing defects, and component failure – conditional with use of approved Magicard consumables and observance of correct routine maintenance and frequency.

 WARNING: this product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit

Purchase Options

Available through Code sales channels in the U.S. only

All purchases are done through one of our many sales partner companies. Code is happy to help consult with you to determine the best partner for your specific needs, project detail and industry.

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