Prima 8

Photo quality printing with high volume delivery

3-year MagiCover Plus, terms and conditions apply


FIPS 201 certified for the personalisation 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 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.


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

Prima 8 specifications

Standard features


Optional features

Printer specifications Details
Print technology Reverse Transfer
Printer Warranty 3 year MagiCover PlusIncluding “no quibble” printhead replacement and loan printer /hot swap. Optional 1-year extension.
Print speed (cards per hour) Mono100 Colour100
Card Handling Input hopper100 Output hopper100
Printer dimensions Height320mm (12.6″) Width343mm (13.5″) Depth330mm (13″)
Printer weight Weight15.5Kg (34lbs)
Compatability Windows 10 (32/64 bit)
Connectivity USB 2.0 Type A Ethernet Interface (100-Base TX/ 10-Base-Tc)

*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.

Prima 8 consumables

Prima 8 Dye Film - Colour
Product code Type Details Capacity
PRIMA831 Colour dye film Set of 5 YMCK dye films and 5 retransfer films (YMCK) 5000
PRIMA832 Colour dye film Colour dye film, (YMCK) 1000
PRIMA833 Colour dye film Colour dye film, black on reverse (YMCKK) 750
PRIMA834 Colour dye film Colour dye film, with UV panel (YMCK-UV) 750
PRIMA835 Colour dye film Colour dye film, with peel-off panel (YMCK-PO) 750
Prima 8 Cleaning Kits
Product code Details Capacity
E9887 Retransfer Cleaning Kit (10x cleaning pads, cards & swabs) 10

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Campare other reverse transfer to the Prima 8
Printer Cards per hour Card handling Warranty Compatible OS
Prima 8

100 / 100


Input hopper: 100

Output hopper: 100

3 year MagiCover Plus:

Including “no quibble” printhead replacement and loan printer /hot swap. Optional 1-year extension.

Microsoft Windows


180 / 100


Input hopper: 200

Output hopper: 200

3 year MagiCover Plus:

Including “no quibble” printhead replacement and loan printer /hot swap. Optional 1-year extension.

Microsoft Windows

macOS 10.10.x

Linux OS

Prima 8 documents and downloads

The files and downloads below are for information purposes for the Prima 8

File name: Magicard Family Brochure File description: Magicard_Family_Brochure_2022_Issue1.04.pdf File size: 7.62 MB File type: application/pdf
File name: PRIMA 8 Brochure PDF File description: PRIMA 8 brochure File size: 4.11 MB File type: application/pdf

Get a quote for Prima 8

Select your preferred options, click the ‘Get a Quote’ link and submit your information to receive a response from Magicard or its partners.

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Printer model number: PRIMA801