Prima 8

Photo quality printing with high volume delivery

3-year MagiCover Plus, terms and conditions apply

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Prima 8 features

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

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Optional features

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Printer specifications Details
Print technology Reverse Transfer
Printer Warranty 3 year MagiCover Plus Including “no quibble” printhead replacement and loan printer /hot swap. Optional 1-year extension.
Print speed (cards per hour) Mono: 100 Colour: 100
Card Handling Input hopper: 100 Output hopper: 100
Printer dimensions Height: 320mm (12.6″) Width: 343mm (13.5″) Depth: 330mm (13″)
Printer weight Weight 15.5Kg (34lbs)
Compatability Windows 11,10 (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.

California Proposition 65 Warning

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

Prima 8 consumables

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Prima 8 documents and downloads

The files and downloads below are for information purposes for the Prima 8
Magicard Family Brochure
  • File name: Magicard_Family_Brochure_EN_Iss1.05_web.pdf
  • File size: 7.69 MB
  • File type: application/pdf
  • Description: MagicardFamily_Brochure_EN_Iss1.05_web.pdf

10th Aug 2021

PRIMA 8 Brochure PDF
  • File name: Prima8_Brochure_EN_Iss_2.00_web.pdf
  • File size: 4.00 MB
  • File type: application/pdf
  • Description: Prima 8 2pp Brochure UK A4 Iss_1.02.pdf

10th Aug 2021