KC Essential - KC Prime - KC Max kiosk card printers

Compact card personalization modules for self-service Kiosks

Single-sided, Double-sided
Magnetic stripes, Smart contact, Smart contactless
Card lifespan:
1-3 years
Number of cards per year:
More than 30,000
Card security level:
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Multiply your points of sale at a lower cost

Instant card printing from independent terminals allows companies, banks and even universities to improve the quality of service offered to their customers and members thanks to:

  • Immediate service anytime, anywhere 24/7
  • Reduced waiting times
  • Cards can be customized with several designs or the use of a personal photograph.

Adopting self-service terminals for card printing helps rationalize the costs and the operation of your establishment, and allows you to reach more customers:

  • Reduced staffing costs
  • Loyalty program used in real time
  • Lower operation and maintenance costs


Compact, robust and cost-effective card printers

The printers in our KC range offer cost-effective solutions to enable instant issuance personalised plastic cards at self-service kiosks. The Evolis Premium SDK and the total accessibility of the various components and connectors allow these mod to be smoothly integrated into any type of self-service kiosks.

They successfully combine compactness and autonomy with a 200-card feeder.

KC Essential, KC Prime and KC Max benefit from Evolis latest innovations in card printing modules. The metal housing of these printers makes their integration into your system simpler and durable.

Printers configured on demand and easy to use

You can easily configure card management. 

Common to all 3 models :

  • Evolis LED lighted insertion port (option): manual insertion and return
  • Anti-insertion system (optional on Evolis insertion port)
  • Possibility of integrating a non-Evolis feeder and/or insertion port
  • Ability to retract uncollected cards

KC Prime and KC Max each have an integrated card feeder:

  • KC Prime: 200 card feeder
  • KC Max: 4 x 100 card feeder

Rejection mode:

  • KC Essential: reject slot for faulty cards
  • KC Prime: reject slot for faulty cards or receiving tray
  • KC Max: locked reject box (2 keys)

Add a lighted bezel to optimise the user experience:

  • With its LEDs, the Evolis lighted bezel visually alerts the user of a card entry or exit,
  • Its optional anti-insertion system prevents card entry. The optional anti-insertion system prevents cards from being inserted, so that the bezel can only be used for card output.

Our self-service kiosk printers are fully modular:

  • single or dual sided cards printing
  • encoders for magnetic stripe or for contact and contactless smart cards.

In order to limit and facilitate everyday maintenance operations, our modules offer remote notifications on the status of the printer and consumables such as the card or ribbon level alert. Thanks to the free Evolis Premium SDK, you can integrate our printers into your own application and monitor them over a local network or the cloud.


Evolis, a partner of choice for your card issuance projects

Working closely with system integrators and kiosk manufacturers, our teams integrate Evolis card personalization modules into all types of self-service kiosks.

Evolis is the world leader in decentralized printing of personalized cards. With a presence in every continent, Evolis has been involved in implementing various projects for card printing using self-service terminals. Our project expertise lies in the following areas in particular:

  • Support at all times and during all phases of your project from a dedicated project manager and team
  • Precise needs analysis in order to take all your specific requirements into account
  • The capacity to develop customized solutions in record time using an on-site, fl exible, and high-performance industrial tool
  • Skill transfer from our teams to yours and technical support available from our various centers of expertise.

Evolis has demonstrated its skills in a range of different projects: ID cards, bank cards, loyalty cards, gift cards, event badges, and many more.

General Features

  • Dual-sided printing module
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Color dye sublimation, monochrome thermal transfer
  • Standard 300 x 300 dpi resolution
  • Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
  • 32 MB memory (RAM)


Printing performances1

  • Single side:
    • Color (YMCKO): 20.5 s per card
    • Monochrome: 7 s per card
  • Dual side:
    • Color (YMCKO-K): 28 s per card



  • USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0)
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
  • Optional serial ports


Card input hopper :

  • KC Prime: 200 cards or 100 cards without metal cassette
  • KC Max: 4 x 100 card feeders


Rejection mode :

  • KC Essential: reject slot for faulty cards
  • KC Prime: reject slot for faulty cards or receiving tray
  • KC Max: locked reject box (2 keys)


Common to all 3 models :

  • Evolis LED lighted insertion slot (optional): manual insertion and return
  • Anti-insertion system (optional on Evolis inserters)
  • Possibility to integrate a non-Evolis charger and/or a non-Evolis bezel
  • Ability to retract uncollected cards


Card specifications

  • Card thickness: 0.51 mm ti 1.27mm (20 to 50 mil)
  • Card types: PVC cards, composite PVC cards, PET cards, ABS cards1
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)


Additional Encoding Modules

  • Available modules:
    • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo
    • Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2011-1
    • Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS, LEGIC
    • Other specific encoders upon request
  • Internal USB or IP ports
  • Options can be combined



  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding



  • Printer LEDs
  • Printer graphical notifications: empty input hopper, empty/low level ribbon alert...


Evolis High Trust® Ribbons

To maximize the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of the print head and the overall printer reliability,

use Evolis High Trust® ribbons.

  • Ribbon capacity:
    • YMCKO: 300 prints/roll
    • YMCKO-K: 200 prints/roll
    • ½ YMCKO: 400 prints/roll
    • KO: 600 prints/roll
    • Black monochrome ribbon: 2000 prints/roll1
    • Other monochrome ribbons: 1000 prints/roll1
    • SO-KO: 250 prints/roll
  • Ribbon saver for monochrome printing



  • Compatible with Windows® (32/64 bits): W7, W8, W10, Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2008 R2
  • Mac OS X (from 10.12 and more)
  • Linux upon request
  • Evolis Premium Suite®:
    • Printer driver
    • Evolis Print Center for printer administration and settings
    • Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification2
    • 24/7 online support
  • Free Evolis Premium SDK for remote supervision of the printer, while facilitating and speeding up integration into IT systems


Eco-friendly Design, Certifications and Statement of compliance

  • Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
  • RoHS


Operating environment

  • Standard operating temperature and humidity rate:
    • 15° / 30° C (59° / 86° F)
    • 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min / Max operating temperature and humidity rate3:
    • 0° / 40° C (32° / 104° F)
    • 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min / Max storage temperature: -5° / +70° C (23° / 158° F)
  • Storage humidity rate: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Operating ventilation: free air



  • 2-years warranty (printer and print head)
  • Warranty extension available as an option up to 4 years


1 Under specific conditions

2 Requires the .net 4.0 client profile version

3 Under specific conditions and project qualification

4 Warranty subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® ribbons

Contact us to find the nearest reseller!

Evolis products are available from Authorized Evolis Distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide.

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