Magicard Rio Pro ID and Smart Card Printer

Magicard Rio Pro ID and Smart Card Printer

The Magicard Rio Pro ID and Smart Card Printer can print fully customized cards utilizing the HoloKote card watermark for added security. The watermark is applied using the standard dye film protective overcoat panel. Its options also include magnetic stripe, contactless, and smart card technology encoding.


  • HoloKote card watermark

  • Standard dye film protective overcoat panel

  • Options include magnetic stripe, contactless, and smart card technology encoding.

High-volume, high-speed ID card personalisation

Built for heavy use, the Rio Pro sets the standard for secure ID card printing. High capacity hoppers (up to 200 cards) and a fast, reliable print engine can produce more than 150 high quality, secure, full colour cards per hour.

Print secure holokote watermark on your ID cards

Your company logo as a card security feature

Included with all Magicard printers, HoloKote® is patented technology that frosts a secure watermark onto the card’s surface during printing. The Magicard Rio Pro ID card printer offers the option of customising this watermark to your organisation’s unique logo or security design.

The Rio Pro can print mag stripe, chip and pin and smart cards

Trusted smart card security

The Magicard Rio Pro 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 smart card encoders, such as EMV accredited devices, can also be fitted for the in-line personalisation of payment cards. The Rio Pro can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.

Print full color id cards

Vibrant colours on every ID card

The Magicard Rio Pro uses colour profiles determined by International Colour Consortium (ICC) to ensure that the image you see on screen is the one you hold in your hands after it is printed. The easy-to-use driver interface also enables you to fine-tune colours to get an exact match for your corporate identity.

Backed by the industry’s best 3 year warranty*

Magicard Rio Pro with UltraCoverPlus – our promise to keep you printing.
The reliability of our well-established print engine enables us to offer you a comprehensive 3 year warranty with full telephone and online support. This includes a free replacement for any printhead damaged over the lifetime of the warranty. In the unlikely event of a field failure, we will send you a replacement loan printer to you whilst we repair your existing device.

*Available in the EU, North America, Australia and other selected territories. Elsewhere 2 years depot warranty.





Product code

Print technology

300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable


Feed system

Manual and hopper fed


Card capacity

100 input (200 option) / 70 output (200 option)


Rewritable printing


Single-sided printing


Double-sided printing


Encoding options



Magnetic stripe

ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3, JIS2


Smart card

Contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®.

Other encoders available, see encoder compatibility matrix.


Connectivity and drivers



Operating systems

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit)

Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012, 2016

GNU/Linux and Mac OS X 10.9.0 upwards


USB connection

USB rev1.1 and USB 2.0


Ethernet connection

Fitted as standard





3 year UltraCoverPlus*

Includes telephone support, full printhead coverage and loaner service.

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


Visual security



Standard HoloKote

A choice of 5 standard designs and 1 standard HoloKote Flex design


Custom HoloKote option

Enables customisation of the watermark to an individual logo or security design


HoloPatch cards

Use HoloKote with HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card


Print speed




> 150 cards per hour



> 500 cards per hour


Accepted card dimensions



Card sizes

ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″



ISO CR79 83.9mm x 51mm / 3.303″ x 2.051″


Card thickness

0.51mm to 1.02mm / 20mil to 40mil


Physical specifications



Printer weight

4.9kg / 10.8 lbs


Printer size

Length: 470mm / 18.5″ Width: 220mm / 8.6″ Height: 250mm / 9.8″


Environmental operating range

10°C to 30°C / 50°F to 85°F


Power source

External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz


Optional upgrades


Product code

Extra capacity input hopper

200 cards


Extra capacity output stacker

200 cards


Double-sided upgrade kit

Upgrade the single-sided Rio Pro to the Rio Pro Duo


Custom HoloKote kit

Kit contains a CD to install the data and a custom HoloKote activation card that fits into your printer


Printer variants


Product code

Rio Pro Uno

Single-sided printer


Rio Pro Uno Mag

Single-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder


Rio Pro Uno Smart

Single-sided printer with smart card encoder


Rio Pro Uno Smart / Mag

Single-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders


Rio Pro Duo

Double-sided printer


Rio Pro Duo Mag

Double-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder


Rio Pro Duo Smart

Double-sided printer with smart card encoder


Rio Pro Duo Smart / Mag

Double-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders





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