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Magicard Rio Pro

The industry standard for high volume, high-speed ID card printing, backed with a comprehensive warranty package. Excellent print quality is secured with a unique custom watermark and multiple smart card encoding options.

Magicard RIO Pro





  • High-volume, high-speed ID card personalisationhigh-volume-card-printing

    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.




    Your company logo as a card security feature Crown-card-rio-pro41-300x230

    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.





    Trusted smart card security 381x304px-card-and-hand

    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.



    Vibrant colours on every ID card print-icc-colour-profiles-300x245

    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*3-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 South Africa, EU, North America, Australia and other selected territories. Elsewhere 2 years depot warranty.



  • Rio Pro Spec Icons

    Printer Details 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 (130 option)  
    Rewritable printing  
    Single-sided printing 3652-0001
    Double-sided printing 3652-0021
    Encoding options Details  
    Magnetic stripe ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3  
    Smart card Contact chip, MIFARE, DESFire and iClass.
    Other smart card formats on request
    Connectivity and drivers Details  
    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
    USB connection USB rev1.1 and USB 2.0  
    Ethernet connection Fitted as standard  
    Warranty Details  
    3 year UltraCoverPlus Includes telephone support, full printhead coverage and loaner service  
    Visual security Details  
    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 Details  
    Colour > 150 cards per hour  
    Monochrome > 500 cards per hour  
    Accepted card dimensions Details  
    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 1.27mm / 20mil to 50mil  
    Physical specifications Details  
    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 Details Product code
    Extra capacity input hopper 200 cards 3652-0122
    Extra capacity output stacker 130 cards 3652-0124
    Double-sided upgrade kit Upgrade the single-sided Rio Pro to the Rio Pro Duo 3633-0052
    Custom HoloKote kit Kit contains a CD to install the data and a custom HoloKote activation card that fits into your printer HoloSet
    Printer variants Details Product code
    Rio Pro Uno Single-sided printer 3652-0001
    Rio Pro Uno Mag Single-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder 3652-0002
    Rio Pro Uno Smart Single-sided printer with smart card encoder 3652-0003
    Rio Pro Uno Smart / Mag Single-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders 3652-0004
    Rio Pro Duo Double-sided printer 3652-0021
    Rio Pro Duo Mag Double-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder 3652-0022
    Rio Pro Duo Smart Double-sided printer with smart card encoder 3652-0023
    Rio Pro Duo Smart / Mag Double-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders 3652-0024


  • Rio Pro solutions

    • Education

      The Rio Pro’s flexibility, speed and versatility, combined with its security features make it ideal for student IDs, from elementary schools through to university campuses.




    • Visual ID

      The Rio Pro’s custom HoloKote feature enables the addition of a customised logo or security design to every card printed – making it ideal for applications where secure visual identity is required.




    • Payments

      Payment cards can be securely printed and encoded instantly, in-branch using the Rio Pro fitted with an in-line EMV encoder.




    • Physical access

      A Rio Pro fitted with an in-line smart card encoder can write physical access data to a smart card at the point of issuance.





    • Facilities

      The Rio Pro’s customisable HoloKote visual security watermark, combined with an in-line electronic encoder can rapidly produce high security ID cards for critical facilities and infrastructure.




    • Logical access

      A Rio Pro fiited with an in-line smart card encoder can write logical access data to a smart card at the point of issuance.




  • Rio Pro consumables

      Product code Details Capacity

    Colour dye film

    MA100YMCKO 5 panel colour dye film – YMCKO 100 images
    MA250YMCKOK 5 panel colour with black on reverse – YMCKOK 250 images
    MA300YMCKO 5 panel colour dye film – YMCKO 300 images

    Monochrome dye film

    MA600KO 2 panel black monochrome dye film + overcoat 600 images
    MA1000K-Black Black monochrome dye film 1000 images
    MA1000K-Blue Blue monochrome dye film 1000 images
    MA1000K-Green Green monochrome dye film 1000 images
    MA1000K-Red Red monochrome dye film 1000 images
    MA1000K-White White monochrome dye film 1000 images
    MA1000K-Gold Gold monochrome dye film 1000 images
    MA1000K-Silver Silver monochrome dye film 1000 images

    Cleaning kits

    3633-0053 Rio Pro cleaning kit 10 cards, 1 pen
    3633-0054 Rio Pro roller cleaning kit 5 sleeves, 1 roller bar


    Printer upgrades

    3633-0052 Rio Pro double-sided upgrade kit  
    HOLOSET Custom HoloKote kit  

    Printer accessories

    3652-0122 Rio Pro large input hopper 200 card capacity
    3652-0124 Rio Pro large output hopper 115 card capacity