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The professional's choice for secure card printing


Built for professionals, the Rio Pro’s superior card printing quality is complemented with a full range of options: single or double-sided printing (with field upgrade available), batch or one-off card printing and secure encoding with magnetic stripe, contact and contactless technologies. Built-in Standard HoloKote® can also be customised to an individual logo or security design.


Rio Pro are Secure The Magicard Rio Pro's patented HoloKote® security technology adds a watermark to the card as it is printed. It requires no additional consumables and can be customised to an individual logo design. Enabling true security at no extra cost.

Secure encoding options include magnetic stripe, contactless and smart card technologies.

Rio Pro are Expert Built for professionals, the Rio Pro's superior card printing quality is enhanced by ICC profiles that seamlessly map colours between software and the printer. The clear 4-line display provides intelligent user information and interaction.

Rio Pro are Flexible Upgrade a single-sided Rio Pro to double-sided printing using a simple in-field upgrade kit. USB and Ethernet interfaces are complemented with a Microsoft- certified plug & play driver. Batch print with the interchangeable 100-card feeder or print one-offs with the hand-feeder.

Specifications and Details

Visual security A HoloKote security watermark can be printed across the card surface. When used with HoloPatch® cards, one area of the HoloKote watermark is highlighted as a high visibility security seal. A choice of 4 standard HoloKote designs and 1 standard HoloKote Flex design are selectable from the printer driver. For added security, the Custom HoloKote option (ordered separately) enables customisation of the watermark to an individual logo or security design.
Warranty Three years UltraCoverPlus warranty which includes full printhead coverage and free loaner service - North America, EU and other selected countries. Elsewhere 12 months limited warranty.
Print mode Color dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer.
Printer interfaces USB and Ethernet both fitted as standard.
Print speed *Colour standard mode: 31 seconds, *Colour fast mode: 23 seconds, *Monochrome resin: 6 seconds (*single-sided card).
Card capacity 100-card feeder, 70-card stacker.
Software drivers MacOSX, Windows 2000 Professional (SP4), XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Server 2008, Server 2012 (Windows 8 Server) Note: 32bit & 64bit Compatibility.
Printer size 470mm L x 220mm W x 250mm H (18.5" L x 8.6" W x 9.8" H) including feeder and stacker.
Printer weight 4.9kg (10.8 lbs).
Card thickness 0.51mm to 1.27mm (0.020” to 0.050”).
Card types ISO PVC blank, magnetic stripe, self-adhesive, printable type proximity and smart cards, HoloPatch cards.
Card dimensions ISO standard CR80 85.6mm x 54mm or 3.375" x 2.125", and CR79 83.9mm x 51mm or 3.303" x 2.051".
Environment Sheltered office environment 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 85°F).
Power source External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz autoranging.

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