Rio Pro ID and smart card printer

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. 

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Professional ID card printing

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.

Rio Pro specifications

 

  • Printing performance

    >150 full colour cards
    per hour    

  • Card capacity

    100 card input
    70 card output

  • Warranty*

    3 year UltraCoverPlus
    with hot swap printer

  • Visual Security

    Standard or custom
    HoloKote® watermark

  • Operating systems

    Windows and Mac OS
    compatible

 

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 (200 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, JIS2
Smart card Contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®.
Other encoders available, see encoder compatibility matrix.
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 10.9.0 upwards
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.
*Available in North America, EU and other selected territories. Elsewhere a minimum of 1 year limited depot warranty.
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 1.02mm / 20mil to 40mil
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 200 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 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
UltraSecure cards 125 KHz Proximity
SMA Proximity
MIFARE Classic®
MIFARE® DESFire® EV1
Contact chip
Multi-technology
Blank cards M9006-793 Premium blank white cards – CR80
M9006-794 Blank white cards with magnetic stripe – CR80
M9007-011 Self-adhesive blank white cards – CR80
M3610-054 Self-adhesive blank white cards – CR80 (USA)
M9006-796 HoloPatch® blank white cards with gold seal – CR80
M9006-797 HoloPatch® blank white cards with gold seal and magnetic stripe – CR80
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

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Payments

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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